How Old is This Silver Alnico?

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How Old is This Silver Alnico?

Post by Vez » Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:18 pm

Hi I'm new to the forum. I bought two speakers the other day. One was a Vox silver alnico. Can anyone tell how old this speaker is? I noticed it's different in that the terminals are on the spoke of frame. I can't find any numbers on the gasket. The only numbers I can see are on the cone and I can't really make them out. It looks like: something 0Z 014 . But I'm not sure.
Thank you, Rick

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Re: How Old is This Silver Alnico?

Post by Scumback Speakers » Wed Jan 24, 2018 6:22 pm

That frame is a mid 60's frame with the terminals on the spoke. An 014 / 55hz cone would be non standard in that frame, as I'm pretty sure all the alnico frames were 003 / 75hz cones. You've got a cork gasket, usually they had a paper gasket with a 4 digit alpha numeric date code (such as 12LM) in ink on the front of the gasket.

It might also have the same type code in stamped ink on the frame paint, but I doubt it since the frame is older.

Look it over, or take some pics of the date code, then I can be more help.

Good luck!


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