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 Post subject: Philips BX998A/US, San Francisco, $130
PostPosted: Dec Thu 06, 2018 7:41 am 
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There it is, the big boy. 16-tube table radio! FM up to 108 MHz.

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/sfc/atq/d/ ... 18881.html
https://www.radiomuseum.org/r/philips_b ... 8a_19.html

Oh, and did I mention? 16 dial strings as well! I think it has 8 knobs, so that comes out to 2 strings per knob... on average.


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 Post subject: Re: Philips BX998A/US, San Francisco, $130
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Only one EL84 output?

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 Post subject: Re: Philips BX998A/US, San Francisco, $130
PostPosted: Dec Thu 06, 2018 5:07 pm 
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These are awesome radios. I have several dial strings broken on mine and just haven't got around to fixing them. The FM string is still working which is what I use it for. Highly recommend it at this price, you are getting a great deal.


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 Post subject: Re: Philips BX998A/US, San Francisco, $130
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Oh wow. And its close to me!


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 Post subject: Re: Philips BX998A/US, San Francisco, $130
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"...The radio shows its age in its design, because it is, though high-end, definitely a child of the fifties. The entire radio is monoral..."
Source: https://www.staff.science.uu.nl/~tel001 ... lBX998.htm

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 Post subject: Re: Philips BX998A/US, San Francisco, $130
PostPosted: Dec Thu 06, 2018 10:50 pm 
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AuroraOldRadios wrote:
Only one EL84 output?
For treble. Plus two PL81's for output transformerless (OTL) bass!

https://www.staff.science.uu.nl/~tel001 ... BalOut.htm

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 Post subject: Re: Philips BX998A/US, San Francisco, $130
PostPosted: Dec Fri 07, 2018 3:31 am 
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Curly wrote:
AuroraOldRadios wrote:
Only one EL84 output?
For treble. Plus two PL81's for output transformerless (OTL) bass!
https://www.staff.science.uu.nl/~tel001 ... BalOut.htm
Regards,
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I didn't notice those. Supposedly up to 20 watts.

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 Post subject: Re: Philips BX998A/US, San Francisco, $130
PostPosted: Dec Sun 09, 2018 5:00 am 
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Picked it up today. I was heading to SF today anyway so timing was perfect. It's a very nice unit with all of the bells and whistles. I just need to find a manual that covers how it operates!
It's a very heavy radio at about 65 pounds!

Craig R.


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 Post subject: Re: Philips BX998A/US, San Francisco, $130
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Yes, they are very heavy. I had to lug mine out of a tight spot upstairs in a small house in Pittsburgh. The stairs were skinny and steep... luckily I didn't drop it.


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