Author Topic: Western Electric 100f Loudspeaker  (Read 951 times)

Offline Russ Kirk

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Western Electric 100f Loudspeaker
« on: March 08, 2016, 09:06:53 PM »
I recently acquired some WE 100f loudspeakers. They are a bit interesting and sell for $75-135 on eBay. It will be nice to show one in my collection. Some audio sites have a few people interested in these. Apparently they make good speakers. I cannot see that they would be better than my Bose system.

Are these collectable? What's your opinion? Are these a keeper?

Does anyone have a BSP? I checked the TCI site and they don't have one.
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Offline rdelius

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Re: Western Electric 100f Loudspeaker
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2016, 09:12:41 PM »
I had one until it was stolen.Would not think of it being "high fidelity". Was fine for old radio shows and 78s though.Was used by the railroads to listen to dispatcher's orders from over the telephone line

Offline LarryInMichigan

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Re: Western Electric 100f Loudspeaker
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2016, 09:22:47 PM »
You should make sure to replace the electrolytic and paper capacitors in it before using it, like with an old radio.

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Offline Russ Kirk

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Re: Western Electric 100f Loudspeaker
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2016, 09:31:27 PM »
I was reliably told they were working the week before they were disconnected. So do the capacitors still need replacing?
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Offline paul-f

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Re: Western Electric 100f Loudspeaker
« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2016, 10:11:45 PM »
Are these collectable? What's your opinion? Are these a keeper?

Does anyone have a BSP? I checked the TCI site and they don't have one.

The selling prices suggest they are quite collectible.
 
There are catalog references with schematics.  For example, WE Catalog 11 pages 191 - 192. There is a copy in the TCI Members' Area.
 
There are also references in C71.909, which is in the TCI Library.
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