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Old 3rd March 2003, 12:56 AM   #1
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Default Old Radio Shack Speakers

I got 2 pairs of old radio shack speakers from my uncle this weekend. They all have the name Realistic on them and the model numbers are Nova-6, MC-2001. I was wondering if anyone has heard of these. Thanks.

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Old 3rd March 2003, 02:53 AM   #2
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I got 2 pairs of old radio shack speakers from my uncle this weekend. They all have the name Realistic on them and the model numbers are Nova-6, MC-2001. I was wondering if anyone has heard of these.
I haven't heard of these particular models, but what is in them?

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I found the Nova-5, but not the Nova-6

http://support.tandy.com/support_audio/32502.htm

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The ones that are named MC-2001 are two way, they have a white 8 inch woofer (from one end of driver to other) and are ported. The back of the driver says
Woofer
2030 7 ohms
45Hz-3KHz
15w nominal
30w music
Japan

Tweeter
0474 8ohms
2KHz-18KHz
7w nominal
15w music
Japan

The Nova-6 (cool name) are 2 way, sealed, 8 inch woofer, the foam surrounds of the drivers are inverted. The tweeter has its own plastic cup arround it, about 2 inches in diameter and 4 deep.
Woofer
2017 8 ohms
40Hz-3KHz
nominal 15w
music 30w
LoEff Japan

Tweeter
0735 8ohms
300Hz-18KHz (yes i typed that right)
nominal 5w
music 10w max
Japan

They both sound pretty good for free speakers, I the ST-70 could be smoothing them out a bit though.

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While I was searching, I came across an audiophile forum where there was a single post mentioning Nova 8. The post was a "nostalgia" type post, a guy wistfully recalling the days of the Radio Shack Nova series. Apparently, they were decent speakers. He spoke well of them.
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8 inch woofer, the foam surrounds of the drivers are inverted
Are you sure it is foam and not cloth?

Any chance of pictures? Ceramic or alnico magnets?

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While I was searching, I came across an audiophile forum where there was a single post mentioning Nova 8. The post was a "nostalgia" type post, a guy wistfully recalling the days of the Radio Shack Nova series. Apparently, they were decent speakers. He spoke well of them.
RS definitly comes out with a sleeper now & then... someone was telling for instance about some headphones OEMed by Stax

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...and the RS optimus 3400 portable cd player is revered like no other, over at head-fi.org. i'm keeping my eyes peeled at ebay for that one.

sorry, i don't have anything to contribute on-topic.



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I will try and get some picks up tonight. I listened to them both and I like the Nova-6, it is very laid back and has some ok bass.

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Sorry it took a while, here are some pics. I am unsure how to put them in a post so here they are.



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