• Year
  • 1962–1967
  • Category
  • Broadcast Receiver - or past WW2 Tuner
  • Radiomuseum.org ID
  • 218937

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 Technical Specifications

  • Number of Transistors
  • 7
  • Main principle
  • Superheterodyne (common); ZF/IF 455 kHz; 3 AF stage(s)
  • Tuned circuits
  • 1 AM circuit(s)
  • Wave bands
  • Broadcast only (MW).
  • Power type and voltage
  • Dry Batteries / 9 Volt
  • Loudspeaker
  • Permanent Magnet Dynamic (PDyn) Loudspeaker (moving coil) - elliptical
  • Material
  • Leather / canvas / plastic - over other material
  • from Radiomuseum.org
  • Model: Consort J8-1B Ch= J8 - His Master's Voice HMV, H.M.V.
  • Shape
  • Portable set > 8 inch (also usable without mains)
  • Dimensions (WHD)
  • 10.625 x 5.75 x 3.5 inch / 270 x 146 x 89 mm
  • Notes
  • His Master's Voice J8-1B "Consort"

    A seven transistor, two diode portable radio housed in a stitched leather case in tan or red, front treated with gold trim. A "swing-up" carrying handle is provided for easy portability.

    Features: tuned RF stage and high performance IF channel. A complimentary symmetry push-pull circuit for less audio distortion and battery consumption. Controls: three-roller type knobs for tuning, tone and combined volume/On-Off. dial scale is divided straight line, having two pointers with separated groupings for each State. A scale marked in kC/s (kHz) is also available. Built-in Ferrite rod aerial. Socket for car aerial or external aerial and earth. Speaker, 7" x 4" elliptical with high flux magnet.

    A heavy portable with a diecast front panel. High impedance 30 ohm elliptical speaker

    Battery types: Eveready 276P, Berec PP20, National 306S, Ray-O-Vac RR76P & Toshiba T306S.

    Price includes battery. Weight is with battery. Price after the introduction of decimal currency in Australia (14/2/1966) was $60.90

    See also model Consort JG-1P with the model name on the right side.

  • Net weight (2.2 lb = 1 kg)
  • 5 lb 4 oz (5.25 lb) / 2.384 kg
  • Price in first year of sale
  • 30.45 AUS £
  • Literature/Schematics (1)
  • -- Original-techn. papers. (HMV Service Manual for Chassis Type J8.)
  • Literature/Schematics (2)
  • -- Original-techn. papers. (HMV Model Sheet for J8-1B.)
  • Author
  • Model page created by a member from A. See "Data change" for further contributors.

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The model Consort is documented in the following literature.