A Mysterious Sony Radio
By James Grahame
Shav La Vigne recently sent us some photos of a tiny Sony TR-8 radio with a plea for more information. For once, we didn't have much to say. All we know is that it was Sony's first micro radio, released in 1963.
Sony managed to cram 8 transistors onto the tiny hand-soldered circuit board in an astounding display of miniaturization for the early sixties. However, I suspect the tiny size made it extremely expensive to manufacture.
If you can tell Shav more about this diminutive receiver, please leave a comment.