Friday, 15 July 2011

Philips Z23CZ327A 23" Console TV

Here is another Philips 23 inch set using the S8 chassis. This console is responsible for starting me off again seriously collecting old black and white TV's. I got this back around 1998/99. It came from an old retired electronics technician who had worked at the Philips factory here in Wellington and was on the production line while these sets were being made. He also worked in the design division for radio sets as well. I only met him once and we talked for hours, he was a nice old bloke.
All I've done on it is replace a few crook electrolytic capacitors around the vertical area,  replaced a valve or two and re-soldered some dry joints on the horrible early printed circuit boards that they used.
It goes well and the sound is so good, it has two six inch speakers down below and the bass that gets delivered would put any modern TV to shame.
This set is a later version as it has a bonded picture tube, there were many variants of this set and it was also marketed under the brand name "Fleetwood"
I use this from time to time and fired it up today to take some pictures and its still going well, and that sound... just awesome.

Front

Rear

Set Going...

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