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Old 01-08-2008, 12:09 AM
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Realistic Optimus 25 three-ways

I bought a pair of these over the weekend at the local thrift store but I haven't been able to find any information on them. They seem to be fairly decent for a 3-way speaker with a 10" woofer. The cabinets have a nice walnut veneer too. Anyone have any information on them or experience with them?
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Old 01-08-2008, 08:24 AM
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http://support.radioshack.com/produc...s&ID=003008002

Try here

Edit: I don't see them on there anywhere though I do see 50s.
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Here is a catalog page scan from the 1979 catalog. I wish that I could say that I remember them but I don't remember enough to be useful.
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Old 02-09-2008, 02:45 PM
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I picked up some Nova-5's a few weeks back and I like them. Nothing too spectacular but better than the crap KLHs I had hooked up. I imagine that they need a little bit more work to shine though.
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Here is a catalog page scan from the 1979 catalog. I wish that I could say that I remember them but I don't remember enough to be useful.
I have a pair of the super tweeters on that page.......
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I can't say that I remember much about the Nova 5s either. It has been a while... They have a nice grille and a much nicer cabinet that the other 8" 2-way speakers like the utility MC-1000 series of speakers that RS carried over the years. Here is a catalog page scan from the 1983 catalog.
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i have a set of the drivers only, with crossovers
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I have a pair of the super tweeters on that page.......
$17.95 apiece? Sold!!
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Old 11-15-2008, 06:43 AM
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realistic optimus-5

I picked up a pair of realistic optimus-5 last month from thrift shop, mostly because they were in mint condition,[half price day picked them up for 8 dollars] but when I listen to them I really like their sound. I now have them in the front room and play them every day, definetly worth the money.
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A friend had these back in 1977 or 1978. Sounded pretty good with decent bass. I'd buy a pair.
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I picked up a pair of realistic optimus-5 last month from thrift shop, mostly because they were in mint condition,[half price day picked them up for 8 dollars] but when I listen to them I really like their sound. I now have them in the front room and play them every day, definitely worth the money.
Those were some of the better Radio Shack speakers. I had a pair of Optimus 5B's and currently have 2 pair of Optimus 1's. The acoustic suspension 1/1B, 5/5B and the corresponding Nova 7 and 8 models were my favorites.
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Real Opt 25's........

Hey Guys, I have a pair as my mains, and I LIKE them!!!!!

Just wonderin'......this thread is an oldie.......Did Ya' notice?.... No Matter, AK info is always useful........

There are some more recent posts on these coooool, but somewhat seldom seen (or discussed) speaks.............

Check it out .....willhowl
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....this thread is an oldie.......Did Ya' notice?....
You are right, I need to get a new calendar. It is no longer 2008. I never look at the dates when a new post comes up. I inherited the problem from the poster before me.
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Yes, I know, old thread, but I saw an Optimus-25 on CL today. Alas, they only had one speaker. I passed on it.
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I can't say that I remember much about the Nova 5s either. It has been a while... They have a nice grille and a much nicer cabinet that the other 8" 2-way speakers like the utility MC-1000 series of speakers that RS carried over the years. Here is a catalog page scan from the 1983 catalog.
Got two pair of those 4029 Mach One's, one pair of the 4024a, one pair of the 5b's (5's appear to be bass reflex, going by the image). Also have the Nova 7b's, which I'm listening to at this moment. Love the wood veneer on these old RS speakers.
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