Local sale coming up.

gwhgwh Posts: 1,422
I would mainly be looking for items to flip looks like the have a few old drivers on a shelf.
Anyone know anything about old jukebox drivers? Are they worth anything?Anybody see anything I should run too?


https://www.facebook.com/groups/308433522582773/permalink/1957230331036409/?sale_post_id=1957230331036409
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  • Tony MTony M Posts: 7,763
    can't see the ad.
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 21,456
    edited October 2018
    No facebook so cannot see...
    copy 'n' paste a photo if you're suitably interested.

    Could old DJ loudspeakers/drivers be interesting? Yes.

    In terms of "hifi" loudspeakers, the Seeburg "Disco" speaker boxes containing two 15" Utah woofers, an Altec 811B horn and Altec (806 or similar, I think) treble driver are the seminal example, I suppose.

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    Sort of a bargain-basement version of the Altec Capistrano :p
    (which used twin 12" Altec woofers)

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    (all borrowed images)

    In terms of ancient 78 rpm jukeboxes, their field coil drivers (and amplifiers) are of considerable interest in certain circles.
  • gwhgwh Posts: 1,422
    edited October 2018
    Oh my bad I did not realize the link would not work.



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  • gwhgwh Posts: 1,422
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  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 3,804
    Meine Gott! Those jukeboxes are beautiful!
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 21,456
    edited October 2018
    The juke boxes are worth serious money.

    Speakers? Well - that brown one 'way on the right looks like a very early EV SP12B (with stamped rather than cast basket). Otherwise, I see Utahs and Jensens and maybe some CTS drivers -- all more or less worthy reproducers of sound. Better than you might think if you've not spent some quality time with vintage 'extended range' paper cone, AlNiCo magnet drivers paired to good amplification :p

    That said, there's nothing immediately obvious that would be life changing (from my perspective).

    As an aside, jukebox guys often have boxes full of interesting vacuum tubes used in jukeboxes (and also, sometimes, in hifi): 12AT7, 6973, 2A3, 45 (e.g.) :)


    FWIW, I have a hifi buddy in MA who's a jukebox guy on the side, too (78 rpm Wurlitzers... the kind with bubble lights on their front panels!).

    PS Thanks for postin' the photo.

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    PPS That black horn with the greenish magnet bell cover is either a Jensen RP-108 or 109, or one of many 'clones' (e.g., Heppner horns). These were common in "hifi" consoles (e.g., Magnavoxes) in the early/mid 1960s. They're not bad actually.
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 21,456
    Viking64 wrote: »
    Meine Gott! ...
    I see you've embraced the feminine goddess :)
  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 3,804
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    I see you've embraced the feminine goddess :)

    I tried to (too? two?), but she slapped me. :p
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 20,193
    Viking64 wrote: »
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    I see you've embraced the feminine goddess :)

    I tried to (too? two?), but she slapped me. :p

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  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 13,167
    Viking64 wrote: »
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    I see you've embraced the feminine goddess :)

    I tried to (too? two?), but she slapped me. :p

    You freak :p
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 21,456
    I am just doin' my bit for the Deutschegrammatikspolizei :p
    (before y'all jump on me, I made that word up -- but it's close enough for government work auf Deutsch).
  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 3,804
    I used "meine" as a nod to the vocalist of one of my favorite bands, The Scorpions. (Although I don't care for any of their music after 1988.) :p
  • verbverb Posts: 6,094
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    I am just doin' my bit for the Deutschegrammatikspolizei :p
    (before y'all jump on me, I made that word up -- but it's close enough for government work auf Deutsch).

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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 21,456
    verb wrote: »
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    I am just doin' my bit for the Deutschegrammatikspolizei :p
    (before y'all jump on me, I made that word up -- but it's close enough for government work auf Deutsch).

    klingt gut für mich, herr professor! :smile:



    the ee cummings of deutsch ;)

  • gwhgwh Posts: 1,422
    So I hit that crap fest this morning picked up a few vintage items to flip nothing audio related except for a portable record player and a couple boxes of tubes. All the raw drivers were unbranded.
    Had a lot of tube amplifier chassis nothing complete or appeared to be in working order. Looked like Wurlitzer and seaburg mainly. Nobody would give me a price on them said their brother who was the expert got delayed on his flight in. Might stop by in the morning and see what the 'expert' has to say.
    This was definitely a sale for the jukebox guy looking for parts.d3q4hsavx41v.jpg
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 21,456
    edited October 2018
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    Interesting looking amplifier (the bottom one, especially).
    gwh wrote: »
    ...All the raw drivers were unbranded...

    Do you know how to read EIA codes on components (including speaker drivers)? For most (not all) US manufactured drivers, the maker and production date can usually be gleaned.

    https://www.tedweber.com/speaker-codes-application/
    http://users.eastlink.ca/~mitchlane/EIA_Codes.html
    http://www.thespeakershop.com/speakerrepair/eiacodes.html
    http://audiophool.com/Misc/1994 EIA Codes.pdf
  • gwhgwh Posts: 1,422
    Hey that's some cool info! Thanks!
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 21,456
    edited October 2018
    gwh wrote: »
    Hey that's some cool info! Thanks!

    De nada.

    Remember that our ol' scientist-buddy Louis "Louie" Pasteur usedta say:

    "Chance favors the prepared mind."

    OK, so, yeah, he prolly said it in French, but so what?! Work with me, here...

    ;)

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  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 3,804
    edited October 2018
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    Remember that our ol' scientist-buddy Louis Louie Pasteur usedta say:

    "Chance favors the prepared mind."

    OK, so, yeah, he prolly said it in French, but so what?! Work with me, here...

    ;)

    Phonetically, Louis probably sounded much like this: "Shonse fuh-voooooor lesspree pray-par-ay."
  • gwhgwh Posts: 1,422
    Truck bed full of carcasses this morning.aasjxt7bx60l.jpg

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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 21,456
    If nothing else, there's probably some fine iron in there.

    PS The STP stickah is wicked cool. :)
  • gwhgwh Posts: 1,422
    Yeah it's vintage STP \m/
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