Cerwin Vega AT-12 Floorstanding Speakers

4/5 (52 Reviews) MSRP : $690.00


Product Description

Bass reflex - 12" Woofer, (2)5" Mids and 1" Tweeter (1987-1997)


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Tom F a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: March 6, 2013

Bottom Line:   
I bought these speakers in 1994 or thereabouts,
They have been outstanding. I put 100 watts though them for many years and they have been indestructable and have always provided great sound. Great sound.

I just reconditioned them by replacing the foam surrounds and I couldn't be happier.

One of the best products I have ever purchased: Great performance. Great longevity. Great durability.

Buy them and don't look back

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   Pre 1995



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

Date Reviewed: July 24, 2009

Bottom Line:   
Those AT 12 are one of the best speakers I have ever had! They can handle so much power without any problems! The bass is amazing and they look great! Cerwin Vega always make good stuff!

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   Pre 1995



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

Date Reviewed: March 20, 2009

Bottom Line:   
Definitivamente, CV es un parlante para alta potencia, tiene buena respuesta general para espacios acústicos grandes donde se requiere presencia y presión sonora, especialmente en las bajas frecuencias.
A nivel hogareño se hace casi indispensable el uso de ecualizador, puesto que por la dureza de su woofer, la sensación acústica se inclina a los tonos medios y agudos cuando se le utiliza a niveles de audio moderados.
Efectivamente no es un parlante para Hi-Fi . Su diseño más bien se puede entender y aplicar como del tipo "Heavy Duty". Su construcción robusta y de muy buena calidad entrega un producto de muy larga vida.
Muy recomendable para música del tipo "bailable", de tendencia rock, pop, electrónica, "drum&bass", hip-hop, etc. Difícil lograr una buena imágen y dispersión acústicas en música clásica, jazz o vocal (soft).
Indispesable se hace el uso de un amplificador estable con buena entrega efectiva en RMS de al menos 100W/canal, incluso se ha probado con un sistema de 500w RMS/canal, obteniendo un sonido muy rico en su gama completa.
Conclusión: Muy buen parlante para uso del tipo "musicalización" para música del tipo descrita más arriba.
A nivel hogareño se puede lograr una excelente presión acústica de frecuencia bajas, que sin duda hará que ningún vecino a la redonda pueda quedar indiferente.
Los medios y agudos logran mejor imagen a medida que el volumen aumenta, al punto que los controles frontales con los que se dispone, se justifican plenamente, siendo de real utilidad.
Cerwin Vega, bajo estas consideraciones, es un parlante de muy altas prestaciones.

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   Pre 1995



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by flash flood a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: March 19, 2009

Bottom Line:   
I bought these speakers in 97 to go along with the two RE 30's that I bought back in 95. These are good sounding speakers. They're not as good as the re 30's but i've never heard a set of 12's nowhere near this price range that has. As far as the critics go for saying that these speakers have too much squeel on the high end my adviced is to get an equalizer. 15 dollars or less on ebay for a used technics or pioneer Eq and you're good to go.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1997



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by max500 a Casual Listener

Date Reviewed: May 31, 2008

Bottom Line:   
This is a review of the AT-8, the 8-inch, 2-way 'little brother' of the AT-12. They aren't on this site, so I figured I'd put it here. I got these for pretty cheap, and didn't have high expectations. I was lucky enough to find some with intact, non 'rotted', surrounds, which is definitely a problem with cerwins this old. Pretty simple repair if you are very careful, otherwise it's about $20-30 per speaker to get it fixed. Anyway, these speakers are pretty good. I have never gotten them loud enough to distort, and the bass is definitely the most I've ever heard out of an 8 inch bookshelf speaker. It's just not enough to shake the walls or feel, like everyone says is possible with 12" or (yikes)15" Cerwins. Maybe I'm asking too much from these woofers- I'm looking to pick up some AT-12s or VS 120s. I use them to listen to rock, electronic, and rap, and they are great for that. Watching "Die Hard" was a treat with these as well. I'm very happy with these- after getting a taste of the Cerwin sound, I'm hooked on getting (bigger) CVs for my upcoming home theater project.

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Casual Listener

Product model year:   Pre 1995

Price Paid:    $20.00

Purchased At:   Tag Sale




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