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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 10:35:28 PM on 4 January 2018.
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 Location: Melbourne, VIC
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Hi folks ,
I’m looking for any spare speakers to suit 1960s HMV Bahama stereo record player.
Speakers are 7inch x 4inch in size and rated at 47 ohms.
Thanks in advance.

 Return to top of page · Post #: 2 · Written at 12:12:27 AM on 5 January 2018.
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 Location: Sydney, NSW
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rated at 47 ohms

The only time I've come across that sort of impedance is on valve type American office intercoms -- typically 45 ohms.

 Return to top of page · Post #: 3 · Written at 7:03:33 AM on 5 January 2018.
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I know, it’s definitely an odd one. Seems that HMV used odd impediences on their early model solid state units. Hopefully some one can assist. I have 3 of these stereos all needing either one or both speakers replaced.

 Return to top of page · Post #: 4 · Written at 8:45:43 AM on 5 January 2018.
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You'll find that 15 ohm speakers will work just as well. You''ll get a bit more power.

A complementary pair of AC127 - AC128 is quite OK driving 15 ohms, particularly when in heatsinks as these are. I think HMV were being unnecessarily cautious.

 Return to top of page · Post #: 5 · Written at 1:38:45 PM on 5 January 2018.
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 Location: Linton, VIC
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15 Ohm Rola

I have a Rola which may do the job.

It's 15 ohm but measures 8" X 4" (20cm X 10cm)

What power are we looking at? I reckon this Rola would be a 5W, rough guess.

Ian mentioned AC 127/128. I would not expect their output would strain this speaker.

If you reckon it will do the job you can have it.

I much rather see it working in a restored record player than used as a spider and cockroach trampoline.

HMV Loudspeaker
HMV Loudspeaker

 Return to top of page · Post #: 6 · Written at 11:41:29 PM on 6 January 2018.
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 Location: Melbourne, VIC
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Thanks heaps BringBackTheValve.
Much appreciated - email me at Scott.sharrison.com.au and we can sort out getting it.
Thanks again

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