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    Default Radford monitor m.90

    Some lovely rare vintage monitors.
    Getting recapped soon .


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    Very nice, how big are the woofers? How low do they go?
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    My guess, knowing Goodmans drivers, is that the bass will extend to maybe around 30 Hz.

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    Those look like they would be a ton of fun Geoff!

    Edit, oops, meant Andy, long day...
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    Nice find, I've always fancied picking up a pair of Radford speakers for interest's sake (being a bit of a RAdford fan).
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    Quote Originally Posted by realysm42 View Post
    Very nice, how big are the woofers? How low do they go?
    They have a 12” woofer and not so low..
    50Hz to 25khz



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    Quote Originally Posted by montesquieu View Post
    Nice find, I've always fancied picking up a pair of Radford speakers for interest's sake (being a bit of a RAdford fan).
    Well you’re not far away Tom


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    Quote Originally Posted by realysm42 View Post
    Very nice, how big are the woofers? How low do they go?
    A bit confusing because the literature say 12” but they’re 10” 🤷🏼*♂️


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    Quote Originally Posted by andyrlb View Post
    They have a 12” woofer and not so low
    That's probably the -3db point. They'll go lower.

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    You seem to have a knack for finding classic old loudspeakers. How do you do it?

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