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Old 25th May 2008, 11:31 PM   #1
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Default One for Planet10? Anyone see these before?

My spider sense was tingling today and I felt the urge to check out the Goodwill store. Found these right before I was about to leave. $3.49 each.
These are Lloyd's model W619-148. I tried a Google search but turned up nothing.
There is a "2001 Space Odyssey" look about them that appeals to me, so it's only fitting that I ask Dave.
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Can they do 'Permanent Press'?
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There is a sticker on the back:
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Old 25th May 2008, 11:50 PM   #4
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Can they do 'Permanent Press'?
Right. You don't appreciate my beautiful find?? These are nothing short of art, my friend....

A peak inside:
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Right. You don't appreciate my beautiful find?? These are nothing short of art, my friend....
I sure do. Ever seen my Design Acoustics D-12s?
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The speaker designers of the '60s and '70s weren't afraid to try something new even if the result looked like RPG dice or something belonging in a laundromat.

I thought I might know of where to find more info on those, but sadly Audio-Heritage doesn't have anything on the old Lloyds.

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Old 26th May 2008, 12:16 AM   #6
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$3.49 each?

You stole them! I seriously like the look.

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Old 26th May 2008, 03:07 AM   #7
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I sure do. Ever seen my Design Acoustics D-12s?
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The speaker designers of the '60s and '70s weren't afraid to try something new even if the result looked like RPG dice or something belonging in a laundromat.

I thought I might know of where to find more info on those, but sadly Audio-Heritage doesn't have anything on the old Lloyds.

- JP
Now those are straight off the set of "The Star Lost" - greatest Canadian production ever.

It would be nice to have some background. Lloyd's made lots of cheap consumer electronics back then. Now there's hardly a trace.

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$3.49 each?

You stole them! I seriously like the look.

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No, I used my credit card...

They sound pretty krappy. I'm not sure why they stuck those plastic diffusers over the tweeters. If I do anything with them, those would have to go.
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Old 27th May 2008, 12:49 AM   #8
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I am considering replacement drivers. I think a coax arrangement would be best. Leave the tweeter "pod" just for looks.

Looking at a few possibilities. I'm limited by the size of the enclosure. I'd need a bass driver that will be good in the 27 litres this box will be after I reinforce it. I also want it to be vented, as I have found that I prefer a deeper bass extension to a thinner, tighter one.
I'm not limited to specific coax drivers as I could use a woofer with a small tweeter mounted on the pole piece. It doesn't need to look pretty, as I'll be retaining the grill cloth.

Suggestions? Max woofer size is 10".
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They look to be a very close 'visual' copy of an early B&W speaker.

http://www.bowers-wilkins.com/display.aspx?infid=1466
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They look to be a very close 'visual' copy of an early B&W speaker.

http://www.bowers-wilkins.com/display.aspx?infid=1466

Yes, but I like those B&W better.

A bit of a knock off? Mine have the curved baffle too, inside the aluminum frame.
My tentative plans are to clean up the aluminum parts (including the 1/4" thick aluminum plate feet), clean and possibly paint the diffuser and repair and paint the case. The same white.

I may leave them as is - these boxes don't have much damage - a few dings and dents. Original finish looks to be a powder coat on sheet stock, cut into panels and joined. White plastic edge banding on the edges.
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