diyAudio (
-   Multi-Way (
-   -   Richard Allen (

Ricky 8th April 2007 02:44 PM

Richard Allen

I recently saw on GOOGLE a thread from this forum that Richard Allen of Arcaydis used to build speakers using his own name. That supposition is INCORRECT!!.

Richard Allen Loudspeakers actually started life as RICHARD ALLAN RADIO LIMITED in 1959. Richard Allen of Arcaydis was 1 year old at the time. Secondly, there never was a "RICHARD ALLAN". The name comes from the sons of the two people who formed the company.

In the 1990's, it became RICHARD ALLAN AUDIO LIMITED ( around 93, I think). It is part of the MAGNUM group of companies.

Arcaydis started life on 10th of October 1997. It is run by Richard Allen (note the "e" in the surname, please) and a partner.

You may be wondering how I know all this. Simple!!. Because I am Richard Allen of Arcaydis, and I should know.

The very best to all of you.

Richard J. Allen @ Arcaydis.

AndrewT 8th April 2007 03:12 PM

Hi Ricky,
why does your WWW site come up blank?

Thanks for getting rid of yet another internet untruth.

Ricky 8th April 2007 03:21 PM

The website's got a flash intro. No flash, no intro. I sometimes have problems with it myself. It's going soon. Gonna build a new website, WHEN I get the time LOL.

tinitus 8th April 2007 03:39 PM

Hi Ricky

Gee, I have always thought "he" was a person, a master and genious

I bought a RichardAllan "Golden Eight Super" around 1970, a very nice sounding 8" fullrange with coated membrane and foam surround and the red felt around the chassis edge - I wish we could buy one today ;)
Later on I also heard a bigger multiway speaker still with the older drivers with red felt at the edge, and it sounded ok
Years later I saw drivers with clear poly membrane, but never heard them
Still today the name "Richard Allan" triggers memories and a certain peculiar smell of glue :)

Consul 8th April 2007 04:12 PM


Just go to and you'll see the site. :)

Tenson 8th April 2007 04:21 PM

Hmm.. I know a Richard. I. Allan who used to manage for a number of audio companies like Celestion, I think, when they did the aluminium enclosures and all manner of other companies (so many I forget!). There are too many Richard Allans in this audio world!

Ricky 8th April 2007 04:31 PM

Hi Tensen.

I too know Richard I Allan. Does get confusing, doesn't it?. Just bin on ur website. Glad to see you like the DCX2496 as well. I use it in the design process as well as fit it in clubs and bars.

Tenson 8th April 2007 04:52 PM

Yep, Behringer make some excellent stuff. If you want to get some better performance out of it you know where to come ;)

All the best!

Ricky 8th April 2007 04:57 PM


Have had 1 unit go down on me with noisy output chips. Sounded like a fry-up.

epifant 9th April 2007 04:12 PM

Ricky: good to have that cleared up, I have been somewhat confused myself :)

Tinitus: I think I actually could get hold of some Richard Allans. Eight (!) eights in fact. Don`t think they are Golden Eights, but I could be wrong. Modified with alu foil "fake" phase plug by a danish friend (Mikael Søen?) of the norwegian person who now owns the speakers. The surrounds are rotted however, so refoaming/reconing will be required.

Send me an email @ tuffanega[SNABEL-A], and I´ll get you in touch with him. His parents were danish, so he understands danish just fine :)

Sorry for hijacking the thread, but my account is still under moderation so I cant email you...

All times are GMT. The time now is 02:20 PM.

Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2018 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Resources saved on this page: MySQL 18.75%
vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2018 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright ©1999-2018 diyAudio