C-97 The Monarch
- 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
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- Number of Tubes
- Valves / Tubes
- 6K7 6A8 6K7 6K7 6E5 6H6 6H6 6K7 6K7 76 6C5 6C5 6C5 6C5 45 45 45 45 45 45 45 45 5Z3 5Z3
- Main principle
- Superhet with RF-stage
- Wave bands
- Broadcast, Long Wave and more than two Short Wave bands.
- Changer (Record changer)
- Power type and voltage
- Alternating Current supply (AC) / 50 to 60 cycles 115; 135; 150; 220; 250 Volt
- 2 Loudspeakers
- Power out
- 50 W (unknown quality)
- Wooden case
- from Radiomuseum.org
- Model: C-97 The Monarch - Lafayette Radio & TV Corp; New
- Console with any shape - in general
- Dimensions (WHD)
- 30.5 x 43.5 x 19.5 inch / 775 x 1105 x 495 mm
- This top set of Lafayette's 1935/36 range is not listed in Rider's. The chassis is also different to the "Custom built 24-Tube radio" from Royale Radio Crafters and to the Royale of Midwest or the 5240 from Garod. Lafayette explains the chassis with 37 "features" on page 22 and 23 and shows the chassis C-95 plus on the following pages model C-96 "The Statesman" and C-97 "The Monarch". You can read that in the enlarged pictures.
Here only in short: It is the first Lafayette with a magig eye (6E5) and the only one in this catalog. Power output stage class AB triodes deliver up to 50 watt to the 12" "Auditorium" speaker and the 10" high frequency speaker "to span the entire audible range exactly as broadcast by the new high-fidelity stations. Step wise expanding selector makes possible high-fidelity response of 60 to 8000 cycles with good adjacent channel selectivity or hairline selectivity by varying the intermediate frequency band width acceptance. Dual chassis. Easy reading sector dial in which only the band in use is illuminated in distinctive coloring. Two speed planetary drive with split knob control. Automatic tone control (ATC) to reduce noise between stations. Beat oscillator. 19 tuned circuits. Dual IF amplifier. Five distinct bands covering a range of 140 kc to 30 megacycles (8 to 2,050 meters) as follows: 8 - 16; 16 - 57.5; 57 - 187; 187 - 555 and 850 - 2050 meters." We can only say that 30 mc is not 8 m ...
The C-95 chassis have the following dimensions: receiver chassis 19.125" wide, 10.25" high and 12.125" deep. amplifier-power supply chassis 22.25" wide 14" high and 11.25" deep. C-95 (chassis complete with tubes and LS) with a list price of $ 230.00 and lafayette price of $ 115.00 and the C-96 is a console for list price $ 279.00, Lafyette price $ 139.50 and C-97 is a phono-radio-combination console with a Capehart Automatic Record Changer for list price $ 455.00 and Lafayette price $ 227.50. See details for the models of this catalog or summaries. You find here also reasons why we believe that this chassis comes from Radio Wire Television.
- Price in first year of sale
- 228.00 $
- Literature/Schematics (1)
- Lafayette Radio Catalog (Lafayette catalog no. 59 for 1936, page 22 to 25.)
- 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)