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#1 Posted : 15 November 2008 02:37:01(UTC)
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I'd guess that 'miniaturised' car radios were pretty damned expensive back in the day and were uncommon? The reason I'm interested is that I want to know what a 'correct' [loud]speaker is for an oval.

In the form of an aftermarket product, I'd presume the speaker was a Heath Robinson affair chosen by the radio manufacturer and probably seldom fitted properly into the VW speaker location behind the dash. But what about factory-fitted radios... did they ever exist or were they fitted by the dealers? What [loud]speaker did they use? This is all leading to me asking... "what loudspeaker do I need for a '55"?

Anecdotally, is it just me that wants to call them loudspeakers as opposed to 'speakers'? Perhaps I'm just showing my age! BigGrin

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#2 Posted : 15 November 2008 14:12:26(UTC)
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All radios (pre-67) were dealer fitted. Blaupunkt was the OEM supplier of radios to VW in Europe. The radios themselves and the speakers all fitted properly and were European standardised sized items. the Oval era Blaupunkts had a very substantial bracket system that held it in place. They were very expensive options back in the day, especially if you opted for a Frankfurt model with FM. Drop me an email/PM and I'll email you a pic of an original Blaupunkt speaker.

1956 Frankfurt FM radio...
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#3 Posted : 15 November 2008 14:14:26(UTC)
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1954/55 Blaupunkt Frankfurt A453 (early model Frankfurt)...
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#4 Posted : 15 November 2008 21:44:10(UTC)
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Many thanks Rich. You have mail!
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#5 Posted : 15 November 2008 22:14:55(UTC)
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Hi Rich ,

Do you know what year this radio is correct for !
It was in a 64 KGhia , the knobs are grey instead Ivory !
Maybe the radio is not even VW , but I think the knobs are correct for 64 !

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Guido
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#6 Posted : 16 November 2008 08:25:33(UTC)
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Etzhold1 wrote:
Hi Rich ,

Do you know what year this radio is correct for !
It was in a 64 KGhia , the knobs are grey instead Ivory !
Maybe the radio is not even VW , but I think the knobs are correct for 64 !

Thanks,

Guido


Guido, that's a 1966-1968 model.

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#7 Posted : 19 November 2008 05:54:58(UTC)
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Thanks Rich !Wink
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#8 Posted : 07 October 2016 13:41:46(UTC)
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Bit of an old post dragged up again but...
anyone able to shed any light on the required speaker or dimensions / specs of a modern equivalent that would fit behind the dash for an Oval? or better still anyone got any photos of an install and what's required?

Rich do you have any info / photos on the bracket system for a 54 blaupunkt radio that you mention above? or better still know of any for sale?

Thanks in advance

Tim
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