|Hallicrafters 8R40 General
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|Features: variable pitch BFO;
built-in speaker; RF Gain control; 3 position tone switch;
external speaker tags; polished chrome finish around dial.
This is a heavy tabletop radio set with design cues from the S-40 and S-38D - in fact, it looks rather like an extended 5R10. According to Chuck Dachis, it is the cased version of the 8R40C (a chassis built into a wooden console) and 'Run 1' featured selenium rectifiers. However, by 'Run 2' they had reverted to the traditional 5Y3 tube rectifier.
Last updated 25th June 2002