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Magnificent Magnavox / Re: TT Swap. Use Stereo input?
« Last post by TJ on Today at 10:33:31 AM »
What will happen if you jump those 2 pins is, the stereo will be on all the time.  The ac switch on the back of the function switch hands over the power function to the switch in the turntable.  Your newer turntable does not have that capability to switch the ac on and off to the radio chassis.  That's why the extra switch is necessary, to allow you to turn off (and on) the console electronics in the "stereo" position.  I hope I'm making sense.

Steve

Steve is correct; if jumping the wires, to shut the unit off the OP will need to move the selector switch to another input and shut the device off with the normal on-off switch. Switching to the stereo phono selector will always turn the device on in this use case. 
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Magnificent Magnavox / Re: TT Swap. Use Stereo input?
« Last post by SeniorSteve on Today at 10:14:27 AM »
What will happen if you jump those 2 pins is, the stereo will be on all the time.  The ac switch on the back of the function switch hands over the power function to the switch in the turntable.  Your newer turntable does not have that capability to switch the ac on and off to the radio chassis.  That's why the extra switch is necessary, to allow you to turn off (and on) the console electronics in the "stereo" position.  I hope I'm making sense.

Steve
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Sightings / Re: Fisher??
« Last post by TJ on Today at 10:12:40 AM »
From what it looks like on the fisher site, the 1967 Regent had the highest output amp for that year at 120 watts, the President was only listed at 100 watts.  It might be worth it to ask $100 and see what the seller says.
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Magnificent Magnavox / Re: TT Swap. Use Stereo input?
« Last post by MrGears on Today at 09:59:07 AM »
Thanks Steve. The issue is that there are only 2 inputs - The "phono" Stereo input and the Tape input.  I'm trying to connect a BlueTooth receiver to the console so I can stream music as well, so I need to figure out how to utilize that Stereo input by bypassing that 3-way switching mechanism. I'm pretty sure that if I just jump those two pins, the Stereo input will work with the main on/off switch, but I certainly don't want to blow anything up.
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Sightings / Re: Fisher??
« Last post by hermitcrab on Today at 09:32:43 AM »
I sent a note to seller and he never replied , so I saw it said it was sold... well the guy contacted me today , claims he is not very internet savoy and he accidentally marked it as sold ... but it is not... He says it is a Regent Model from 1967 has the R31 chassis and a 1014 Dual turntable, he is still asking 135 for it, according to the Fisher site it is 60 watt per channel
what do you experts think? 135 Good bad Ugly?   
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Sightings / Re: Fisher EL84 Amp
« Last post by TJ on Today at 06:56:24 AM »
I just checked the link and it worked for me.

I am attaching a picture of the amp as well
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Magnificent Magnavox / Re: 1962 Magnavox Symphony
« Last post by TJ on Today at 06:46:08 AM »
The symphony is back up and running!
https://photos.app.goo.gl/oZfXaPzxoLWAeFz19
I do need to pull the tuner out again, when first warming up and set to FM you get a hum, once the tubes warm-up for a couple of minutes, the hum goes away and I only get FM out of the right channel.
AM, Aux, and Phono all work out of both channels so I'm guessing there is a loose tube or bad tube in the tuner.

I should remind myself that I can't always be lucky and get consoles with good cartridges in the turntable every time.  The no FM in the left channel has been resolved, basically, I had taken a mono record and was setting the balance according to that record. Apparently, the right channel is quite weak in the cartridge to the point where I was killing most of the left channel to balance everything.  Lesson learned.  I plugged my iPad into the aux channel, turned the tone generator on and balanced everything. 

I fired up my Apple Music playlists and let the console sing for a couple of hours last night.  I will say that Magnavox learned their lesson on the Aux input on the Symphony compared to my Continental.  On the Continental, the aux input has hardly any bass and you need a strong source, on the Symphony, the Aux input has tons of bass and very nice sounding.
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Sightings / Re: Fisher EL84 Amp
« Last post by Bill on Today at 06:34:22 AM »
For some reason it would not open for me!

Bill
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Music / Re: Fred Astaire
« Last post by Bill on Today at 06:26:47 AM »
I love "Night and Day" !  It's one of my favorite songs to sit down and play on the organ.  Cole Porter, Gershwin, Fat's Waller, Irving Berlin, and many others really knew how to write music.  I have always said I was born in the wrong generation.  I favor that era of music over what i grew up with. 

Bill

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Music / Fred Astaire
« Last post by TC Chris on January 22, 2020, 11:50:14 PM »
At this summer's library sale I bought a bunch of LPs and CDs and am still going through them.  Earlier today I walked to get lunch whistling Cole Porter's "Night and Day."  Tonight I plopped a sale CD in the player... Fred Astaire singing songs of the "Great American Songbook," that trove of great songs from the mid-20th century.  First off?  "Night and Day."  It's still playing.  It's a bunch of songs mostly recorded in the mid-30s.  Remarkable stuff.

What's amusing is that if you'd asked the teenaged me if I would be listening to that music on purpose, I would have spit out my milkshake.  But I've always said that "young and stupid" is redundant.

Chris Campbell
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