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Old 6th October 2009, 12:19 AM   #1
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Default Cerwin vega strokers?

To buy or not to buy?

I've found a a pair of the original Cerwin Vega strokers (ones with the nipple) that I can pick up for $100.

I'm fairly certain these are like hitting the jackpot for real audio enthusiasts.

The same guy has a pair of 12" "v flex 128" subs for $100 as well.

I have a few questions.. (forgive me if these seem silly)

Which set should I go for?

And does anyone have a spec sheet for the original "strokers"?

The Cerwin Vega Website is next to useless.

thanks in advance
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Old 6th October 2009, 10:52 AM   #2
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Which model are the CV Strokers? The CV Strokers were a very good speaker. The reason why they didn't stick around very long is because most of the car audio people were too dumb to understand how to use them. The ones I used had the adjustable center post next to the front spider. This allowed the user to adjust the Cms of the driver to suit their enclosure and design goals.

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Old 6th October 2009, 04:00 PM   #3
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Um to be honest I'm not so sure, they're the 12" models

All I've seen are these 2 pictures, I'm going to check them out tomorrow in person.

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Old 7th October 2009, 10:12 AM   #4
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You migth be able to get some bass out of them in a car enviroment, but as a home sub they are useless.

Adjusting them migth change cms, but wouldnt help much with a FS in the 50`s

A local shop buildt lots of test boxes for the 12`s but where not able to get any useful output from them even in a car.
(They suceeded with the 15 and 18" models, but the 12 was a lost cause)

In my opinion these are just expensive PA midwoofers, NOT subwoofers

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Old 7th October 2009, 08:33 PM   #5
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I have to agree with FE3T. That's a 12D from the mid 90's with a Fs of 51 hz. The parameters are here on page 9.

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Old 8th October 2009, 03:15 AM   #6
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Originally Posted by FE3T View Post
You migth be able to get some bass out of them in a car enviroment, but as a home sub they are useless.
Not a true sub, but looks pretty good for a wide BW 20 Hz TH in ~7.1 ft^3 net once damped if the published specs are reasonably accurate, which most folks consider is low enough for all but the most extreme music/HT systems.

Still, with the driver selection available today, the $100 might be better spent as a down payment on new drivers depending on the OP's size/performance/build complexity goals.

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