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Ohm!!! Just gonna leave this picture here...

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Posted on March 2, 2017 at 11:23:23
David S.
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WOW!

Was poking around ebay, and stumbled upon this.

No affiliation, but... dang!

I'll include the ebay link too, for those curious.

 

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RE: Ohm!!! Just gonna leave this picture here..., posted on March 2, 2017 at 19:36:52
Utley1
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Owned them and enjoyed them for several years in early 80's. Great in their time since I played a lot of organ music and lived in a loft in Bklyn...But the adhesive holding the drive ruptured and they were to heavy to take to the factory, in Bklyn just a cab ride away. Require a lot of power which in those days was expensive.

 

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Stale
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Ohm I God

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Ohm!!! X 1 usually, posted on March 3, 2017 at 22:59:33
hifitommy
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because they usually get fried. i am not so sure the voice coils were robust enough for the job.
...regards...tr

 

RE: More Appropriate Subject Line:, posted on March 4, 2017 at 12:14:14
Utley1
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i CHANTED WHEN I OWNED THEM

 

RE: Ohm!!! Just gonna leave this picture here..., posted on March 4, 2017 at 12:47:39
SgreenP@MSN.com
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If these are the model A, at one time they were my favorite speaker

 

RE: Ohm!!! X 1 usually, posted on March 5, 2017 at 16:29:28
Crazy Dave
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They were incredibly inefficient. Clipping might have been the culprit. The F's did sound good on a very big amp.

Dave

 

RE: Ohm!!! X 1 usually, posted on March 5, 2017 at 17:06:17
hifitommy
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they sounded exquisite, especially on high percussion. i don't think the voice coil was up to high power. those that could afford them could also afford the big amps.
...regards...tr

 

RE: Ohm!!! X 1 usually, posted on March 8, 2017 at 10:53:22
Crazy Dave
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I heard it driven by a Dynaco Stereo 416 with the optional C-100 Capacitor bank (adds 100.000 uF). It was up to the task.

Dave

 

usually, posted on March 8, 2017 at 13:59:06
hifitommy
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the reason i would be wary is the sheer number of ohm As and Fs i saw as single speaker demos because of voice coil failure.
...regards...tr

 

RE: Ohm!!! Just gonna leave this picture here..., posted on March 8, 2017 at 19:09:52
timm
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Wow is right. I remember these .. they sounded great back in 1980 or prior. I would go to tech hifi and listen to them off of a big ole kenwood receiver that would dim on the bass notes. I ended up getting infinity quantum 5s. I think the ohms were a little pricey for a high school kid.

Imagine those 9 in the pic in some surround setup. Might be kind of crazy.

 

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