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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 11:54:22 AM on 16 November 2011.
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 Location: Melbourne, VIC
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G'day forum members

I have joined up as I have inherited a Philips Stereogram and I want to get it working again.
I thought this is the perfect place to learn about vintage radios and hopefully find out exactly what Philips Stereogram I actually have (no info on it re: model etc.)

The journey begins here!

Greetings

Philips Radiogram Chassis
Philips Radiogram Cabinet




 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 2 · Written at 2:06:40 PM on 16 November 2011.
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 GTC
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Welcome to the forum.

First rule with old radios: don't power up until some basic checks have been done as you may inadvertently damage irreplaceable parts.

As for the process of identifying the stereogram, please let us know what valves are in it (aka the "valve line-up").


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 3 · Written at 3:52:01 PM on 16 November 2011.
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Showing photos is a good way to help with identification too. If you have a photo of the front of the receiver you can send it to the address on my profile page and I will include it in your post.


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A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 4 · Written at 11:03:44 PM on 23 February 2012.
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Thanks for uploading the photos, Brad Smile

Anyone got any ideas as to what it is?


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 5 · Written at 1:04:27 AM on 24 February 2012.
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Are those transistors I see?


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 6 · Written at 11:57:39 PM on 24 February 2012.
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I am totally clueless when it comes to this kind of thing, GTC. You'll have to forgive me.

I took off the wooden board at the back and took a snap of the top left inner corner of the stereogram because it looks like the only area where wires etc. were present.

If it's not too clear, I canperhaps shoot a video to capture all of the back area of the stereogram and upload it to youtube?


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 7 · Written at 12:24:47 AM on 25 February 2012.
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If it's not too clear, I can perhaps shoot a video to capture all of the back area of the stereogram and upload it to youtube?

Yes, clear (i.e. well lit, steady and in focus) video gives us the best chance of helping you identify what you have. Show us the insides of the unit -- turntable, radio dial and knobs -- as well.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 8 · Written at 8:35:06 AM on 25 February 2012.
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The little black things with the tags are transistors, similar to the TO220 package though obviously of an earlier generation.


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A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 9 · Written at 10:20:51 PM on 5 September 2013.
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Hi guys!

Long time between drinks Smile I've had an "interesting" recent time in life and have had to put the project on the back burner. I am finally freed up somewhat to get back into it and have shot a dodgy video of the controls of the unit and the back end.

Here's the link for it

http://youtu.be/Ib5NHuyERzw.

Any help at all in identifying what this is would be massively appreciated!

K


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 10 · Written at 5:22:29 PM on 7 September 2013.
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A still shot of that blue label, in focus, would help!


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 11 · Written at 10:38:27 PM on 8 September 2013.
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Thanks Maven Smile

Here's a still of that blue label

http://i.imgur.com/JSiGz5d.jpg

A smaller label further in says Philips model RF702 and a serial number (1608) if that helps.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 12 · Written at 11:54:40 PM on 8 September 2013.
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A smaller label further in says Philips model RF702

Is this it? :

"This radiogram has an unusual display consisting of eleven 250V 40W light bulbs of three different colours which are lit according to the sound intensity and frequency. The bulbs are controlled by five BT100/500R SCRs."

(Sounds like the "musicolour" type devices that were popular in the early 1970s)

http://www.radiomuseum.org/r/philips_videosonic_colour_rf702.html


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 13 · Written at 8:56:54 AM on 9 September 2013.
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 Location: Melbourne, VIC
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GTC you are awesome Smile

I do recall being told that the front end used to light up in different colours in time to the music.


THANK YOU! Now to find more info on it, at least I know what I am looking for now.

Thanks so much GTC


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 14 · Written at 9:15:09 AM on 9 September 2013.
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Thanks so much GTC

Happy to be able to help. Knowing the model number is half the battle. Finding the documentation is the rest of it.


 
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