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    Posted: 12 July 2013 at 7:21pm
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Altec A7 design type but with two ports???? Should be a good midbass box.   VECTORDJ
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Yup,Altec A7/JBL 4560 type of affair,but enormous,4foot x 3 foot x 3 foot.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Nachural Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 July 2013 at 9:28pm
Now there's a blast from the past!
I was demoed a Zoot Horn system some years ago by Alan Cheetham in Manchester (sold mostly studio kit and some PA stuff - anyone remember him?).
Well made and very punchy but felt like it had been bolted to the ground!
it's all just cardboard and magnets really
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Definitely a name from the past, Anyone know any history. I only knew them from their ad's in Beat Instrumental
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it's all just cardboard and magnets really
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The seller also has some awesome vintage Hi-Fi stuff.
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There is this on FacelessBook:https://www.facebook.com/ZootHornGear - there are some scans of their brochures/catalogue here. Will keep looking for more stuff.

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Originally posted by jazomir jazomir wrote:

There is this on FacelessBook:https://www.facebook.com/ZootHornGear - there are some scans of their brochures/catalogue here. Will keep looking for more stuff.

Interesting reading some of the spec sheets, the B4 system was rated at 1500 watts only but I bet it was as loud as hell, nice post
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Nice post Trevor.

As Colin says above,i bet that would rip your ears off at 30 feet. Some nice components in there too,4xJBL 2405's on VHF...2 inch radials,ATC on mids,Gauss bass,it didnt come much better than that in the 70's.




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I get the feeling they might have underrated the system power wise I would have thought the bass alone would be 800watts per cab with the Gauss in them but then again that sort of power was almost unheard of back then.
I like the smaller A4 system too, this looks almost 4560 based and very similar to a system I had back then except mine was 4560 with Gauss, RCF mid, RCF 1" on a JBL horn and RCF TW105 bullets, sounded great and was the envy of more than a few local Dj's. 


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Just found these: http://www.desch-audio.de/drop.shop/details.php?id=1174&kategorie=52  and http://www.desch-audio.de/drop.shop/details.php?id=137&kategorie=24 . There isn't a lot of info about Zoot Horn - the seach is made more difficult because there is/was an American amplifier manufacturer called Zoot Horn and someone who posts a lot on audio forums who uses the tag Zoot Horn. But I shall continue my search. 

Remember Google is your friend but you need Boolean logic to use it properly.

Edit: I have just read that Hatfield and the North used a Zoot Horn PA system (at least in their early days) so I probably did see & hear a system at one of their gigs. I have also tracked  down someone who has more info on Zoot Horn and I am awaiting a response to a post on a forum he hangs out on.


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