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    Posted: 16 February 2012 at 12:40pm

While Martin Audio's Modular System was playing the concert stages around the world (and still is a brilliant pro-audio system...Guass/ATC/TAD??!!).....even Carlsbro upped their anti in 1984 with a RCF based Procab Component System ready to do battle 7 nights a week in the UK WMC (Working Men's Club) circuit along with the likes of HH's 'Concert' system!

Here's are heart stopping prices from 1984 and bear in mind approx 250% inflation since.

Bass 1x18 - £513

Mid 2x12 - £485

Horn - £378

Lens - £517

Power Amp (largest available!) 2x200w @ 8ohm - £560

So the system in the catalogue photo, excluding the rack case would have set you back £6880 in 1984 equivalent to £17200 today, and that's for a total of 1600 watts!....but quite a few components....

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote jbl_man Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 February 2012 at 12:42pm
Could you post up a larger image of that brochure,it look interesting,
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Guess that looks about the same size! 100kb limit appears to be my problem??
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just post up the link,maybe that would be better?
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That bass cab looks very similar to the Bass cab that James Mellors used to sell to the Showmen. Mellors was part of the team set up inside Carlsbro to deal with the Fairground customers.

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It's my own catalogue so I don't have a link.... plus I have a period JBL Pro Series catalogue from 1980 I was hoping to post, similar to how you had done the almighty ASS....??
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Thanks,but that 1980 brochure is already online here.

http://www.lansingheritage.org/html/jbl/catalogs/1980-pro.htm
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Note the Line Arrays!!! not quite Vertec


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Originally posted by TONY.A.S.S. TONY.A.S.S. wrote:

That bass cab looks very similar to the Bass cab that James Mellors used to sell to the Showmen. Mellors was part of the team set up inside Carlsbro to deal with the Fairground customers.



never knew carlsbro were linked to mellors
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Never sure whether he was linked in actual Business, but he did have an office in their place at one time.
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Just reading the topic about Carlsbro's finest,I still have and use 2 cabs loaded with the 18" celestion drivers,  a wide mid range flair horn, and 6 bullet horns, with slatted fronts, and a Mellors / Carlsbro S800 Showman stereo amplifier. I  have had these for many years, and after many hundreds of hours of hard driving, still sound as good as the day they came from James Mellors
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