Bought vintage Paisley AE300 speakers

Robcrx

Member
2009-02-04 7:03 am
Canada
Today I picked up some rare Paisley AE300 Speakers from original owner.
They are all original in near mint condition, 1 small scratch on 1 side.
Only issue is 1 back speaker terminal came loose so it needs tightening.
They sound real nice and warm with good bass as well !
Not bad for a 6.5" speaker. I will also note that they are heavy suckers !

Anyone have experience with these ?

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SPECS:

Enclosure type: Bass reflex
System resonance: 42 HZ
Woofer Diameter: 6.5"
Tweeter Diameter: 1.0"
Crossover Frequencies: 2.5 khz
Tweeter type: Dome
Frequency Response: 38 Hz-20 khz +/- 2db
Efficiency: 84 db
Power Handling: 60 watts
Nominal Impedance: 4 ohms
Enclosure Demensions: 24x26x40 cm's / 9.4" x 10.2" x 15.7"
System Weight: 12.75 kg
Price: $549.00 a pair. ($1500+ in 2013 money)

Audio Canada Magazine, August/September 1981

Made in Canada
 
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Nice find!!
Seems very well made as well.....I can picture those set on stands......you trying to find a sweet spot in the room to place em'.....
All you need now is a matching subwoofer.
Hours & hours listening to music.......moving the pair all over the room, trying to get the imaging & response down right.....I can see it all, clear as day.

I would take advantage to the max, that beautiful radius on the cabs....I'd leave the grills off....apply some absorbent felt on the face...

Again...NICE find!

________________________________________________________Rick......
 
ho Rbcrx, the rated wattage of the speaker do not specifies the power of the amp, the best practice is to adopt a 1,5 to 2 x of the power rating of the speaker to match the power. I had 15 Ohms LS3/5a speakers, and they are 84dB, usually, they only sounded well with my manley ichiban powers, that are 600W each!
cheers.
 
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Robcrx

Member
2009-02-04 7:03 am
Canada
Just had Jim at Fabaudio tighten the rear terminals so it will never come loose again ! Im going to use banana plugs on them as well. He also re-glued the grill cloths as well, free of charge. :)
Also, the spec sheet must be wrong. He measured the speaker impedance and these are 4ohms. I guess they used 6 ohms on the spec sheet because 4 ohm impedance werent really the norm back them.

I run a pair of 8" full ranges on 375 watts per channel.

Vintage amplifier watts or Modern amplifier watts ? Theres a difference.
 
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