PHILIPS B2Z69U 'RIVIERA' (1958)

The Philips B2Z69U was manufactured by Philips Electrical Industries of N.Z. Ltd in 1958.

Philips Riviera, 5-valve dual-wave mantle radio.

Possibly also known as the 'Silver Printina'

Note: this is a live chassis radio - there is no power transformer - do not touch anything in the back while power is applied

1958 Philips B2Z69U

Technical Information

Valves (5): UCH81, UF89, UBC81, UL84, UY42

Intermediate Frequency: 452kc/s

Frequency Bands: 2

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

1958 Philips B2Z69U

1958 Philips B2Z69U

1958 Philips B2Z69U

General Construction Notes for Philips Electrical Industries of N.Z. Ltd:

Model codes are explained on the Philips brand page.  Philips early-mid century were probably the Google of their time - they had branches in many countries and a global brand that everyone knew - and were apparently happy to let engineers come up with new ideas and implement them.  Construction is often overly complex but very well engineered - although repairs can also take a complex path.  They used time-in-motion studies to find the most cost effective way to asemble sets and sometimes this means repairs can be nightmarish (if you've ever worked on a V7A Theaterette this will be all too aparent).  U suffix model numbers are transformerless (hot chassis) sets and great care should be taken, or the sets avoided altogether.