HMV MODEL 616 (1957)

The HMV model 616 was manufactured for His Master's Voice (New Zealand) Ltd by Akrad Radio Corporation Ltd in 1957.

Other radios based on the same chassis:

6-valve dual-wave radio with gram input.

Looks similar to the Murphy MD54, but they are quite different inside.

Technical Information

Valves (6): EF41, ECH42, EF41, EBC41, EL41, EZ40

Frequency Bands: 2

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

1957 HMV CLIPPER ASTOR by AKRAD - model 616

General Construction Notes for Akrad Radio Corporation Ltd:

Akrad sets often consist of 3 (or 4) numbers (eg: 518, 1059) or number-letter-number (5M4), and a common pattern exists for these sets: The first digit(or 2 digits in the case of 10-or-more valves) is the number of valves, the second is the number of bands and the third is the last digit of the year. Where the middle digit is a letter rather than a number it generally refers to the type of set - M for mantle, P for portable, G from radiogram etc

Often sets can be dated by the speaker, as many Akrad sets from the Pye era have the date of manufacture stamped on the back of the magnet housing.

Other documented models using this chassis (3 in total)

1957 Astor model 616
1957 Clipper model 616