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    help in identifing vintage speakers

    At first glance, you might think they were Bose 901s, but these are more massive and the rear diagonal faces do not meet in a sharp angle like 901. They have (1) forward facing drive and (2) diagonal rear facing drives. Each side has the same componants. (1) 8" woofer & (1) 6" tweeter. There is a tweeter control and a toggle switch that enables or disables the front facing driver. The only marking I can find is a ( M 601) along with a serial number for each.I bought them at an auction because they were so unusual and they sound really great, but I would love to identify them. I also have to refinish them.
    Hope someone can help
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    might help if you could post a picture, or a link to one.

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    pictures

    Quote Originally Posted by kexodusc
    might help if you could post a picture, or a link to one.
    here's two links to pictures- all 3 drivers are the same

    http://www.myphotodrive.com//uploads/626_pic1.jpg
    http://www.myphotodrive.com//uploads/626_pic2.jpg

    Ed

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    Wow, look at those beasts...I had a hunch about some old Dahlquists from the description, but now I haven't a clue...they are a bit unusual, aren't they?
    Looks like a fun project for you though.
    You might try AudioAsylum in the "vintage gear" forum if you get no luck here, there's some vintage speaker buffs there as well.

    http://www.audioasylum.com/forums/vintage/bbs.html

    Funny, didn't Ed Frias move to Phoenix...that you Ed?

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    You can't mistake those tweeters...

    Quote Originally Posted by edinphx
    It's an Epicure model from 1971 to 1974. They were made in Newburyport Mass. These particular speakers are called the 601. They were obviously made to mimic the Bose 901 but they were not truly reflective speakers as the Bose's were. More along the line of a regular speaker modified to fit that unusual shape.

    If you'd like to know more or even some spare parts...

    www.humanspeakers.com

    Hope you enjoy them I bid on a few but lost em on ebay every time. I settled for a pair of Allison 4's instead.

    Da Worfster

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    Red face All early Epi/Epicure models are...

    identifiable by those inverted dome tweets. They sound great and the earliest are all ceramic. That's what told me immediately what they were.

    Da Worfster

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    WHOA!!!
    Worfster hits a grand slam on that one...should've expected it from the guy with the "speaker fetishes"

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    My "odd" speaker fetish....

    Quote Originally Posted by kexodusc
    WHOA!!!
    Worfster hits a grand slam on that one...should've expected it from the guy with the "speaker fetishes"
    If it's old, unusual and "orphan", I either have it or want it. Don't know why really. Just always liked unusual speakers.

    Da Worfster

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    Many Many thanks for your help

    Quote Originally Posted by Worf101
    It's an Epicure model from 1971 to 1974. They were made in Newburyport Mass. These particular speakers are called the 601. They were obviously made to mimic the Bose 901 but they were not truly reflective speakers as the Bose's were. More along the line of a regular speaker modified to fit that unusual shape.

    If you'd like to know more or even some spare parts...

    www.humanspeakers.com

    Hope you enjoy them I bid on a few but lost em on ebay every time. I settled for a pair of Allison 4's instead.

    Da Worfster
    Thanks again
    I have some other unusual vintage speakers
    I have an original Bose Accoustimass where the sub-woofer is clear plexiglass and the remotes are units that don't turn.
    I also have a set of Braun L810As that were the original ADS speakers sold in the US
    Love those speakers-wish my wife thought the same.
    Ed

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    Ed Hardesty in Phoenix, not Ed Frais

    Quote Originally Posted by kexodusc
    Wow, look at those beasts...I had a hunch about some old Dahlquists from the description, but now I haven't a clue...they are a bit unusual, aren't they?
    Looks like a fun project for you though.
    You might try AudioAsylum in the "vintage gear" forum if you get no luck here, there's some vintage speaker buffs there as well.

    http://www.audioasylum.com/forums/vintage/bbs.html

    Funny, didn't Ed Frias move to Phoenix...that you Ed?
    thanks for looking

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