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Radio Speakers Of Canada

Discussion in 'Amp Building/Technical/Repair' started by Simon Fettig, Oct 23, 2019.

  1. Simon Fettig

    Simon Fettig

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    Hello and thank you for letting me into the forum, I recently bought a pair of speakers from a garage sale and the boxes are homemade but they are both loaded with RSC (Radio Speakers Of Canada) Tempo Series Horns, Mids and Crossover networks as well the 12" drivers in them are RSC Goldenaire series. I've searched the internet high and low to find any information about them but the only thing i found was that they eventually became part of the Jensen speaker family. I'm curious as to what they are worth as well as what the wattage of the drivers are. I may be into selling them or depending on the information i can get, i may keep them and utilize them in a build. If anyone has any information about these can you please drop me a line,
    thanks
     
  2. traynor_garnet

    traynor_garnet Gold Member

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    If memory serves . . . I believe they became Marsland. Originally they were licensed to make Jensen speakers in Canada and carried the Jensen logo. Then it was both a RSC logo and a Jensen logo, then just RSC and eventually a total rebrand to Marsland.

    The older the speaker, the closer to exact Jensen specs.

    TG
     
  3. Simon Fettig

    Simon Fettig

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    thank you, ill look into the marsland name and maybe i can find some more information, i appreciate your time
     
  4. Granny Gremlin

    Granny Gremlin Gold Member

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    Well regarded by those that know. Not sure about these specific models, but generally the quality did not fall off until later.
     
  5. Simon Fettig

    Simon Fettig

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    Thanks, I'm having a heck of a time finding any information on these speakers, I have reached out to Jensen, Yorkville, numerous audiophiles and this thread has given me the most information. i guess my next question is, would you know anyone interested in these?
     
  6. Jimmy The Gent

    Jimmy The Gent Gold Member

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  7. cboutilier

    cboutilier

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    Most RSC fans in the world, are on this forum. @traynor_garnet and myself are two of them.
     
  8. Lincoln

    Lincoln Gold Member

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    I might have an old RSC in a tweed Princeton clone. It says "Jensen" on it, and on the bottom surface of the magnet, it also says "made in Canada". Nice little 10" alnico. Can't remember where I got it or what it came out of. It was for sure something Canadian though.
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  9. Granny Gremlin

    Granny Gremlin Gold Member

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    There was a whole hifi line (including higher end, for the time, raw drivers aimed at the large kit building and DIY market - i.e. all those people building Dynaco or Heathkit amps) that we pretty much ignore here. Some of those are essentially not much different than the instrument line or PA products. When I was a student I basically lived off of all these (built most of me own cabs; replacing blown speakers etc) - you could get em for $20 each cuz they were so under the radar - everyone wanted Celestions and most other bargain hunters went for older Eminences (which I never liked ).
     
  10. loudtubeamps

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  11. Mooh

    Mooh Gold Member

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    Pretty sure the Marland story has been discussed here. I'll do a search...
     
  12. cboutilier

    cboutilier

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    Likely so. At the time, due to import tariffs, it was cheaper for Jensen to have RSC build their speakers here than it was to import the completed speakers into Canada.
     
  13. audiorep2

    audiorep2 Gold Member

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    Give a call to Santon Audio in Toronto.
     
  14. chuck_zc

    chuck_zc Gold Member

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    I have a pair but haven't had much luck getting info. I'm running one in my hybrid and it doesn't sound too bad. Not sure on the power rating
     

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