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Joseph D. Macry

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Identify this speaker
« on: May 19, 2011, 03:44:52 pm »

This speaker is hanging in a church, being powered by a 100watt Realistic mixer/amp.
Picture is taken from underneath and behind.
Does anyone recognize this speaker?
It looks rather EV-ish to me... I'm searching EV's old product archives.
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Re: Identify this speaker
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2011, 05:32:34 am »

This speaker is hanging in a church, being powered by a 100watt Realistic mixer/amp.
Picture is taken from underneath and behind.
Does anyone recognize this speaker?
It looks rather EV-ish to me... I'm searching EV's old product archives.

Looks like it also could be Peavy or OAP.
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Re: Identify this speaker
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2011, 07:04:12 am »

Looks like it also could be Peavy or OAP.
OAP was my first thought as well, but a picture of the input panel and what appears to be a label below it might provide additional information, as may a picture of the front of the speaker.
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Re: Identify this speaker
« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2011, 09:24:36 am »

OAP was my first thought as well, but a picture of the input panel and what appears to be a label below it might provide additional information, as may a picture of the front of the speaker.

I did not have a tall ladder nor binoculars handy while visiting this church.
Speaker front was black cloth grille with no logo.
I took the pic from bottom rear because it shows the distinctive horizontal cross section.
Haven't found it in EV archives.
Nor is it Peavey Sanctuary series.
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Re: Identify this speaker
« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2011, 05:50:17 pm »

I did not have a tall ladder nor binoculars handy while visiting this church.
Speaker front was black cloth grille with no logo.
I took the pic from bottom rear because it shows the distinctive horizontal cross section.
Haven't found it in EV archives.
Nor is it Peavey Sanctuary series.

So take another zoomed photo of the connector dish. This will at least help us to help you determine the manufacturer.

It is very likely to not be a current product. Check Peavy's legacy products. It is either that or OAP.

Have you asked if there is as-built documentation from when the system was installed ?
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Re: Identify this speaker
« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2011, 08:30:38 am »

I did not have a tall ladder nor binoculars handy while visiting this church.
Speaker front was black cloth grille with no logo.
I took the pic from bottom rear because it shows the distinctive horizontal cross section.
Haven't found it in EV archives.
Nor is it Peavey Sanctuary series.
A little bit hard to tell the details from just that picture but it looks like the speaker may be hung on chain that is almost perpendicular to eyebolts that are screwed into the sides of the box and given that it also seems reasonable to guess that all the hardware may be of the unrated, local hardware store variety.  If any of this is true then it should probably be taken down as soon as possible and maybe you could get a better view then.
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Re: Identify this speaker
« Reply #6 on: May 24, 2011, 03:27:20 pm »

Looks like it also could be Peavy or OAP.
OAP was my first thought as well, but a picture of the input panel and what appears to be a label below it might provide additional information, as may a picture of the front of the speaker.

Okay, half right.  Turns out this is a Peavey CL-1 cluster. Couldn't find any old manuals, but found a manual for the related CL-2.  (CL-2 is the portable version, CL-1 is the install version.)
Found a pic of a CL-1 for sale, with grill removed.
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Re: Identify this speaker
« Reply #7 on: May 24, 2011, 03:32:32 pm »

I got up on a ladder with a zoom camera to get a shot of the input plate.  Mounted upside down.
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Re: Identify this speaker
« Reply #8 on: May 24, 2011, 05:22:48 pm »

I got up on a ladder with a zoom camera to get a shot of the input plate.  Mounted upside down.
So now that you know what the speaker is-what is the question?

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Re: Identify this speaker
« Reply #9 on: May 25, 2011, 02:05:31 pm »

So now that you know what the speaker is-what is the question?

The question was: What is this speaker?
Now I can choose the right amp to replace the Realistic 100watt mixer/amp that is currently running this cluster in series (?!) with some 4-ohm ceiling mount speakers in the back rooms.

I note that the CL-1 backplate says 4-ohms, while the CL-2 (portable version) backplate says 8-ohms. Yet I measured impedance (of CL-1) at 5.6ohms at 1KHz, so maybe this is really an 8-ohm cluster.
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