|NOTES||Visually similar to its predecessor, the DAC90,
but now using miniature valves in a completely re-designeed chassis. These
valves are perculiar in that they are polarised by a little glass bobble
on the side of the valve that locates in a slot in the the valve socket.
Gone are the extra alignment access holes in the underside of the case as now the entire chassis plus internal aerial/tuning circuit can be removed as a complete unit.
|SERVICE DATA||There is a copy of the Trader service sheet 1161 on CD#1.|
|CURRENT STATE||As found, it looked like it had just been brought out of the garden shed
after a 40 year hibernation. However, good old Brasso polish and some elbow
grease restored the case (bar a couple of not-so-nice scratches) and after
blowing the dust away a nice clean rust-free chassis was found.
In addition, the dial glass is in excellent condition.
However, check out the mains input decoupling capacitor. That shiney bit, bottom right, really ought to be connected to (whats left of) the wax capacitor. Really though, putting a wax capacitor next to a thumping great power resistor, "
I just don't believe it!".
|WHERE FOUND||Birmingham antiques market for £35.|
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23rd November 2001