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Theater sound; a history.

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Thought you may be interested in a brief history of theater sound:

http://www.ominous-valve.com/altec.html

Enjoy!

Soooo after reading the entire article it leans a bit toward the ALTEC camp just like this CL ad:

https://missoula.craigslist.org/ele/5400027732.html

BUT he does list a Klipsch component for sale so all is not lost!

OK back to the KLIPSCH forum!

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Thought you may be interested in a brief history of theater sound:

http://www.ominous-valve.com/altec.html

Enjoy!

 

Thanks.

 

Some of the big theatrical bass horns by both Altec and JBL had four 15" woofers in them.  So, for 70mm venues, which had 5 speaker systems behind the screen in those days (from 1955 to just before Dolby), that would make 20 15" woofers behind the screen, very horn loaded, with the "wings" for bass reinforcement.  Of course, there was also the split surround the article mentions, bringing the number of independent channels to 6, for 70mm theaters. 

 

The bass enclosures for these multi woofer models were actually considerably bigger than Porta-potties.

 

Some mall theaters had plenty of room for big speakers.

 

Nowadays, Klipsch provides many, perhaps most, of the speakers for theaters.  Some of them are quite large.  See the Cinema section of the Klipsch website.

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