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Jamaica H3-8E Ch= H3

Country:  Australia
Manufacturer / Brand:  His Master's Voice (HMV, H.M.V.), EMI (Australia) Ltd.; Sydney, NSW
Year: 1964 Category: Audio Amplifier or -mixer
Semiconductors (the count is only for transistors) 4: OC44 AC125 OC74N OC74N
Main principle Audio-Amplification
Details Record Player (not changer)
Power type and voltage Dry Batteries / 9 Volt
Loudspeaker Permanent Magnet Dynamic (PDyn) Loudspeaker (moving coil) - elliptical
Power out
from Model: Jamaica H3-8E Ch= H3 - His Master's Voice HMV, H.M.V.
Material Leather / canvas / plastic - over other material
Shape Tablemodel, Box - most often with Lid (NOT slant panel).
Dimensions (WHD) 12.5 x 6 x 12.5 inch / 318 x 152 x 318 mm

His Master's Voice Model H4-8E "Jamaica"

  Compact battery-operated monaural transistor record player housed in cabinet of moulded Cycolac covered with Vinyl material in tan, grey or charcoal. Swing-up carrying handle.
  Features: record player, four-speed with automatic stop; improved governor for constant speed control and greater reliability. Motor has separate six months warranty. Ceramic C1 stereo cartridge and compatible (stereo and mono.) stylus will play stereo records without damage to the groove, but monaural effect only.
  The three-stage transistor amplifier deliverers up to 1W at very low distortion through a front mounted 7" x 4" speaker. Operates from one Eveready type 739 (9V) battery.
Controls: volume and tone controlled by roller type knobs; on-off switching by pick-up arm. Record storage for six 7" records in lid.

Net weight (2.2 lb = 1 kg) 13 lb 8 oz (13.5 lb) / 6.129 kg
Price in first year of sale 38.65 AUS £
Literature/Schematics (1) HMV Service Manual for Models H3-8E & H4-8E.
Literature/Schematics (2) J.R. Publications Transistor Radio Service Handbook (Group C1, 1964, Page H40. (Also at KevinChant com))
Literature/Schematics (3) Mingay's Radio Electrical Weekly Price Service (REWPS) (Aug 1964.)

Model page created by Martin Kent. See "Data change" for further contributors.

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