Solistor Transistor 8

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For model Solistor Transistor 8, Clarville (CSF); Paris, Levallois-Perret
Country:  France
Manufacturer / Brand:  Clarville (CSF); Paris, Levallois-Perret
Year: 1956/1957 Category: Broadcast Receiver - or past WW2 Tuner
Semiconductors (the count is only for transistors) 8:
Main principle Superheterodyne (common); ZF/IF 130 kHz
Tuned circuits 5 AM circuit(s)
Wave bands Broadcast (MW) and Long Wave.
Power type and voltage Dry Batteries / 3 × 4,5 Volt
Loudspeaker Permanent Magnet Dynamic (PDyn) Loudspeaker (moving coil) - elliptical
Power out
from Model: Solistor Transistor 8 - Clarville CSF; Paris,
Material Leather / canvas / plastic - over other material
Shape Portable set > 8 inch (also usable without mains)
Dimensions (WHD) 260 x 190 x 110 mm / 10.2 x 7.5 x 4.3 inch

Premier récepteur portatif à transistors et circuit imprimé construit en grande série en France.

2 gammes d'ondes: GO 150 - 360 kHz, PO 525 - 1600 kHz. HP elliptique 12 x 19 cm. Antenne ferrite incorporée.

Les transistors A à C sont du genre TJN (triodes à jonction au germanium) et provenaient de la CSF. Les deux transistors A sont repérés aussi par un point gris du côté émeteur.

  • Oscillateur (Q2): G
  • Mélangeur (Q1): F
  • Ampli MF1 (Q3): E
  • Ampli MF2 (Q4): D
  • Détecteur (Q5): C
  • Préampli BF (Q6): B
  • Ampli BF push-pull (Q7, Q8): A

Poids avec piles.

First french transistor radio fitted with french transistors. The selected CSF transistors are lettered according to their function:

  • Oscillator (Q2): G
  • Mixer (Q1): F
  • First IF (Q3): E
  • Second IF (Q4): D
  • Detector (Q5): C
  • AF Driver (Q6): B
  • Push-pull Output (Q7, Q8): A

Weight including batteries.

Net weight (2.2 lb = 1 kg) 2.7 kg / 5 lb 15.2 oz (5.947 lb)
Mentioned in Toute la radio (Décembre 1956)
Literature/Schematics (1) Le Haut-Parleur (Décembre 1956)
Literature/Schematics (2) Le grand livre de la TSF (Doctsf Ref 23874)
Literature/Schematics (3) -- Original prospect or advert
Literature/Schematics (4) La TSF pour TOUS - TSF et TV (Revue mensuelle) (No. 338, Décembre 1956)

Model page created by Mark Hippenstiel. See "Data change" for further contributors.

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Christian ADAM


J'aimerais savoir si le schéma chargé est le bon: il ne fait apparaitre que 6 transistors et semble être le même schéma que celui du SOLISTOR 59:

Mais peut-être est-ce le même? Si ce n'est pas le cas, je souhaiterais connaitre les types et marques des transistors montés sur celui-ci (car c'est le premier poste à transistor produit en grande série en France et comportant un circuit imprimé d'après "Le Haut-parleur".

Merci pour votre aide,

Christian ADAM

Mark Hippenstiel

Dear Christian,

you're right, the schematic is wrong here. I compared it to my Solistor/Transistor 8 and found many differences.

Luckily I was able to obtain a schematic from, which I will upload.


Edit: after a third inspection, the proposed schematic is, again, not the right one. There seems to be confusion about counting the diodes as transistors in the literature. While my proposed new schematic comes closer in regard to the values I checked, there are -let alone the difference in the amount of transistors- still differences. I should really learn to triple-check. So the request for a proper schematic is still open!

Christian ADAM

Dear Mark,

Thanks for your involment. I try also on my side to get more info. It's important because this radio is (at least for higher volumes) considered to be the first french transistor equiped radio.






Mark Hippenstiel

Dear Christian,

I'm loading another schematic from to the model now. I checked most of the compents and traced the circuitry on this one, and found it to be accurate.

Regarding the transistors of this set, they are all laquered and without further marking except a single letter. Marks are A, A, B, C, D, E , F and G, corresponding to components 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 1 and 2 respectively.

The schematic filename carries the model number PP416 (PP 416) in it, but this cannot be verified on the set iftself. nor on the circuit diagram. The only visible numbering on the set is that of the printed circuit board. It reads "RADIO FRANCE 100036".

Further it's unclear if this model number refers to all variants of the Solistor, or if e.g. the red Solistor had a different model number. It's clear for the Solauto where we have the scan of a technical paper.


Christian ADAM

Je viens de trouver la revue "ELECTRONIQUE" du 15 Juin 1958. Elle reproduit le schéma donné en n°1 avec les transistors 2N140 2x 2N139 3x 2N109 et diodes 2x 1N34:


J'entreprends les démarches pour faire rectifier sur Rmorg, le mystère est clos,

Merci à Mark


Christian ADAM

Par Arpad Roth que je remercie,



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