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TrevorMilburn:
Doug some useful links - some of which are probably already listed.
Altec Lansing Professional Audio - Vintage Speakers
http://www.altecpro.com/products/vintage/index.htm#cabinets
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James A. Griffin:
John Roberts  {JR} wrote on Mon, 05 January 2009 10:59
I don't know if you want to cut this off at only musical performance, but large scale speech sound reinforcement goes back much earlier for large public events, etc.


Check out the "History" thread on Rupert Neve's site.  He was building portable PA systems used by Princess Elizabeth and Winston Churchill in the 30's and 40's.

http://rupertneve.com/company/history/1940/

John Roberts {JR}:
James A. Griffin wrote on Thu, 30 July 2009 08:48


Check out the "History" thread on Rupert Neve's site.  He was building portable PA systems used by Princess Elizabeth and Winston Churchill in the 30's and 40's.

http://rupertneve.com/company/history/1940/




Coincidentally my dad was sent over to GB in 1936 (by ERPI) to work on the newsreel film of King George VI 's coronation.

I think pioneering work on electrically amplified  SR may date back to circa WWI.

JR

PS: Interesting factoid.. I have a copy if the receipt and his steamship passage cost $375 round trip, not cheap in 1936 dollars.

Dave Unger:
How about electro-mechanical and pneumatic amplifiers:

http://www.dself.dsl.pipex.com/MUSEUM/COMMS/mechamp/mechamp. htm#ec

http://www.dself.dsl.pipex.com/MUSEUM/COMMS/auxetophone/auxe toph.htm#path

Leo Melkote:


Ashly's history page also has some nice info

http://www.ashly.com/historicparade.htm

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