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Offline Bruce M

Help Identifying Old Goodmans
« on: June 05, 2018, 08:42:32 AM »
Hello All, just looking for a bit of assistance in identifying the old speaker/s in the photos?

http://s38.photobucket.com/user/BruceMac123/library/Goodmans

Belongs to my brother who used (abused) them extensively in the 90s.
He inherited them from our uncle who used to say they were probably better than the suite of AR's he used to have in the 80's. I just remember lots of new Nad equipment and AR's every few weeks, was very exciting at the time!

Legend has it that they are Goodmans that were sought after in their day. Also have the 3 way (I think) cross-overs for these.

I was just interested to know what they are. Obviously they are in very poor condition.

12" in size.

Thanks



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Re: Help Identifying Old Goodmans
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2018, 02:26:31 PM »
I'm not convinced that they are in fact Goodmans speakers, but I could be wrong. Let's await other opinions.


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Re: Help Identifying Old Goodmans
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2018, 08:51:25 PM »
Is there anything printed on the back plate, numbers, possibly a manufacturer code ? Also look at the underside of the cone...they may be something (numbers/alphabets) printed there that may give some clues about those drivers.

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Re: Help Identifying Old Goodmans
« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2018, 08:54:43 PM »
In addition, are the crossovers branded or any codes/numbers, ( look at the track side of the pcb if there is one) assuming this was built with the set and are possibly from the same manufacturer as the speakers.

Offline Bruce M

Re: Help Identifying Old Goodmans
« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2018, 09:00:15 PM »
Thanks, I'll have a look.

Will be interesting if they aren't goodmans. They will definitely be something from that era though, as I'm sure they go that far back.


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Re: Help Identifying Old Goodmans
« Reply #5 on: June 05, 2018, 09:30:46 PM »
Hurry up.  :whip:

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Re: Help Identifying Old Goodmans
« Reply #6 on: June 05, 2018, 11:40:31 PM »
They are Goodmans Magnum sl drivers.
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Offline Bruce M

Re: Help Identifying Old Goodmans
« Reply #7 on: June 06, 2018, 09:14:36 AM »
Thanks Andre, from the google machine I see that you are correct.

Offline Bruce M

Re: Help Identifying Old Goodmans
« Reply #8 on: June 06, 2018, 07:19:25 PM »
Anoter query, I take it these came after the Magnum K2's?
Were they more sought after, or less?
Seems mid 70s?

Offline Kent Kassler

Re: Help Identifying Old Goodmans
« Reply #9 on: June 06, 2018, 09:54:11 PM »
Less sought after.....and later....driver construction gives this away....pressed steel baskets versus cast frames of earlier Magnum K.
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Re: Help Identifying Old Goodmans
« Reply #10 on: June 07, 2018, 06:36:29 AM »
^^ That is why I had my doubts over them being Goodmans. I'm used to a sturdy cast frame, heve never seen Goodmans speakers in any other offering. We live and learn, but seems a compromise over their earlier brand quality.


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Offline Bruce M

Re: Help Identifying Old Goodmans
« Reply #11 on: June 07, 2018, 07:28:06 AM »
Yes, a cast frame would be far more desirable, and prettier.
At least they are/were Goodmans, I would hate to have to shatter the legendary stories behind these.
Having said that, my old uncle was a heavy drinker with a serious hi-fi problem. His opinion of these vs. the AR's may not have been all that valuable.
Far too much Neil Diamond and Richard Clayderman if I recall, but probably the reason I have a lot of Neil Diamond on vinyl.