AH 673 tuner
Philips AH 572 preamplifier
Philips AH 578 amplifier
by Philips High Fidelity Laboratories Ltd. USA"
penultimate super high-end lineup - impressive, rare.
And made in America !
In 1978, Philips was then very busy
perfecting its VLP/ALP system that would quickly become CD
and the future Magnavision/Laservision with a few other partners.
Trying to corner the market, too, with low-end catalogs, high-end
catalogs, MFB speakers, television sets and, of course, video recorders!
Philips was also just about to buy Marantz
from Superscope, a move which gradually depleted Philips' own high-end
offerings which managed, however, to remain available (with highs
and lows) until the early 90s.
As per Philips' habits, the real name of the units has a 2-digit
code added in front of the "regular" name, so :
three units were available in black as well, with a "1"
added (ie. 22AH6731) as "professional" versions.
I unfortunately have few specs and not many images on the amp and
preamp so far but the AH 673 tuner is here present as complete as
This post will see updates as soon as appropriate literature comes
in. In the meantime, do click the thumbnails below !
yellow-ish and "all together now" images are sourced from
a German 1978/79 catalog ; the tall image from a french 1980 catalog
whch shows the AF 977 LP turntable
and N 5741 recorder at the top.
The tuner detailed descriptions were made possible thanks to the
patience of Rodger Bownds.