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    Default Old Skoo . . .Are these worth bringing back to life ?

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    At $35 / pair can anyone tell me if these puppies are worth while? I've not heard them, but obviously the surrounds need replacing

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    Hell yea! I would rebuild those in a heartbeat!

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    Well would you want to look at them in your house? Will they fit nicely with your decor? Do they have covers? What im thinking is that even if they do sounds good, do you want them trashing up your house? ( I know I sound snobby ).
    for 70-120 bucks you could get your hands on some Polk Monitors. they sound nice and look nice.
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    I think they would be a cheap fun project. Put them on CL if you end up not liking them. How big are those woofers?

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    They look - to my non-expert eye - like a pair of Savards.
    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/sho...ghlight=savard
    all the best,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob in WI View Post
    How big are those woofers?
    I didn't have a tapre measure, but the cabs are good size. I guess they're 12 inchers. Also, there are covers, laying off in the corner. I should've examined them more closely

    I found replacement X-Overs online . . . $30 ea.

    3 WAY SPEAKER CROSSOVER @ 1,000 Hz & 5,000 Hz WITH MID RANGE & TWEETER BUILT IN DIMMERS-POWER RATING: 25 WATTS RMS

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    25 watts...that's interesting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SDA1C View Post
    25 watts...that's interesting.
    My thoughts exactly . . .

    I found this 10 year old post on AK from a mhardy6647 (I wonder who that is??)

    Herald Electronics was a brand of raw drivers that I recall being sold by mail-order outfits in the 1970's (e.g., Zalytron and Stereo Discounters). I don't know if they were rebranded drivers from a "major manufacturer", or offshore drivers with a US brand name, or a legitimate driver manufacturer. I've never knowingly seen one 'in the flesh'.

    You might want to try the vintage forum at AA, or James Melhuish's Full-Range Driver forum.

    Check the driver baskets for an EIA manufacturer code. This is meant to be a positive ID for the "real" manufacturer of a component. There's lists of EIA codes for speakers at:

    http://www.webervst.com/codes.html

    and EIA codes for other electronic components at:

    http://www.triodeel.com/eiacode.htm

    Old posts can come in handy. I just may pursue this project. . . .

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    I find those oddly attractive and quite intriguing. I would only prefer they be mirrors of each other but beggars can't be choosers. I'd really like to hear your thoughts after a good listen, and rebuild of course.

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    yeah, well - whadda I know? :-P
    all the best,
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    They sorta remind me of mini Altec model 14's. Well if they had the grills on.
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