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Old 3rd Feb 2019, 8:28 pm   #2
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Thumbs up Re: Philips 341A Valve Radio

Good work on getting this going. Sounds like it was a bit of a struggle what with the smoothing caps and having to pair-up the other caps to get the right values. Still, as you say, "it looks original, clean and works".

I have one of these somewhere in the depths of the attic. I seem to remember that it was one of the first valve radios I bought from the local saleroom, back in the 80s. I was particularly impressed that it worked without needing anything doing to it, and it had a very nice sound (which was probably due to the typically complex Philips feedback arrangement a nice description of which I have included below (from the Philips service manual)).

Of course, if I knew then what I know now, I would've been a lot less happy about running it without at least carrying out a few checks. I think it survived, though. I don't remember it stopping working!

Howard did a nice restoration of one of these a few years ago. Interestingly, he also had a few issues with capacitor values.
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