A distinctive looking set which is quite attractive.
The slow moving tuning indicator is supplemented by a faster moving little
wheel. Tuning is further aided by a magic eye indicator that really does
look like an eye (which has the uncanny habit of seeming to follow you).
|The service data for both models 700 and 800 were on CD#3. The 746 seems to have the same chassis as the 700 but the cabinet of the 800 ; the 800 has a push-pull output stage, but the 700 has the tuning indicator sat above the tuning dial.
|Very tatty cabinet which is delaminating, but fixable. Whilst the cabinet
suggests the set was stored in damp conditions, the chassis is in very good
condition, with the underneath of the chassis being particularly clean..
The chassis layout diagram pasted to the inside of the cabinet does however
match the chassis.
Some of the valves are incorrect, the worst being the Mullard CCH35 that has been substituted for the 6L7 ? Dunno if this is just a valve fitted to the radio just to visually fill a hole, or whether it really is a substitute, but whichever way you look at it the red metalisation around the CCH35 stands out like a sore thumb ! The 6Q7 has also been replaced by a DH63 and the 6C5 by an L63.
The 6K7G is replaced by its smaller 6K7GT version ... this really needs to be replaced by the larger 'G' version, it won't affect the performance but this chassis deserves a full compliment of original large 'G' valves.
The three remaining control knobs, which are wooden, look like they've been chewed and spat out by a bulldog in a particularly bad mood, but there simple design should enable some new replacements to be turned.
|For £10 of mate Richard who was having a bit of a turf-out.
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6th May 2002