Fulton Musical Industries Model 80 & "J-Modular" loudspeakers Specifications

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Description: Two-way, three–drive-unit, floor-standing loudspeaker (Model 80); Four-way, five–drive-unit, floor-standing loudspeaker (J-Modular, including two Model 80s). Nominal impedance: 8 ohms. Power capacity: 60W program.
Dimensions: 17.5" H x 9.75" W x 8.5" D (Model 80); 33" high x 18" W by 18" D (Model J woofer).
Serial numbers of review samples: 00075 & 00081 (Model 80), 19043 & 19068 (J woofer).
Price: $188/pair (Model 80, 1973), $1196/pair (Model J-Modular, 1975–1977); no longer available (2006).
Manufacturer: Fulton Musical Industries, 4428 Zane Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN 55422 (1973–1977). Company no longer in existence (2006).

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dalethorn's picture

We bought the FMI-80's in the late 1970's when FMI had already more than doubled the price due to Stereophile's rave review.  We used them until 2005 when they were destroyed by a shipper.  During those years we auditioned several well-regarded loudspeakers, but all of them had unacceptable colorations compared to the FMI-80.  Speakers we used prior to the FMI-80 include the LS3/5a, Dahlquist DQ-10, Advent.

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