Four Tube Neutrodyne One Sixty 160-A

Fada Radio & Electric Co.; Long Island (NY)

  • Year
  • 1923–1925
  • Category
  • Broadcast Receiver - or past WW2 Tuner
  • ID
  • 130261
    • alternative name: Andrea-Radio || Nater, Henri, Atlanta-Radio; Zürich

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 Technical Specifications

  • Number of Tubes
  • 4
  • Main principle
  • TRF without regeneration; 2 AF stage(s); Neutrodyne-Reflex
  • Tuned circuits
  • 3 AM circuit(s)
  • Wave bands
  • Broadcast only (MW).
  • Power type and voltage
  • Storage and/or dry batteries / 6; 22; 90 Volt
  • Loudspeaker
  • - This model requires external speaker(s).
  • Material
  • Wooden case
  • from
  • Model: Four Tube Neutrodyne One Sixty 160-A - Fada Radio & Electric Co.;
  • Shape
  • Tablemodel, Box - most often with Lid (NOT slant panel).
  • Dimensions (WHD)
  • 19 x 8 x 8 inch / 483 x 203 x 203 mm
  • Notes
  • The Fada 160-A can be identified by a metal ID tag inside the radio near the battery terminals. It was the first radio produced with Hazeltine's Neutrodyne circuit, preceeding the Freed Eisemann NR-5 by about a week. It also has a reflex circuit with the 1st r.f. tube also being the 1st a.f. tube. It will operate with only three tubes if using headphones. Plugging a speaker plug into the speaker jack on the front panel closes contacts to power the 4th tube's (output tube) filament.

    Other Fada Neutrodyne models with various numbers of tubes, manufactured or built from a kit, were also referred to with the generic brand name "One-Sixty" or "160" (when assembled). These included a 5 tube non reflex version of the same name One-Sixty, and kit versions 166-A (four tube reflex), and 167-A and 169-A, both 5 tube, not reflexing.

  • Price in first year of sale
  • 120.00 $
  • Mentioned in
  • K. H. Stark: How to build Hazeltine's neutrodyne circuit radio receiver. F.A.D.A., New York, 1923.
  • Literature/Schematics (2)
  • Adv. Radio Broadcast Apr. 1924, page 533
  • Literature/Schematics (3)
  • Radio Broadcast, May 1923, p. 38
  • Author
  • Model page created by Marco Gilardetti. See "Data change" for further contributors.

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