Western Electric TA 4165 – Jensen A12

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I have just returned from the Munich High End show. This year Silbatone showed a Western Electric TA 4165.

http://www.silbatoneacoustics.com/art/1-2p.pdf

The woofer is OEM made by Jensen for Western Electric. The WE version has a softer cone, a wooden element for better distribution of higher frequencies. Yet, it is a close relative to the Jensen A12, widely used in Hammond organs.

 

The setup sounded very good, so I pulled out my own pair of Jensen A 12 to see if they can be used for a similar setup.

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The pair has consecutive serial numbers, but more important, the cone seems to be able to deliver lower frequencies well. Not true for every instrument speaker. This pair carries a red label, as opposed to most Jensen A12s carrying a white label. So, I am not sure where they were used before. Certainly worth a test in a baffle.

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