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Sinclair Chronology
(Adapted from Sinclair and the Sunrise Technology,
by Ian Kennedy and Richard Kennedy, 1986)


1960s
 
1961  
 
  • Leaves Bernards Publishers and goes freelance
  • Sinclair Radionics formed 25 July 1961
  • Joins Instrument World staff
1962  
December
  • Marries Ann Trevor-Briscoe
  • Sinclair micro-amplifier ads appear at 28/6d, serviced from 69 Histon Rd, Cambridge
1963  
 
  • Authors British Semiconductor Survey
April
  • Sinclair Slimline pocket medium wave radio kit appears at 49/6d
September
  • Jim Westwood joins Radionics
December
  • Sinclair micro-injector signal generator appears at 27/6d kit, 32/6d built
1964  
January
  • TR5 pre-amp/0.5 watt amp appears at 59/6d built
April
  • Radionics moves to Duncan Terrace, Islington
August
  • Radionics move to Comberton, Cambridge
  • Announces supply delays now a thing of the past
September
  • Micro-6 matchbox-sized radio appears at 59/6d kit, optional 'Transrista' strap for wearing on wrist, 7/6d
  • TR750 0.75 watt power amp appears at 39/6d kit, 45/- built
December
  • Sinclair X-10 pulse width modulation '10 watts' amplifier designed by Cambridge Consultants Ltd appears at 5.19.6d kit, 6.19.6d built, power supply 2.14.0
1965
June
  • X-20 '20 watts' amplifier appears at 7.19.6d kit, 9.19.6d built, power supply 4.19.6d.
December
  • Micro FM pocket radio appears at 5.19.6d kit
1966
January
  • Z12 12 watt amplifier/pre-amp appears at 89/6d built

April

  • Radionics moves to Newmarket Rd, Cambridge
  • Clive moves house to Cambridge
  • Chris Curry joins Radionics
May
  • PZ3 power supply unit appears, 79/6d built
September
  • Stereo 25 'De-luxe' pre-amp and control unit at 9.19.6d built
October
  • Microvision pocket TV receiver demonstrated at Radio and TV Exhibition. Announced as 'available early 1967 at a cost of 49 guineas'
1967
February
  • Sinclair Micromatic - the 'world's smallest radio' -appears at 59/6d kit, 79/6d built

April

  • Micromatic kit becomes available in new 'See for yourself' sealed polystyrene kit pack at no extra cost
May
  • Sinclair Radionics turnover 100,000
October
  • Q14 loudspeaker available at 6.19.6d.
December
  • Micromatic dropped in price to 49/6d kit, 59/6d built
1968

April

October
  • System 2000 35-watt amplifier (29 guineas), FM tuner (25 guineas), plug-in stereo decoder (4 guineas) and loudspeaker (12 guineas) launched. Available from dealers
1969
June
  • IC-10 integrated circuit amplifier announced but unavailable
December
  • Stereo Sixty pre-amp and control unit, at 9.19.6, and Z30 25-watt amplifier, at 89/6d, appears



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