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Capella BD700A ~

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For model Capella BD700A ~, Philips Radios - Deutschland:
Aus der Sammlung von Thomas Bollinger, CH - 8222 Beringen
Country:  Germany
Manufacturer / Brand:  Philips Radios - Deutschland
Deutsche Philips-Ges.
Year: 1950/1951 perfect model Category: Broadcast Receiver - or past WW2 Tuner
Valves / Tubes 15: ECH42 EAF42 EF42 EF42 EM34 EF42 EF42 EB41 EB41 EF40 EAF42 EL41 EL41 AZ41 AZ41
Main principle Super-Heterodyne (Super in general)
Wave bands Broadcast, Long Wave, more than 2 x SW plus FM or UHF.
Power type and voltage Alternating Current supply (AC) / 110; 125; 145; 200; 220; 245 Volt
Loudspeaker Permanent Magnet Dynamic (PDyn) Loudspeaker (moving coil) / Ø 27 cm = 10.6 inch
Power out
from Model: Capella BD700A ~ - Philips Radios - Deutschland
Material Wooden case
Shape Tablemodel, low profile (big size).
Dimensions (WHD) 610 x 393 x 255 mm / 24 x 15.5 x 10 inch
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Philips Radios -: Capella BD700A ~
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philips: Phillips BD700A-22; Capella
Bill Liers

Greetings all,

I have recently purchased what I think is a Capella. The chassis shows BD700A (without 22 ). I am perplexed as this documentation calls for 15 tubes and my chassis has 14, with 1 less EB41 and some rearrangement of the FM discriminator section. All photos appear to be the same with the exception that I have no rear cover.

Is anyone aware of what this difference is due to? Western export or different model possibly? Any help is greatly appreciated as this is a beautifully designed set which deserves to be properly restored.

regards, Bill Liers

Wolfgang Bauer

Hallo Bill,

I have created the new model ==> BD700A with 14 tubes.
Please upload your pictures up there.
Especially a picture of the nameplate is important.

The model with 15 tubes and the other knobs is the ==> Capella BD700A-22.

Regards WB.

Bill Liers


Thank you for your response. I will take photos as soon as the work is complete on the restoration. Do you have any reference or schematic info for this model?

Regards, Bill

Wolfgang Bauer

Hallo Bill,

thank you for your pictutes.
This is not the original FM discriminator.
Maybe the coil cup is from the ==> BD522A but not from this model.
There are two different screws and many more. Modern resistors and capacitors (I do not mean the yellow) are installed. This all is not original.

Now you must find the two germanium-diodes must be present instead of the EB41.
It is possible that have been accommodated in the coil cup.

Regards WB.


Bill Liers


Thank you very much for your investigation. I was also wondering how much of this section was original. I will re-create the schematic and see if the comparable circuit can be found. I am sure that I will not be able to find the original parts easily and since the radio has good sound, It may stay this way for the time being.

regards, Bill

Bill Liers



You have sharp eyes indeed. It is apparent now that the detector from the BD522A has been installed and the radio now uses only one EB41 as in the 522. The reasoning behind making such a modification is not easy to see unless such a parts chassis was the only thing available to the previous owner. The AVC circuit was never completed, but at least I have the diagrams and will attempt to functionally merge the circuits.

Vielen danken, Bill

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