PHILIPS F5Z67A 'CELESTIAL' (CIRCA 1967)

The Philips F5Z67A was manufactured by Philips Electrical Industries of N.Z. Ltd in about 1967.

7-valve broadcast band stereogram.

See the F5Z37A for more details and photos, this gram is identical but most likely an updated model with the newer valves fitted.

Technical Information

Valves (7): ECH81, EBF89, ECL82, ECL82, EL86, EL86, EZ81

Intermediate Frequency: 455kc/s

Frequency Bands: 1

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

Service information (philips-f4z67a-f5z67a.pdf) here

1967 Philips F5Z67A 'Celestial'

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.