Sony TR-62

TR-62 - face

The TR-62 went on sale in the domestic Japanese market in August 1957 at a retail price of 13,800 yen. The model has earned a prominent position in Sony's history as the world's first 2-band transistor radio. While the short wave band is extremely narrow at 2.5 ~ 4.5 MC, the TR-62 marked a creative approach to adding the second band before the company was capable of building transistors of high enough frequency to offer a full short wave band.

One of my all-time favourite Totsuko-era designs, I find both the interesting shape of its relatively thin cabinet and the colourful design exciting.

TR-62 - band selector

162 mm x 98 mm x 40 mm (approx. 6-3/8" x 3-7/8" x 1-5/8")
including protruding parts

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