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Old 11th February 2004, 05:45 AM   #1
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Default My oldest living relics

Boy have these been around. They're the oldest still with me.

Built around '78 for the back of my brothers Ford Pinto. Imagine that, the back of a Pinto and they're still kickin' today.

They're not actually my computer speakers, I use them downstairs in my work area with a dual 10" bandpass. The woofers came from whomever I could swindle and the tweeters are a 3/4 polycarb unit from Radio Shack. The grilles are held on with ring nails pushed into holes in the wood. All wood cut with a handsaw.

I miss those days

Anybody else with old bombproof speakers still alive?

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Old 11th February 2004, 08:51 AM   #2
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Old 11th February 2004, 09:40 AM   #3
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I have a pair of ugly looking backloaded horns up in the attic. I made those by the end of the seventies. They use 12" drivers made by DNH (late sixties) and a p@#%o tweeter and they are made out of ugly particle board.

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nice mirror door G4 ... how fast?

no diy speakers that old... but i have drivers still in there boxes that i bought new over 25 years ago

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yesterday we went for a wedding. i had to pick my mom. she told me the sari (indian dress) she was wearing she got in 1959 for her wedding! dave you are almost as bad as her!

dont tell me you are still looking for a good use to put those driver to.
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About a month ago I was given a pair of old Sansui speakers. I'm assuming their from the 70's with the wooden matrix grills. I'll dig into them one day soon.
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Actually, i do recall a set that are probably still in daily action -- i'm have drivers to do a V2 now -- in 1975 i built a set of EPI microTower clones for my brother using Philips 5" FRs...

Navin, the drivers in question are a set of Audax PR17s, i've some ideas for them, but too many other things in the queue ahead of them

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About a month ago I was given a pair of old Sansui speakers. I'm assuming their from the 70's with the wooden matrix grills. I'll dig into them one day soon.
Often some really nice Coral (sometimgs Panasonic) drivers in those...

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