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    Default Fake Polks???

    I've noticed my Polks do not have the serial # on the back like the picture I've attached. They do have a little yellow strip with 50382 above the inputs.

    I purchased mine in 1992. I remember I purchased them from an NYC electronics company via a catalog. The company was pretty reputable if I remember correctly.

    So my questions are Did they not have a serial # on them at that time? could I have bought fakes? or am I just paranoid?

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    Quote Originally Posted by vstarkwell View Post
    I've noticed my Polks do not have the serial # on the back like the picture I've attached. They do have a little yellow strip with 50382 above the inputs.

    I purchased mine in 1992. I remember I purchased them from an NYC electronics company via a catalog. The company was pretty reputable if I remember correctly.

    So my questions are Did they not have a serial # on them at that time? could I have bought fakes? or am I just paranoid?

    TIA
    my guess is your"OK" LOL, but I'm sure if you pulled a driver you would know.:p
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    That's the serial # next to the 5jr. #40469

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    Quote Originally Posted by TOOLFORLIFEFAN View Post
    my guess is your"OK" LOL, but I'm sure if you pulled a driver you would know.:p
    Thanks for reply, I was more curious then paranoid, no need to pull driver as I have no idea how to do that nor do I want to potentially mess them up. I wonder why mine don't have the same info as the picture I posted. maybe some did and some didn't.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lightman1 View Post
    That's the serial # next to the 5jr. #40469
    Thanks, I'm a newbie so sorry if the question seemed senseless
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    I'm 99.9% sure they're not fakes, but if you've been enjoying them since '92 I'd say you got your moneys worth regardless.:p:D

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    Quote Originally Posted by vstarkwell View Post
    I've noticed my Polks do not have the serial # on the back like the picture I've attached. They do have a little yellow strip with 50382 above the inputs.

    I purchased mine in 1992. I remember I purchased them from an NYC electronics company via a catalog. The company was pretty reputable if I remember correctly.

    So my questions are Did they not have a serial # on them at that time? could I have bought fakes? or am I just paranoid?

    TIA
    Early Polks like yours have a cheesy sticker on the terminal cup with the serial number. The photo in your link is for a later model Polk known as the Monitor Series II.

    So, no your Polks aren't fake.

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    Thanks for all the reply's, I appreciate it
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