Audiophilia has a rich history filled with many products and ideas over the decades. Many of the "vintage" products can still be found these days on the used market and many carry with them an interesting story or might have developed "cult followings". I find it interesting examining these older "retro" products to help provide context when we think about the sound quality we have these days.
Some companies like the one we're looking at today - Dynaco - founded by David Hafler and Ed Laurent back in the mid-50's are well known. The company's products were popular through the '60-'70s including a foray into quad-channels. The company eventually got acquired and the brand decommissioned by 1980.
Dynaco was known for their amplifiers and "Dynakit"s they sold in the emerging hi-fi market back in the day to audio enthusiasts. Along the way, by 1969, they got into the speaker market with their "A-Series" line of products including the very popular A-25 (>1M sold worldwide according to Ed Laurent) and the speaker we'll be examining today - the less popular, larger Dynaco A-35 sibling.
Thanks again to linnrd for digging up this pair of old speakers for me to examine from his gear archive. It looks like these have been very well taken care of over almost half a Century. Well, at least there's no need to "break in" these speakers. ;-)