Go Back   Home > Forums > >
Home Forums Rules Articles diyAudio Store Blogs Gallery Wiki Register Donations FAQ Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

What do you think about these old Loewe-Opta alnico Fullrange?
What do you think about these old Loewe-Opta alnico Fullrange?
Please consider donating to help us continue to serve you.

Ads on/off / Custom Title / More PMs / More album space / Advanced printing & mass image saving
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 4th October 2020, 03:21 AM   #1
Peters8 is offline Peters8  Italy
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Default What do you think about these old Loewe-Opta alnico Fullrange?

Hi my friends!
Please could you give me your opinion about these two alnico fullrange Loewe-Opta from the '50 ?
I 'm searching for high efficiency and good sound full-range speakers with a decent bass response (at least 80 hZ)...the high frequency is not a problem 'cause I can add a pair small tweeters.
In your opinion does the sound quality of these Loewe Opta speakers could be similar to the famous Saba Green cones?
Thank you so much in advance for your precious help and for your kindness.
Best regards from Italy!
Attached Images
File Type: jpg loewe opta 1.jpg (260.1 KB, 161 views)
File Type: jpg loewe opta 2.jpg (292.8 KB, 160 views)
File Type: jpg loewe opta 3.jpg (341.4 KB, 157 views)
  Reply With Quote
Old 4th October 2020, 02:53 PM   #2
chris661 is offline chris661  United Kingdom
diyAudio Member
 
chris661's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Sheffield
They certainly look interesting. In terms of sound quality, it's difficult to say. I've heard the Saba green cones, and thought they were okay at best - modern drivers are far superior IMO.

My recommendation would be simply to give them a try. If they make you happy, that's fine by me.

Chris
__________________
Bits of information and other things I've worked on: https://www.grimshawaudio.com/lab
  Reply With Quote
Old 4th October 2020, 06:16 PM   #3
Peters8 is offline Peters8  Italy
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Thank you very much, Chris.
  Reply With Quote
Old 4th October 2020, 07:05 PM   #4
korpberget is offline korpberget  Norway
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Lillehammer
I tried a Lorenz-Blaupunkt 1939 field coil as mid once. If I've had two of them they would still be in my system!
Try them!
  Reply With Quote
Old 5th October 2020, 03:34 AM   #5
Peters8 is offline Peters8  Italy
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Thank you!
But is it possible these old fullrange from the '50 can handle just 2 or 3 watt ?(
Regards
  Reply With Quote
Old 5th October 2020, 07:03 AM   #6
chris661 is offline chris661  United Kingdom
diyAudio Member
 
chris661's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Sheffield
Yeah, they'll be fine. Probably okay up to 10w. Music is peaky anyway, so the amplifiers only hit maximum output for very short time periods - like on the snare drum.

Chris
__________________
Bits of information and other things I've worked on: https://www.grimshawaudio.com/lab
  Reply With Quote
Old 5th October 2020, 03:46 PM   #7
Peters8 is offline Peters8  Italy
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
thank you Chris
  Reply With Quote
Old 5th October 2020, 03:58 PM   #8
korpberget is offline korpberget  Norway
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Lillehammer
Use a cap to protect them from deep bass.
  Reply With Quote
Old 5th October 2020, 04:22 PM   #9
Kay Pirinha is offline Kay Pirinha  Germany
diyAudio Member
 
Kay Pirinha's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Somewhere in Germany
Given the modest tube output power a radios of those days had, those speakers (also including Saba greencones and the like) were designed to be as loud as possible, not to be as linear as possible. In terms of speaker R&D we're generations ahead of them today. I'd toss them if you don't own the related radio.
Best regards!
__________________
"I spent a lot of money on booze, birds and fast cars. The rest I just squandered." (George Best)
  Reply to this post

Reply


What do you think about these old Loewe-Opta alnico Fullrange?Hide this!Advertise here!
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Fullrange 4" Alnico magnet ? Gasfin Full Range 20 6th November 2017 07:11 PM
Need help with OPT for Loewe Opta Apollo Stereo swingarm63 Tubes / Valves 11 11th March 2016 02:15 PM
NEW Nirvana Super15 Alnico FullRange Driver FullRangeMan Full Range 14 10th September 2013 10:23 PM
Foster 10F3 Alnico 4" Fullrange Speakers. xecluded Swap Meet 7 4th August 2008 12:41 PM
Loewe Opta bogdan_borko Solid State 0 4th April 2007 05:23 PM


New To Site? Need Help?

All times are GMT. The time now is 12:46 PM.


Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Resources saved on this page: MySQL 14.29%
vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright ©1999-2020 diyAudio
Wiki