You could try AudioKarma. They are good at identifying unknown speakers.
They have to be from the 70's or even earlier. You don't find speakers today with a beautiful wood cabinet. Try pulling out one of the speakers to see if there is any writing on them, or perhaps, there maybe something stamped on the inside.From another HiFiCollector Community Member
Looks like a Dyna clone with the aperiodic port below the woofer. No info on the back ? From another HiFiCollector Community Member(Sent to me via email)
Back in the 1980's I was shopping for my first good sound system. There were many generic brands which looked like the mystery speaker. The less desirable ones had fake wood cabinets. At least this manufacturer used real wood. I do some volunteer work in a resale shop. The shop often gets sound equipment which has that 1980's look. I have tried searching on line to learn something about the pieces. I rarely have any success. Based on my experience, I believe you will continue to possess a mystery speaker. If I am wrong, please let me know.From another HiFiCollector Community Member(Sent to me via email)
They look to me like they might be an "own brand" type of speaker, where a hi-fi chain would have an exisitng manufacturer re-brand a model for their stores. I think this because the badge simply says "Sound" - I suspect a better clue might be what appears to be an icon or emblem immediately before this on the badge. Any chance of a close-up of the badge and especially the icon please, Jeremy?The lettering style certainly rings a bell from somewhere, can't place it and simply Googling for "vintage speakers" or similar is too vague.Will keep the thinking cap on to place that lettering style.Tony
Tony,Although I'm certain they didn't have anything to do with this speaker, were you thinking of the 'Setton' logo? It seems to have some similarities but the Setton is curvier and more obviously a stylised 'S':http://www.thevintageknob.org/setton-RCS.X.1000.htmlThe woofer looks like a Pioneer (they were a big OEM for drivers in the 60-80's) and as Tom mentions in his first post, if Jeremy can gain access into the cabinet the drivers will almost certainly carry a logo or part number that might solve the mystery.James
Hi James;It wasn't the stylised "S" which caught my eye, but the lettering style of the word "Sound" - it reminded me of something, somewhere.....and of course I've been unable to remember!In the 70's there were a few hi-fi warehouse-type stores which would be similar to RicherSounds and the like, which sold popular affordable gear and they were very good starting points for catching the hi-fi bug. I'm sure one of them had that style, but I can't bring it to mind.Of course, that style of lettering is very 70's anyway.I Googled AS-251 as printed on the rear, and various combinations of "S", "Sound", "AS-251", "Vintage" etc but no luck. So much for the power of the Internet!I agree that having a look inside would be a good move - maybe there will even be a sticker with a manufacturer's name on it, one of those Quality Control/"Tested" labels.Tony
A very close copy of the Dynaco A25, circa 1971 ...similar to the SEAS 10" and 1 1/2" dome tweeter...