Stan Curtis writes, “They were a half decent design with an inner cabinet of fibre board damping and with two resistive ports to give a controlled reflex tuning. The bass unit was a KEF B200 and the tweeter was the excellent SEAS unit which I subsequently used on the first Mission loudspeakers. The crossover was unusual in that it had a tuned circuit which removed a peak in the tweeter’s response.
The cabinets were not made by one of the speaker cabinet people but by a local furniture manufacturer who set high standards. I remember that the owner was 86 years old and his son; the youngster, was a mere 74 years old. The speakers sold well and I wanted to increase production but he didn’t want to work overtime. When I explained that his company would make more money he actually said “Son, my wife and I have a big house; two Jaguars and take a cruise each year. We can only eat three meals a day so what do I want with more money?”
They differ from production in having Dalesford 8 inch bass drivers rather than the production KEF units and having a (now battered) piano black paint finish.
Strange things happen. They probably don’t sound too wonderful and aren’t worth a great deal but are a slice of history. The seller used to work for one of Lecson’s sub-contractors.