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As title states … for example, like these vintage Cerwin Vega’s (not my photo, from internet):





Or do you have to go more vintage to find something. Just curious. Thanks!
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You can still buy new Cerwin Vegas, BIC has a couple models, but for the most part this is a dying breed.

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You can still buy new Cerwin Vegas, BIC has a couple models, but for the most part this is a dying breed.

Okay, thank you for the prompt response smile.gif
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Klipsch Heresy are still made.

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Klipsch Heresy are still made.

Yup, actually owned a set, while very detailed, accurate, did not like the bass output ... added a sub, but still not my cup of tea. (this was a vintage set, btw)
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In the end these speaker types are indeed a dying breed. I commend the companies that still manufacture them, but the look and design is quickly being replaced by more sleek and capable cabinets.

 

If it's one thing these types of speakers are known for, it's the vintage look. But all in all, the only aesthetic uniqueness this design held was it was a box. The capabilities and distinguishing features were limited to the box itself. And with most manufacturers making speakers that looked the same as their competition back in the day it made it harder for creating that certain catch that would draw more to their product. The image of "Our speaker boxes sound better than their speaker boxes" wouldn't hold if there wasn't some kind of feature(s) that made it stand out from the rest.

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In the end these speaker types are indeed a dying breed. I commend the companies that still manufacture them, but the look and design is quickly being replaced by more sleek and capable cabinets.

If it's one thing these types of speakers are known for, it's the vintage look. But all in all, the only aesthetic uniqueness this design held was it was a box. The capabilities and distinguishing features were limited to the box itself. And with most manufacturers making speakers that looked the same as their competition back in the day it made it harder for creating that certain catch that would draw more to their product. The image of "Our speaker boxes sound better than their speaker boxes" wouldn't hold if there wasn't some kind of feature(s) that made it stand out from the rest.

Well put ...
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for the most part this is a dying breed.
+1, and with good reason. Large woofers are used mainly where their high displacement is a necessity for low frequency output, and separate subs/mains do a much better job of that than single boxes. The exception is high sensitivity designs, and in that case the trade off for high sensitivity is less low frequency extension, so these would still be used with subs anyway.

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If you have some dollars, check out a speaker company called ATC- their scm50 will fit the bill I think.
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