• Year
  • 1936–1938
perfect model
  • Category
  • Broadcast Receiver - or past WW2 Tuner
  • Radiomuseum.org ID
  • 78586

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 Technical Specifications

  • Number of Tubes
  • 5
  • Main principle
  • Superheterodyne (common); ZF/IF 128 kHz; 2 AF stage(s)
  • Tuned circuits
  • 7 AM circuit(s)
  • Wave bands
  • Broadcast, Long Wave and Short Wave.
  • Power type and voltage
  • Alternating Current supply (AC) / 100; 125; 145; 200; 220; 245 Volt
  • Loudspeaker
  • Permanent Magnet Dynamic (PDyn) Loudspeaker (moving coil)
  • Material
  • Bakelite case
  • from Radiomuseum.org
  • Model: Theatrette V5A - Philips Electrical, Lamps,
  • Shape
  • Tablemodel, low profile (big size).
  • Dimensions (WHD)
  • 16.75 x 13.5 x 7.5 inch / 425 x 343 x 191 mm
  • Notes
  • The two British Philips models V5A and V7A with the same cabinet have no chassis. The components are fixed to the inner Bakelite structure. This is quite a challenge for a repair. This Philips unit should be the cheap Philips answer to the Philco Peoples Set at those times.
    There are similar cabinets as V4A and V6A in the Netherlands. Theatrette is a (later) nickname of the collectors. The Philips V7A features a tone control switch on the left-hand side and both have at the right-hand side the wave-range switch.
  • Mentioned in
  • Hawes: Radio Art, p90

 Collections | Museums | Literature


The model Theatrette is part of the collections of the following members.


The model Theatrette can be seen in the following museums.


The model Theatrette is documented in the following literature.