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Offline El Sid

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Jimi Hendrix's system
« on: January 04, 2018, 01:14:00 PM »
While procrastinating when I should be working, I found a link to Jimi Hendrix's flat in London, which is now a museum. He had a Beogram 1000 TT and Lowther speakers (according to some, but I can't tell from the pics). Does anyone know what amp it is, and exactly which Lowthers?




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Re: Jimi Hendrix's system
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2018, 02:00:07 PM »
Well spotted!  :popcorn:
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Re: Jimi Hendrix's system
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2018, 02:16:23 PM »
 Leak stereo 30 ?
Lowther acousta ?


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Re: Jimi Hendrix's system
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2018, 03:07:22 PM »
Leak stereo 30 ?
Lowther acousta ?


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Wow - looks like you nailed it KJ - definitely the Leak, certainly looks like the Lowthers. Pics off the net:

Leak Stereo 30:


Lowther Acousta:

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Re: Jimi Hendrix's system
« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2018, 03:21:27 PM »
The Acoustas are the cabinets.  Likely PM6 or PM8 drivers
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Re: Jimi Hendrix's system
« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2018, 03:38:20 PM »
The Acoustas are the cabinets.  Likely PM6 or PM8 drivers
True , the drivers inside could be any I guess


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Re: Jimi Hendrix's system
« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2018, 03:41:22 PM »
Whatever it was, I'm pretty sure it was cranked to 11.

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Re: Jimi Hendrix's system
« Reply #7 on: January 04, 2018, 03:43:30 PM »
Those cabinets look way smaller than standard Acousta's.

If they are indeed Lowther, he had excellent taste.

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Re: Jimi Hendrix's system
« Reply #8 on: January 04, 2018, 04:50:03 PM »
The size looks perfect . Look at the LPís on the floor next to them .. acuís are not that big


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Re: Jimi Hendrix's system
« Reply #9 on: January 04, 2018, 04:50:58 PM »
Whatever it was, I'm pretty sure it was cranked to 11.

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You donít listen to lowthers at 11


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Re: Jimi Hendrix's system
« Reply #10 on: January 04, 2018, 05:00:06 PM »
The size looks perfect . Look at the LPís on the floor next to them .. acuís are not that big


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Ah yes, I see that now.
I was sing the lp on the platter as a reference.
Some serious perspective in that photo.

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Re: Jimi Hendrix's system
« Reply #11 on: January 05, 2018, 10:07:17 PM »
 :thinking: Funny where an inquiry can lead you to  :2thumbs:. Always some new information to be gained. good one El Sid

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Re: Jimi Hendrix's system
« Reply #12 on: January 07, 2018, 11:01:57 PM »
For a hifi of the sixties that is groovy man!
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Re: Jimi Hendrix's system
« Reply #13 on: January 08, 2018, 10:27:52 AM »
Let us not forget that Jimi Hendrix built and owned Electric Ladyland studios.This was widely regarded as one of the best studios at the time.

Jimi with Garrard 401 and Ortofon arm
Image 2018-01-08 at 10.16 by jdza, on Flickr

Jimi with Thorens TD124 and (gasp) Scully 280 multitrack RtR ,Crown amplifiers

Image 2018-01-08 at 10.18 by jdza, on Flickr





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Re: Jimi Hendrix's system
« Reply #14 on: January 08, 2018, 11:14:47 AM »
Awesome Agaton ,, and one can imagine he listened to his own music ,,, so it had to be able to deliver that complex Hendrix notes at least with some good quality


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