I’ve been chatting with the guys from Brothers of Ale (https://www.facebook.com/brothersofale/) about the idea of putting together a nice room filling hifi system to help draw music lovers who like ale into their tap house once the sunshine has gone away and we return to miserable weather. They open Friday and Saturdays and quite fancy a classic album slot plus some assorted tunes afterwards.
They like the idea of a vinyl and tubes set up which I can help them with by using my Gate Audio 300B monos (push- pull so about 16w) and the Techie SL Q15 turntable that @octh has just sold to me.
What I’m now looking for is a pair of fairly decent sounding, room filling speakers that will work with the amps I’ve got, whilst looking suitably vintage cool.
I like these but ideally would want to spend half that if possible -
I reckon a few pieces of wood to make a baffle with a top for putting beer on, angled into a corner, and some 2" compression drivers with DIY conical horns would look fun and work well. Multicell would look much cooler, but budget…
Does it really make sense to get random old or new PA speakers? Hardly seems the vibe to me.
Why not convince the ‘ale men’ to host an audio weekender bakeoff type thing? They get a decent system and a taste of their potential ‘new’ clientèle along with a car park full of BBQ’s and a 100m Brownie exclusion zone.
I’m confident after sufficient ale a few conversions to Kiki Dee could be made.