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Wharfedale Super 12 ID help.

Discussion in 'Speakers' started by ghbrian, Dec 8, 2018.

  1. ghbrian

    ghbrian AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    I removed this Wharfedale Super 12 from a speaker cabinet I bought. I think it is a Super 12 CS/AL but I am not 100%. Any knowledgable person out there that can confirm or correct my assumption.

    Regards

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  2. loose ends

    loose ends Well-Known Member

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    I got one also. I bought some beautiful cabinets and one had the speaker mounted in it.
     
  3. ghbrian

    ghbrian AK Subscriber Subscriber

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  4. klipschorn

    klipschorn Klipschorn

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    This speaker dates to the early to mid sixties. The original Super 12's were labeled as Super 12 FS/AL, meaning foam surround/aluminum voice coil. Later, the Super 12 CS/AL was the same with the exception of its having a cloth surround, which was flat, not a half roll like this model.

    The label dates the unit from the sixties. It is a SUPER 12 and all SUPER 12's with the "whizzer" cone were labeled as SUPER 12 (FS,CS,RS/DD, meaning double diaphragm. While this surround (annulus) is cloth, it's called a half roll. Wharfedale used that terminology in many units, such as the W15FS, CS, and RS, meaning foam surround, cloth surround which was a 1/16th inch thick felt and roll surround, respectively.

    The white numbers on the back side of the cone refer to 30hz fs and the date of manufacture, Feb. 1963. I have no idea to what the c/12 refers. I would hate to think it means a 12 inch cone as that should be obvious.

    For more on those good ol' Wharfedales with the red magnets, see my Wharfedale pages. https://www.ln271828.net/wharfedale.html

    Robert
     
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  5. ghbrian

    ghbrian AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Robert

    Thank you for your detailed explanation. I really appreciate you taking the time to share your knowledge.

    Regards, Brian
     
  6. ghbrian

    ghbrian AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    On the rolled cloth surround, it looks like it is needing to be re-doped, as light can be seen through it. What is the suggester method of retreating the cloth?
     

     

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