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Old 10th August 2007, 12:22 PM   #1
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Just bought this funny fake at the local electronics shop. Philips made in Belgium, 6", coss 15NIS which is about $3.50
Perfect choise for toy guitar amplifiers!
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Old 10th August 2007, 12:40 PM   #2
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Hi,

Why do you think this is fake? Philips has speaker production in Belgium, and the numbering seems original.

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Old 10th August 2007, 03:13 PM   #3
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The price is a bit too cheap.... considering shiping from Europe. The sticker looks a bit too cheesy for a company like Philips. The box looks a bit too bold - no numbers, nothing except for the logo and "made in Belgium". Only the impedance seems to be okay (8).

Do you have those speakers for sale where you live?
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Old 10th August 2007, 03:43 PM   #4
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That Philips speaker looks like many I saw from the end of the 1970s to early 1980s, and its cardboard packing box also.
It is probably an original Philips made in Belgium, and not a fake.

It is only in later years that Philips MAY have stopped manufacturing speaker drivers in Europe, and bought from Asia.

Philips owned manufacturing plants/factories in many counries around the world.

Apparently Philips now do not have their own brand name on drivers, but another brand name is the continuation of Philips last developed drivers.
I have forgotten this name, but will post it here when I find it.

That driver you have was likely made at the end of the 70s or early 80s, and is low price because few people want them, or even know about them.
It is quite a good basic quality driver, and suitable for some purposes.

Is the surround, where the cone joins the outer diameter chassis, made from solid rubber {dark grey or black}, or foam rubber {grey}, or corrugated paper with a lacquer doping coat {probably black}, or a textile/cloth ?

What do you want to use it for ?
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Likely from the Philips plant in Dendermonde, 15 miles from Brussels.
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Old 10th August 2007, 08:50 PM   #6
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Just bought this funny fake at the local electronics shop. Philips made in Belgium, 6", coss 15NIS which is about $3.50
Perfect choise for toy guitar amplifiers!

i'd buy 10 of those at that price right now -





well , make that 20 ...

pic of the other side?

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Old 11th August 2007, 05:59 AM   #8
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well , make that 20 ...
Yes. Nothing wrong with those.

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could you give me more info about the speaker?
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Old 11th August 2007, 07:35 PM   #10
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You've made me curious...

It really looks a cheap fake with all sorts of dripping glue spots etc. - and it's definitely a new production. It loks completely fresh, not NOS or whatever.

I think I'm going to put it through some tests... and I'll post the results here.
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