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Old 5th Aug 2012, 3:37 pm   #61
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Hi Paul,

Many thanks for that - exactly as expected. Regarding your Hunters, you might be interested in my other survey thread: https://www.vintage-radio.net/forum/...ad.php?t=81927

All the best,

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Old 12th Nov 2012, 9:48 am   #62
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Had a day out at the Kempton Park radio rally yesterday and scored a couple more Hackers for my collection:

An all black rexine Hunter RP38A serial 14972, grey speaker with gold magnet (no bolts)

A black Sovereign II RP25A serial 85351 silver 15 ohm Celestion speaker

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Old 12th Nov 2012, 9:01 pm   #63
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Thanks Jon - an excellent haul

I'll add these to the Hacker Radio Yahoo group database in a moment.

All the best,

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Old 26th Nov 2012, 11:59 pm   #64
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The Hacker collection here continues to expand! An outing to Dorset art the weekend turned up a nice Sovereign III in a junk shop. Serial number 19623, fitted with what appears to be the standard black framed (Peerless) speaker, the only marking being a stamp stating it to be 4 Ohms.
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Old 4th Jan 2013, 5:23 am   #65
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Hacker sovereign 2 RP25.

Serial no -14359 with Goodmans 3 bolt speaker 15 ohms.
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Old 12th Feb 2013, 9:15 pm   #66
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Just aquired an excellent blue Sovereign II RP25 - s/n 13580? (on turntable - the only number I can see)
Goodmans speaker, grey frame, zinc plate & colour passivate magnet cover held together with 3 round head brass screws, 15 ohm

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Old 12th Feb 2013, 9:19 pm   #67
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Alan, the serial no. you've found on the turntable should also be embossed on the back of the aluminium chassis on which the tuning dial is mounted, clearly visible when you hinge the back open.
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Old 12th Feb 2013, 9:34 pm   #68
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Ah! I see it now, but it is stamped underneath the panel? facing down?
Same number anyway, thanks

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Old 12th Feb 2013, 9:37 pm   #69
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You're right! I'm tired.
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Old 5th Mar 2013, 12:52 pm   #70
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Blue RP25 Sovereign II, s/n 29481, grey-painted 15 ohm Goodmans speaker, three slotted head screws in-line (centre one cheese-head, outers dome-head),

Colin.
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Old 25th Nov 2014, 10:14 pm   #71
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Hi Mark, I have a Hunter all black radio with a FANE speaker. It spent its life in my parents bedroom so I would imagine the speaker is original. here's a few photos.
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Old 25th Nov 2014, 11:51 pm   #72
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Fane, one of the ones forgotten about in the Yorkshire audio triangle (forget the rhubarb)

It's surprising how many firms were close together:

Wharfedale
Richard Allen
Fane
RSC/Linear
Connoisseur/Arnold Sugden
JE Sugden
Radio Craft (Matamp and Orange amplifiers by Matt Mathias)
Pennine Radio
Oh, and Ambassador in Brighouse

Fane made some affordable speakers which weren't exactly Goodmans, but were reasonable quality and definitely good value. I'm quite surprised to see one on a Hacker.

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Old 26th Nov 2014, 12:44 am   #73
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Hi Mark i have a Hunter all black radio with a FANE speaker .it spent its life in my parents bedroom so i would imagine the speaker is origional heres a fiew photos
Thanks for those picturtes. Funnily enough, this set is already recorded in my Hacker Hunter survey. The Fane was replaced by a Goodmans quite early in the life of the Hunter, and then was replaced by the Elac unit...

Off the top of my head, this is the only Fane unit to be used by a Hacker. I have one somewhere, and it works well - I'm not sure the Goodmans is notably superior (although I didn't A-B test them at the time). The Elac was a significant upgrade, however. The best of all the units used by Hacker, IMHO...

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Old 9th Feb 2015, 3:46 pm   #74
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Attended local car boot sale yesterday as i do every Sunday if weather permits and picked up a RP38 Hunter for 2.00.
Speaker is an ELAC black rexine case. interestingly there is a QC date stamp of 14 Apr 1970. Serial is 11473.
Stripped her down good clean and service and straightened dent in grille, aerial is complete and not bent.
Works fine, speaker delivers good sound with crisp bass with no distortion.
Also going to add to Hunter survey.
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