Murphy Radio Model A192 From 1953
New to the range in 1953 was the A192 shown above. The cabinet was designed by David Ogle, and this particular receiver has become quite collectable now. The sound quality is not particularly great, primarily because the speaker is comparatively small. As the tuning scale is placed centrally in the cabinet, the speaker has to sit to one side, and therefore to avoid wasting space on the side without the speaker the speaker must be quite small. This is perhaps a case of the cabinet design adversely impacting on the function of the radio. Nonetheless, it was a popular set and sold well. It has a nice touch in that the Murphy 192 logo is illuminated red at the top of the tuning scale when the set is on. Model 192T was also available, the "T" suffix to the model number indicating that a "trawler band" was included. Valve line-up is 10C1, 10F9, 10LD11, 10P14, U404.
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