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Old 15th November 2010, 05:50 AM   #1
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Default Driver Identification (Lowther?)


Rather than be long-winded, here are three images of the driver I'm trying to identify:

Index of /driver

There's a sticker on the back of it that says "Lowther of America," but there's no other ID. I've the basic websearches, and I don't know if they are DX, EX, or anything. They're in perfect condition, however.

Any help or direction to a source of information would be appreciated.

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Old 15th November 2010, 10:39 AM   #2
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looks more like an AER with Lowther-style phaseplug.
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Old 15th November 2010, 11:46 AM   #3
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Old 15th November 2010, 12:30 PM   #4
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I agree with el`Ol -- that looks like an AER cone. But can you please post a picture of the magnet? That should tell whether this is an AER vs. a Lowther that got reconed with a non-Lowther cone.
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Old 15th November 2010, 02:32 PM   #5
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Default Driver ID round two

Thanks to all! I pulled the driver and posted pictures of the back -- one of the pictures I flipped so you can read the sticker on it, and then I figured out how to get the macro on my camera to work.

Index of /driver

I websearched AER, and I agree it looks similar.

This is my first in-person encounter with a FR driver, and I'm trying to find out what I'm getting into. I'm a marginal woodworker (on a good day), and some of the cabinet/horn designs I'm seeing are pretty intimidating...
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Old 15th November 2010, 02:47 PM   #6
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Thanks, badman, I didn't know who "BD" was!
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Old 15th November 2010, 06:29 PM   #8
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I would guess that this is one of the custom drivers Bert had AER do up for him when he 1st started branching out from selling Lowther. He'll probably be able to tell you exactly what it is... any serial numbers?

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Old 15th November 2010, 06:55 PM   #9
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No serial #. I'll email him when I get home tonight.

I did a bit of local research; they were a matched pair intended to used for a Headlund Horn project some time ago. My local club built 4 pairs of the monsters; I didn't complete mine (traveling for work at the time).

I found them in the original boxes about a month ago, put them in a couple of cabinets to see how they sound, and now I'm debating passing them on or building something moderate in size -- I still have to travel about 40% of the time.


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