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mystery speakers

Discussion in 'classic' started by ansis, Jan 27, 2023.

  1. ansis

    ansis pfm Member

    Can anyone recognize these or at least manufacturer? Google is of no help, even by pics and even by tweeter pic.

  2. Durmbo

    Durmbo sister

    Manufactured by White Van, perhaps?
  3. ansis

    ansis pfm Member

    Somewhat doubt it, doesn't look like white van to me.
  4. jtgofish

    jtgofish pfm Member

    The Philips tweeters are quite good.
  5. tpetsch

    tpetsch pfm Member

  6. ansis

    ansis pfm Member

    Are you sure? To me they are more european than japanese made, and didn't find anything similar in their 80's catalogs, naming scheme is different and japanese mostly uses as many drivers as possible, at least in 80's from where these I suspect are.
  7. Mike P

    Mike P Trade: Pickwell Audio

    Yep, my Google search came up with some Onkyo M-75 mk1 which look almost identical.
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  8. ansis

    ansis pfm Member

    Excellent, can you gents share those search links? Because my google-fu today is miserable.
  9. Mike P

    Mike P Trade: Pickwell Audio

  10. ansis

    ansis pfm Member

    Thank you! Still to me they look more european than japanese, and since none can be found on hifi-archiv catalogs I suspect local made model for limited markets.
  11. Craig B

    Craig B Re:trophile

    Likely European (or UK) made for inclusion with a music centre system. Could still be a Japanese brand though, as the majors had loudspeakers made regionally in many markets. Certainly a lot of Japanese branded 'speakers were made here in Canada.

    Tweeter is definitely an '80s Philips unit. Bass/mid looks like it came out of the same factory that supplied Wharfedale (and others) for their '80s Delta series, only with foam surround and none plastic dust cap.

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  12. ansis

    ansis pfm Member

    Wow, impressive research, thank you very much! Will share your findings with interested party.
  13. davidsrsb

    davidsrsb pfm Member

    Because speakers are bulky, they are expensive to ship from Japan, so it was normal for the big brands to use UK or European OEMs to build them.
    Onkyo were more popular in Europe, so it looks like these came from there

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