PYE PZ105 'PENTETTE' (CIRCA 1963)

The Pye PZ105 was manufactured for G. A. Wooller & Co. Ltd by Akrad Radio Corporation Ltd in about 1963.

5-valve broadcast band mantle set, using printed circuit board.

Valves (5): 6BE6, 6BA6, 6AV6, 6AQ5, 6X4

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

Pye PZ105 Schematic

Pye PZ105 Circuit Board

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.