Omindirectional speakers are both exciting and exotic. I was reviewing my notes and I came across this gem hidden in the corner of an advert. I am not aware of the EICO brand and I have no listening experience with this particular model. What drew me to this loudspeaker was the interesting approach that combines a horn loaded design for the woofer and a custom assembly design for the whizzer cone.
EICO (an acronym for Electronic Instrument Corporation) was a manufacturer of electronics kits located in New York City, New York, United States. EICO remained in the audio industry from 1945 to the mid-1970s.
Natural bass 30-200Hz via a slot loaded 12ft split conical bass horn. Middles and lower highs: front radiation from 8 1/2" edge damped coner. Distortionless spike-shaped super-tweeter radiates omni-directionally.
Eminently musical with unusual suitability for stereo.
- Holt, High Fidelity
- Flat 45-20,000Hz, useful 30-40,000Hz. 16 ohms.
- Height 36"; Width 15 1/4"; Depth: 11 1/2"
- Completely factory built: Walnut or Mahogany $139.95, Blonde, $144.95