Cerwin Vega 380SE Floorstanding Speakers

4.69/5 (13 Reviews)


Product Description

Model 380SE Specifications

DESCRIPTION: 15” 3-Way Loudspeaker
FREQ. RESPONSE: 25Hz –20kHz
POWER HANDLING: 5/405 Watt RMS (Min/Max)
SENSITIVITY: 102 dB (1 Watt @ 1 Meter)
IMPEDANCE: 4 Ohms
LF DRIVER: 15” die-cast frame / 2” voice-coil
MF DRIVER: (2) 7” Cone
HF DRIVER: 1” voice-coil horn tweeter
CROSSOVER POINTS: 250 Hz/3500 Hz
PROTECTION: System Fuse/2.5 Amp Slow-Blow 3 AG fuse
HF Driver Self-resetting PTC
MSRP: $540 ea
CIRCA: 1985 – 1991





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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Mike a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: June 21, 2015

Bottom Line:   
Ive had these 2 yearsbought them from a guy who installed stereos in high end homes 1 wall rattledwhen crancked so i opened them repared rattle cant tell they were repairedrattle is gonei own accusta base7 system in one room wth ohm cam32 speakers. 901 and cerwin vega 380se in another room. Crown 2500 425 ch at 8 ohm into 380se. 150 channel into 901 hanging over cvs. It. Rocks like your in front of a band. The 380s. Absolutely kick Ass and can take more power 901s had since 86 they. rock also cant hurt them only thing. I never blew before cvs but cvs have double protection and i did hook up the crown to them but. The cvs win 901s go loud and fill the building with sound and rumble but low and high volume the cvs win the show no vote needed together baaaaaaaaad assssssss the ohms sound surpizingly good as do bose i also have an eq on cvs 2. On 901 factory 1 came with them plus an 2nd one hooked to them plus a cheeper set of spekers in back 3way 12 in woofer 100 pch carver amp yes 3 amps 3 eqs 6 speakers and a cocert any time you want. Im 58 heard lots of stuff this thing

rocks in 12x20 room. 4 stars because nothings perfect

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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by brian a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: January 11, 2015

Bottom Line:   
best speakers ive ever had. as a guitarist, I know sound. Nothing beats these. i ve had all the expensive speakers, but nothing has the bass of sheer square inches of a 15 inch woofer
i even have 2 pairs for sale (they are too big) toenailzz@hotmail.com

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Product model year:   Pre 1995



Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:5
Submitted by rusty a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: November 18, 2013

Bottom Line:   
woofer can not handle bass, kept getting a bottoming out sound, of the cloth surround or voice coil hitting on the kick drum. NOT a good speaker. mids & highs VERY GOOD, but that woofer is not made for anykick drum. used for about 6 months, and took them back.

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Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1995



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by frank a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: May 10, 2013

Bottom Line:   
I bought my cerwin vega 380se 24 years ago!! yes they are probably not made for small rooms by they're size but take a couple of minutes and listen to some of you're favorite tracks and you'll forgive them they're size. I give them a '4' note because perfection does not exist and every speakers not matter what the price will lack on a range of frequency or an other or will perform near perfect in a kind of music but will perform less in an other. I've paid them 1400$ a pair in 1989 and no speakers rock like they do .I've heard speakers giving more mid or voice presence at a neural sound adjustment but with a little adjustment there,wow really hard to beat. They are connect to a proton d1200 100w per channel giving 200w (because of the 4homs impedance of the seakers) with a huge headroom capability(500w of clean peak power).The fact is that those speakers will let you hear every tonality that you're favorite artist is playing,you will hear and FEEL!!! every bit of it even with accoustic guitars or tori amos on the piano. Ok some speakers over 2000 will perform well for acoustics or classic but hey!! who has a complete family who's listening to just one kind of music?? For all the other kind of commercial music,pop,modern rock,classic rock,pop,rap,dance,no other speakers will make them come to life and will vibrate your heart and shake your pants like they do!

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Product model year:   Pre 1995



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by eeggel a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: March 22, 2012

Bottom Line:   
Bought my CV 380 SEs when I was in high school from the local audio shop, back around '86 '87 or so. Biggest thing they had. Almost bought the previous model that was finished in wood grain but these in black were nicer ;). As I was told at that time these were some of the first speakers that were digital ready with the introduction of CD players that was relevant. Not sure what it meant really, lol. These speakers have been fixtures in my house from the day I brought them home, and damn they are heavy! I've replaced the spring clips that were on the back with binding posts and some time will put Neutrik Speakons in place. I just love the high fidelity mix with brutal capability of these speakers. They have stood the test of time like a fine sports car.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   Pre 1995




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