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Specs on Vintage Etone Drivers

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Hi all,

 

I was given a pair of vintage Etone drivers this morning which had been removed from a church, and had been used for an electronic organ which has since been replaced. I cannot find any specs on the net, does anyone have any information or experience with them? I'll be able to measure them up at some stage but was curious as to x-max, sensitivity, FR intended use etc...

 

The drivers are Etone Model 216. Nominal diameter is 12", cones are paper with a dual "whizzer" cone. DC resistance is around 10.5 ohms. Fs feels to be fairly high, with a pleated/coated, slightly sticky surrounds. Magnet is covered with a pressed aluminium cup, baskets are cast aluminium. The back of the cones has the number "3038-1" printed in white, and the cork gasket has the number "177" printed. Estimated age is around 40 years (?)

 

Any information appreciated.

 

Cheers!

 

SS

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Riggsy   

This is probably to late and you've moved on but I've had a set of these dual cone stones in the past and own a pair now from 1986 and they are rated at 8ohm 100Watt yours may be the earlier 60watt 8ohm duel cone, http://www.guitargear.net.au/discussion/index.php?PHPSESSID=kffmcjsu3kbgtsd4didkischf0&topic=17664.0 etone are still in Sydney and have a web site, they make excellent speakers, With these you will need to run a pizzo tweeter for optimal sound, they will surprise you what they can do, I run mine on a 1000watt 8ohm power amp and they have never let go, nice speaker great all round sound perfect for powerful home system or smaller PA 

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@Riggsy thanks for that. I still have the drivers at home and in fact was contemplating just last night whether to put them into some cabinets.

 

BTW welcome to SNA :-)

 

Regards,

 

SS

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A9X   

If you want T/S you'll need to measure them Etone are useless for giving a full set on even new drivers, let alone vintage ones.

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I was gonna say, we used similar E Tones in the 80's for guitar speakers but without the dual wizzers.

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