1970s Hacker Sovereign III RP72 VHF MW LW Radio
Available today, we have a very impressive 1970s Hacker Sovereign III RP72 VHF MW LW Radio made in Great Britain by Hacker Radio Ltd, Maidenhead.
Hackers were a luxury product praised for their build quality and superb sound: every radio collector should have at least one!
- This example is in very good cosmetic condition with a black leatherette covered case showing all knobs and trims present, and beautiful teak side panels which have been polished to perfection. Unlike some of the later Hackers presented for sale, the aluminium screen printed top plate has unmarred print and is free from significant scratching all of which presents a well cared for, scarce vintage radio: truly the Best of British.
- If I am hyper-critical, I must mention that I think this radio has been used in a room where the owner was painting as there are tiny white dots on the radio body which scratch off with a finger nail. I’ve got most of them off but I do keep finding more each time I take a very close look at it.
The radio works perfectly for both FM and AM rewarding a listener with a rich mellifluous sound.
- Dimensions (WHD): 32 x 21 x 11cm / 12.6 x 8.3 x 4.3 inch
- Frequency Coverage LW/ MW/VHF FM
- Antenna – Internal ferrite rod / telescopic with sockets
- Batteries/ Cells – requires 8 of 1.5Volts: Please note that the cells/ batteries are not included but are readily available to buy on the internet. Alternatively, a mains DC PSU of the wall wart type would power the radio from a mains supply (not included).
- Loudspeaker: Permanent Magnet Dynamic (PDyn) Loudspeaker (moving coil) – elliptical
- Main Principle: Super-Heterodyne (Super in general); ZF/IF 470/10700 kHz
We notice similar examples of this iconic radio being sold by other vendors for a price in excess of £180, however, we have decided to price this beauty at a fair price point.
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