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Philips Matador Three Tube Radio 1936 Vintage Set Restoration Data Picture Schematic
In spite its good look, this Philips Matador was a low price, simple, basic regenerative receiver, a three tube, three band radio set from 1936. It was a reflex audion receiver without IF frequency amplification. The first tube is used as RF [Radio Frequency] and as AF [Audio Frequency] amplifier The feedback was achieved via the rotary capacitor from the anode of the first AF7 pentode. The AL1 final audio amplifier provided enough gain for its internal or for an external speaker. Designed to be used with a good long antenna on MW - K [Medium Wave] SW - R [Short Wave] and LW - H [Long Wave] it was a very dependale set. The Q input was used for a record player. The radio is housed in a large stylish enclosure and it has an illuminated wide colored glass dial with the European city names marked for each strong station.