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Chat / Re: Saving The Artist And His Skill
« on: December 25, 2018, 12:08:21 PM »
I just got back from staying at a friend's house.  He basically had emergency eye surgery on Christmas Eve and a follow up visit this morning.  This is the third time his retina detached in six months.  This time the surgery was different, he was awake during it all.  They had to remove some scar tissue on the retina and in order to "align" it he had to be awake.  You do know they pull your eyeball out of the socket to do surgery!!  He was describing the ordeal to me and how they pulled the fluid out and put in silicone oil in temporarily.  In 3 to 6 months they will pull the oil out and put the correct fluid back in, so he does have that to look forward to.  One thing he did tell me is this time he really has no pain in his eye, if there was some, a tylenol was enough to take the edge off.  Getting older does have some serious disadvantages.

It's just incredible what medicine can do nowadays!


Chat / Re: Merry Christmas
« on: December 25, 2018, 11:57:36 AM »
I'm late to the party, but I also want to wish everyone a happy holiday season, whatever it is.


Introductions / Re: A collaro f200c family hand down
« on: December 18, 2018, 10:21:44 AM »
Hello Marshall, I'm not a prolific poster, but I can tell you that you've come to the right forum.  The people here are very willing to help you out.  It's a wonderful crowd here.


Other Solid State Console Brands / Re: Sylvania
« on: November 27, 2018, 07:10:13 PM »
Chazglenn3, I sure like your avatar, I think I've seen that model somewhere...
Oh, wait I have one just like it but missing the R-R tape deck, (and it's a little older).
I really like that cabinet style.

Other Solid State Console Brands / Re: Sylvania
« on: November 27, 2018, 04:27:48 PM »
I was just having some fun with you, but in actuality it looks rather nice.  One thing I really like about those indicators is if you are using the record changer and don't have the pilot light, you tend to forget them on (overnight in many cases).  Very fast response I may add!
Thanks for putting up with my dumb questions.


Other Solid State Console Brands / Re: Sylvania
« on: November 27, 2018, 04:02:35 PM »
Nice job of getting out of the old console and into the new.  I have seen red, amber, green, and blue jewels - we need to see it "on".  Curiosity you know!


Chat / Helping the forum
« on: November 25, 2018, 10:02:58 AM »
I'm on 3 different forums, this one, Antique Radio, and Audiokarma.  Every once in a while I see the others ask for donatiions for upgrading their hardware and other things.  I haven't seen any of this here and was wondering how and if there was a way to support  I for one would be willing to step up to the plate with a donation to help keep the site running.  If there is a way to help support the site and I've overlooked it, just point me in the direction and I'll quietly do my "business".


Other Tube Console Brands / Re: GE model RM3100
« on: November 25, 2018, 09:50:51 AM »
Another place you can try is Steven Johnson's website.  Here's the link for it
Even though a lot of the schematics are Sam's photofact folders, his scans are MUCH better then the ones that Sam's sends out.  They are usually much less costly, and a better product (higher resolution scan).  I won't download from Sam's anymore because of their quality.


Chat / Re: Uploading to the site....
« on: November 25, 2018, 09:42:51 AM »
Elton, it does look like you are wanting to upload some files from you computer up to VintageHiFi.  Use the "Browse for a file" to find the file on your computer and then I think you will see the upload button.  As far as I know you have to go through this process for each file you want to upload.


Chat / Re: I believe this is a record......
« on: November 24, 2018, 10:40:32 AM »
It just goes to show what a great service this forum has been.  I am not that prolific as far as a poster or PM'er, but I do try to help when I can.  I look forward to every login, just to see what's new.  The information that is available as well as the banter back and forth is incredible.


Chat / Re: Rural King, 4 FT. LED Shop Light, $16.99
« on: November 22, 2018, 09:18:46 AM »
Rural King sounds a lot like Fleet Farm here in Minnesota.  They have much of the supplies for farming, and also have a big sportsman / hunting section.  I've purchased a lot of my outer ware there, boots and coats etc. 

Sorry for derailing the original thread.  Let's get back to the shop lights.
I picked all of my 4 foot shop lights at Costco and have been very happy with them.  No interference either.


Other Solid State Console Brands / Re: Sylvania
« on: November 20, 2018, 01:49:47 PM »
Is the bottom picture the rear of the jewel?  Can the jewel be held in place by a "speednut" "  If the black rectangular piece is what's holding it in, you may need some strong needle nosed pliers.  Those just push on and you can't just pull them off, what you would have to do is to use the needle nosed pliers to twist it off.  From the picture it does look like it is well recessed.  The speednut will dig into the plastic jewel as you twist it off, kind of like making threads as you go.

Just my observation,

Other Solid State Console Brands / Re: Sylvania
« on: November 20, 2018, 10:37:54 AM »
Sometimes they are just a press fit, but quite tight.  If you have access behind the jewel, see if you can use a punch and tap it out.
Please tell me I'm not reading this correctly.  You purchased a console for the pilot lamp jewel?  You gave me a huge smile!
It wasn't the one from Wisconsin was it?  You do tend to get the TOTL units!
It really makes me smile when people are so dedicated to these consoles.

Zenith Solid State Discussion / Re: Zenith YT960
« on: November 17, 2018, 09:43:50 AM »
I'm surprised nobody answered this question.  You have the top of the line Zenith with the open reel tape deck.  At that time there were no CD's, iPods, or any other streaming devices to contend with.  Your stereo had "everything" you could want.  My how things have changed, haven't they? 

I would think that from the tuner chassis to the tape deck you could place a switch to allow you to select one of several devices to be used with the "tape" input.  I remember there used to be multiple input switches that were used for this purpose, several sets of RCA connector "inputs" and one set of RCA "output" connectors, I even had one myself at one time.

I read in another thread that you picked up a console for the pilot light jewel.  Now that is determination to get what you wanted.  It put a smile on my face to know you want everything "just right" with all of your prized consoles.  Did you get the replacement belt drive changer installed into this one?  I remember you mentioning you bought the insides of another console and tossed the cabinet to get the changer. 

I'm happy everything is working out.

Magnificent Magnavox / Re: Magnavox Stereo Theater 1MR418M restoration
« on: November 13, 2018, 08:28:56 PM »
0 - black
1 - brown
2 - red
3 - orange
4 - yellow
5 - green
6 - blue
7 - violet
8 - gray
9 - white
In vocational school I learned a little ditty that helped, but I can't print it here.


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