The Leslie 142H Cabinet Speaker
Hammond-Suzuki introduces two special/deluxe-edition Leslie-speakers designed to match the prized antiques. The Heritage Models 122H and 142H are the pinnacle of our craftsmanship, born through years of research and dedication to accuracy, authenticity and attention to detail. Consulting the original blueprints, engineer's notes, meticulous evaluation of prime antique Leslies, and memories of discussions with Don Leslie himself, Hammond-Suzuki's team has created works of art worthy of the legend. As beautiful to the ear as they are to the eye, these premium Leslie-speakers fill the exacting needs of the most discerning musician, be it hobbyist or pro. The search for perfection is over.
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The amp in the Leslie 142H is 40 watts and it's a great sounding 40 watts (a pair of 6550 tubes driven by 12au7). The amplifier is built like a tank and will make the speaker sound with the full "power of the vacuum".
Perhaps the Heritage model's most notable modern convenience is their ability to switch between a "122-style" and a "147-style" preamp. The "122" style is a real vacuum-tube circuit, while the "147" style is transistor-driven. The power amp serving both preamps is a 40 watt tube variety, matching the output of classic Leslie cabinets.
A new massive 15" woofer has been installed, reviving qualities found in legendary versions and aiming for the sound of the original C15L.
The bass rotor is constructed of wood, in the classic shape. This bass rotor is produced in limited numbers, exclusive to the Heritage series only.
A new high-compression horn driver is installed, based on the original V-21. Not only the characteristics of the speaker, but also the shape of all parts that affect the sound were reproduced.
The actual horn rotor has been reproduced based on the shape of the 70's and earlier, which is wideliy recognised as having the best vintage sound.
As one might imagine, these premium speakers, while holding to classic construction still provide modern conveniences. The motors driving the moving elements are brushless DC servo. They are not affected by power frequency or voltage fluctuations. The rise, fall and rotor speeds are freely adjustable.
1-channel (Rotary), Mechanical Rotors
40W Tube amplifier
Horn: High-compression driver
Low: 15" (38cm) Woofer
Preamp: 12BH7 x 1
Power amp:12AU7 x 1, 6550 x 2
Volume: Master Volume
Switch: POWER Switch, FOOT SW Type, 11-pin Power Remote, 6-pin DIN control, Type
Brushless DC Servo Motor x 2
Horn Rotor, Wooden Low Rotor
Horn: Rise Time, Fall Time, Slow Speed, Fast Speed
Low: Rise Time, Fall Time, Slow Speed, Fast Speed
Slow, Stop, Fast
6-pin DIN Input
¼" Line-input jack (Impedance 10K Ohm Sensitivity 100mV (-18dBu)
Foot Sw (Slow/Fast/Stop)
74,2cm(W) x 52,4cm(D) x 84,6cm(H)
11-pin Leslie Cable LC11-7M
6-pin to 6-pin DIN Adapter Cable LCA-66