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Old 13th January 2014, 12:55 PM   #1
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Default Full Range Driver Brands

I am a thrift store, yard sale aficionado. I always see old speakers and some not so old sometimes very economically priced(cheap).

My question is what brands other then the standard Fostex, Tang Band, Lowther etc. should I list consider salvaging for full range projects?

Actually, I guess it would be 2 lists,one for driver makes, and possibly one for old speaker makes that may have good drivers in them.

Forgive but I am a newbie at this...
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Old 13th January 2014, 02:16 PM   #2
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Coral Philips/Norelco Peerless Goodman, Wharfedale
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Old 13th January 2014, 02:51 PM   #3
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And the japanese Pioneer ( well..er..they used to have a plant in Belgium! )
and Sansui.
Now I'm listening with a pair of Pioneer coaxial for car, yes....4 " paper cone with piezo tweeter...10 W. The later plastic ones sounded awful
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Foster, Saba, Jensen, B&O radios from the 60's and forward, Vifa and Seas. Sony also has some good drivers in some of their older radios (80's and back).
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Old 13th January 2014, 06:20 PM   #5
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Take a power driver with you so you can pull the drivers. The better ones "look" better. If the grills are sealed, go for the heaviest relative to volume. Usually not too far off the mark.
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There are lots of nice FR drivers, and even more not so great ones. Cal's advice is good, but most of the time they don't like seeing you with that screwdriver.

To scratch the surface, older Noresco boxes, Admirals Tunnel Reflex, 1 particular LLoyds, older Calrads & Monarchs (not the ones assembled in Canada), Sansui F10 (model number of driver, can't recall the boxmodel), more. Most drivers you pull will not have a brand name, but can often be identified (i did this as a living for years so have some experience)

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Old 13th January 2014, 10:26 PM   #7
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Don't forget Hartley. Rare, but keep in mind. Especially older alnico models.
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how about audience speakers ?
Audience

i think it sounds pretty good

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Take a power driver with you so you can pull the drivers. The better ones "look" better. If the grills are sealed, go for the heaviest relative to volume. Usually not too far off the mark.
OK, I'll hide a power driver in my pocket and try not to get caught...lol
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