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Old 19th September 2011, 08:35 PM   #11
BazP is offline BazP  United Kingdom
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Well I'm astonished.

I was on another website a few minutes ago and the question posed by a poster was "How often do you change your 'speakers?" and I was trying to remember the model number of the SMC's I bought in the late '70s - possibly about '79 - from the dealer in Kempston, Bedfordshire. AS40s.

They replaced a pair of Goodmans Maxims and were eventually replaced themselves by some Rogers LS7s which I eventually biwired with the assistance of a Rogers hand-drawn circuit diagram, a couple of copper covered boards, an etching pen and some acid (not the LS7t which were biwired and had a titanium tweeter). I think my Rogers were probably unique and I sold them to a mate of mine in Luton around 2001 and he's still using them.

The SMCs were also sold to a lad I worked with and he was very happy with them.

It's great to come across this thread and it brings back a lot of memories of the late 70s/early 80s.
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Old 4th February 2019, 02:36 PM   #12
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Default Have owned a pair of SMC AS 40's since 1980

Hi, Just come across this thread re SMC AS 40 loudspeaker. I purchased mine in 1980, from a Hi Fi shop in Woowich. They take a bit of driving, but have loved them right from the beginning. The reason I came across this thread was that I have just discovered the original 'yellow' coloured technical spec about the SMC range of speakers, a copy of the Guarantee and a single sheet flyer for the SMC range. If anyone is still looking for copies of this type of info, just drop me a note. Happy listening.
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Old 14th August 2019, 07:02 AM   #13
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I'd love to see those old papers again. I recall that the brochures were nice line drawings, probably by hand, with typewriter font. Old school, good old days.

I had the biggies: AL50s. Loved them.

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Old 14th August 2019, 03:28 PM   #14
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Some well made 70's loudspeakers
yairisan, you might not want to post your email address so clearly on a forum. There are apps and companies that scan through forums for those and sell them to spammers!
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Old 15th August 2019, 09:39 AM   #15
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I know those also. A friend from my youth of me had those in his shed (our meeting point as teenagers), and in the living room of his house (the one of his parents), they had SMC AL30 wich were big floorstanders. We spend hours there to listen to music as he had the best speakers of our friendgroup. Even the Warfdale Dovedale 3 of my parents could not keep up.

I've been on the lookout for good deals for these for some time, but they are all too expensive now.
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Old 15th August 2019, 11:09 AM   #16
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My favourite 1970's speaker is a Fane 12-50WRMS in a W bin.
I have other speakers but this one gets used most.
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Old 21st September 2019, 05:57 PM   #17
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Hello all.
First post.
Great thread.
I was looking for info on the SMC SUPERNOVA
seems the company MD is here, maybe he can help.
Seems to be little info on this particular model online.
Just purchased a pair on , I assume original, black metal stands.
Any help appreciated.
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