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Old 20th April 2011, 03:03 AM   #981
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Hi,

Just as an aside, a $55.-- woofer from 1978 would be $355.-- by 2011 @ 6% annual price increase, and there were no woofers of comparable quality available for $55.-- in 1978.

I know, it still hurts. :-)

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Fortunately several drivers model very well in the ss15 cabinet.
The kappa pro 15LF-2 comes to mind. http://www.parts-express.com/pe/show...number=290-420

Yea it's 25lbs instead of 10, but it's within a db of a 3015lf in output, and half the price.
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Old 20th April 2011, 03:31 AM   #982
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have you checked out an idea such as the TH-118 from danley? a little different than the "cube" design but gives a heckofa punch. you could scale it down to fit a eminence LAB12 series driver. Shouldnt put ya out more than 150 bucks.
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Old 20th April 2011, 06:43 AM   #983
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In 1978 I was paying $23 for a 7mm x-max woofer that had slightly better T/S parameters.

Anyone remember McGee Radio?
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Old 20th April 2011, 01:12 PM   #984
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Anyone remember McGee Radio?
guilty....

Was a kid at the time.... If I wanted to build something (am radio, amplifier, speaker, etc...) dad would tell me to to find his electrical engineering text books, learn, and then when I could explain it to him, he'd buy me the parts...

They moved from mcgee street to broadway, just a few blocks away from electronics supply... and are sadly no more.

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Old 20th April 2011, 01:52 PM   #985
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Some great prices there...but...in 1972 I built four "Voice of the theater" cabinet for my PA. The altec lansing 15" woofers were $150 dollars each at the time. JBL were about the same. Imagine what those would cost now adjusted for inflation. As an aside, It was about that time that Eminence came onto the seen. They were considered to be of poor quality at the time. Go figure.
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Old 20th April 2011, 02:47 PM   #986
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In 1978 I was paying $23 for a 7mm x-max woofer that had slightly better T/S parameters.

Anyone remember McGee Radio?
I definitely rememeber McGee - and those 12" Eminence speakers. For a while, PE was selling a verison of them with the lightning bolt on the dust cap - I still use some of these. They were $40 in 1992 - and up to 100 watts would do everything the $200 super subs would do.

Imagine if we had Hornresp back when I was in high school and those woofers were still $23. I may have never gone down the path of large low tuned 18's at all. My first pair of 18" Pyle Drivers were purchased from McGee. They were good back then. But lab horns (or something like it) would have been BETTER!
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Old 20th April 2011, 04:30 PM   #987
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Some great prices there...but...in 1972 I built four "Voice of the theater" cabinet for my PA. The altec lansing 15" woofers were $150 dollars each at the time. JBL were about the same. Imagine what those would cost now adjusted for inflation. As an aside, It was about that time that Eminence came onto the seen. They were considered to be of poor quality at the time. Go figure.
Almost double that for each driver on this side of the ocean in 1972... But at least we had very cheap Italians........... (that were crap at that time).
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Old 20th April 2011, 04:33 PM   #988
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Hi jbell,

Thanks for the McGEE Radiao cover in #984. That brings back memories.

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Old 20th April 2011, 05:43 PM   #989
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Oliver and Jim, don't want to make you guys tired but this is the latest version I'm working on.
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^ for what driver?? All cut from a single sheet?
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