Realistic Nova 5........

Discussion in 'Speakers' started by Cogsinister, Jun 22, 2009.

  1. Cogsinister

    Cogsinister Super Member

    I have found a pair of these in my local thrift in good condition.....will have to go back with a screwdriver to get the wooden grilles off to see if the foams are rotted.....(bound to be i guess)

    The thing is.....i have searched the radio shack catalog site and i cant find them !!!

    I know you guys can do anything, so can anyone help be find them in the Ratshack cat ?
     
  2. AnalogDigit

    AnalogDigit Realistic fan.

  3. Cogsinister

    Cogsinister Super Member

    I know what the radio shack cat site is......i just dont know what year of catalog to look in.......its the year i want thanks.......
     
  4. atrac

    atrac Active Member

  5. Cogsinister

    Cogsinister Super Member

    Thanks for that........

    Well kind of both.....its nice to know what years they came from....i have more pairs of Realistic speakers here i got from the thrift store, they seem to be very common here.....and i very much like the sound of my MC 14000's ....as to what they sold for, well thats nice to know......but i only ever give between 2 and 5 bucks for speakers at my thrift......

    I can normaly locate speakers in the catalogs online, but not the Nova 5.....i can find Nova 6, 8 10 but no 5......
     
  6. Sam Cogley

    Sam Cogley Last of the Time Lords Subscriber

    I like the Nova 5s. I found them on the catalog site once, but I don't remember the year. I might have posted what I found somewhere, let me look.
     
    Last edited: Jun 22, 2009
  7. Cogsinister

    Cogsinister Super Member

    If they sound better than the MC 14000's i will be surprised........i still have to go and confirm that the foams are rotted......the rather nice wood lattice grilles need to be unscrewed......im not sure if i want yet another re foam project, but i so want to save them !!!!!!

    Oh they are the "Made in Korea" varients not Japan :(
     
  8. AnalogDigit

    AnalogDigit Realistic fan.

  9. Cogsinister

    Cogsinister Super Member

    Last edited: Jun 22, 2009
  10. Markw

    Markw Banned

    There may be a difference between continuous and peak.
     
  11. Cogsinister

    Cogsinister Super Member

    True..........
     
  12. Sam Cogley

    Sam Cogley Last of the Time Lords Subscriber

    Mine were made in Japan. Not sure what that says about the year of production.
     
  13. Cogsinister

    Cogsinister Super Member

    Can you imagine the face on my wife when i haul in yet another set of Realistics tomorrow ?
     
  14. mave

    mave Active Member

    I bought a pair off of CL a few weeks ago they were rotted. Someday I might try to fix them. I got to learn to refoam sometime, these might be a good candidate to start with.
     
  15. Cogsinister

    Cogsinister Super Member

    Thats a great idea.......refoaming is fun !!!!!!
     
  16. Cogsinister

    Cogsinister Super Member

    Here they are...............

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    Foams intact unbelievable !!!!!!!!!

    Good enough for me anyway..........sound fine..........
     
    Last edited: Jun 23, 2009
  17. rlwagoner

    rlwagoner Dazed and Confused

    I bought a pair of 8's a couple of weeks ago. I see where the 5's are ported. The 8's are not. Question: Has anyone ported a originally non-ported speaker? I am not particularily impressed with the 8's, but they are in pristine condition. Thought porting them might do something for them. Bit they way they are designed, it would be difficult. Any thoughts?
     
  18. Cogsinister

    Cogsinister Super Member

    I think the size of the hole is important......thats about the sum of my knowledge........
     
  19. Sam Cogley

    Sam Cogley Last of the Time Lords Subscriber

    I bet those foams explode. Mine looked great for about 2 weeks, then...confetti.
     
  20. Cogsinister

    Cogsinister Super Member

    Yes indeed Sam, i was afraid to breathe on them..........mere atoms were holding them together........

    But they have now been passed on to my daughter for a system i made up for her.........so they are her problem now ;)
     

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