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 is an alternative valve lineup model but otherwise identical.

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

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.