Cerwin-Vega

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  • Cerwin-Vega!, Inc.
  • 3000 SW 42nd Street, Hollywood, FL 33312, USA
  • Official website
  • info@cerwin-vega.com
  • +1 954 316 1501
  • +1 954 316 1590

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Equipment[add model]

Cerwin-Vega manufactures or has manufactured the following equipment (click to expand models list):

Dynamic Speakers
 
Solid State Amplifiers
 
Valve Amplifiers
 

General information [contribute]

Cerwin-Vega! is a loudspeaker manufacturer, active in the home, car and professional markets. They are a division of the Stanton Group.

davidleecoles (April 19, 2013): HELLO! again we just picked up a soundcraftman vintage power amp model MA5002 it has 2 big vu meters and it is black.
Yes we will test it against the Cerwin-Vega vintage A-3000i and see how this one holds up we hook the MA-5002 to CV folding horns two 18-inch at 1000 watts each.
Now lets play a LP how about Billy Idol rebel yell at full blast of the volume lets go it sounds good we put everything at the max and it is hot the amp is burning hot heat sinks can cook eggs.
Now we keep mixing it until the big puff of smoke comes and we see smoke and a blue pop of fire and the left channel is dead it also blew the house electric fuse we kept blowing house fuses we had to unplug the MA5002 from the wall to get the power back on.
Now we do the same test with the A-3000i and hook them to the same speakers full volume mixing the same LP 3 hour later we are still playing 5 hours later we stop the amp is in great condition and kicking strong nothing blew but our EARS WOW! well another amp for the garbage sound craftsman MA5002 is on fire smoke still coming out of the amp stinks like burning wires Cerwin-Vega A-3000i just beat the Hell out of the MA5002.Well we now know that Cerwin-Vega in 1970 up to 1987 made the very best audio amps and speakers in the world we all have been blessed with this once great company that had what it took to show the world that the USA was number one in sold-state Power amplifires made by the king of audio CERWIN-VEGA no other audio has held up 40 years plus and is still working like new with monster amps that kills others with quality and long lasting huge parts for a huge amp that will be remembered for ever.

History[contribute]

Cerwin-Vega web site (July 4, 2009):

Cerwin-Vega A Historical Perspective

For close to 50 years, the name Cerwin-Vega has been synonymous with excellence in every area of the audio experience. This reputation has been established by Pro Audio professionals, Hi Fi enthusiasts and Mobile Audio fans that recognize the high performance value which is Cerwin-Vega. Dedicated to the pursuit of achieving ultimate realism in the reproduction of the live performance in the home. Cerwin-Vega s customer loyalty is second to none and has reached nearly cult like status. As a result of this acceptance Cerwin-Vega has grown from a small group of engineers headed by the legendary Gene Czerwinski into one of the foremost loudspeaker companies.

In 1954 Gene Czerwinski, then a brilliant young aerospace engineer, founded Cerwin-Vega. Why start a loudspeaker company? First and foremost a music fan, Gene s goal was to reproduce the live musical experience. His design philosophy was based on high efficiency drivers, durability, and a value for money products. This legacy has charged Cerwin-Vega for over four decades. In 1954 Gene started Vega associates, Vega began to grow rapidly from its conception with the introduction of large high efficiency 18 sound systems that could produce 130dB at 30 Hz. This high performance specification established Vega as a company to be reckoned with. In 1957, Vega introduced the world s first solid state amplifier, rated at 125 RMS it was a power house by the standards of it s time. The amplifiers circuit was influenced by a 10,000-watt sonar amp Gene designed for Bendix Corp. In the 60 s dynamic popular music enjoyed a spectacular evolution. Cerwin-Vega quickly became a supplier of loudspeakers and system designs to many major manufacturers; including Fender, Acoustic, Sunn and Vox. In 1974 the motion picture Earthquake premièred with a dramatic new innovation in motion picture sound known as Sensurround For the first time audio was an integrated part of the movie experience through special effects. The concept required large powerful bass cabinets which would provide very low frequencies in order to shake the movie theater, thus simulating a real earthquake. For this purpose the E bass horns and woofers were developed. These were 18 Woofers in a folded horn configuration. The internal path length of the horn was 6 feet with a cutoff frequency of 33 Hz. Sensitivity of the system was an Incredible 106 dB at 1 watt / 1 meter. Sensurround technology and Cerwin-Vega were honored with an Academy Award for Special Technical Achievement in 1974.

The early seventies also started pro relationships with bands that included The Rolling Stones, Boom Town Rats, David Bowie, Peter Frampton, Emerson Lake and Palmer, Bernie Taupen, (Elton Johns partner) In the late 70s Cerwin-Vega became the first manufacturer to produce its own digital recordings for the evaluation of loud speaker design parameters, digital technology was used in the home line of loudspeakers the D series. Over the next decade Cerwin-Vega continued to evolve its loudspeaker designs and engineering excellence resulting in speaker systems that have established the reputation for offering the widest dynamic range, highest efficiency, highest output level and the best bass response in the industry. The company has received numerous Design and engineering awards for its products in the pro, home and mobile audio. When it comes to setting industry standards Cerwin-Vega has taken a clear leadership.

The Cerwin-Vega dynasty continues with the acquisition by The Stanton Group of companies. We are looking forward to another 50 years of staying on top in the audio business with products that will be worthy of the Cerwin-Vega heritage.

walt hoffmann (June 20, 2010): the first thing that they did was to shred all exsiting prints for all products

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