PHILIPS FZ886A 'FESTIVAL HALL MKII' (1958)

The Philips FZ886A was manufactured by Philips Electrical Industries of N.Z. Ltd in 1958.
This model is part of the Philips Festival Hall series of radios.

7 valve + transistor pre-amp + magic eye radiogram with three speaker extended range audio output

The Philips FZ886A is part of the Philips Festival Hall series of radios.

The Festival Hall series were high-end multi-band radiograms typically using Hi-Z speakers and typically complex (Philips were the Google of their day) circuitry.  They were well-built and had great sound.  The first few models were mono and valve based, with later sets becoming stereo and also switching to transistors as those became available.  There were also valve hybrids with transistor preamp modules in the record input.

The radios in this series are:
1957 Philips FZ876A Festival Hall MKI
1958 Philips FZ886A Festival Hall MKII
1961 Philips F9Z06A Festival Hall MKV

Valves (7 valve + transistor pre-amp + magic eye): ECH81, EBF89, EBC81, ECC83, EL86, EL86, EZ81, OA85 Low Voltage Rectifier, OC73 Phono Pre-Amp and EM34 Magic Eye

Intermediate Frequency: 455kc/s

Frequency Bands: 3

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

1958 Philips FZ886A

1958 Philips FZ886A