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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 5:52:43 PM on 28 July 2013.
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 Location: Clermont, QLD
 Member since 28 July 2013
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Hey folks, Just became the proud owner of a Philips Glidomatic I found at the tip. lol. So tempted to play with it and try to restore it to something resembling original. My wife loves it but I'm afraid I may die if I tinker with this thing disrespectfully. Great web and tonnes of info, Thanks, Cam.

 Return to top of page · Post #: 2 · Written at 6:45:42 PM on 28 July 2013.
MonochromeTV's avatar
 Location: Melbourne, VIC
 Member since 20 September 2011
 Member #: 1009
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Hi Cam & welcome to the Forum.

Yes, it is wise to be wary of these things as they can indeed kill.

From memory, I think the Glidomatic dates from the mid 1960's. I can't recall whether it has valves, transistors or both (hybrid).

If you can provide a model number and/or valve line-up, myself or someone else here may be able to give you some more information.


 Return to top of page · Post #: 3 · Written at 9:04:43 AM on 29 July 2013.
Maven's avatar
 Location: Canberra, ACT
 Member since 23 August 2012
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A wife who loves an old radio you found at the tip is collectable in her own right. Hang on to her!


 Return to top of page · Post #: 4 · Written at 12:49:55 PM on 1 August 2013.
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 Location: Clermont, QLD
 Member since 28 July 2013
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Thanks Monochrome, I've looked around the web a bit more and I think it's an RF8 and it has the music studio badge as well with guitar, organ and reel to reel inputs. The wife loves it as a sideboard even if it isn't working but I really think it should be restored.

The cabinet is in great nick and internally sound but just a hum when you turn it on.

We are on the central highlands so we may be a bit far off from any repairers.

 Return to top of page · Post #: 5 · Written at 3:29:59 PM on 1 August 2013.
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 Location: Melbourne, VIC
 Member since 20 September 2011
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казино оплата депозита картой маэстро или интернет игровые автоматы играть бесплатно.

 Return to top of page · Post #: 6 · Written at 9:55:51 PM on 23 January 2014.
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 Location: Central Highlands, QLD
 Member since 23 January 2014
 Member #: 1491
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I just had to join and say hello Smile. I am on the Central Highlands too!

I am just doing some research on the Philips Radioplayer 3440, which was my first ever antique purchase, when 12 years old (a whole $5 at auction!). Know nothing about this radio, and am going to see if it can be converted to main electricity, or if there is batteries that I can use for it.

I also have a HMV radiogram that I got from St Vinnies in Clermont. Love the sound that comes from it!

 Return to top of page · Post #: 7 · Written at 10:31:50 PM on 23 January 2014.
GTC's avatar
 Location: Sydney, NSW
 Member since 28 January 2011
 Member #: 823
 Postcount: 6237

Welcome Pixieradio.

Regarding power source options for your Philips Radioplayer 3440, I suggest starting a new thread in the Tech Talk section. A number of members here have experience with battery sets.

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