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Chat / Re: Magnavox "Symphony" on "The Neighborhood"
« on: December 07, 2018, 01:11:17 PM »
Correct for 1961, and lots of speakers.  If you have a late 1962/63 "Mystery Magnavox Symphony" it has a pair of 12" woofers and a pair of horns.  Only Magnavox!   ;)

Bill


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Consolettes / Re: Voice of Music 1296
« on: December 06, 2018, 07:51:46 AM »
I think I'll pass Chris, but thanks for the offer!   ;)

Bill

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Consolettes / Re: GE model RC 4631A
« on: December 05, 2018, 07:55:40 AM »
What's in it for speakers?

Bill


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Consolettes / Re: Voice of Music 1296
« on: December 05, 2018, 07:54:16 AM »
My Philco is model 41-280, and it's on the bench right now.  I started it 6 months ago with electrolytic recap and discovered I needed a tube.  A friend provided me with the tube, but I did not get back to bench time until now.  I also need to do some cabinet work on it.

I would love to have Ken's VM. ;D  That thing must sound amazing!  :)  Growing up one of my parents friends had a VM console.  I have tried to find the model on Gary's site but no luck.  It must be one of those that won't open.  I do remember it had the tuner, and I could see the outline of the speakers.  There were six, with the woofers being 12".  I also remember, and I don't know why, I saw it away from the wall once and I could see in through the holes on the back cover.  The amp was in the bottom of the cabinet.  I think it was an upper end model. 

I looked up on Gary's site the one I had when I was a kid, it was a VM 560, in mahogany.  My aunt and uncle gave it too me, I wish I still had it.  I also came across a VM portable that I picked up about a year ago.  It's VM 556 from 1954.  It's had a rebuild and really sound good for what it is.  I listen to it often.   :)

Bill


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Magnificent Magnavox / Re: Magnavox Stereo Theater 1MR418M restoration
« on: December 05, 2018, 07:35:07 AM »
Speaking for myself, and I'm sure others here on the forum, we are routing for you.  And when you get this on under your belt, the skies the limit.  ::)

Bill


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RCA / Re: RCA model VCR-45
« on: December 03, 2018, 07:01:05 PM »
Did you just add this to the downloads?  I thought I looked before, but did not see anything pertaining to my RCA.  Thanks Dave, you are a life saver.  ;D

Bill


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Music / Re: Well its Christmas again...
« on: December 02, 2018, 07:18:41 PM »
I have a couple of Firestone Christmas albums that I enjoy.  I like the variety records, you get a little of everyone.  One Christmas album that I enjoy is Christmas with Kate Smith.  In my opinion, she really knows how to sing Christmas.  Here's an example if anyone is interested. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T7kdn9AhAmA

Kate Smiths signature song, Written by Irving Berlin, has this history:

A sweeping patriotic anthem, this song was written by Irving Berlin, who came to America at age 5 when his family immigrated from Siberia. The song reflects his love for his adopted country.

Irving Berlin wrote this in 1918 for the musical Yip, Yip, Yaphank while serving in the Army at Camp Upton near Yaphank, Long Island. After writing it, Berlin felt it didn't fit the tone of the musical, which was a comedy, and decided not to use it. In 1938, with war looming in Europe, Berlin updated the lyrics for the purpose of writing a "peace" song.

Berlin re-wrote this song for Kate Smith, who was looking for something patriotic to sing on her November 10, 1938 radio variety show, which took place on the eve of the 20th anniversary of the armistice that ended World War I. She introduced it by saying, "I feel it's one of the most beautiful compositions ever written, a song that will never die."

Her performance got a tremendous response from listeners, leading to its release as a single. The song rose up the charts to #10 and sold lots of sheet music, becoming an alternate national anthem of sorts. It also became Smith's signature song.

For anyone who wants to watch the original:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_zF7a0wB-Lg

I hope both of these work!   :)

Bill



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Consolettes / Re: Voice of Music 1296
« on: December 02, 2018, 02:28:18 PM »
I have the same Philco, at least the cabinet look, as the one on the right.  Someday I hope to find a VM like I had when I was in my late teens, early twenties.  I can't remember the model off the top of my head, similar to your new find Elton, but a older model.  I would also like to find a high end VM console someday.  You would think living in Michigan, the place VM was built, you would find lots of them around.  NOPE, at least I don't see any. 

Bill


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Consolettes / Re: GE model RC 4631A
« on: December 02, 2018, 02:22:42 PM »
There was one like that on Craig's List a few weeks back.  Have you tried it yet?  If so, how does it sound?

Bill


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Chat / Re: Maguire's Ultimate Black
« on: December 02, 2018, 02:18:56 PM »
That's two A/C waxers.  Anyone else!  Anyone!

Bill

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Chat / Re: Maguire's Ultimate Black
« on: December 01, 2018, 02:34:33 PM »
I guess I'm part of the waxing club.  Everything gets waxed, including the garden tractor and the A/C condensing unit.  Is that too much?   ::)

Bill

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Chat / Re: old tube chassis for Magnavox, Zenith, RCA, and other makes
« on: December 01, 2018, 07:15:06 AM »
Thanks Chris!

Bill


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Chat / Re: old tube chassis for Magnavox, Zenith, RCA, and other makes
« on: November 30, 2018, 06:37:53 PM »
Chris,

You are probably correct on the windmill generator recharging the batteries.  I Googled the radios model number sometime ago and it give battery voltages.  I don't remember the lower voltage, but do remember the higher.  It was 90 volts, and at the time I thought that was a lot for a table radio.  As I have read since, that was pretty normal. 

Bill

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Tube Consoles / Re: 1st205h speaker wiring
« on: November 29, 2018, 02:19:39 PM »
You sold it, you sold a Concert Grand!?   :)

Bill


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Chat / Re: old tube chassis for Magnavox, Zenith, RCA, and other makes
« on: November 29, 2018, 02:08:45 PM »
Thanks to you both!  Again I learned something, and I now have a site to check for power supplies.  I have a Philco Farm Table radio that is battery only. It's on the someday list to restore.  ;)

Bill


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