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Help identify some vintage Traynor speakers

Discussion in 'Amp Central Station' started by corliss1, May 29, 2013.

  1. corliss1

    corliss1 Friend of Leo's Platinum Supporter

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    Hey everyone!

    I pulled these speakers this morning from a vintage Traynor YT-12 cabinet. Sounds *amazing* - no idea what they are though. I'm assuming they are the Philips Norelco whizzer speakers, but they date codes are all kinds of weird. Any thoughts are appreciated.

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  2. SamBooka

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    pretty certain marsland made wizzers too... and I havent seen a vintage traynor that didnt have marslands (but I havent see that many)
     
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    That does pack some alnico dynamite
     
  4. corliss1

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    Any other thoughts out there on these?
     
  5. BobbyZ

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    How do they sound ?
     
  6. corliss1

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    Sound great!
     
  7. corliss1

    corliss1 Friend of Leo's Platinum Supporter

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    After some more googling it turns out that AD 1255/M7 is actually the model code for Philips, so that's the answer to the mystery!
     
  8. 5595bassman

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    Philips Norelco were the standard speakers for the YT-12 cabs as shown in this old brochure : [​IMG]

    YGL-3 (2 x 12" combo) also has those IIRC.
     
  9. corliss1

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    That ad is sweet!
     
  10. 5595bassman

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    Marsland was the main speaker supplier but Traynor made some cabs with other brands. RSC (Radio Speaker of Canada) were the early ones and some models were Jensen Concert Series done by RSC under licence.

    In the '70s JBL K140 were also offered in option in YS-15 and YT-15.

    The YB-18A, a "Folded Horn" type cab, had a stock Rola-Celestion (same look as a Green Back but 100W 18"). I still have one in a YB-18 regular sealed ported cab. Goodman was the standard for this smaller 18" cab IIRC.

    Late '70s early '80s they produced some cabs with stock OEM Cerwin-Vega.
    YCV-212 for the PA market.
    And YCV-188. These do not show up often being more of a heavy theater type cabinet. A friend has one in greenish grey Tolex.
    Same basic shape as the YB-18A but with 2 strong 8" in the center front in a closed compartment with integrated X-over.
    A trap door is giving access to the back-facing C-V 18" while the earlier YB-18A had a "V" shaped closed compartment containing the 18" and sliding back-faced into the main "C" shaped cab. Both were of overall same BIG size!

    We tested mine against his and I always tought that my cab was the ultimate low-ends reproducer before I heard his. Side by side, both feeded by the same signal, mine sounds like a tweeter compared to his!!!!

    So No! not only Marsland are found in vintage Traynor.
     
  11. bajabuster

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    And the YSC-5 had JBL D130's. i still have some. The YSC-6 originally had 2 JBL D130s per cabinet.
     
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    Now you did it. Looked it up and found a picture of the YCV-212, we had a pair of them that we used for our PA along with a pair of CV 18's in full folded horn cabs. Used EV horns for high end though.

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    Close to this cab for the 18's, no 8's.

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    Raw 18's, brother still has these, wish we still had the 12's.

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  13. Octave Doctor

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    I remember Traynor also used some Italian made JBL clones, RCF (?). Probably just in PA cabs, though.

    There's an Eminence 10" in my BLOC 50, sounds a lot better with bass than the speaker in my Dyna Bass 25.
     
  14. dbeeman

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    These are Phillips/Norelco speakers with Alnico 7 ring magnets. The model number seems to indicate a hifi speakers. The guitar version seemed to have a bigger VC Gap and likely more dope
     
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