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05-17-2012, 05:22 PM
kenwood ls 1800, not a big kenwwod fan, but these thing were the bomb in the 70's.. $25 ;)706897069070691706897069070691
05-17-2012, 06:11 PM
Cool, Haven't seen a pair of those in eons.
05-21-2012, 08:34 AM
chad. did ya hookem up....if so howd they do....i had some 1970's kenwoods that did the job for years. i liked them. they had the lattice grill covers.they took a pounding n never failed.....nice find at a cheap price :)
Best part is.......the woofers ain't WHITE !!!!:lol:
05-21-2012, 11:25 PM
They sound amazing, for kenwoods.. lol believe it or not these things retailed for $2300 new
05-22-2012, 12:14 AM
They sound amazing, for kenwoods..
And that says it all!
05-22-2012, 02:42 AM
I don't know anything about these but just by looking at the pictures... they aren't mirrored pairs. And you show two shots of the back posts where at the top you see a large letter "L". I didn't look it up so I don't know if they come mirrored or not but it's just an observation.
05-22-2012, 03:13 AM
He posted each of the three pictures twice. That's why there's two with the "L" on them--it's identical to the other picture. Unlikely that they were originally mirrored. Most speakers of that nature from that era were not.
05-22-2012, 10:00 AM
i did post the same pics twice, i didnt think i got it the first time, sorry.. they are not morror, both say l though, and I have no idea what the second set of connections are for, they are not bi-amped speakers.. its some kenwood propriotory connection i believe, the speakers are only about two feet tall but weigh about 75 lbs a piece, i cant find much info on them,
05-22-2012, 11:54 AM
chad. i got a email last night. the guy i sold the kenwoods i had emailed me and asked if i wanted to buy them back..it said 2-350.00 i think he forgot i sold them to him for 30.00 years ago. he saved my email address......i did like them n wish i never sold them. but i got too much gear now........anyways enjoy those kenwoods. they look very nice. keep us updated on what you find out. randy
05-22-2012, 11:10 PM
Never even picked up on the pictures being double posted... LOL
05-23-2012, 07:00 PM
Not from the 1970s, though, are they? Too Rococo-looking (to my eye, at any rate).
05-23-2012, 08:53 PM
ahh. Looks like 1982. This appears to be the home-market version (labeled TRIO LS-800)...
see more at...
(though they don't have an 'LS-1800' shown)
Woofer looks like an inside-out Mustang wheel cover.70928
05-24-2012, 07:10 AM
here ya go!
http://www.kenwood.de/WebFiles/File/de/download/archive/ls1800.pdf looks like the extra terminals were for Kenwood's Sigma Drive, which seems to be a feed back loop.
not the 1800, but a similar LS-1000 http://www.thevintageknob.org/kenwood-LS-1000.html
and an amp utilizing the Sigma drive.... kinda funky looking... http://www.thevintageknob.org/kenwood-KA-1000.html
05-24-2012, 05:31 PM
the trio-1000 are the same, but sold for the japanese market, these were from west germany and never sold in the USA.. I think it was kenwoods attemp at the "High End" market, guess it didnt work, lol.. they do sound nice for there size though and the little planer mids and tweeters are kinda cool, Kevlar cones.. maybe I can sell them to some 20 something year old to match the hood on there honda civic :) I dont know how many times when I was a kid I drove around with big house speakers in the back seat.
05-28-2012, 11:31 AM
They are worth a lot more than you think. I would not try to sell them to a 20 year old unless his last name is Zuckerburg. Try AudioGon or e-bay. These speakers are much more advanced than you know and are big time collected in Asia. They will be purchased and in all likelihood sent to an entity who will send them back to Asia.
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