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PostPosted: Fri Feb 26, 2010 11:16 pm    Post subject: unknown Swedish speakers Reply with quote

Good evening,

A simple question without any aim : I am unable to remind me the name of a Swedish speaker maker (around 70-80's). The speakers looked like a column (about 80 cm high) with a square (or slightly rectangular) section, the loudspekers where horizontally top-mounted and covered with a black soft grid.
Has anyone an idea about the name of this company ?
Thank you in advance !
Best regards and enjoy your week-end...
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 26, 2010 11:19 pm    Post subject: Re: unknown Swedish speakers Reply with quote

Bonsoir,

Sonab OA14!

http://images.google.co.uk/images?hl=en&source=hp&q=Sonab+Loudspeakers&btnG=Search+Images&gbv=2
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 26, 2010 11:29 pm    Post subject: Re: unknown Swedish speakers Reply with quote

proffski wrote:
Bonsoir,

Sonab OA12, OA14, OA-5T2. Or sometimes known as Sonab Carlson

http://images.google.co.uk/images?hl=en&source=hp&q=Sonab+Loudspeakers&btnG=Search+Images&gbv=2

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 27, 2010 2:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sonabs used Peerless drive units; the foams go on the bass units but they are fixable, blown tweeters can only be replaced by breaking up other Sonabs Sad .

Another "omnidirectional" Swedish speaker is the (you either love or hate it's looks) pyramidal Cool Larson which used SEAS units with a one resistor plus one capacitor crossover! The same drivers may be found in American Dynaco A25 speakers.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 27, 2010 6:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I always found the Sonab's lacking extended HF, probably due to the heavy tweeter cones, and or a combination of the tweeters.

Until now I assumed that the tweeters were Peerless, same as in early B&O?
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 27, 2010 8:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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were Peerless, same as in early B&O?


I wasn't aware that B&O used the MT20 tweeter only 4 Ohm versions of KO10DT and a few cones.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 27, 2010 10:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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were Peerless, same as in early B&O?


I wasn't aware that B&O used the MT20 tweeter only 4 Ohm versions of KO10DT and a few cones.


Have a look around here Colin: http://www.beocentral.com/categories/bvx
THey certainly used plenty of cone tweeters, the Beocube had six 2" cone tweeters within it.
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