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Old 3rd October 2012, 02:43 AM   #1
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Default Goodmans multi-unit loudspeaker system

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.
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Old 3rd October 2012, 03:04 AM   #2
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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.
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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.
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Old 3rd October 2012, 05:09 AM   #4
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thanks for the input guys!
what confuses me is the fact it has no air port? is that common?
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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.
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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
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Old 3rd October 2012, 08:50 AM   #7
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height is 665mm width is 485mm and depth is 420mm
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what confuses me is the fact it has no air port? is that common?
Hi,

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.
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Question. recycle buy or pick-up freebie?/ If free = jealous
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Recycle buy. Cost only $5 though! for that it was definitely worth a go!!
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