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1963 Нева-2 (Neva-2) cabinet version 1

Coat pocket radio, thermoplastic cabinet
5 15/16 x 3 13/16 x 1 7/16 inches / 151 x 97 x 37 mm
2-band LW/MW, seven transistors (Russian, 2x П-14, 2x П-15A, 3x П-401), superheterodyne circuit
One standard 9-volt battery
Manufactured at Leningrad NOVATOR Works / TEMP (ТЭМП), Leningrad (Saint Petersburg)

There were two very different cabinet designs bearing the same model number of "Neva-2" — for sake of clarity here, I've designated this one as "cabinet version 1" and the other as "cabinet version 2". The information I've found suggests that this was the the first of the two cabinet designs, but I'm not chiseling that in stone here.

This is definitely the less interesting of the two design versions, but one very nice touch here is the ivory script "Heba 2" name at the top center of the cabinet — it's done in raised-lettering plastic that's separate from the cabinet itself, a technique also found on Poland's Eltra and Koliber models and the Czechoslovak Tesla Doris but rarely found on transistor radio cabinets from any other country, East or West.

see Neva-2 cabinet version 2

1963 Нева -2 (Neva-2) cabinet version 1

1963 Нева -2 (Neva-2) cabinet version 1

Нева -2 (Neva-2) cabinet versions 2 (left) and 1 (right)

chassis of Нева -2 (Neva-2) cabinet version 2, same as found in
this cabinet version 1 — click on the photo for a larger image

schematic — click on the image for a larger view

1963 Нева -2 (Neva-2) cabinet version 1

Neva-2 owner's guide

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