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Vintage British SMC AL-50 Transmission Line Monitor Loudspeaker with original Stand

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Vintage British SMC AL-50 Transmission Line Monitor Loudspeaker with original Stand

Post by HiFiLab on Sun Aug 20, 2017 1:40 pm

( Original Speaker Stand)

Made In England

Ultra rare Collector Items

SMC Vintage Speaker Info:
From the interweb, and directly from the MD of the company, Alan Hawkins:

The company was started by Chris Pollard and Chris Frost in North Bedfordshire in the early 70s. We started out with a range of large transmission-line speakers with metal grilles. Models were AL12, AL20 and AL50. Some were on stands. We used KEF bass units originally. Then we introduced the small Saturn speaker with an 8" bass unit and Audax tweeter. I think the 3-way AS40 had a 10" Peerless bass unit. A 2-way system called SuperNova with 10" bass unit was also introduced.

In all cases the design objective was to produce a very smooth and wide frequency range. This demanded a good signal source with sufficient power. The cabinets were well braced to avoid vibration and colouration to the sound. The speakers were matched to provide a good stereo image. Our slogan was "A Revelation of Realism".

In 1976 we had about 35 dealers throughout the UK and a good dealership in the Netherlands via an agent. We exhibited at Hi-Fi shows at Harrogate, Heathrow, Paris and Las Vegas (the last two with the Federation of British Audio).

At the time there were 40 to 50 speaker manufacturers in the UK and it became impossible to achieve an economic price for the products and retain the hand built quality so we eventually ceased manufacturing - without going bankrupt!

There are many SMC speakers still in daily use.

A transmission line provides for the driver a near ideal acoustic environment and the reputation of the TLS (Transmission Line Speaker ) for low colouration and extended bass performance is well established.
The quality of the bass response is very special.

'Line' bass is different from the 'box' bass of conventional speakers. It is free, more dynamic and exists in space rather than in an enclosure.

The bass line forms a pressure loading device so that low frequencies are felt, rather than heard

This speaker Perfectly Matching with Tube Amplifier

Price : RM 4800
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