ITT Schaub - Lorenz
Touring CD 108
The ITT Touring CD 108 multiband receiver has been developed from the ITT
Touring professional als basic model, as an improvement, a 5 element digital
frequency readout using LEDs has been added. Because of it's very power consuming,
the counter (only active on the shortwave ranges) is activated by pressing the
The CD-108 is a quite huge multiband radio covering the FM-band, long- and
mediumwaves and seven shortwave broadcasting bands.
On the top face of the set, You find a long row of pushbuttons for the
wanve rangesm the CD button will mute the receiver and will activate the
frequency counter and the orange knob at the right back corner will act as
mains switch. The sliding ruler dials for FM, long- and mediumwaves are directed
to the top face and have their own pointers. A telescopic antenna pops out
at the left hand side of the top face, so the receiver is ready for stand-alone
The CD-108 comes with an internal 110 / 220V AC power supply and can also be operated with six UM-1 / mono cells. Unless You operate the frequency display to often, this batteries will last quite a long time.
Nowadays, the receiver conception with its switchable bandspread shortwave
bands and frequency display using a frequency counter, is rather outdated.
When the set first appeared on the market, this design was not absolutely
futuristic, it reflects a compromise between price and the posibility of
simply having accurate digital frequency readout. The fact, that the counter
is quite power consuming and the receiver has be to muted while the frequency
display is activated, has been a major drawback even during the years, the
set has been on the market.
© Martin Bösch 16.11.2007