Bass Reflex plan recommendations for philips full range drivers.

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biyer

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Hi,

I am planning to construct a bass reflex enclosure for a pair of philips 8" full range driver. Its the same driver which Jaudere is using in his open baffle box. No t/s parameters available.
After a failed attempt at measuring its t/s parameters I am planning to take a risk and build an enclosure based on classic designs provided for other drivers

Philips fullrange

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Should I just pick up any of the above plans or go the open baffle way?
My fearwith open baffle is that I may loose too much bass.
BTW I am thinking of using these speakers for listening to old hindi songs.
 

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Hai Cranky,

I have seen in chennai Ritchie street that the Philips 8 inch Full range driver (Hi-Q Model) is actually made by Boston Acoustics, as per the dealer the Philips Brand for Speakers were taken over by Boston recently . The fit and finish of the speaker were good. Also the T/S Parameters were printed on the Carton, which I think no other Indian Brand does. How do you rate this speakers SQ wise?. Do you have any enclosure plans for this drivers. Pl let me know.

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N Murali
 

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hi Murali,

Can you do me a favour? if it is possible, please post the TS parameters of the driver. The drivers are indeed called Philips Hi-Q. to my surprise, there are 2 varieties of philips full rangers. one is called philips Hi-Q and has dual cone. the second is called philips full range driver and does not have dual cone.
 

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Hai cranky and Jaudere,

Let me check up with the dealer, and will post the T/s params.

N.Murali
 

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...as per the dealer the Philips Brand for Speakers were taken over by Boston recently
I doubt that. The son of Late Mr. Moga (Bolton founder) is not interested in running Bolton. He is more into Real Estate. I will confirm it from Angshu who had access to Bolton factory.

Back to the driver, as Shri Cranky mentioned its best in a sealed box. Philips HiQ boxes were about 18 liters. From what I recall dimensions were 12x9x15 or thereabout.

Back in the days it was a favourite driver costing about Rs. 150 ea. I recently bought a pair (4 Ohms) to install in my vehicle.

Considering your musical preference, this could be an excellent choice. Best of luck !!
 

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I doubt that. The son of Late Mr. Moga (Bolton founder) is not interested in running Bolton. He is more into Real Estate. I will confirm it from Angshu who had access to Bolton factory.

Back to the driver, as Shri Cranky mentioned its best in a sealed box. Philips HiQ boxes were about 18 liters. From what I recall dimensions were 12x9x15 or thereabout.

Back in the days it was a favourite driver costing about Rs. 150 ea. I recently bought a pair (4 Ohms) to install in my vehicle.

Considering your musical preference, this could be an excellent choice. Best of luck !!

Hai AKS,

I meant BOSTON Acoustics & not BOLTON.

N Murali
 

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Hai AKS,

I meant BOSTON Acoustics & not BOLTON.

N Murali
A thousand apologies only, Sir.

I can explain as below :

1. You stagger home at 1AM after a Saturday night out, in a reasonably cheerful condition
2. The bifocals are not on your nose.
3. Your laptop is smaller than it should be for your age, particularly when you are in a fuddled state.
4. An irritable wife in background #$%!! You have to now surf also! @#$

But on a positive, you will note that I still remembered the enclosure volume ;)
 

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boston woofers launchin any idea. i saw the 6in hq, looked nice man, really. neat packaging also. dealer couldnt give any date ragarding that.
 

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Hi Attaching a few specs.
The t/s parameters are not available it seems.
Can someone please suggest me a box design based on the specs attached?

Sorry for the poor quality of images. Digital Camera batteries dead.Clicked using phone.
 

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Hi Murali,

May i know the which shop i can get this drive in ritchie street.Give me the shop name and cost of this driver.

Regards,

Naseer
 

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Hey reviving a old thread
I am told on lamington road that Philips 12 Inch Fullange drivers are available @ Rs 950 a Piece..
Now
1) Is philips makes any 12 Inch drivers
2) Are they useful?
3) Any no brain easy DIY design is based on it? I mean I can ask carpenter to make a boy - In that 12 inch hole and voila! my speaker is ready!

Or I am asking too much!
 

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Hey reviving a old thread
I am told on lamington road that Philips 12 Inch Fullange drivers are available @ Rs 950 a Piece..
Now
1) Is philips makes any 12 Inch drivers
2) Are they useful?
3) Any no brain easy DIY design is based on it? I mean I can ask carpenter to make a boy - In that 12 inch hole and voila! my speaker is ready!

Or I am asking too much!

1)I have heard the 12" . i think they are woofers and not full rangers(on the cardboard box, they call it a "Speaker", that's all! the dealer was trying to sell it to me as full range (he said"don't you believe in what is written on speakers?"then i listened to the sound and made him listen to the sound. they are not full rangers.the price is right (same in pune where i bought my drivers). low powered: 70W RMS

2) they can be useful in 3 way design. but again they come in plain brown cardboard box. nothing written on them, T/S is a big ask! so i don't know how to construct the box.

3) i am using "no brain" easy DIY design. : called open baffle. use Philips hi-Q full rangers with philips tweeters. I am very happy with them . to get a good bass on open baffle , you need larger drivers. i am using 15" drivers for bass.


I enquired about why they come in such a hopeless packing with no information, i was told that they are produced as replacement drivers for philips speakers which have broken down. so the box/crossover , everything is ready and no one needs T/S parameters. when you don't know about T/S parameters, "no box" is the easiest box to built as long as you lucky enough to have high Qts (>0.7 at least)
 

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Dear Murali,

I am a fan of the Philips Hi-Q speakers and have been using them for the last 20 years or so. Recently one of the pair has gone dead and I am looking for a replacement.

I would heartily recommend that you use these speakers as front L-R speakers.

regards.
 

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hi Murali,

Can you do me a favour? if it is possible, please post the TS parameters of the driver. The drivers are indeed called Philips Hi-Q. to my surprise, there are 2 varieties of philips full rangers. one is called philips Hi-Q and has dual cone. the second is called philips full range driver and does not have dual cone.

you got to be kidding.....

I used this speakers in 1972 through 2000, and they still make and sell these?

This must be a record of some sort for longest production of a speaker model/type.
 

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I doubt that. The son of Late Mr. Moga (Bolton founder) is not interested in running Bolton. He is more into Real Estate. I will confirm it from Angshu who had access to Bolton factory.

Back to the driver, as Shri Cranky mentioned its best in a sealed box. Philips HiQ boxes were about 18 liters. From what I recall dimensions were 12x9x15 or thereabout.

Back in the days it was a favourite driver costing about Rs. 150 ea. I recently bought a pair (4 Ohms) to install in my vehicle.

Considering your musical preference, this could be an excellent choice. Best of luck !!
Hi could u pls email me Mr.Angshu contact details aaronnikhil459@gmail.com
 
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