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Mystery speakers

onamatappearagain

Novice Member
Hello,
Can anyone please help me identify these speakers.
There are no markings to indicate manufacturer
They are 25.5 x 24 x 49 cms
They weigh approx 7kg each
Any ideas?
Many Thanks
Gary
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camcroft

Distinguished Member
Carefully remove the large speaker unit and see what is written on the back of it or is there nothing next to the connections on the back a plate or something
 

camcroft

Distinguished Member

camcroft

Distinguished Member
What about the small unit ( Tweeter )
 

camcroft

Distinguished Member
What do the connectors look like on the back ?
 

camcroft

Distinguished Member
Right the woofer ( large speaker ) is a Seas drive unit so thats a start
 

camcroft

Distinguished Member
Many speaker manufacturers used Seas drive units and the cabinets look like real wood veneer and the grills look well made so probably a well known make but I can't say what maybe someone else might recognise them I would think they date back a good few years maybe 80s . Have you tried playing through them if so how do they sound
 

onamatappearagain

Novice Member
Thanks for your help.
No I haven't connected them yet. I am no expert but hopefully will do soon. I have been told old speakers despite looking shabby can perform as well as modern speakers
As you say the cabinets are heavy and seemingly good quality. I picked them up today from a refuse collection centre resale shop
 

camcroft

Distinguished Member
What are the connectors like on the back where the wire goes in have you got a photo of the whole back of the cabinet
 

Ugg10

Distinguished Member
Looks like a sealed box so probably late 1970’s at a guess. A Heybrook HB2 or Ruark Swordsman copy/lookalike/kit. May be a Wilmslow Audio kit of the HB2?
 

dogfonos

Prominent Member
I too initially thought Heybrook HB1 or 2 but, from memory, the HB2 had a rear port. It seems the HB1 had distinctive livery on the front and a different tweeter.

I thought maybe it was a Rogers (or similar) design as they used a similar-looking tweeter as did Mission in the 1970's but upon checking Google images, they're not. I'm stumped.
 

camcroft

Distinguished Member
Have posted a picture on What Hi-Fi to see if anyone can recognise these speakers
 

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