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Old 6th Dec 2017, 8:20 pm   #1
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Just wondering if anyone has ever seen a speaker like this.

The 10 bass speaker in the bottom is a seas unit.

Looks like something was wrapped around the black sides , but what?

Anyone with any info on this ?
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Old 6th Dec 2017, 8:31 pm   #2
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It looks like the subwoofer which went with the Rogers JR149s, I think. If the 10" driver is modern it may be a replacement.

Some details on the second row here http://www.mcmullon.com/icollect/hi_..._rogers/jr.htm and also at the bottom of the same page.

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Old 6th Dec 2017, 8:35 pm   #3
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Looks a bit like the KB omni from 1960 but that had a 6" driver mounted at the top
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Old 6th Dec 2017, 8:38 pm   #4
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You could be correct on the rogers as there is whats left of foam on the bottom.
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Old 6th Dec 2017, 8:40 pm   #5
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Heres the speaker as its being re foamed
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Old 6th Dec 2017, 8:46 pm   #6
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The base looks different than Rogers

The speaker inside i think would be original due to its age

Rogers base has buttons etc on it. Mine only has the 2 speaker terminals and no internal crossover
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Old 6th Dec 2017, 9:49 pm   #7
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i have got one of these its a sub-woofer and it came with a amplifier -x over i forget the name at the moment i have this in the garage and will look it out over the weekend to be fair it was quite good when used the very bottom end coming through
i used this with a pair of Wharfedale diamonds at the time
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Old 6th Dec 2017, 9:51 pm   #8
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Very interesting Trevor. Can't wait to hear.
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Old 7th Dec 2017, 12:18 pm   #9
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The Norweigen label might suggest SEAS as the local manufacturer.
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Old 24th Dec 2017, 3:04 pm   #10
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I have been into the garage and found the X over sub bass amplifier it is a Jim Rogers device. I have not used this in about 10 years. When my sub woofer failed I fitted it with a Kef B139. Sounded OK.

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Old 24th Dec 2017, 3:24 pm   #11
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Is it the same as mine trevor?
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Old 24th Dec 2017, 3:28 pm   #12
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Does the base look the same?

Just finished renewing mine , covered with zero acoustic foam, not cheap @ 40 for 1.5metres.
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Old 25th Dec 2017, 10:05 am   #13
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I use as my main speakers a set of JR150 with the stands , one of the best sounds I have heard ( now trying to get SWMBO to let them in to the house from my shed )

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Old 25th Dec 2017, 10:30 am   #14
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yes its the same as your
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Old 25th Dec 2017, 11:30 am   #15
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Thanks trev. At least now i know. Sounds really good now speaker been refoamed etc
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That's definitely a Seas driver. There used to be datasheet's on the Seas website for most if not all of their vintage speakers.

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Old 25th Dec 2017, 4:20 pm   #17
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Like this one
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Old 26th Dec 2017, 5:05 pm   #18
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Now up for sale.
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