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Music / A couple of magnavox demo records
« Last post by hermitcrab on Today at 12:20:32 PM »
Found these in the dollar bin at my local record store... one by command, and the other by Columbia the Columbia is from 1971, command from 1962...
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Sale or Trade / Re: Drexel Motorola SK53CW- 3 Channel with Vibrasonic
« Last post by AC207 on Today at 06:51:34 AM »
Yes, Dave... this has six of the 6BM8 tubes and a pair of the 6BQ5's.  I'll admit this unit is lacking the cool lines of my Maggie Imperial and the Motorola SK77 (my current favorite) but there is no denying how great it sounds!

Here is a link to the ad on Craigslist, though it might pop up in a search on Facebook Marketplace
https://nh.craigslist.org/ele/d/south-berwick-1961-drexel-motorola/7023600773.html
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Fisher / Re: Just brought home a fisher premier
« Last post by Motorola Minion on November 19, 2019, 08:51:39 PM »
For some reason I can

I can assure you its a windows problem ::) I can read your question, all my Fishers are newer but as for adding MPX unit -
Fisher later put a subchassis on the tuner-preamp, like H-K and some others at the tube era's end.

 The 490T and 590T used in my Custom Electra VII Warwick and Ambassdors have a 2 or 3-tube decoder neatly packaged, I did not replace any but the orig film/paper caps in that section. Its got two ratio detectors, lots of diodes :P
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Record Changer Repair and Restoration / Re: Collaro RC-456 problem.
« Last post by Bill on November 19, 2019, 07:23:45 PM »
Thanks Elton, I'll give it a watch.

Bill

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Record Changer Repair and Restoration / Re: Collaro RC-456 problem.
« Last post by hermitcrab on November 19, 2019, 06:56:45 PM »
I agree but here is the video he posted... he made it sound like it is a common problem ????
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hBsP9zWqrvM
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Magnificent Magnavox / Re: Smoking Power Transformer in AMP 199-10
« Last post by hermitcrab on November 19, 2019, 06:47:23 PM »
I had the same thing a couple years ago ... but it was a zenith...it was playing great then slowly faded out and you could smell it burning... I pulled the plug and did testing as Chris suggested in his post ... and found it was not the secondary , but the primary was shorted out... which was odd... but I assumed since the console is 50 years old and sitting in a damp basement, moisture probably worked it's way into the winding's and sealed it's fate...I used the schematic to figure out the voltages on each winding and the current draw... and found a new replacement Hammond transformer from antique radio supply...not exact but close enough ... works fine.... 
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Sightings / Re: RCA Victor SHP-7 with extension speaker on SF bay area CL
« Last post by walyfd on November 19, 2019, 04:20:23 PM »
That's a Garrard type A.  Definitely better than what it came with, albeit not authentic.
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Sightings / RCA Victor SHP-7 with extension speaker on SF bay area CL
« Last post by 1988bluebird on November 19, 2019, 03:18:33 PM »
Here's a nice RCA Victor SHP-7 phonograph and extension speaker for sale on SF bay area Craigslist. The cabinets look in great shape, but someone has replaced the original RCA turntable with a Capehart unit.  https://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/fuo/d/fremont-rca-victor-victrola-two-piece/7021576500.html
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Sale or Trade / Re: Drexel Motorola SK53CW- 3 Channel with Vibrasonic
« Last post by Motorola Minion on November 19, 2019, 01:43:20 PM »
That's about the going price for what I'm trying to get out of a '64 tube Zenith walnut contemporary and Motorola SK112 and little bro the SK107. Both also in E-A maple like your Motorola SK53.

I think yours has the 6BM8 triode-pentodes, right? That makes it special, most Moto's used 6BQ5 in early models like 59-60 and 6V6's in '63 and '64.

I have been using these three consoles in different places and need to reduce my holdings. I sold a 1959 Zenith SFD2505 phono-only in limed oak for $150, so that seems a good price point for function over furniture style.
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Magnificent Magnavox / Re: Smoking Power Transformer in AMP 199-10
« Last post by AstroSonic100 on November 19, 2019, 10:21:06 AM »
I had a similar issue with a CR192 FM tuner in my 1947 Georgian. Multiple problems caused transformer to overheat. Set was recapped 9 years ago.  A 6SG7 tube shorted and took out a resistor and the 6X5 rectifier shorted. I was lucky and the transformer survived.  Hammond transformers had exact replacement for $65. Glad I didn't have to replace it. I installed a modern 6X5 with the X plates similar to a 6X4. That should prevent future shorts in the rectifer.
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