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Alternative to OEM Canturbury Speakers?

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  1. Baber

    Baber TS Member

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    Yes... the Speco 8 ohm units appear to work fine. Cost is less than $10 the last time we bought them.

    TB
     
  2. Bob Farne

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    Could you give me a model number please. Speco makes several. Thanks very much. Bob
     
  3. mixer

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    Most likely it's the SPC-10. The 6" waterproof unit with the mounting bracket.


    Eric
     
  4. phirel

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    Be sure to tune the speakers so the set of 5 give consistent pulls.

    Pat Ireland
     
  5. Buster 25

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    Gents:
    I did some looking around for these speakers.
    Seem the SPC 104 is an 4ohm speaker that very well may do the job.
    Just now finding an out-let, or price for this speaker is A problem.
    Any help from you Gents to find these speakers in the price range mentioned above would be Great.
    Thank
     
  6. halfmile

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    If you use the same type speakers on all 5 stands you should not have a problem.

    We use aftermarket speakers, and we mix & match them indiscriminatlely without any apparent problem.

    It is possible there may be some speakers with a different SPL output out there that would cause problems.

    We salvage the connector/housing from the old ones and pop rivet to the replacement.

    Be sure and put the resistor across the speaker as the originals are.

    If you had an SPL meter and an assortment of resistors you can fine tune them but we have not found it necessary in 5+ years of use.

    An earphone jack on a transistor radio, and a made up cord, provides a nice simple test device for speakers and cables.

    HM
     
  7. 320090T

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    Ask for Betty, they will ship.
     
  8. j2jake

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    We have bought speakers from these folks and have had good luck with them. The Speco SPC6P are the ones we use. http://lashen.com/default.asp Jake
     
  9. grunt

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    Our club bought these speakers from Lashen electronics located in New Jersey.
    Speco 5" ABS plastic 1 800 552-7436.
     
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    Are the original speakers 4 ohm or 8 ohm? How can you test?

    Jim
     
  11. Buster 25

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    Morning Gent's
    Which of the following speakers worked best for canturbury replacement speakers??
    SPC-10,...SPC-6P,....SPC-104.

    Any advice on repair/installation?

    Thanks for your help
     
  12. Bird Grinder

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    The SPC-6P are the speakers you want. Colacino Electric (1-877-265-2246) has them for $8.09 each and free shipping on orders over $99.00. They are 5 inch waterproof PA,8 ohm speakers.
     
  13. grunt

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    These speakers will mount on the stand. You have to put on the connection for the wire. They will work fine, You should check the balance of the mikes for the proper balance so there isnt hot mike/cold mikes. If there is a spread you will have to install a resistor to balance things out.
     
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    Pat, what are the chances of you conducting a class on tuning speakers at next years Grand in Sparta? I have read about it but it would make more sense seeing it done I'm sure.
     
  15. phirel

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    Vince will be at the Grand, and if he has time, he is always happy to help. He knows much more about tuning speakers than I do. I am much better recognizing when the speakers are not tuned than getting all of them the same. The job is not difficult to do with a board of different resistors. Not every speaker requires the same resistor.

    Pat Ireland
     
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    Who is Vince?
     
  17. Frank C

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    It is the damn cords that usually fail, right at the bend in the wire as it goes into the plug on the speaker. The wires are "hairlike" and don't hold up well to the constant bending due to the tilt adjustment of the cone....we have replaced the connectors and cords with more robust, now very FEW issues with them!
     
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    Throw the wing nuts in the trash and install locknuts. That will end the tilting and flopping of the mic thus cutting down on the cord failure. I still get some cord failures but not at the mic end.
     
  19. DeVille

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    Dave, I have some good contacts for good prices on most parts. If you are interested, e-mail me. Dex
     
  20. Bob Schultz

    Bob Schultz Well-Known Member Supporting Vendor

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    Shooters,

    We offer a do-it-yourself kit to produce the Canterbury Microphones. The Speco microphones do work however the overall quality and consistency is poor and our testing shows at least 20% of them test too weak to be effective as mics for the CVR units. Secondly, testing only for impedence (ohms) does not give you a sensitivity level close enough to provide high quality results you would expect from the factory microphones. We use another OEM manufacturer who produces a better quality and stronger plastic mic.

    Each of our mic kits contains the following:

    • One pre-tested microphone (Tested on our proprietary sound level equipment.)
    • The resistor necessary to correct any impedence issues for the mic.
    • The two pin male chassis connector (the good one!) to plug in the mic wire.
    • The bolt, washers and wing nut to fasten to the mic stand.
    • The pre-glued rubber edge guard and the clamp to protect the edge of the mic.
    • Complete assembly instructions.

    With the above you will be able to assemble a microphone equal to the factory ones for less than half the price. You won't need to test them as we'll do that for you before we ship them.

    Tools necessary are:

    • Soldering iron. Small electronic type. (Radio Shack)
    • Electronic solder and flux. (Radio Shack)
    • Small philips screw driver.
    • 3/4" open end wrench
    • 1/8 - 3/4"step drill bit or a 5/8" forstner bit and a drill press.
    • utility knife
    • small needle nose pliers
    • standard pliers

    The Kit price is $23.75 each or set of 5 for 109.50 ($21.90 ea.) plus UPS Shipping. We accept Visa and Mastercard over the phone. 800-684-6329

    We also carry all the other parts for your CVR systems. Check out our website above for items and prices.

    Thanks for your continued support of Canterbury products,

    Bob Schultz
     
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