Trio 9R5DS communications receiver (BOXED)
I first purchased one of these back in 1971 then costing £50 a lot of money for a 15 year old who was earning just £5 per week. So why one of these, simple, superb selectivity due to the Colins mechanical filter very good sensitivity and great value for the money . A continous coverage from 550 Khz to 30 Mhz with SSB reception and band spread for the Amateur bands with S meter and noise filter fitted. Despite Trio's advertising quote"Unusually stable operation is obtained through special design and shielding" its like a political advertisment , would you belive it, No, but for broadcast reception its brilliant on SSB you have to adjust the reception, but even with this its a great all round short wave receiver and that is why they were very popular with Hams and short wave enthusiasts even today. They offer a great retro style which still looks smart.
This radio has been taken apart, I have replaced all known components that have aged , all the valves have been fully tested and any just below par were replaced , in this instance 3. The I.F 455 Khz re-aligned and the RF sections for each band has been fully calibrated and set up as to the original specification, its just like it was some 40 plus years ago, brings back some happy memory's.
The radio has been cleaned and comes complete with its original box and operating instructions, and looks just months old with 6 months gurantee. Though there was room Trio never fitted an internal loud speaker to these and therefore there is on the back a 4 or 8 Ohm external loud speaker terminal . Trio offered a matching speaker SP-5DS as an extra, this is supplied to compliment this radio.