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Do you have model numbers of the units and pictures?

Bill

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Introductions / Re: Hello from Lexington, SC
« on: Today at 06:16:19 AM »
I find it interesting that the inside of the cabinet is also veneered in walnut.  Also that there is only one speaker per side, no tweeter.   I wonder if the speaker that was used has a tweeter built in that we are not seeing.  Maybe a two or three way all in one. 

Bill

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Introductions / Re: Hello from Lexington, SC
« on: May 23, 2018, 04:08:43 PM »
Kendrick!

I forgot to mention, if you have not already done so, to checkout and do some reading on this site.  There is a lot of good info that will help you.  Under repair and restoration you can read what we have all gone through to get our treasures up and playing. 

Bill

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Introductions / Re: Hello from Lexington, SC
« on: May 23, 2018, 04:02:29 PM »
You are making progress.  Only one speaker?  It's stereo so there should have been two or more.  Looks like someone must have borrowed one.  ;)

Bill

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Sale or Trade / Re: Looking to sell a few choice Mono Consoles
« on: May 23, 2018, 06:32:35 AM »
Chris,  would your "hell raisin city zoning folks" let you to up?  Second story maybe?  That would make great storage space and then you will have more main floor space.  Just a thought!

Bill

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Introductions / Re: Hello from Lexington, SC
« on: May 23, 2018, 06:27:27 AM »
Welcome Kendrick! 

The brand name of your stereo is Delmonico and it is a solid state unit as opposed to tube.  As I'm looking at the BSR changer I see wires.  Is the cartridge there?  If not you will need one along with a service on the changer.  Google search the brand and model number for service/chassis/schematic info.  That will be a big help as you start your restoration.  Take photos as you go so you have a record of where things go when you start putting things back together.  I think it's cool that you have a family heirloom and that you want to restore it.  It keeps your grandparents memory alive.  I have my grandparents RCA Home Theater and it's my daily driver.  Wouldn't trade it for anything.

Chris gave you good advice for the cabinet.  Scrub, clean, inside and out and then take his advice.  Oh, I would remove all of the electronics including speakers and changer, putting them in a safe place,  before I started on the cabinet.  It will take time, so don't get discouraged or overwhelmed.  The important thing is to have fun. 

If you can get a few more pictures that would be nice and include speakers and amp/radio. 

Good luck and keep us posted as you go along.

Bill

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Music / Re: Connie Francis "Greatest American Waltzes"
« on: May 22, 2018, 04:19:18 PM »
Thanks Chris, I will take a listen.

Bill

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Motorola / Re: My Atomic Blonde Motorola Stereo Console SK28B
« on: May 20, 2018, 09:10:27 PM »
That was a very popular wood back in the day, so I can see five growing to ten as long as they are Mahogany!   ::)

Bill

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Music / Re: Connie Francis "Greatest American Waltzes"
« on: May 20, 2018, 09:07:31 PM »
You all have good points that I can relate too.  What I rely on is my ears, and my ears are fussy.  It has too be musical, and most singers today are not very musical!  I know there are exceptions, but they are few and far between.  IMO!

Bill

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Sightings / Re: Steelman Record Player
« on: May 19, 2018, 07:05:11 AM »
Amen to both Greg and Chris!

Bill

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Motorola / Re: 1961 Phonograph Directory
« on: May 19, 2018, 06:52:47 AM »
Thank you!

Bill

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Motorola / Re: My Atomic Blonde Motorola Stereo Console SK28B
« on: May 19, 2018, 06:52:06 AM »
That is beautiful Greg!  And it's blonde, you just don't find blonde all that often.  So where will this one go?  Garage or will the wife allow it in the house?   ;)  And four, now five, is not that many!

Bill

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Sightings / Re: Steelman Record Player
« on: May 18, 2018, 02:26:10 PM »
Chris,

Wow, I guess you are rich!  Want to adopt me?  ;)  I must be nice to really enjoy your job.  I worked with a bunch of really nice people too but the company really changed about 5 years before I retired.  It turned into a not nice place to work, so I got out.  Two years after I retired it sold and I would not have worked for the new owners so I guess it worked out. 

Does your wimpy brother have hobbies like you?

Bill

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Tube Consoles / Re: What tubes do you hoard?
« on: May 17, 2018, 08:21:10 PM »
Oh so true!

Bill

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Motorola / Re: 1961 MOTOROLA DREXEL SK76WA CONSOLE FIND
« on: May 17, 2018, 08:16:52 PM »
Wow, that is one beautiful Motorola!  It looks brand new, unlike my SK52W that looks like it was backed over by a semi.  Mine is a 1960 and uses six 6BM8 tubes. 

For all you Motorola guru's I have a question:  All companies had many shapes, sizes, models, etc. and Motorola was no exception.  I also know that the Drexel cabinet was probably top of the line.  So what chassis was top of the line and what models did you find them in?  This Sk76AW looks to be pretty impressive.

Thanks in advance!

Bill

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