• Year
  • 1963/1964
  • Category
  • Broadcast Receiver - or past WW2 Tuner
  • Radiomuseum.org ID
  • 92250
    • alternative name: Continental Radio & TV

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 Technical Specifications

  • Number of Tubes
  • 5
  • Main principle
  • Superheterodyne (common); ZF/IF 455 kHz; 2 AF stage(s)
  • Tuned circuits
  • 6 AM circuit(s)
  • Wave bands
  • Broadcast only (MW).
  • Power type and voltage
  • Alternating Current supply (AC) / 60 cycles, 117 Volt
  • Loudspeaker
  • Permanent Magnet Dynamic (PDyn) Loudspeaker (moving coil) / Ø 4 inch = 10.2 cm
  • Material
  • Plastics (no bakelite or catalin)
  • from Radiomuseum.org
  • Model: Y3569 Ch= 5M6 - Admiral brand Continental
  • Shape
  • Tablemodel with Clock ((Alarm-) Clock Radio).
  • Notes
  • The Admiral Y3569 is an AC operated 5 tube BC band clock radio. BC band frequency range is 535 to 1620kHz. Has Qty(1) 4" PM speaker. Cabinet color is Turquoise.

    The following models use the same schematic and cabinet but have different cabinet colors:

    Model Number Cabinet Color
    Y3564 Pink
    Y3568 Green
    Y3569 Turquoise

    Beitman Vol 25 of 1965 and SAMS 9-64, set 712, folder 5 list the following Admiral clock radios:
    For chassis 5D6E: Y3543 (white), Y3554 (pink), Y3557 (beige) and Y3559 (blue).
    For chassis 5D6F: Y3381A (Baltic black), Y3383A (ermine white) with two loudspeakers.
    For chassis 5M6 : Y3564 (pink), Y3568 (green), Y3569 (turquoise), Y3573 (white), Y3577 (beige) and Y3579 (blue)
    These are AC 60 cycles clock radios with a loop antenna. The different chassis differ only in minor things like loop antenna, tuning capacitor version, clock versions etc. Except (perhaps) Y3543 and Y3564 the models have top push buttons.

    Additional information:
    Beitman lists on this same schematic - and SAMS Photofact in Date 7-64, set 704, folder 5 separately - the Admiral models Y3513, Y3517 and Y3519 for chassis 5K6 plus Y3321A and Y3323A with chassis 5D6D plus models Y3523, Y3528 and Y3529 with chassis 5L6. All are AC-DC 5 tube AM receivers with 6 tuned circuits with a loop antenna. Within a chassis they differ only in color.

    Chassis 5D6E, 5K6 and 5M6 use one loudspeaker (T3) with 4" diameter. Chassis 5D6D and 5D6F use two loudspeakers in series (T4) and chassis 5L6 two in parallel (T5). It shows also four different dial stringings like for 5M6, 5D6D, 5D6F and 5L6 (missing 5K6 and 5D6E). There is a different "Precision wired system, 114E356-1 in 5K6 and 5L6 and 14E356-2 in 5D6D, 5D6E and 5D6F.

    For more information on the Y-models including colors see this link.

  • Circuit diagram reference
  • Beitman Radio Diagrams Vol. 25, 1965
  • Literature/Schematics (2)
  • - - Manufacturers Literature (Admiral Datasheet S977 Dated 11/63)
  • Author
  • Model page created by Egon Penker. See "Data change" for further contributors.

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