IMF anybody?

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DAVE M
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I've been given a huge pair of (untested) IMF Studio Monitors. I beleive they're the ones rthat Peter Felgate used when working on Surround Sound in the 70's.

It'll be interesting to see what they sound like

Alan Craven
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When I saw the thread title, I thought you were offering the odd few billion in loans!:D

DAVE M
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if only

DAVE M
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looks like they're the Professional Monitor series

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PaulD
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Hi
The best bass response I ever heard was playing Dark Side Of The Moon in a demo room in Tottenham Court Road on a pair of huge horn-loaded corner-style Tannoy York speakers - horn-loading of the bass driver gives a whole octave of so lower response.

Unfortunately the Yorks were to special order only, so I took away a pair of 15" Lancaster speakers instead - £60 each on the 31st March 1973, the day before VAT was introduced...

I still use the Tannoys for music creation and quality monitoring, but they're much too clean and transparent to do movie final mixes on - you can hear things on the Tannoys you could never hear on a telly, so I have to mix on much smaller monitors.

Here are mine as used in Abbey Road 1971
http://www.tgmixers.co.uk/Website%20Pictures/1971Studio1TG8tk.jpg
http://www.tgmixers.co.uk/Frames/tgpics.html

DAVE M
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JGNattrass wrote:
Do they look like these?

http://www.marklev.com/IMF/Promon/promonmkiii.html

Yes.

I have the foam fronts but the velcro's knackered so they're off.

No stands and rather home made (but well made) looking square wooden feet.

I'm going to run them up this pm to see how they sound.
I think they were pretty expensive when new but times move on

Alan Craven
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PaulD wrote:
Hi
The best bass response I ever heard was playing Dark Side Of The Moon in a demo room in Tottenham Court Road on a pair of huge horn-loaded corner-style Tannoy York speakers - horn-loading of the bass driver gives a whole octave of so lower response.

Unfortunately the Yorks were to special order only, so I took away a pair of 15" Lancaster speakers instead - £60 each on the 31st March 1973, the day before VAT was introduced...

I still use the Tannoys for music creation and quality monitoring, but they're much too clean and transparent to do movie final mixes on - you can hear things on the Tannoys you could never hear on a telly, so I have to mix on much smaller monitors.

Here are mine as used in Abbey Road 1971
http://www.tgmixers.co.uk/Website%20Pictures/1971Studio1TG8tk.jpg
http://www.tgmixers.co.uk/Frames/tgpics.html

Ah yes, definitely the good old days!

Pre VAT, speakers with a driver with a cone 12" diameter or more were regarded as "professional", and so did not have purchase tax applied to them. This led to some rather strange designs, and huge cabinets. I bought a pair of Richard Allan Pavanes at around the same time.

At that time, 1970 to 1981, my entire hi-fi system was made in the West Riding - Connoisseur and Rogers providing the source and amplification.

My entire current system was made in Scotland.

Bob Aldis
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Alan Craven wrote:
My entire current system was made in Scotland.

Now let me guess :)

I had a huge pair of Kefs, but my amplifier was Yorkshire (Sugdens)
Came very close to buying Lowther horn loaded speakers. Horn loaded speakers were very efficient in the days of lower power amplifiers.

Bob Aldis

Alan Craven
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Bob Aldis wrote:
Now let me guess :)

I had a huge pair of Kefs, but my amplifier was Yorkshire (Sugdens)
Came very close to buying Lowther horn loaded speakers. Horn loaded speakers were very efficient in the days of lower power amplifiers.

No, it is not MacIntosh!

Bob Aldis
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I was thinking more of LS which I also came close to buying also but by the time I could afford that sort of thing my hearing was not good enough to justify it :(

Bob Aldis

DAVE M
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I don't suppose anybody's got an idea of what a pair of these might be worth?

They seem ok and I emailed a guy who's posted on another board looking for some.

I was given them and would like a decent amount but at the same time realise that they're only worth what someone will pay. I've tried ebay for a guide and nothing.