Radiomarelli  NEPENTE  (1)         


                                     (  20 type set  )

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Chassis type





1934 / 35

Frequency range

Long Waves (1000 1900 m.), Medium Waves (200 550 m.),

Short Waves (20 50 m.)


6A7 - 78 - 75 - 41 - 80

Intermediate frequency

456 Kc

Power supply

110 / 160 / 220 V. a.c.

Measure of the body

53 cm wide; 49 cm tall; 34 cm deep.

Overall dimensions

55 cm wide; 95 cm tall; 36 cm deep.




Nepente is the radio-phonograph version of the Arione model.

It was manufactured in two versions which differs only in the shape of the legs and the handles of the doors.

Its a five tubes superheterodyne with a great sensitivity and, at the same time, a good selectivity.

The chassis and the circuit are the same to the ones of Arione and  Tamiri models.
The electric diagram is typical and its a successful project, these models work very well and can receive several stations on medium, long and short waves.
The four knobs, located on the front side, have the following functions (from left to right): power switch/volume control, silent switch/tone control, band rotating switch and tuning.

The turntable, which works only 78 laps, has the pick-up with the interchangeable pin system, like a gramophone. The electric motor is a Paillard mod. 4000 (Swiss made) while the arm was manufactured by Radiomarelli. 





                                        Nepente first version :