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Pair of vintage Ohm F loudspeakers... must hear to believe!

Discussion in '[OLD FORUM] Bass Guitars, Amps, and Accessories: F' started by Im a sock, Jul 2, 2003.


  1. Im a sock

    Im a sock

    Dec 23, 2002
    Central MA
    Before I get into it all, I want to thank Blackbird for allowing me to post this ad. Also, I'd like any questions to be asked in this thread, so that the answers can be seen by all who have similar questions.

    What we have here is a pair of vintage Ohm model F loudspeakers, and they are in complete working condition, mint throughout. On March 23, 2003, these speakers were sent to The Speaker Exchange in Tampa Florida to get re-foamed, cleaned, and to have the glue bond between the cone and the voice coil strengthened. The re-foam and the cleaning needed to be done, but please note that the re-gluing was a preventitive measure only. It is known that over time the glue that attaches the cone to the voice coil drys out and eventually needs to be replaced. This preventitive measure was done to ensure longer life, not to fix any damage on the cone or the voice coil.

    These speakers were purchased new on September 6th, 1980 from Channel One stereo in Sylvania, Ohio. They were bought by my father from the original owner, via Ebay, sometime in early March of this year. Here's what comes included with the speakers: 1. The original sales receipt from 1980. 2. The original users guide. 3. A letter from Ohm advertising a trade-in for a pair of Walsh 5 drivers. 4. An email from my father to The Speaker Exchange requesting the service. and 5. The receipt from The Speaker Exchange for the service (note: The re-gluing is not mentioned on the receipt, but it was done). Also mentioned on the receipt is a 2 year warranty for the service done.

    Size: 44" high
    17 3/4 x 17 3/4" at bottom, tapering to 13 x 13" at top.

    It should be noted that these require a high quality, high current amplifier (at least 200 W per channel).

    For a very in-depth look at these speakers, please check out http://www.multimediaanswers.com/uniquespeakers.html

    Asking price $2500, plus shipping (will be expensive; they are nearly 100lbs each).
     
  2. Im a sock

    Im a sock

    Dec 23, 2002
    Central MA
    And now with pictures. First, the speakers themselves:

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  3. Im a sock

    Im a sock

    Dec 23, 2002
    Central MA
    The original documentation:

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  4. Im a sock

    Im a sock

    Dec 23, 2002
    Central MA
    Some of the service done (re-foaming):
    (note: those streaks on the cone are normal and part of the design)
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  5. Im a sock

    Im a sock

    Dec 23, 2002
    Central MA
    The nameplate (speaker without the grill on):
    It reads:
    Serial No. 21774
    Impedance (IEEE) 4.3 ohm
    Maximum Allowable Amplifier rating
    200 W (cont.) per channel.

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  6. Im a sock

    Im a sock

    Dec 23, 2002
    Central MA
    The nameplate (speaker with grill on):
    It reads the same as above, but:
    Serial no: 21773

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  7. Im a sock

    Im a sock

    Dec 23, 2002
    Central MA
    nobody at all? bump. this is going to be up on ebay pretty soon.
     
  8. jdombrow

    jdombrow Supporting Member

    Jan 16, 2002
    Colorado Springs, CO
  9. As the sun sets

    As the sun sets Guest

    Dec 10, 2002
    N. Easton, MA
    Jon, do these speakers really sell for that much? A friend of mine has a pair of them that he thinks are just worthless and was planning on throwing them out. I will take them off his hands and sell them if this is the case.
     
  10. Im a sock

    Im a sock

    Dec 23, 2002
    Central MA
    Alex... your friend doesn't know what they're worth. If they are repairable it's a good investment. They usually don't sell for this much but givin the condition, it's a fair price.
     
  11. As the sun sets

    As the sun sets Guest

    Dec 10, 2002
    N. Easton, MA
    Do they sound good? Maybe I could just get them, fix them up, and then just use them. They look pretty neat.