HMV 5V BC AC C1941 'CADET' (CIRCA 1941)

The HMV 5V BC AC c1941 was manufactured for His Master's Voice (New Zealand) Ltd in about 1941. The manufacturer is unknown at this time.

HMV 'Cadet', 5-valve broadcast band. Second release of the Cadet line.

Some early HMV NZ sets didn't seem to have model numbers* but they did show model names in newspaper advertising - this one appearing to be an updated version of the original Cadet 5-valve broadcast band set released in around 1940/41 after government tarrifs made radio imports too expensive, shutting of HMV NZ's supply of sets from England.

Chassis labeled 'H466' which is presumably the serial number. Circuit is same as the one shown (drawn by John Stokes) except that an EM speaker was used, with the field coil as smoothing choke.

* These ones could be produced in-house by HMV - Collier and Beale sets generally did have model numbers, in line with their production practices.

Technical Information

Valves (5): 6K8, 6U7, 6Q7, 6V6, 5Y3

Intermediate Frequency: 465 Kc/s

Frequency Bands: 1

Chassis Notes(most schematics can be clicked to download a full size version)

Notable for the 'cockeyed layout' as described by John Stokes.

1941 HMV 5V BC AC c1941