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    What Are These Cerwin Vega Speakers?

    I picked up a pair of these Cerwin Vega Speakers at a thrift store. Can anyone tell me what they are?

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    My guess is it was intended for permanent installation in a club. It might even be a homemade box with C-V woofers.
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    Looks like a ported sub enclosure for a vehicle.

    Show a pic of the back, and also how it is hooked up.

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    A sub wouldn't have tweeters. AFAIK C-V has never done auto sound.
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    Oh yeah, CV do auto sound: https://cerwinvegamobile.com/
    Here's what they recommend for a golf cart https://cerwinvegamobile.com/product...ofers/spcl182/

    Regarding the speaker in the pic, I'm with Bill on that it looks homebrew or "custom" with CV drivers. My guess with what looks like a slightly slanted baffle is that it was made to be mounted on the wall up against the ceiling and firing downwards but it's hard to tell from this angle.

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    I meant the original C-V, when it was owned by Gene Czerwinski. It's not the same company today, although the Gibson owned C-V brand still does pro-sound. The CVDA Holdings owned C-V brand is Cerwin-Vega in name only.
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    Yeah, that definitely does not look like your usual CV box. Genuine CVs usually have a sticker somewhere.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shoot summ View Post
    Looks like a ported sub enclosure for a vehicle.

    Show a pic of the back, and also how it is hooked up.
    I was going to say the same. Back when I was in high school I remember some (obviously rich) kids having similar looking enclosures in their cars/trucks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heliotropic27 View Post
    I was going to say the same. Back when I was in high school I remember some (obviously rich) kids having similar looking enclosures in their cars/trucks.
    I think what looks like tweeters are actually just trim for the ports for the subs, without more info from the OP we can't tell for certain though.

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    Those are tweeters, you can see the flare of the horns. They're not the usual large format horns that C-V used in their 2 ways, another reason why I think it's a home made box.
    Back when I was in high school I remember some (obviously rich) kids having similar looking enclosures in their cars/trucks.
    You can find 12" car subs in carpet covered boxes for a hundred bucks. In any event you'd never build a sub box with the drivers splayed outward. The intent of that is to widen dispersion (which, BTW, doesn't work) in the mids and highs where subs don't operate.
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