About five days ago I was driving to where I park my car to commute by train. Amongst the other items piled in front of one house, I saw an item which I perceived as a large shopping bag with two large blue circles on the front (photo above) .
But the next morning, I drove more slowly, and realized: a speaker box!!!
So that evening, on my way home after work, I grabbed it.
Here are some more shots:
Just a simple plywood box, with a bass port, and rope handles. I checked the terminals on the back, and we indeed have continuity: about eight Ohms worth. So at some point I'll add a quarter-inch jack (the front is held on by screws -- so, easy to disassemble), sand it just a bit, and paint it blue or green (or, blue-green).
And then -- just yesterday -- I came across this pair of speakers:
Just a fake wood-grain vinyl covering, and some sort of chipboard constuction. As you can see from the reference ruler, they're about one foot by one foot by one foot (or: 30cm x 30cm x 30cm).
As with the earlier speaker box, both of these speakers have continuity -- so they probably work -- although I haven't tried them with an actual signal. For these, the resistance is just above four Ohms.
At some point -- but not until the new year at the earliest -- I'm going to connect them together with some scrap wood, wire the two speakers in series (so the total will be around nine or ten Ohms -- and that's OK [better to have too much impedance than not enough!]), and mount a quarter-inch jack on a spacer between the two speaker boxes.
And, again: paint them some variation of blue or green: I have a fair amount of "mis-tint" paint in blue and in green, which I pick up cheap.
FWIW, here's the plate on the back of one of them. It's an actual brand name -- although I don't know anything about the fanciness of that brand.
Anyhow -- two "free" (plus labor) speaker cabinets, within the space of a week: not bad.
Although: I wish people would throw away from amplifiers, or guitars... ;)