Friday, December 10, 2021

Olden Golden Components Part II

An Article by Walt Bender (1944-2008) and his wife, Lennice Werth, from The Absolute Sound
Issue no. 51, Winter 1988

Western Electric 757A clone

Altec 755A in a Silbatone cabinet

Marantz 7

Marantz 8B

Pilot SA232

Pilot SA260

Acrosound 20-20

Lafayette KT600

RCA LC1 (smooth cone) in Art Deco Cabinets (MI11401)

Special thanks to their son, Early Bender, who continues the family legacy at


  1. Great set of articles - thanks for posting. I've been throwing out old magazines in a recent bit of decluttering but kept the ones with these articles. I've been looking for some of the items mentioned for a long, long time.

    1. Thanks for dropping by. I hope you’re having a great holiday and best wishes in the new year!🍻