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Chat / Thanksgiving!
« on: November 22, 2018, 06:56:22 AM »
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!  As we sit around the table today, family and friends, remember all the things we should be thankful for.  Loved ones, health, home, and this Country we live in.  Blessing to you all!

Bill


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RCA / RCA model VCR-45
« on: November 12, 2018, 08:23:18 PM »
I need a little help!  I'm looking for service info/Sam's for my RCA model VCR-45.  The only thing I found was a reference to Sam's folder 569-14.  Not sure if this is correct or not.  Anyone know for sure?  On page 3 of my previous thread I have all the chassis numbers if that helps.

Thanks you,
Bill


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Chat / RCA TV
« on: October 12, 2018, 06:29:28 PM »
I know this is not a TV site, but I spotted this on Craig's list and thought it was cool.  Especially since I have one just like it except Blonde.  Oh, by the way, it's not a color set.  It was RCA's top of the line around 1957-58.  It included a hifi speaker system, (woofer and 2 tweeters) and a place to plug in a phonograph. 

Bill

https://grandrapids.craigslist.org/ele/d/vintage-mid-century-1958-rca/6720147121.html

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Sightings / 1963 Magnavox Stereo
« on: October 06, 2018, 08:03:01 AM »
I spotted this on Craig's list Grand Rapids Michigan. I thought it would spark some interest.  Take a look at all the photos and notice the warranty info.  It's dated August of 1963.  This has to be one of the last tube units Magnavox produced. 

https://grandrapids.craigslist.org/fuo/d/price-drop-mid-century/6707344020.html

Bill

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RCA / RCA VCR45 page 3
« on: October 04, 2018, 02:35:38 PM »
I forgot, which is normal for me, to include the chassis numbers.
Tuner:  RC1192C
Pre-amp: RS179A
Amp: RS183A
Changer: RP215-1

This stereo was prewired for a reverb unit, which I thought it had but does not. It somehow feeds through the already components that are there.  My Motorola uses a separate amp and speakers. 

Bill


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RCA / RCA VCR45 page 2
« on: October 04, 2018, 02:29:02 PM »
Here's the last two photos.

Bill

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RCA / RCA VCR45
« on: October 04, 2018, 02:28:09 PM »
A few weeks ago I spotted an RCA 3 channel stereo on Craig's List.  I posted it on sightings hoping it would find a good home.  After watching it for the few weeks, I decided the good home should be mine.  ::)  It actually was in good shape.  Relatively clean, the normal scratches for it's age, etc.  I got it home, gave the cabinet a bath, pulled everything out for it's cleaning, and took a few photos.  The speaker cloth was cleaned as well but as you can see in the photo it did not help.  The dark speaker seems to show.  At this point it's clean and ready for an overhaul.  That will happen but down the road, as I have a few others that come first.   :)   Two more photos on another page.

Bill

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Sightings / RCA Stereo
« on: September 12, 2018, 07:25:29 PM »
I spotted this beauty and thought I would share.  Good price, and should make someone a great stereo. 

Bill

https://lansing.craigslist.org/ele/d/antique-rca-victor-stereo/6683783417.html

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Sightings / Magnavox Georgian
« on: July 29, 2018, 01:04:21 PM »

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Magnificent Magnavox / Magnavox Berkshire
« on: July 22, 2018, 07:08:02 PM »
Today was a good day, I finally have my Magnavox Berkshire model 270CG up and playing.  :)  At least the amp and tuner, I still need to service the changer and try and figure out what needle the Shure Brothers cartridge takes?  I did the usual: recap everything, clean all controls and sockets, replaced the cord but forgot to install an inline fuse.  ::)  When I first fired it up on the bench nothing worked.  :-\  Now what!  As I started looking I discovered the plug was not in the wall outlet tight.   :-[  That does make a difference.  Into the cabinet it went for its first test run.  This thing kicks butt.  Strong FM with no drift and this is in my basement.  I can't wait to hear records.  ;D

Bill

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Magnificent Magnavox / Magnavox and cartridges.
« on: July 21, 2018, 03:53:37 PM »
Since it's raining today I'm doing inside projects, one of which is putting together an order for Gary at VM.  I need needles for a few things, my Magnavox Berkshire with it's Collaro changer being one of them.  I made two discoveries:  1. the head shell comes of the tone arm, 2. it has a Shure cartridge.  I did not know Magnavox used Shure, I thought they only made magnetic cartridges. Googling Shure and reading its history, they started out with crystal, moved to ceramic, then magnetic. I have not found the model number yet so I need to do a little more digging before I can order.  Today I learned something!

Bill

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Sightings / Fisher Console Stereo
« on: July 07, 2018, 09:20:20 PM »
I spotted this one on Grand Rapids Michigan Craig's List:

https://grandrapids.craigslist.org/atq/d/antique-record-player/6625020698.html

Bill

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Sightings / Steelman Record Player
« on: April 07, 2018, 12:27:11 PM »
Spotted this for sale here in Michigan.  It's a Steelman. 

Bill

https://battlecreek.craigslist.org/for/d/vintage-mid-century-steelman/6536524399.html

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Phonographs / RCA 45 record player
« on: April 05, 2018, 01:38:19 PM »
Does anyone have a Sam's or service info for a model 6-EY-3A RCA 45 record player?  This thing followed me home so I thought I would try and make it work.

Thanks,
Bill











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Sightings / Fisher Stereo
« on: March 17, 2018, 01:18:59 PM »
I just noticed this on Craig's List, Fisher Philharmonic II.

https://tucson.craigslist.org/atq/d/fisher-philharmonic-ii/6515282468.html

Bill

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