Links to Other Websites
Here you will find links in alphabetical manufacturer order to other websites which we have found useful or which can also provide additional research information on particular brands, designs or technical information. We also list a number of User Forum links here. If your site is not shown and you would like us to put in a link, please email us. Please note that Falcon Acoustics is not responsible for the content of any other website or forum, the clickable logo links are provided purely to help provide information and research.
THE AUDAX ARCHIVE We are delighted to be able to offer AUDAX units again, and we are happy to help with current production replacements for their classic drive units. The Audax Archive link lists the downloadable datasheets for nearly all the “old” Audax units.
The IMF Forum has an expanding information section and an active membership, and can be found at http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/imf-electronics/
For Transmission Line enthusiasts, we also strongly recommend:
TRANSMISSION LINE LOUDSPEAKERS Dave Dlugos has run this site dedicated to the design and history of transmission line loudspeakers for a long time, it’s an excellent resource with many links into other similar-interest sites:
QUARTER WAVE For anyone with a serious interest in the design and mathematical modeling of transmission line loudspeakers, Martin J Kings’ Quarter Wave website is a must.
THE ISOPHON ARCHIVE , with datasheets on the Isophon KK8 and KK10 Tweeters.
Of particular interest is Andrew Watsons’ excellent History of KEF Drive Units
Terry Allans’ definitive KEF site contains a wealth of carefully researched information on the classic KEF speakers and drive units. Well worth a visit if you are looking for information or help on KEF speakers.
There is an active KEF Forum called SpeakerTalk on the site, which has amongst its members ex-KEF staff and a large number of highly knowledgeable KEF aficionados.
Paul Whattons' recently updated site - widely acknowledged as the main internet resource for LS3/5A information. A goldmine for LS3/5A fans, and a large number of links into other LS3/5A sites including the various LS3/5A Forums.
Falcon made all RAM crossovers including the LS3/5a, and our RAM material with a 2011 interview with Vince Jennings (ex-RAM) is located in the Falcon Archive here. The link to the RAM Loudspeakers site run by Vince Jennings is here. There is another site here with additional information on RAM run by Howard Graham from Australia.
We get lots of enquiries about RAM speakers, particularly about the Dalesford, KEF, Isophon and Audax drive units used, so if you have any more information and are willing to share it, we’ll be very happy to put it on the site with an acknowledgement.
The best collection of information on one site about Rogers loudspeakers especially the BBC models manufactured by Rogers is Mark Hennessey’s site, which has a large amount of unique reference material available (and more useful links).
Extensive model information and TDL history is on DiMarco's excellent TDL site (much better than the official TDL site). Another outstanding TDL site is the Cataloghi TDL Electronics. There is some information including the ELAC/IMF/TDL driver datasheet available in the Falcon Archive here, and in the History section of the present TDL website here.
SECOND-HAND HIFI - WHERE TO BUY AND SELL
There is a huge amount of second-hand hifi equipment for sale on eBay but the principle of caveat emptor (buyer beware) is paramount. Read the description properly, look at the seller’s feedback and ask questions if something isn’t clear. Don’t bid/buy if you’re not sure. If it doesn’t sound right it’s probably not right, and instances of "molested" equipment seem to be increasing all the time. Selling on eBay/Paypal is not cheap now, and for mainly UK buyers/sellers, there are some alternatives run by enthusiasts which you should seriously consider. Do follow the suggestions on email addresses to avoid spam.
Retro Hifi has details on classic equipment, and is a good information resource. There is also a free and very popular For Sale/Wanted board, and it’s used extensively by genuine enthusiasts. For a small fee (much cheaper than eBay) which helps support the site your item can be “showcased” for quicker results.
Audiojumble is THE major UK second-hifi sale and is held every 6 months in Tonbridge, Kent. It’s great to see so much classic hifi offered for sale by knowledgeable dealers/enthusiasts under one roof. Well worth going. The site also has a free For Sale/Wanted board, again very popular and effective.
Getting manuals for classic hifi is often a big problem. There are several free sites where you should look first before putting your hand in your pocket and buying a copy of what you can probably find free on the web.
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