Aachen-Super D53 (D 53 AU)

Philips Radios - Deutschland

  • Year
  • 1937/1938
  • Category
  • Broadcast Receiver - or past WW2 Tuner
  • Radiomuseum.org ID
  • 7299
    • Brand: Deutsche Philips-Ges.

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 Technical Specifications

  • Number of Tubes
  • 9
  • Main principle
  • Superheterodyne (common); ZF/IF 128 kHz
  • Tuned circuits
  • 7 AM circuit(s)
  • Wave bands
  • Broadcast, Long Wave and Short Wave.
  • Power type and voltage
  • Alternating Current supply (AC) / 110-220 Volt
  • Loudspeaker
  • Permanent Magnet Dynamic (PDyn) Loudspeaker (moving coil)
  • Material
  • Wooden case
  • from Radiomuseum.org
  • Model: Aachen-Super D53 - Philips Radios - Deutschland
  • Shape
  • Tablemodel, low profile (big size).
  • Dimensions (WHD)
  • 610 x 400 x 255 mm / 24 x 15.7 x 10 inch
  • Notes
  • "Monoknopf" Bedienung für Abstimmung und schaltbare "fühlbare Scharfabstimmung" sowie Lautstärke, Bandbreite und Wellenbereiche

    Einbau Wechselrichter 7880C  für 110 - 145 Volt bzw. 7881C für 200 - 245 Volt möglich.
    Deshalb kann das Gerät dann an Gleichstrom betrieben werden;
    AU. (A= Wechselstrom, U= Universal= Allstrom).

    Siehe auch das tschechoslowakische Modell Philips Allegro 890A -14, die schweizer Version Cantata 890A und die holländische Ausführung Concerto 890A (Cantata und Concerto mit roten Röhren an Stelle der A-Serie).

  • Net weight (2.2 lb = 1 kg)
  • 20 kg / 44 lb 0.8 oz (44.053 lb)
  • Price in first year of sale
  • 480.00 RM
  • Circuit diagram reference
  • Lange+Schenk+FS-Röhrenbestückung
  • Literature/Schematics (1)
  • -- Original-techn. papers.

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Forum contributions about this model: Philips Radios -: Aachen-Super D53

Threads: 3 | Posts: 13


This is the radio that has the silent tuning option that uses a brake operation when a station is found; audio then being restored.  Philips called this Auto mode which it isnt really.

All I need to know is how this is selected on the Monoknob?  I believe there to be a lever, which operates a switch wafer, by Bowden cable, and a sprung push button. The switch is first operated and then the push button depressed in my thinking and not having the radio.

 Is this correct?

A picture of this would be really useful.

thanks Gary Tempest

Gary Tempest, 01.Mar.18

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I am interested in this model and trying to understand the operation of the circuit in Auto mode.

Some progress has been made but several parts I do not understand.  Has anyone got the Service Manaul containing a description of the circuit  and the Items list, particularly coil resistances, please?

I only need these parts as I have the schematic and have also re-drawn it for my own use.

thanks for any help   Gary

Gary Tempest, 05.Feb.18

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Zur Funktionsweise der fühlbaren Scharfabstimmung siehe "Technische Unterlagen" des 890A "Allegro" unter model_id=23182.

Frank Blöhbaum, 25.Jan.05

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