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Old 12th Oct 2017, 3:47 pm   #1
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Default Philips 543A valve radio speaker

Hi guys. I'm seeking a speaker suitable for the above radio, I have bought the radio but the speaker is missing. Can anyone advise the size, or help with replacement. Please PM me, many thanks Mick.
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Old 12th Oct 2017, 6:49 pm   #2
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Hi Mick, is it to go in the radio case or under the dash. I would have thought almost any, preferably elliptical speaker should do.

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Old 12th Oct 2017, 9:25 pm   #3
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Default Re: Philips 543A valve radio speaker

Is this a different Radio to that I am expecting?

I am expecting a Mid 1950's Bakelite AM/FM Radio not a car radio.

https://www.radiomuseum.org/r/philips_543a_543_a.html#c

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Old 12th Oct 2017, 11:45 pm   #4
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Hi you're right it is an mid 50's Bakelite radio as shown in the link. I bought one, but the speaker is missing. Not sure of size I require.

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Old 13th Oct 2017, 7:50 am   #5
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Sorry Gents, senior moment I thought it was a car radio.

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Old 13th Oct 2017, 7:57 am   #6
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3.5 ohms DC resistance according to the service sheet.

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Old 13th Oct 2017, 9:10 am   #7
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Philips did make slightly odd speaker sizes. It could be an 8" unit, but knowing Philips, the one in yours might also be a 7" unit. This may be hard to obtain, so any 3-5 ohm 6.5" (or even better, an 8") unit would do. Members on this site are likely to have them. Alternatively get a 6.5" or 8", 4 ohm unit (car audio) from car breaker's yard.
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Old 13th Oct 2017, 10:06 am   #8
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Default Re: Philips 543A valve radio speaker

The pictures of this radio on the Radio Museum Site clearly show a round speaker attached to a plywood panel which in turn is attached to the Bakelite case.

If this panel is present in your set, the speaker aperture size and position of the fixings will clearly show the size of speaker you require.

If the panel is missing, you'll have to make a new one, in which case you can tailor it to suit any speaker you have to hand.
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