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What are these subs?
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#1 Posted: Sunday, July 8, 2012 6:24:13 AM(UTC)
 
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I just bought two subs from my local music store for $75.  Not each.  For both.  I bought it because I'm building a couple of 2x10 bass guitar cabinets and was going to use the speakers.  Then I decided to do a bit of research.  I don't have a pic available, but I'm trying to figure out what I have.  The control plate reads:
 
Bob Carver's  (this is actually in script)
SUNFIRE LABORATORIES
      PROFESSIONAL
 
I've searched pics online and other than the print it looks exactly like a "True Subwoofer Mk2" with a few exceptions.  The entire cab is coated with a rough, durable textured finish, the power cable is hardwired in and the most notable difference I've seen when compared to ANY pics I've been able to track down are the two diagonal bars that run corner to corner in front of the speakers on each side.  It has metal corner covers like you'd find on most pro-audio cabs or guitar cabs with a black finish.  The bars are actually welded to the opposing corners.  The weld is fantastic.  I know this sounds like a ridiculous observation to make, but it was actually one of the first things that tipped me that what I had was worth looking into.
 
So...  What do I have here, gents?  Is it old?  If so, how old?  Is it worth my while to sell the cabs and buy other 10's?  Do I now own two fantastic, if rather short, end tables?
 
I look forward to hearing your professional opinions.  Thanks for your time!
 
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#2 Posted: Sunday, July 8, 2012 8:55:25 AM(UTC)
 
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Welcome to the forum. A Pic would be very helpfull.
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Welcome!

I, too, am intrigued by what you've found. I've never heard of that particular configuration & would like to see pics.....
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That sounds like they were thinking about going into DJ gear, doesn't it?
Lots of old junk all over the place.
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Perhaps now the thread is not "worthless" as you so eloquently suggested.  Sorry to have wasted your time thus far.  At any rate, does anyone have any suggestions now?  By they way, notice that some moron couldn't throw a drop cloth over one of them before apparently spray painting something and got overspray on both speaker and crossbar.
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I don't think weitrhino intended any disrespect. That's a common way (across the entire internet) to goad someone into posting pics on something of interest.

You csan contact Sunfire (or perhaps Bill or Rita at Bob Carver Audio Repair) with the serial number & they should be able to give you the details.
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Oh, I know.  My feelings weren't hurt or anything.  lol  I was just poking.  sry
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That's a new one on me - good find, though!
Lots of old junk all over the place.
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Now that you mention it, these are on ebay right now:
 
 

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