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Magnificent Magnavox / Re: Help me identify...
« on: May 25, 2019, 02:36:54 PM »
So I finally was able to go thru and re-cap the tv... and somewhere along the way I must've done something wrong, because now I can't get a picture. Just a nice gray screen. I've retraced my steps and double checked my work around the chassis and I just can't figure it out. Shouldn't the tuner at least be giving me snow?

Any advice? Thanks!

Magnificent Magnavox / Re: Help me identify...
« on: May 07, 2019, 07:53:23 PM »
One other quick question... I'm noticing especially on Sal's website, that it is difficult to find matching Voltage on todays caps. I know it does't have to be exact, and that the uF should be within a few digits... but if I'm looking for a .006uF 800V cap, would a .0066uF 1600V cap work?? Or is that too much extra voltage tolerance?

Thanks again guys.

Magnificent Magnavox / Re: Help me identify...
« on: May 07, 2019, 07:20:01 PM »
Good to know, thank you. I wish there was somewhere near me, but I live at least an hour away from a shop that carries capacitors, and even then they only have about half of what I need. So ordering online and waiting is what it is going to be!

Magnificent Magnavox / Re: Help me identify...
« on: May 06, 2019, 10:18:28 PM »
Where do you all order replacement capacitors from? I stumbled across and they seem to have a ton of stuff in stock, but wasn't sure if I should look somewhere specific for quality caps?


Magnificent Magnavox / Re: Help me identify...
« on: April 22, 2019, 10:46:00 PM »
Awesome info Robbo! Some of the Sams pages I paid for have some of that info on them, but it's cool to see those directions straight from Magnavox.

I have not yet re-capped. I'll be starting that process in the coming weeks. Man there are a lot of them!!
Still need to get them ordered. I'm running it in very short time increments to avoid any possible damage.
You are right, but part of that overdriven blown out look is also my crummy camera.

If I run into any road blocks I know where to come! I'll keep you guys posted.

Magnificent Magnavox / Re: Help me identify...
« on: April 22, 2019, 08:56:44 PM »
For those of you still here...
I was able to identify the Chassis number and download the Sams.

I have linked a couple videos of it if you feel so inclined to watch. I want to go thru and recap where needed... but was wondering if you guys had any suggestions on where to start based on what the TV is doing. I describe it a little in the videos, but there are lines on the top of the picture that get brighter, and when they do, it puts off a loud hum thru the amp/speakers.

Let me know guys, appreciate it!

Magnificent Magnavox / Re: Help me identify...
« on: March 11, 2019, 05:46:36 PM »
Guys I appreciate the replies!

I have combed over the front and backside of the chassis with no luck finding a sticker or any number looking similar to the ones you mentioned Electra225. I am going to dive into it a bit more in the coming days, but for now I will eyeball the caps/values I need and if I run into something I will fork out the money for the schematic (I'd have no problem paying if I knew for sure it was the right one). And great idea about the fuse installation in the amp.

Yes, these things are amazing, and I can't wait to get going on it! I have bought and sold consoles for about 7 years, and this is the first TV unti I've picked up. I never fully understood/appreciated the vintage TV buffs, but as soon as I turned this unit on and plugged in my DVD player playing old Disney programs from the 50's, I think I became hooked. There is something spectacular about listening, and now watching, media the way it was watched when it came out.

I will be using this thread for any other questions I may (and most likely will) have when I get into this thing.

Magnificent Magnavox / Help me identify...
« on: March 10, 2019, 08:52:53 PM »
I was hoping you guys could help me find some info on this 3 in 1 unit I picked up not too long ago.

I found info on the amp no problem, as I think It was used in several Magnavox models of the era, but I can't seem to find schematics on the TV. Was the TV manufactured by another company that Magnavox used in their units?

The model number looks to be 1MV188 L

All 3 features work, but I currently have it all apart to re-cap.

Thanks in advance!

Motorola / Re: Re-Purposed Motorola Record Changer
« on: November 30, 2016, 03:39:30 PM »
Thanks for the reply Chris, so according to that label it shouldn't burn up the motor by just wiring it straight to a power cord...

I also plan on installing an on/off indicator light somewhere on the plinth. Wouldn't that just consist of putting it inline with the motor positive and maybe a resistor to protect the bulb from blowing? (I knew I should've taken some sort of circuitry classes in school...  ::) )

Motorola / Re-Purposed Motorola Record Changer
« on: November 29, 2016, 10:29:47 PM »
Hello all,

I came across a good deal on this Motorola record changer that had been pulled (sadly) from its console. I've always loved these changers and the way they look. I have a complete Motorola 3 channel record console and the changer is identical. Works like a champ, so I figured I'd snag this one and start a project of building a plinth for it to make it a stand-alone record changer.

If someone could straighten me out on a few things...

How would I re-wire the power to this? I see  red/black/white and grey cords leading to various places. Would it be as simple as a wire going to the motor and another going to the on/off relay switch? Is the voltage gonna be too much coming straight from a wall outlet?

Thanks in advance and let me know if any other photos would be helpful.

Console Tales / Re: Magnavox Concert Grand accidental find...
« on: September 20, 2016, 07:22:50 PM »
Hi Caleb,

I'm a little behind at looking at the forum and just discovered your find.  Wow!  I also enjoyed your YouTube video of it playing.  Great song to show it off with as well.  My kind of music.  May I ask were you are located?  You may PM me if you prefer.  Thanks for sharing and congrats.


Bill, thanks for checking out the thread and the video. Yes, I have a dozen or so 50's/ early 60's Nat King Cole albums on the Capitol label. They are my absolute favorite to play on these old units. Something about his voice and that old, quality high fidelity vinyl.

I am located near Eugene, Oregon.

Console Tales / Re: Magnavox Concert Grand accidental find...
« on: September 18, 2016, 01:40:35 AM »
I'm loving these recent comments, reviving this thread a tad.
A few times I've thought of selling mine to free up some space in my house that is already cluttered with old hifi equipment... but then I pull out that knob and the tubes start to warm, and that sweet sound fills the room. That's when those thoughts of selling slowly slip away!

Here's a video I took a while back. Took all your advice and have since replaced the can electrolytic since the video was taken. Thought some of you may like to hear how she sounds.

Chat / Re: Refinishing your record cabinet...
« on: June 28, 2016, 12:06:58 AM »
Thanks for the info guys! I will ponder all these methods and maybe (HOPEFULLY) post a finished picture just for kicks.

Chat / Refinishing your record cabinet...
« on: June 25, 2016, 01:35:32 PM »
Hey everyone.

I am in need of some advice/ assistance. Have any of you tried tacking a project like this? It's a record console (RCA Victor Model PM-19) with the external speaker, that is in rough cosmetic shape. The cabinet needs refinishing but is made up of wood veneer that is chipping in several places. It looks like someone stuck this in a blender.

I'd like to bring it back to life. The electronic portion is in great shape, it just looks atrocious.

What do you all suggest, other than stripping it all off and painting it (I really don't want to do that...)
I wonder how cheap the wood underneath the veneer would look if I stained it?

Thanks in advance for any insight!


Console Tales / Re: Magnavox Concert Grand accidental find...
« on: October 28, 2015, 08:53:58 PM »
Ok, is it just me or has this already been re-capped....? I was expecting some larger paper caps, but some of these look brand new.
There was a sticker on the back of the console that advertised a "Jim's Vintage Electronics Store"...  Am I wrong? or does this find keep getting better and better??

I am going to need to buy a replacement diaphragm for the one Horn.

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