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Old 19th February 2011, 05:39 AM   #1
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Default Help with ID'ing Griffin Loudspeakers

Hi, new to this forum and hoping for some help in identifying a set of Griffin Loudspeakers I acquired recently.

From the little I can find here, it appears they may be Model 27's, can anyone confirm?

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Happy to remove drivers and get serial numbers if required - the cabinets have labels on the back stating "Griffin Loudspeaker Model:" with no visible number stated, also "Left" and "Right".

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Old 19th February 2011, 05:51 AM   #2
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Seems they are not "27"s

Griffin "27" Omega 3 Loudspeakers - Opinions?

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Old 19th February 2011, 06:11 AM   #3
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Thanks Dave, I'd read elsewhere that the 27's were a twin port design so had assumed (wrongly), based on the apparently limited model variation, that these were Type 27's.

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My entire knowledge of Griffin is in the thread that i linked. One of the posters worked at the factory.

There is nothing to say that with a small company models "progressed" over time.

Your boxes are substantially larger than the one in the thread... yours also looks to have the higher end Coles 4001.

The post in which you pulled the dual ports from has some significant (or missing info) The sensitivity is certainly not as stated, but they could be the numbers pulled from the KEF data sheets where sensitivity is specified with pink noise at 10V in (B200 for instance comes to 96 dB at those levels)

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Old 19th February 2011, 08:16 AM   #5
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Thanks again Dave. I'm not fussed about the sensitivity (and always take any quoted single figures with a tonne of salt, unless they're backed up with SPL charts). Simply want to satisfy my curiosity about these beasts and glean a little of their history, of which there seems precious little on the information superlayby.

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Old 18th March 2013, 10:07 PM   #6
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Hi guys,


I also have a set of these in the family. Did anyone find out any more information, and which model they are?


I wonder how they compare to new speakers these days?
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Old 19th March 2013, 04:31 AM   #7
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The Griffin speakers appear to be the Aperiodic Model 27,which was described as an aperiodic reflex enclosure.My reference lists the speaker complement as; KEF B200,bass,T52 dome mid/treble and Coles STC 4001K tweeter.Dimensions,29.8 x 27.9 x 59 cm.
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Old 19th March 2013, 07:38 AM   #8
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Thanks for the post. The guys above said they aren't 27's?

How much you reckon these cost new back in the day? And they are from the 70's aren't they?
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Old 19th March 2013, 09:39 PM   #9
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The reference I used was from HiFi Year Book,1980.The price per pair ,then,was given as Pound Stirling 238 plus VAT.Incidently the next model down,using the same speakers except for the tweeter (Coles 3000),was the Omega Three Model 25.
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Old 19th March 2013, 09:45 PM   #10
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I see, so does it show a picture so you can see they are the Griffin Aperodic model 27's?

Using a historic inflation calculator if they were 278 inc VAT in 1980, that would be like spending 1,100 now!

I wonder if they really are that good!
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