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Magnavox color theatre Singapore 21 - PA
« on: April 17, 2018, 12:36:51 PM »
This is an entry-level 15 watt solid state stereo receiver and all-tube TV chassis "series 45" or U450 - but record changer looks newer

Was $795 new according to magazine ad showing it as model "546". 1965 catalog lists as model 2-T564 for $750, so it may be a 1964 held-over (prefix 2?) until producing more rectangular screen color.

CRT cataract is an easy fix, and if I had room, would be worth a 3 hour drive at that price too.

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The prize theatre IMHO would be a 1962 model using the "series 37" (RCA CTC11 clone) TV chassis and an all-tube stereo
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Re: Magnavox color theatre Singapore 21 - PA
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2018, 03:54:37 PM »
I've not seen any evidence that an all-tube color Stereo Theater was ever built.  There was a three-piece color Stereo Theater listed in the 1961 catalog, but it is not in the 1962 catalog.  My understanding is the first color Stereo Theater in one cabinet was introduced for the 1963 model year with an Astro-Sonic solid state stereo and was a roundie.  If you have hard evidence of an all-tube color Stereo Theater for 1962, I'd be interested in seeing it.

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