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Kermit100 3rd October 2012 01:43 AM

Goodmans multi-unit loudspeaker system
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found a pair of these at the tip the other day. I was wondering if anyone has seen or know anything about this system? on the back it has no model number all it said was made in Australia by thorn elec.

VaNarn 3rd October 2012 02:04 AM

The speaker shown is from a system that by memory was called 'Goodmans Audio Suite'.It was made by Thorn in Heidelberg,Melbourne in the early 70's.

badman 3rd October 2012 02:21 AM

I'm betting it's better than looks would indicate.

Drivers are likely quite nice and the quad of woofers will certainly thump well, along with a proper small midrange cone and tweeter.

Not my "style" but still probably a solid sounding speaker in it's way.

Kermit100 3rd October 2012 04:09 AM

thanks for the input guys!
what confuses me is the fact it has no air port? is that common?

VaNarn 3rd October 2012 06:01 AM

The intended market for the Goodmans Audio Suite was via electrical bulk stores and the product needed to sound and look impressive(to put it kindly), which translates as a lifted bass response and a surplus of speakers.Probably the enclosure would suit a single 8'' speaker vented to tune at 30 to 35 Hz,depending on the model of DIN range 8'' speaker chosen.Hopefully you have the higher flux magnet,(1.35T) which if the roll surround is intact is a good freebie to pick up.

Moondog55 3rd October 2012 06:31 AM

Hi Kermit.
How big is the box? And sealed boxes from Thorn were common (If it is a Thorn) I ask as that looks like the Phillips 1inch tweeter and they were reasonably good. My son picked up something similar that had a 12inch woofer as cheap party speakers and they sounded OK

Kermit100 3rd October 2012 07:50 AM

height is 665mm width is 485mm and depth is 420mm
thanks for all your help guys

sreten 3rd October 2012 10:11 PM


Originally Posted by Kermit100 (
what confuses me is the fact it has no air port? is that common?


It was common is those days, lots of sealed designs in that period.

rgds, sreten.

If the bass drivers are 8" - look a lot like the units
from the Goodmans DIN20 2 way speaker kit.

Moondog55 4th October 2012 04:21 AM

Question. recycle buy or pick-up freebie?/ If free = jealous

Kermit100 4th October 2012 06:25 AM

Recycle buy. Cost only $5 though! for that it was definitely worth a go!!

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