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    if you were to duplicate the Cerwin Vega AT-15's , what drivers would you use ?
    donc

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    Originally posted by donc View Post
    if you were to duplicate the Cerwin Vega AT-15's , what drivers would you use ?
    donc
    ​I wouldn't. However, if I were to attempt a duplicate, I'd go on eBay and look for actual Cerwin Vega woofers, etc.

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    • #3
      DonC, I have a pair of Cerwin-Vega CH-203A's that need a home...BTW, anyone else want a good pair of "Rock-N'-Roll" speakers? The 15" woofer does give the bass you feel in your chest. 60 WPC in most rooms would probably cause hearing damage...
      "Cerwin-Vega, THE name in LOUD-speakers." C-V ad circa 1975...

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      • #4
        What is it you like about the AT-15s? Not being a wise guy, just curious what you're looking for. Also, what's your budget?
        Francis

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        • #5
          Also, I'm guessing the choice of drivers is kind of secondary. The sound you're looking for most likely is from a hump in the bass and a somewhat rolled-off treble. So, woofer box tuning and crossover are key.
          Francis

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          • #6
            I hate saying this, but the cost of a 15” woofer, especially a high efficiency one, is going to be somewhat costly. I would say since large older speakers are considered clutter by so many people nowadays and almost given away, I would try to just find a used set of AT15s. Other challenges will be finding a pair of mids to keep up with a 95+dB woofer losing nothing to bsc that close to the floor, much less at a 300-400 crossover point especially considering possibly a couple dB of bsc loss on the bottom end of the mid response. Beyond that you will almost certainly be looking at a bullet or horn tweeter to keep up, which likely will not have the same sound signature as the cv foam dome. I know the cv speakers likely have overstated efficiency but they certainly are efficient. If you would forego a high efficiency design, and shoot for standard level efficiency I think you have an open book to easily and affordably better the vega.

            If you want to try for an efficient design, I know these aren’t real popular, but this woofer seems to offer a good balance of sensitivity, lf extension, and reasonable box size (so long as the ts specs are close to the manufacturer specs):

            https://www.parts-express.com/goldwo...4-ohm--290-336

            Maybe a pair of these with mid tunnels open to the rear:

            https://www.parts-express.com/dayton...eaker--295-015

            And this up top:

            https://www.parts-express.com/eminen...-x-90--290-536

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            • #7
              i forgot to mention this was just for fun , i know the size and sound quality of the CV's do not meet anyone's standards . i was thinking a SB 96dB tweeter , 2 SS revs and an AE spb !?
              donc

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              • #8
                Originally posted by donc View Post
                i forgot to mention this was just for fun , i know the size and sound quality of the CV's do not meet anyone's standards . i was thinking a SB 96dB tweeter , 2 SS revs and an AE spb !?
                donc
                that sounds kind of pricey for just for fun .... but i love big speakers , i say go for it !
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