General Electric (GE) Model K-62 Console Radio (1931)
The G-E Popular Console.
The General Electric model K-62, introduced in the summer of
1931, was referred to by G-E as their "Full-Range Popular
Console". The purchase price was $124.75, complete with tubes.
It was claimed that this was one of the G-E models to have
participated in a series of blind tone tests, attended by prominent
musicians of the day. Full-sized console radios from four well-
known manufacturers were hidden behind screens and voted on
for their tonal excellence. When the votes were counted, the G-E
model was claimed, in test after test, to be the winner.
...the choice of leading musical artists & symphony orchestras.
The K-62 is a 9-tube superheterodyne with cover-
age of the standard broadcast band. The tube line-
up is 235 (RF amp), 224 (1st-detector), 227 (LO),
235 (IF), 227 (AVC), 227 (2nd detector), 247*2
(push-pull output) and 80 (rectifier). The schematic
is the same as for the RCA model R-11.
|"Believe your own ears! Hear the General Electric
before you spend a penny for radio. In the first
minute you listen, you will understand why this great
G-E instrument won every tone test, why it is the one
radio for you. Here is glorious tone reality. It is like
looking at a vivid autumn landscape, after viewing it
in a black and white photograph!"
The K-62 offered the following list of features, extracted from G-E
- A 9-tube deluxe screen-grid superheterodyne
- new, exclusive G-E tone equalizer counteracts
effects of cabinet resonance, preserving tone
fidelity of dynamic speaker
- Two pentode output tubes.
- Automatic Volume Control.
- special phonograph terminals
- chassis cushioned in rubber
- Superb brown walnut cabinet with rich-grained