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Old 17th February 2020, 05:31 PM   #1
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Default Identifying Lowther drivers

Hi

I just recently inherited a pair of Lowther drivers. They have been in storage for a loooong time, they look old and not in their best shape...

Anyone can help me identifying what model these drivers are?

Thanks
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Old 18th February 2020, 12:33 AM   #2
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Old 18th February 2020, 01:06 AM   #3
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Pretty sure it is a PM6C. Slight chance it is a PM2C, would need a photo from the side to be sure.
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Old 18th February 2020, 06:49 AM   #4
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I don't know yet, but since they seem to be "basic" Lowthers I think I'll have some fun... replace surrounds and spiders, build a horn, hook up a triode.....!
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Old 18th February 2020, 06:55 AM   #5
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Pretty sure it is a PM6C. Slight chance it is a PM2C, would need a photo from the side to be sure.
Thank you Jon
They come in so many variations I could not "Google-identify" them. Can you tell how old they are?
I attached a photo from the side... I have the original pear shaped plugs to.
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Old 18th February 2020, 01:02 PM   #6
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I'm thinking PM7 is another possibility based on some google images. Laying a ruler across it would give some indication if size. Hard to tell size just from the image.
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Old 19th February 2020, 07:32 AM   #7
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I'm thinking PM7 is another possibility based on some google images. Laying a ruler across it would give some indication if size. Hard to tell size just from the image.
Thanks!
I attached some photos with a ruler.
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Old 20th February 2020, 11:58 PM   #8
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PM2C from 1970’s era.
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Old 21st February 2020, 02:46 PM   #9
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That's impressive.

Looks to me like the surround needs replacing, and the spider might've sagged a bit.

Fixed up, they'll probably be worth quite a bit of money. Full-range drivers aren't my cup of tea (too many compromises in things I like, such as bass), but you might be able to make something you'll enjoy.

I'd recommend measuring the T/S parameters.

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