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Old 8th April 2007, 02:44 PM   #1
Ricky is offline Ricky  United Kingdom
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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.
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Old 8th April 2007, 03:12 PM   #2
AndrewT is offline AndrewT  Scotland
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Hi Ricky,
why does your WWW site come up blank?

Thanks for getting rid of yet another internet untruth.
regards Andrew T.
Sent from my desktop computer using a keyboard
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Old 8th April 2007, 03:21 PM   #3
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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.
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Old 8th April 2007, 03:39 PM   #4
tinitus is offline tinitus  Europe
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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
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Old 8th April 2007, 04:12 PM   #5
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Just go to and you'll see the site.
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Old 8th April 2007, 04:21 PM   #6
Tenson is offline Tenson  United Kingdom
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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!
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Old 8th April 2007, 04:31 PM   #7
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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.
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Old 8th April 2007, 04:52 PM   #8
Tenson is offline Tenson  United Kingdom
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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!
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Old 8th April 2007, 04:57 PM   #9
Ricky is offline Ricky  United Kingdom
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Have had 1 unit go down on me with noisy output chips. Sounded like a fry-up.
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Old 9th April 2007, 04:12 PM   #10
epifant is offline epifant  Norway
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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...
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