Realistic Minimus 7 Metal Cabinet Speaker System with Mounting Brackets

Very good cosmetic condition.

These are highly regarded vintage speakers. With removable mounting brackets - can be mounted vertically or horizontally, or in a bookshelf.

They have upgraded woofers, with aluminum cones, butyl rubber surrounds and larger magnets, for an increase in power handling and bass frequency response.

I also stuffed more dampening material inside than was originally included, for increased resonance dampening.

The silk-dome tweeter on these are famous for their smooth, non-fatiguing vocal reproduction.

These hit the Radio Shack shelves and catalog in 1978, to much acclaim. First available only in black, the silver ones came out in 1981, and continued until they were replaced with white in 1990. The Minimus 7 series ran until 1993. They were replaced by the Optimus Pro7, which were identical except magnetically shielded so they could be placed next to CRT TVs. The Minimus 7s are considered superior for music.

There are a million reviews online, if you want to research, with their 15+ year production run!

Original Specifications:

Type: 2 way, 2 driver loudspeaker system

Frequency Response: 50Hz to 22kHz (Now a bit tighter and cleaner on the bottom end)

Power Handling: 40W (now at least 50W)

Impedance: 8Ω

Bass: 1 x 100mm high compliance (4")

Tweeter: 1 x 25mm dome

Finish: die cast aluminium cabinet

Dimensions: 180 x 113 x 110mm

Weight: 2.03kg

******Shipping is for the Contiguous United States ONLY. For shipping to Alaska, Hawaii, U.S. Territories, Canada, or the rest of the world, please contact me for a quote first!******

Some web reviews:

"One of the highest quality, truly high-fidelity, used speakers you can buy...Why? Because they have high quality tweeters - what is missing from almost all sub 5-figure speaker systems.

Get a pair of these greats...and then you'll have a quality speaker system that's almost impossible to beat... if you want a music reproductions system...it is heavenly good!"

"I always loved these little speakers which I bought in the 70's or 80's can't remember...I dusted off these tiny cast aluminium speakers and hooked them up - and - I was amazed! I live in a church with a 25 foot ceiling and the place is filled with clear uncolored sound. Amazing."

"...this little iconic speaker...is like a little guilty pleasure...I've always liked these for their size and minimalist design...I always thought they had a pleasant, open sound...the lower registers come through quite clearly. The Realistic soft dome tweeters are surprisingly good..."

*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+ No cables, cords, lines, wires, plugs, antennas, adapters or other accessories are included.*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+

I DO NOT GUARANTEE VINTAGE EQUIPMENT. PLEASE BE AWARE THERE IS ALWAYS INHERENT RISK WHEN PURCHASING 40-50 YEAR OLD EQUIPMENT. THIS UNIT MAY WORK FOR YEARS TO COME WITHOUT ANY ISSUES, BUT MAY REQUIRE IMMEDIATE TO FUTURE SERVICING. THIS IS THE RISK ALL OF US TAKE WHEN PURCHASING ANY MECHANICAL OR ELECTRICAL VINTAGE ITEM.

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Listed7 months ago
ConditionExcellent (Used)
Excellent items are almost entirely free from blemishes and other visual defects and have been played or used with the utmost care.learn more
Brand
Model
  • Minimus 7
Finish
  • White
Categories
Year
  • 1980s
Made In
  • Malaysia

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Poodlini

Spokane, WA, United States
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