Vintage Ampeg 8x10 cab- Can anyone tell me more about it (speaker back #s included)?
It's an 8x10 cab with a towel bar and no tolex, just a speckled black and white paint job on the wood. It has a single 1/4" jack input and is 4 ohm. The speakers have heavy, square magnets on the back. The numbers on the back of the top right speaker are: 580155-2 (top row) and 67-7903 (bottom row). The numbers are printed in green. I found a post from a few years ago where somebody had a similarly described 8x10 cab, an identical number in the top row on the back of their speaker and a similar number on the bottom row on the back of their speaker (Theirs was 67-7905, mine is 67-7903).
JimmyM said it was a Magnavox-era towel bar cab from 1979. Is mine the same thing, or something similar?
How much do you guys think it is worth if I sell it? The wood is a little beat up (but not too bad), one of the speaker's dust covers has a small tear, and there are no feet or wheels on the front bottom part of the cab (so it leans forward, but can easily be propped up straight with a medium-thickness phone book). Otherwise, it's fine and sounds great. Any ideas about what the speakers would be worth if sold individually? I can provide additional information or pictures, if that is helpful.
The cab is a 79. It obviously originally had tolex and was stripped at one point. The speaker code 67 means eminence speakers, 7903 means the 3rd week of 79 for production of the speakers. The cab would be built some time after that. They don't handle as much power as modern speakers, but IMO sound much better. However, given the condition and the low power handling it would probably be a hard sell to most people. Hard to say what a good price would be.
We're not allowed to tell you, but 810 cabs don't have as high a resale value as one would think they should. I've seen folks do better parting them out. And yes, yours is a 79.
By "parting them out", you mean selling the speakers and cab separately? If so, do you, or anyone else, know a reasonable selling price for the speakers? Is there much demand for them?
sad to say, but I see these cabs going for $200 - $300 all the time.
I think I sold mine for $300 like 10 years ago.
weird, but now I find myself buying 15" combos again.
The '70's cabs utilized two different speaker types.
'69 to early '74 used the CTS models that were only rated to handle about 240 watts. These speakers seem to have a higher sensitivity then the later models - so they go louder with less watts then the later models. In my opinion the CTS's have the sweetest tone.
The Eminence loaded cabs (ca. '75-'79) were rated at about 400 watts. This does not sound like a lot in this time, but I used a '79 cab in a very loud band for about 6 - 7 years without a hiccup.
Here is a photo of some different era SVT speakers.
L - R:
'72 CTS, '87 Eminence and 2005 Eminence.
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