- United States of America (USA)
- Manufacturer / Brand
- Lafayette Radio & TV Corp; New York (NY)
- Broadcast Receiver - or past WW2 Tuner
- Radiomuseum.org ID
- alternative name: Wholesale Radio
- Number of Tubes
- Main principle
- TRF without regeneration; Neutrodyne
- Tuned circuits
- 4 AM circuit(s)
- Wave bands
- Broadcast only (MW).
- Power type and voltage
- Alternating Current supply (AC) / 50 to 60 cycles, 105 - 120 Volt
- Electro Magnetic Dynamic LS (moving-coil with field excitation coil) / Ø 12.25 inch = 31.1 cm
- Wooden case
- from Radiomuseum.org
- Model: 342 Duo-Symphonic - Lafayette Radio & TV Corp; New
- Console, Lowboy (legs < 50 %).
- Dimensions (WHD)
- 25 x 42.75 x 15.25 inch / 635 x 1086 x 387 mm
- The catalog 1930 for season 1929/30 names this 9 tube TRF chassis a "Screen-Grid Neutrodyne Neutrodyne-Beers Double Primary". The Lafayette Duo-Symphonic Screen-Grid has a "special Utah Stadium Dynamic-Speaker chassis" producing from 30 to 5000 cycles, linear power detection and local distance switch. Push-pull operation. The same chassis is used for Lafayette Duo-Symphonic models 342, 316, 324, 370, 343, 300, 362, 357, 325, 329, 350 and 352, a Phono-Radio Combination.
The Lafayette Duo Symphonic is in fact using the Wells-Gardner & Co chassis model C or CG, first type. You see this clearly by comparing the Rider's schematic Wells-Gard. page 1-1 and 1-2 (see versions) with the schematic "Wholesale" page 1-2. It is the "Old Type" schematic.
Nevertheless, Lafayette describes this the following way: "The problems of our engineers was not only to build a receiver that would outperform anything in the world, but to build the dame receiver at a price that would bring it within reach of the average home."
The list price for the model 342 Duo-Symphonic is $ 164.00 without tubes/aerial equipment or $ 188.75 with - but Lafayette puts a price of $ 79.75 or $ 91.89 all inclusive. See details and summaries for the models of this catalog.
- Price in first year of sale
- 92.00 $ !
- Literature/Schematics (1)
- Lafayette Radio Catalog (Wholesale Radio Service Co. Inc. catalog 1930 for 1929/30, page 18 - 31.)
- Model page created by Ernst Erb. See "Data change" for further contributors.
- Other Models
Here you find 1330 models, 1146 with images and 404 with schematics for wireless sets etc. In French: TSF for Télégraphie sans fil.
All listed radios etc. from Lafayette Radio & TV Corp; New York (NY)