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Old 04-07-2010, 11:16 AM   #1
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Norman Laboratories Speakers

Anybody ever heard of these? They were made in Norman Oklahoma sometime in the 70's to 80's

I just picked up a pair of Model 9's
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Old 04-10-2010, 03:59 AM   #2
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Anybody ever heard of these? They were made in Norman Oklahoma sometime in the 70's to 80's

I just picked up a pair of Model 9's
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Old 11-27-2011, 04:39 PM   #3
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Heard of em.......'ell I have four of them. Two currently in my stereo system are Model 12's I believe ( 12" woofer, 2 Phillips tweeters). I also have two floor standing models but the foam surrounds on the woofers are shot and need repair. Bought these new over 30 years ago and to this date there is no speaker that compares IMO. Crisp clean highs, accurate vocals, kick-you-through-the-wall bass, it's all there!! Unfortunately the company is out of business due to the dumbing down of speaker price and quality during the 80's
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I was doing a search on Norman speakers and this thread popped up...

I purchased the first pair of commercially sold Model 9's in 1974, serial #'s xxxxx001 and xxxxx002 from Audio Tech, in Waco, Tx. They were custom built for me... I eventually managed Waco's Audio Tech for six years and sold mostly Normans (and JBL's).
FWIW, the speaker p2gee mentioned, with the 12" woofer was a Model 7. I still have a pair of those, too. The 70's was a great time for music and superb HiFi equipment. tomp dd50
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Norman Lab 8's

I just found a pair at a local store, great price and from what I can find, a good speaker.....who knows anything about them, any review might be helpful, heck if I don't like them I can always put them out in the garage.
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I just found a pair at a local store, great price and from what I can find, a good speaker.....who knows anything about them, any review might be helpful, heck if I don't like them I can always put them out in the garage.
What is the speaker size configuration in the cabinet? 10" woofer(s), 12" woofer, 1,2, or 3 dome tweeters? A picture with the grill off would help. Also a picture of the crossover/ connector plate on the back of the cabinet. Sold them six days a week for 6 years. I'm using a pair of Norman 7's and a pair of Weber Electronics LBK 9's stacked. Sounds pretty good for 35-40 year old speakers.
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