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Augspurger Design Studio Monitor Mains TAD TL-1601b TH-4001 RCF 18″ Subs #28554
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These monitors were handcrafted by Larry Jackson, the same master craftsman that produced the original Westlake Audio classics and current Ocean-Way high-end studio monitors. They were built from the original blueprints of the George Augspurger-designed monitors that were crafted for Michael Jackson’s Encino property studio.
(We do have the original copy of the actual blueprints from the Jackson studio that will be included with this listing)
In addition to following the spec of the original design, they were taken to the next level of performance with some very nice upgrades.
Seven stage process to deaden port material w/ hypo-allergenic foam in place of standard fiberglass insulation.
Most all hardware is Titanium
No particle board or MDF used in the building of the cabinets. Only select ‘true’ 1″ E. European plywood with 2×4 bracing and finished in real Pau Ferro Rosewood veneer
All internal wiring by Kimber Kable with an additional rubberized flex insulation overlay.
Original fitted with TAD TD-4001 Mid Frequency drivers. Over the course of 3 years of testing, including many drivers from JBL and other manufacturers, the McCauley proved the best.
Mains OCD T-215A serial #: 001A & 002A
2 – TAD TL-1601b 15″ low-frequency loudspeaker 8Ω Ohm
1 – McCauley 9620R-16 compression drivers 16Ω Ohm
TAD TH-4001 (original) wood mid-range horns
21″ x 33″ x 42″
263 lbs. each
Subwoofers OCD T-215B serial #: 001B & 002B
1 – RCF L18P400 Woofer 2000 Watt PGM 8Ω Ohm
22″ x 34″ x 42″
193 lbs. each
tweeters custom stand
2 – Altec 802 reissues
3″ x 5.5″ x 24″
12 lbs. each
6 – Kimber Kable 8vs 25′ each
24 lbs. total
ACCESSORIES: Includes 6 long run braided Kimber Kable Speakers cables and original Blueprint copies of Michael Jacksons Encino Studio monitors.
PHYSICAL CONDITION: Excellent. The cabinets are very clean. T-215A 001A has a very small chip in the veneer on the face of the cabinet at its bottom edge. T-215A 002A has a dust cover that has a faint dimple and the mid horn has 2 small dings that have been covered with a black marker. The horns have a few small chips and nicks that noticeable upon close inspection.
The tweeters have scuffs on the outer housing from the way they’re mounted in the stands. The high-frequency input terminal gasket on T-215a 001A is a little loose, as the panel is missing two screws but does not affect operation at all. All 6 cables are in very good condition but a few of the tips need to be replaced. Overall in amazing condition!
WORKING CONDITION: Excellent. All cabinets are internally wired with very high-quality cable and components and sound phenomenal. The low-frequency cabinets are particularly robust, deep and impactful, while the mid-high cabinets give a graceful, deep soundstage. The additional tweeters finish the top octaves, bringing clarity and smooth detail to the picture. These speakers can go loud but sound excellent at any volume level. Overall in excellent condition!
ACTUAL WEIGHT: 960 lbs.
ACTUAL DIMS: 59″ x 77″ x 42″
FREE SHIPPING ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD:This item is too large, too heavy, or too delicate to ship by standard shipping services and will be shipped by FREIGHT.
These speakers are already crated in two very large and heavy crates at our facility in North Hollywood. We are offering FREE shipping anywhere in the world!
We reserve the right to opt for Sea Cargo or Air Freight to terminal delivery for international shipments. This will require that you arrange for your own local service to pick up the crates at the Airport or Sea terminal at your own expense.
Please message us with your postal code and we’ll get back to you with the delivery options we can provide.
Just a bit of audio porn. Anything Augspurger is at the top of the world class class. And I love stuff like this. I dream of owning them just because they can truly reproduce the sounds of whatever we put through them. There are other companies that are cool, too, like the Ocean Ways and Westlakes mentioned above and super monitors like Barefoot, PMC, ATC and folks like that. Most are custom made for the individual studios. They are all, in a word, stunning. But Idk, I just dig Augspurgers.
Did You Know Gorillas Can Sing?
Nature on PBS
Apr 13, 2020
Spy gorilla witnesses wild mountain gorillas singing, a phenomenon caught on camera for the first time.
After being accepted as a member of the gorilla family, spy gorilla witnessed some of the family’s most intimate moments like eating, singing and flatulating. This is the first time that wild mountain gorillas have been caught singing on camera.
I love this!
From here, off a Facebook post…
Robot ‘spy’ gorilla records wild gorillas singing and farting, because nature is beautiful
By Mindy Weisberger – Senior Writer 12 hours ago
This is the first time that singing mountain gorillas have been caught on camera
Though human camera operators typically keep a safe distance from wild gorillas, the lifelike animatronic gorilla spy was able to infiltrate a troop and film their daily routines, which included an impromptu suppertime serenade.
Footage of the singing gorillas is featured in the first episode of “Spy in the Wild 2” and shows the apes reclining amid dense foliage in a sanctuary in Uganda. As they munched on leaves and stems, they hummed to themselves in contentment, accompanying their vegetarian meal with a vocal “chorus of appreciation,” according to the episode’s narrator.
And the gorillas produced a chorus of mealtime music in more ways than one. Under the spy robot’s watchful camera eye, the great apes also revealed that they were extremely gassy, punctuating their dinner with near-constant bursts of flatulence.
Ooh, it’s all so simply marvelous…
Fairchild 670 compressor serial number 10. (!!!) Normally, the faceplates are pretty faded, but this one is pristine. Possibly a different finish used early on.
Wow. This was at the notorious Vintage King Audio. The uninitiated may be shocked to learn that this multi-decade old compressor is worth at least $30,000 and probably more because of the non-faded faceplate. Wow, indeed.
I worked on an audio / video installation at Mr. Fairchild’s apartment in Manhattan with a systems installation contractor I once worked for.
I’ve a friend in Jolly ‘Ole who has one of these and has used it as the main ‘ub to record for decades and ‘ave ‘er own record label. And stuff. Yeah!
Bigfoot screams Sierra Nevada, July 1, 2019
Published on Jul 12, 2019
My family and I returned to a spot where we went camping last year. No reason on the spot, The wife just found this location on maps. Last year, as we slept, my 12 year old son woke up to something slapping our trailer. As he was looking up at the window thru the blinds, he saw something very big walk by the window covering the whole window.. from the ground to the top of the window is 7 feet.. it scared him so bad he jumped in bed with us crying hysterically. So we decided to go back, but this time with my sound equipment.. All we were hoping was to get some wood knocks. Well, we got more than that… it went on for a little more than 9 minutes. Needless to say, we will never forget that night…
I am going to need to listen to this a few more times. Yes.
These screams, after just this first listen, are some of the strangest sounds I’ve clapped ears on. Quite a lot of them don’t sound much like screams to my mind. As of now. I am at a loss for words to describe them, even. Tomorrow, when I’m less pooped.
Is it … singing? Is it a concert? Of sorts?
That would be strange.
Interesting discussion going on here.
African Rainforest – real sounds of monkeys, birds and jungle wildlife
A Sound Effect
Published on Oct 15, 2018
Get the full African Rainforest SFX library here: www.asoundeffect.com/sound-li… The full library gets you 5.5 hours of lush ambiences in surround & stereo • 10 primate species • 50+ birds • Numerous frogs and mammals • Bonus recordings of close up chimp & gorilla vocalisations
Where to find A Sound Effect – the place for independent sound effects: ► Website: www.asoundeffect.com ► Youtube ► Instagram ► Facebook ► Twitter ► : LinkedIn
These folk do outstanding work! Ultra high quality. I have a few sounds that they recorded, acquired in the hope that someday my illness will break. They are simply delicious.