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Old 11-04-2009, 07:09 PM
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Panasonic Thruster series

Ok I know these are not the greatest out thier, but I am looking for a pair for my mom and I wan't to know the model #'s, I don't want to buy a pair YET, but they suposedly had 15's in them, now, mom doesn't know sh!t about speakers, so bear with me here. I would also like to see some pics if at all possible. Also, would that giant 15 inch woofer be a woofer or a passive radiator? How many drivers per box, ect.

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Old 11-04-2009, 07:10 PM
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you can't be serious....
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Old 11-04-2009, 07:15 PM
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Seriously... soundhound wasn't joking.. .

They are way worse than not so good...

Thrusters had 6 or 8" in them.. never any 15"

Buy you're mom something.. anything... anything is better than thrusters.. A Bose radio is a massive improvement..
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Old 11-04-2009, 07:18 PM
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Just go to any thrift store, you'll see the whole product line.
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Old 11-04-2009, 07:28 PM
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there was a LINE of thrusters? I just assumed it was the one model. so more than one design, all from a great company (panasonic), and they all sucked?
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Old 11-04-2009, 07:30 PM
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far as I know, only one... and I can't remember if it was an 8 or 6" driver.. but either way.. IT SUCKED!!!! and buzzed, and had no life.. and.. .well.. they just sucked!!!!

Hope the OP is getting the idea here.. you can find much better for a cheap price..
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Old 11-04-2009, 07:40 PM
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Wooferman, dude get her smaller Advents and fix the foam in the woofer so there is something of you in the gift. It will sound so much better and be a more satisfying gift all around. Also possible Dynaco A-25, or Boston Acoustics.
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Old 11-04-2009, 07:45 PM
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I have seen at least 3 different sizes of Thrusters speakers. A small version, (bookshelf?) and two larger versions.
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Old 11-04-2009, 07:48 PM
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wow.. and actually admitted to that?
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Old 11-04-2009, 08:10 PM
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Wow, do you get some really interesting results when you do an internet image search for "Big Thrusters". None of them speaker-related, either!

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Old 11-04-2009, 08:12 PM
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LOL.. you need safe search!
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Old 11-04-2009, 08:26 PM
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It is never a good idea to buy your mother anything that has anything to do with a 'vibra cone'.
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Old 11-04-2009, 08:30 PM
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I recall there being various models of Thrusters. An internet search is conspicuously devoid of much info.

Never seen any larger than dual 10" -- one of course being a passive radiator. All models of Thruster will have a passive radiator. It's the feature that defines that model line. A quick web search turns up SB-1600 and front horn-loaded SB-1800 (ask AK member "sb1800" about those).

Thrusters certainly had their place in audio history. The big shiny aluminum "hubcap" dust covers are great for reflecting swirling points of light from a ceiling mounted mirror ball. Pop some Gloria Gaynor into the 8-track stereo system and relive the glory days of Disco.
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Old 11-04-2009, 08:35 PM
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But they have "Enhanced Bass Sound"

All I can say is..........
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