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NOS Warfdale Super 8 RS/DD

Discussion in 'classic' started by Hempknight, Feb 7, 2018.

  1. Hempknight

    Hempknight pfm Member

    My brother has a pair of these which look NOS, in origional boxes, with paperwork, speakers are dated 1964! From what I can find out from a quick google, they were first introduced in 1962? I haven't seen any with the same sticker and stamped backs. I'm going to list them on ebay at some point, is there much call for replacements ? anyone know which models they were used in ? Any info would be much appreciated.

    Here's a few pictures

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  2. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    The pictures don’t work. Details how to link to image files can be found in the FAQ in the reference area.

    What are the surrounds like? I’d be interested to see the pics as I’ve got a couple of even older Wharfedale drivers to be re-foamed at present.
     
  3. Hempknight

    Hempknight pfm Member

    Ah, I linked them from my google account, I assumed if I could see them, everyone could. I'm supprised by the condition for their age, apart from a bit of dust, they look like they could have been made yesterday!

    Hope this host works.

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  4. Martyn Miles

    Martyn Miles pfm Member

    If I remember correctly, Wharfedale supplied plans for cabinet construction. I would love to build some high quality cabinets and fit the ‘RS/DDs. It would be fascinating to hear them on a modern audio system.
     
  5. Hempknight

    Hempknight pfm Member

    I'm pretty sure the plans are included in the box, I'd have been tempted to keep them for a project if they had been the 12" version :D
     
  6. Wick

    Wick pfm Member

    Way back I had a pair of home built speakers (not built by me) which had 8inch/RS/DD and 3inch/RS/DD drivers, driven by a JLH class A amp and later by a Sugden C51/A51. The cabinets were built to Wharfdale plans. They sounded quite decent and if I knew then what I know now, they would probably still be in use, but alas they were only home made, so 'proper' ones had to be better....
     
  7. cooky1257

    cooky1257 pfm Member

    Just out of curiosity can you tell me what the surrounds are made of please?
     
  8. Hempknight

    Hempknight pfm Member

    They look and feel like fabric? and the green bits are felt I think ?
     
  9. cooky1257

    cooky1257 pfm Member

    Thanks.
     
  10. Martyn Miles

    Martyn Miles pfm Member

    Fabric was a common material for speakers surrounds. Acoustic Research used it extensively before
    changing to foam.
     
  11. ian r

    ian r 401's Nakman

    were they DC like tannoys or is it a fullrange ..somehow?
     
  12. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    Full range, the thing in the middle is a ‘whizzer cone’, i.e. a small tweeter cone attached to the same voice-coil. Same logic as a Lowther.

    PS If anyone spots a vintage 10” Wharfedale of similar era let me know as I need one for my lone Sand Filled Baffle. The annoyance is I need one with a three mounting-hole basket, and all the ones I’ve seen aside from the one I have already have four!
     
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    ian r 401's Nakman

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