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Question by mrs. madeline matias
Submitted on 7/8/2003
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I have a Pilot radio and turntable console:

the radio model number is 1073 (60 lps/240watts/2.3amp).

the turntable is Garrard,made in England,
RC 88/4, for records 78rpm, 45rpm, 33rpm and
16 rpm

note: The radio at front also has this model
number : Pilot 590 Stereophonic tuner preamplifier

I would like to know the year of build, the
value and if any information about it??
The unit work perfectly.

Answer by Kitphoenixx
Submitted on 1/31/2005
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Hi there Madeline, congratulations on your ownership of your Pilot equipment.
Pilot Radio was a "Family Company" and completely British. It was taken over by Ultra Radio and Television at the end of 1962.
I worked for Pilot Radio and your equipment was actually manufactured between 1961 and 1962, at the start of public "interest" in FM ( Frequency Modulation )broadcasting.
Pilot Radio products were designed and built to a very high standard for that period in time and the company ran an extremely rigorous quality control department: ie. out of every 20 of each product produced, one was "taken out" and minutely inspected to find the most trivial of non / poor quality. Please treasure your Pilot, it may one day become unique!!
Regards: KitPhoenixx chris@kitphoenixx.freeserve.co.uk  


Answer by j.hoff
Submitted on 1/20/2007
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I also have come across that model as well as the Pilot 172 matching speaker pair and have been looking for info as well.


Answer by Nate
Submitted on 6/7/2007
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I can't directly answer your question but it sounds very similar to a unit that my grandmother owns, also with a Garrard 4-speed turntable.  I can't speak to the value of the unit but the sound quality is very impressive indeed, I would hold on to it.

It appears that it was made by Pilot Radio Corp. of NY which was eventually bought out by Emerson.  I'm also looking for info. on these units.  I do know that my grandmother's unit came with a complete set of circuit diagrams which if I can ever get my hands on I will definitely scan.


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