Sony "Its a Sony"  Japan


model TR 75

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Portable radio made in Japan in 1958 - it incorporates the first generation of Sonys Silicon transistors - this is a Canadian Gendis version - it has 7 transistors and a metal air varco, as used in earlier radios - sound quality is very good but reception is somewhat noisy due to the silicon transistors -  MW - 4 'C' cells for 6V supply -

 

model TR 84

This is a very well known Sony from 1959, it has been very popular in the early 1960s. It has been an inspiration to many radio manufacturers an many (cheaper) copys of this famous radio came on the market. It has a 3 gang varco, giving the radio a 3 stage RF schematics. Brands like Archief, Hacosonic, Holyday, Browni, etc. have good working inspirations on the TR 84 brought on the market. (See my website). The TR84 is a very fine constructed radio with excelent sound and reception, it is one of the better radios in the transistor radio era. It takes 3 D cells of 1.5V for 4.5V supply. The reciever and the LF amp. can be seperated by two screws. 

 

model TR 620

Famous and popular early pocket radio from 1960, it employs 6 Sony Germanium transistors.

 

model 2 R 31

Pocket radio made in Japan in 1969/70, employs6 Nec Ge transistors - 2 AA cells for 3 V supply -

 

model 2 R 28

Pocket radio made in Japan in 1969, employs 6 Nec Ge transistors - 2 AA cells for 3 V supply -

 

 

model TR 4100

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Design pocket radio made in Hong Kong in 1970. 6 transistors, 4 Silicon and 2 Germanium by Sanyo. Employs special, custom made for Sony, Toko IF coils, quite different as the usual IF coils of 6 transistor radios. This radio is from the same series as the model TFM 3750W, below.

 

 

model TR 831

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radio made in Japan in 1963, it employs 6 transistors, 4 Silicon and 2 Germanium.

 

 

model 6 R 22

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Medium sized radio made in Japan in 1969 - 6 Toshiba transistors 3 Si and 3 Ge -   many custom made Sony electronic parts used  -  MW - 4 'C' cells for 6V supply - average sound quality but exceptional reception quality.


 

model TFM 6060 W

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Nice small FM/AM radio made in Japan in 1970 - it has average reception and good sound - it is well buit and has that typical Sony quality - the box that it is packed in is typical for this era: reducing waste and rationalized automated packing.

 

model TFM 3750W

Nice design AM/FM radio made in Japan in 1970 - 10 transistors - it has average reception and good sound - it is well buit and has that typical Sony quality -

 

model ICF-34

Bigger portable AM/FM/VHF/TV-Weather radio made in Japan in the 1970s - 14 transistors - it has average reception and good sound - it is well buit and has that typical Sony quality - it has a nice dial.

 

model TFM-7210

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radio made in Japan in 1972

 

model ICF-380

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radio made in Japan in 1982

 

model ICF-400

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radio made in Japan in 1983

 

model ICF-780

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radio made in Japan in 1984

 

model CRF-160

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multiband radio made in Japan in 1969

 

 


PE1MMK Hans Hilberink, 1996/2001/29-04-2003.