The Bush DAC90 radio was introduced in 1946. Although similar in looks to the DAC90A, it uses a completely different chassis with octal valves. I specialise in repairs, servicing and restoration of Bush DAC90 valve radios so, if you own one of these lovely radios or you’re thinking of getting one, don’t hesitate to contact me.
The Bush DAC90 was the predecessor to the much improved DAC90A. . As can be seen from the chassis photo below, the large dropper resistor is housed in a metal shroud on the right. The heat produced by the dropper usually burns a large hole in the back panel, however, It is possible to repair the back panel to make the radio safe.
This photo shows the chassis from the rear of the radio. There are no user serviceable parts in any valve radio, and the Bush DAC90 is no exception. In fact, like many vintage radios, these have a live chassis so disconnect the radio from the mains before removing the back cover. Better still, do not remove the back cover.
Release date July 1946
Original price £11 11s (purchase tax extra)
Manufactured in brown and ivory bakelite
Manual tuning on long and medium wave
Valves – CCH35 EF39 EBC33 CL33 CY31
As far as I know, I am the only Bush DAC90 specialist in the UK.
I have decades of experience and hundreds of spares in stock for Bush DAC90 radios. I also have many scrap DAC90 radios in stock which I can use for spare parts. Although I specialize in the repair and restoration of these beautiful radios, I also repair and restore most makes and models of British radios manufactured during the nineteen forties and early fifties.