A sort after Hacker radio by collectors, this one was built by Hacker Sound at Maidenhead, a re-designed version was later produced at Bournemouth. In effect its a Sovereign 4 RP77 with a
quality cassette deck fitted. Cassette technology like Vinyl and Reel To Reel tape machines are back in. This radio cassette allows live recording either from the built in microphone or to
record from the radio. As with all these models has bands MW. LW and VHF going upto 104 Mhz are fitted. The cassette drive (Hacker quality to match) has been taken apart all drive
components cleaned, heads tape paths etc. The electronics have had many new components fitted including transistors as the BF series were showing typical noise in the pre-amp stage.
Controls: On / Off Volume, Bass, Treble, Push button wave band change FM MW LW, AFC, cassette type normal / CrO2, cassette or
radio AM tuning.
Medium 520 -
Long 150 -
Medium and Long Wave internal ferrite rode aerial with telescopic knuckle jointed multi positional FM.
Output sockets for external AM/FM aerial for weak signal areas, external Short Wave for weak areas or car. DIN 5 input / output
(input 20mV -1000mV into 50kohm impedance: ouput 50mV with 20kohm source impedance) sockets. External microphone (0.5mV with 3kohm input impedance), personel earphone or externa; loudspeaker
Powerful 8 x 5 inch (203mm x 127mm) elliptical loudspeaker.
Fully portable when powered via 8 D type 1.5V batteries fitted internally (not included).
Mains externally powered via plug and cable supplied.
Cassette buttons - Pause, Stop / eject, Play / record, Fast forward, Fast Rewind, record.
Electrically governed motor with mechanical auto stop on both replay and record.
Automatic level control of the recording signal.
Built in microphone.
Record direct from all channels of the radio, built in microphone or external microphone (not supplied).
The cabinet is is nice condition with only slight marking as seen on the photo's, I did say slight, the side Teak panels are very good with no damage. Comes complete with original battery holder
though has been repaired by the previous owner, common issue , mains lead and brand new cassette tape, with 6 months warranty