Calling All "Vintage" Speaker Owners
Mar 27, 2013 at 11:13 AM Post #649 of 1,309

MrLazyAnt

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I can't do that either...... no permission to create attachments
EDIT: My bad here's what one looks like
 
 

 

 
So.... Any one have a clue who made these?
 
Mar 27, 2013 at 7:03 PM Post #650 of 1,309

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Those look like late 60's vintage.  As for who...no clue.
 
Mar 29, 2013 at 6:25 PM Post #651 of 1,309

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I have an unusual problem. I don't know what brand my speakers are. I bought  them 2nd hand when I was 17 based solely on sound and price. I'm fairly sure they belong to the 70's based on build, size and sound (and the not-very-nice-looking fabric cone-cover), but they are sealed speakers with the backboard nailed down. I'm very happy with them, I love their sound even if the soundstage is a bit lacking. Any idea how I can find out? Thanks =)
 
EDIT: I bought them used from a store. I have no idea how many previous owners they had.

 
Nevermind.  Just saw that you posted photos.  :)
 
Apr 1, 2013 at 2:26 AM Post #654 of 1,309

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Hello again, hope I'm not being a nuisance here
I would really appreciate help identifying my battered and beloved old speakers, having bought them used based on budget and sound, and the shop I bought them from has been closed for a while now.
 

Here's what one looks like
 
 

 

 
So.... Any one have a clue who made these, and when?

 
Apr 1, 2013 at 1:46 PM Post #655 of 1,309

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They look sort of like the old Utahs.
 
I'm into Celestions,(Sl6 SI's), and vintage Polks.
 
I remember seeing something like your photos at a buddie's house, he resurrected them from a basement and cleaned them up, they were Utahs.
Late 60's early to mid 70's speakers... lot of them had that fabric screen on them. I think some of the old Pioneer speakers used that cover too.
 

 
 
Nothing inside them to give you a clue?

 
 
 
 
Apr 1, 2013 at 1:53 PM Post #656 of 1,309

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Nothing inside them to give you a clue?

The back is nailed down, and I'm afraid to remove the screen for fear I won't be able to put it back 
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EDIT: If this is any help, the tweeters are on the upper left hand corner and are 6cm (~2.5 inches) wide including the fitting hole. The mid-conehas a 13.5 cm (~5.5 inches) diameter fitting hole and is on the right, slightly higher than the middle, and the hole for the bass driver is approx 27cm (~11 inches) across. The bass cone itself has got a whole bunch of holes in the middle of the dust cap, which has metal ring around it (brass I think), the mid-range has a grill dust cap also with a metal ring, and I can't get a good look at the tweeter, seeing how I gleaned this by shining a light through the screen, but the hole for the tweeter is too small to both shine a light, and look.

 
Dimensions: 60x40x22, (~23x15x8.5)
MDF with a "real-wood" cover
 
Apr 2, 2013 at 11:48 AM Post #657 of 1,309

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Here is a listing on ebay for some vintage Utahs, they have a similar look to them.
 
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Utah-Heritage-Speakers-Vintage-/171011092607?pt=Vintage_Electronics_R2&hash=item27d10e307f
 
 
Maybe that will help.
 
Good luck.
 
 
 
 
 
Apr 20, 2013 at 1:36 AM Post #660 of 1,309

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SPLs have climbed to dangerous levels... (seriously! 
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I know, I know. They're supposed to go on the angled stands on the floor. Tried that, and I like these "stands" better 
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. Spinning Dire Straits - "Love Over Gold" at the moment. If I turn the volume up more than halfway, they'll probably blow the windows out.
 

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