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Old 11th Sep 2019, 10:27 pm   #12
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Default Re: Philips 170A vs Mullard MAS281/15

Hi Folks, thanks for the compliments. In reply to Sideband, I took a chance on eBay with a pair of ex-equipment EM34 and got lucky at an affordable price for Mullard originals. Yes, thanks, the knobs match well - yours were a bit shinier than my two but at least all 4 are the same style. If I was being super critical of myself I'd say the repro dial is a bit too transparent on the dark part - when illuminated it appears backlit chocolate brown rather than black as intended - but hey, it does the job and the station names are all legible. I would do it again if I ever have to replace a cracked or missing dial so it was a worthwhile exercise. Cheers, Jerry
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