|Vidor CN431 'Marquisa'
Vidor described this set as 'portable' whereas I might call it 'transportable' - weight being the factor. The set measures 14" x 10" x 5.5" and weighs around 4lbs without batteries. The top handle is spring loaded to lie flat and the mains lead features a safety disconnect when the back is opened. There is a rotary manual changeover switch in the rear if the user wanted to coil up the mains lead and use the batteries.
The valve lineup here is also a little odd as Vidor were using Dxx96 valves in all their portables by this time. Being an AC/DC set. it lacks a transformer and the LT voltage is derived from a dropper resistance (seen on the left).
It is a sturdily built set with a heavy case and good sound, despite a relatively small (5") speaker,
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Last updated 29th April 2005