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  • Found some speakers and a receiver on roadside. Trying to identify the speakers.

    I was hoping that the mids were something special, but they are not marked, and one is DOA. Does this speaker look familiar?
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    Re: Found some speakers and a receiver on roadside. Trying to identify the speakers.

    More pics.
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      Re: Found some speakers and a receiver on roadside. Trying to identify the speakers.

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        Re: Found some speakers and a receiver on roadside. Trying to identify the speakers.

        The tweeters are Phillips/Goldwood.
        The mids I don't know.
        The woofers are obviously not original equipment.

        Later,
        Wolf
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          Re: Found some speakers and a receiver on roadside. Trying to identify the speakers.

          Originally posted by Wolf View Post
          The tweeters are Phillips/Goldwood.
          The mids I don't know.
          The woofers are obviously not original equipment.

          Later,
          Wolf
          The tweeters were marked, and I recognized them as Phillips right away because I still have a very old pair. I like the Phillips tweets, and was hoping the mids might be something comparable in quality. The mids have a large magnet and are very heavy. The flange is pretty thin. I was hoping that they were Morel, dynaudio, etc,.

          I was surprised to see Dayton on the woofer. I wonder if all the drivers were changed from whatever the originals were. The box design looks a little familiar, but I don't know what brand it is. It seems odd that there is no model number of any kind on the box. Maybe it's a very old DIY speaker. I'm going to run a sweep on the mid today, and see if it might be usable in a center speaker.

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          • #6
            Re: Found some speakers and a receiver on roadside. Trying to identify the speakers.

            Originally posted by rpb View Post
            The tweeters were marked, and I recognized them as Phillips right away because I still have a very old pair. I like the Phillips tweets, and was hoping the mids might be something comparable in quality. The mids have a large magnet and are very heavy. The flange is pretty thin. I was hoping that they were Morel, dynaudio, etc,.

            I was surprised to see Dayton on the woofer. I wonder if all the drivers were changed from whatever the originals were. The box design looks a little familiar, but I don't know what brand it is. It seems odd that there is no model number of any kind on the box. Maybe it's a very old DIY speaker. I'm going to run a sweep on the mid today, and see if it might be usable in a center speaker.
            Box looks a bit like the ESS AMT3.

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            • #7
              Re: Found some speakers and a receiver on roadside. Trying to identify the speakers.

              I looked at current Dayton 12" woofers, and it looks like the basket and cone are identical to the DC-300. So, if nothing else, I scored a pair of $40 woofers if they show no problems other than the dust caps being crushed.

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                Re: Found some speakers and a receiver on roadside. Trying to identify the speakers.

                I'd say if your woofers have the "Classic"'s "4-sectioned paper gasket" (that sometimes come loose or even falls off, when pressed by a mounting screw) then they probably are the DC-300s. (295-315 ?). Running T/S parms should tell the tale.

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                  Re: Found some speakers and a receiver on roadside. Trying to identify the speakers.

                  Originally posted by Chris Roemer View Post
                  I'd say if your woofers have the "Classic"'s "4-sectioned paper gasket" (that sometimes come loose or even falls off, when pressed by a mounting screw) then they probably are the DC-300s. (295-315 ?). Running T/S parms should tell the tale.
                  Yes, the gaskets are falling off. I assume the surround glue joint to the basket is still good, and the gaskets are not needed other than for cosmetics.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Found some speakers and a receiver on roadside. Trying to identify the speakers.

                    I just ran a few sweeps on the mid. It's junk.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Found some speakers and a receiver on roadside. Trying to identify the speakers.

                      Can you tell us the box's internal volume (or internal H x W x D), and the id and length of the port?
                      So, you'd need a "closed back mid" ('cause the mid does not have its own separate chamber).
                      The tweeter just sits out in the open, up in that top area?
                      What are the gizmos up there that look like rectangular (enclosed) transformers?

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                        Re: Found some speakers and a receiver on roadside. Trying to identify the speakers.

                        Originally posted by Chris Roemer View Post
                        Can you tell us the box's internal volume (or internal H x W x D), and the id and length of the port?
                        So, you'd need a "closed back mid" ('cause the mid does not have its own separate chamber).
                        The tweeter just sits out in the open, up in that top area?
                        What are the gizmos up there that look like rectangular (enclosed) transformers?
                        I'm not planning to use the box. I ran a sweep on one of the woofers, and it appears to be OK. Do you think the surround will come loose if played without the gasket?

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                        • #13
                          Re: Found some speakers and a receiver on roadside. Trying to identify the speakers.

                          The link that Mattk posted shows that the stuff up top is just a plastic box with x-over parts inside.

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                            Re: Found some speakers and a receiver on roadside. Trying to identify the speakers.

                            Originally posted by Chris Roemer View Post
                            Can you tell us the box's internal volume (or internal H x W x D), and the id and length of the port?
                            So, you'd need a "closed back mid" ('cause the mid does not have its own separate chamber).
                            The tweeter just sits out in the open, up in that top area?
                            What are the gizmos up there that look like rectangular (enclosed) transformers?
                            Those are ancient EV xover boxes. They used to put them in steel cans.

                            Later,
                            Wolf
                            "Wolf, you shall now be known as "King of the Zip ties." -Pete00t
                            "Wolf and speakers equivalent to Picasso and 'Blue'" -dantheman
                            "He is a true ambassador for this forum and speaker DIY in general." -Ed Froste
                            "We're all in this together, so keep your stick on the ice!" - Red Green aka Steve Smith

                            *InDIYana event website*

                            Photobucket pages:
                            https://app.photobucket.com/u/wolf_teeth_speaker

                            My blog/writeups/thoughts here at PE:
                            http://techtalk.parts-express.com/blog.php?u=4102

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                              Re: Found some speakers and a receiver on roadside. Trying to identify the speakers.

                              Originally posted by rpb View Post
                              The link that Mattk posted shows that the stuff up top is just a plastic box with x-over parts inside.
                              No- that was a refabbing to visually match the original design with a non-ferrous case. I assure you- yours are not plastic.

                              Later,
                              Wolf
                              "Wolf, you shall now be known as "King of the Zip ties." -Pete00t
                              "Wolf and speakers equivalent to Picasso and 'Blue'" -dantheman
                              "He is a true ambassador for this forum and speaker DIY in general." -Ed Froste
                              "We're all in this together, so keep your stick on the ice!" - Red Green aka Steve Smith

                              *InDIYana event website*

                              Photobucket pages:
                              https://app.photobucket.com/u/wolf_teeth_speaker

                              My blog/writeups/thoughts here at PE:
                              http://techtalk.parts-express.com/blog.php?u=4102

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