XP Series Speakers 1959-1973

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  1. specenka

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    Anyone know what the Power Handling for the Fisher model XP1A might be? I can't find seem to find any info as far as how many watts they can handle.
     

     

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  2. eiraved

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    There's not much information on the web regarding the XP1A. Because they were made in the early to mid 60s, I would imagine their power handling would be no more than what was available on consumer grade amps and receivers during that era. Expect no more than 50 wpc rating on these.
     
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  3. specenka

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    Thanks man, I appreciate the input.
     
  4. Mayank

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    What a great and informative thread!

    Thank you Red1 for sharing your wisdom and knowledge - especially about the XP series :thumbsup:

    Question - I've not been able to find any information on the XP-8. Red1 had made an interesting observation very early in this thread

    "The seemingly odd omission of an XP-8 model might be explained by the pronunciation of the model number sounding like the word expiate. I am sure a keen salesman with a background in publishing, like Avery Fisher, would have appreciated the implications of a speaker with a name that sounded like some sort of atonement might be required".

    None of the Fisher product literature or brochures mention the XP-8. However, I found a pair listed on CL with the model number XP-8S (sculpted grill) which has the phenolic tweeters. Not sure if the drivers are original.

    So, does anyone have information on this obscure, never publicised, seemingly never existed "secret" model?

    Perhaps I should bring them home.

    Rgds
    Mayank

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    Hmm, I don't know what to think about those. Note the odd fitting shape of both the woofer and the mid. I could make that label myself.
     
  6. larryderouin

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    Drugolf; That is typical of FISHER's speakers in the 70's. The only thing Atypical is the way someone mounted the woofer in the hole. Used screws from the back, with nuts on the front.
     

     

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  7. Drugolf

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    Got it. Is this after the bill Hecht years then?
     
  8. larryderouin

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    Yes. Fisher didn't use sculpted grilles until about 1974, so these would be in that ERA.
     

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