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    Vintage Mind Blower speakers???

    Everytime I install modern stereo components, my father tells me stories of his audio systems back in the day, circa late 70's. Although the cars change in each story, he always mentions "Mind Blower" speakers. He said they were 6x9 speakers with thier own amps mounted to them. I did some research ad found out they were made by Pyramid. I would really like to get my hands on a set and surprise him on a future restoration project. Plus, I'd love to look at and hear these things. Anyone know where I might find some, or any other info about them?







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    Re: Vintage Mind Blower speakers???

    I bet you they sound like ***.. most people want to believe that what they listened to back then is better than anything new and without the chance of side by side comparison they keep believing it



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    Re: Vintage Mind Blower speakers???

    My father tells me the same stories about these mindblowers. I would love to be able to hear a set of these.



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    I know they prolly sound like crap by todays standards. Im more interested in the nostalgia of them. In his day, a 69 camaro or late 70's firebird with cragar ss wheels and mind blower speakers were the coolest cars. Id love to set up a car the way he wouldve back then, and get a sense of "experiencing" that era.




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    Re: Vintage Mind Blower speakers???

    big wattage in it's day. they probably sound fine with 8 track tapes playing vivaldi.






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    i want a picture i could find nothing.



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    Re: Vintage Mind Blower speakers???

    since im an old fart ill chime in......
    Back in the day we had no subs , 6x9s were the pretty popular
    speaker upgrade as most cars had that size rear deck speaker opening...Some of the popular ones were Jensen,Pyle,Sony and even the
    Midblowers....Mindblowers were junk - just like everything Pyramid makes total garbage..Pyramid of the 80s is very much like it is today
    overseas low end audio

    Pyle 6x9s were the best 6x9 IMO,very heavy 70oz mag and made in the USA-YES USA !
    I had mine powered by a Sherwood 90x2 Amp and a Pioneer Cassette deck.....BALLIN !
    Used to buy all this stuff on Canal St in NYC,guys used to buy the stuff and do installs right on the street
    Ahhh the good ole days - the Ebay seller with the Mindblowers has a few old goodies...LOL
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    Re: Vintage Mind Blower speakers???

    Tis true, all we had were 6x9's that were overpowered as possible. My favorite that I owned was the Alpine 6x9 subwoofers, which were 150 watts each which was mentioned previously was big power back then. I too had a Sherwood amp (it was square, huge fins for heat dissapation.) I don't remember what size it was, perhaps 100x2. Later on I moved up to an MEI amp, which was really nice but later in its life started going into protect alot.




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    Re: Vintage Mind Blower speakers???

    iirc werent jensen 6x9's popular also?



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    Re: Vintage Mind Blower speakers???

    Quote Originally Posted by loud-n-low View Post
    iirc werent jensen 6x9's popular also?
    in early trans-ams and firebirds....they rocked!!




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    Re: Vintage Mind Blower speakers???

    I think my first real "subs" were Gem Sounds - direct kicker c12 knockoffs made at the same plant.




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    Re: Vintage Mind Blower speakers???

    Quote Originally Posted by snoopdan View Post
    I think my first real "subs" were Gem Sounds - direct kicker c12 knockoffs made at the same plant.

    Gem Sounds was Gemini if I am not mistaken....They also made turn table mixers
    as well as large format speaker systems - They are still in biz




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    Quote Originally Posted by excelerater View Post
    Gem Sounds was Gemini if I am not mistaken....They also made turn table mixers
    as well as large format speaker systems - They are still in biz
    yeah i'm pretty sure my friend's dj speakers are gemini, nice stuff



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    Re: Vintage Mind Blower speakers???

    I had 2 pair in an OPEL Manta and it ROCKED! My dad and I mounted a set in the front doors and a set in the back deck. Each set had a small switch to turn the amp on that we mounted under the dash by the system. My system was a Pioneer Supertuner with a cassette deck. It was very nice for the day.




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