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RE: What type of speakers did audiophiles use in the 60s ?

Don't know about the top end models but KLH and AR likely dominated the market because they were significantly smaller and less expensive than the Bozaks, EVs,Altec-Lansings, Tannoys, Hartleys and JBLs of the 50s, especially with stereo - people were more likely to have room for two relatively small boxes than two big boxes. Quad and KLH Nines were likely a minority because they were large and needed a fair amount of space around them, but didn't have enough output for a really big room. Advent came out in the late 60s and were very popular because it was good sound at a low price, and the Rectilinear III also made an impact at the tail end of the 60s and early 70s.

A look at the Stereophile Class A speakers in 1964 shows:
KLH 9, Bozak B310, EV Patrician 800, Altec A7

Class B: Dynamo A-25, Janszen Z600 and Z960, Quad Electrostatic

In 1971, Class A: KLH9 4 panels, Inifinity Servo-Static 1, Hartley Concertmaster

Class B: Advent, Janszen Z600, Quad ESL, Gartley 220MS/Holton, KLH9 2 panels

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