During the 1960’s and 1970’s Armstrong Audio were one of the most popular UK Hi-Fi brands. Their equipment combined good performance with stylish looks. The also made Hi-Fi ‘receivers’ (a combined tuner and amplifier). This made their range attractive to many people who wanted a good quality audio system that fitted well into a home environment.
This website is devoted to providing information on the company, its products, and the people who made them. I produced these pages to ensure that the information remained available to anyone who might be interested.
There is a page which provides a brief history of the company. This includes a link to a map page that shows where the factory was located, and a layout diagram of the factory.
Below are some links to a few pages that give some brief details of later ranges of equipment. Further down the page are some links to more general pages about Armstrong.
The above dates are approximate.
The above pages include examples of relevant circuit diagrams, etc. Some user and service manuals and other material can be found at http://jcgl.orpheusweb.co.uk/AudioDocs.html.
The following pages give general information on other topics.
There is a links and contacts page. This may be useful if you wish to know more about electronics, find someone to repair a set, etc.
In July 2015 I had my own old Armstrong 626 renovated and modified by Mike Solomons. I'm very pleased with the results. You can real more about this by looking at a new Armstrong 626 revived webpage.
There are also a number of earlier valve sets and units for which I currently only have a limited amount of information. Click here if you wish to view a page that gives details of these.
I am continuing to collect information on Armstrong, and on various other UK audio and Hi-Fi manufacturers of the 20th Century. Can you help me? Do you have any Armstrong valve items? Do you have any documents or photos? Did you ever work for Armstrong? I already have far more information than is presently on this website. Hence what you see here is just the ‘tip of the iceberg’, although I am slowing adding more items here as opportunities arise. However I am still looking for all sorts of information because the collection of documents I have is far from complete. For example, I still do not have any circuit diagrams, manuals, or colour photos for the A10 power amp and its control unit. For many of the pre-1960's items I do not have any colour pictures even when I have advertising literature or circuit diagrams. Nor do I have any photos that show the external appearance of the factory.
If you have any information, documents, or photos relating to Armstrong and would be willing to let me have a copy, I'd love to hear about it. Please send me an email to the address given at the bottom of this page and put “Armstrong” as the subject or title of your email. Please don't immediately send me any photos or scans as I may already have a copy, but I would welcome a description of any items you may have that might be of use.
I should say that I do not buy and sell items of equipment, etc, as I am not a dealer. Nor do I collect equipment. My interest is in collecting the relevant technical and historic information and ensuring it is preserved for when it is required. I am happy to provide information about Armstrong equipment when I am able to do so, but this is only on a part-time amateur/enthusiast basis.
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