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Tube Consoles / Re: Another orphan followed me home
« Last post by electra225 on May 18, 2019, 10:50:30 PM »
The "270411" is the speaker code.  "270" is for Quam-Nichols and the "411" is the 41st week of 1961.  That cartridge is quite similar to the one in one of the little GE stereos I have.  I'm guessing a Tetrad model.  ITT tubes were lower-end replacement brand.  I'll bet that little stereo sounds better than you think with a good set of speakers and some TLC.  It is definitely not a cheap piece of junk.  Quam was a good brand of speaker.  Mullard tubes are good.  VM changers are workhorses.  Simple might be a good description.  Nothing wrong with simple.   :) :)

I'd clean the cabinet up a bit, put some burlap speaker cloth in it.  That thing is cute as a bug.  I'd put that between a couple of big Magnavoxes and it would hold its head high.   :) :)

If you ever decide to kick that little stereo to the curb, please remember that I have a DANDY curb in front of my house!   :) :)
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Tube Consoles / Re: Another orphan followed me home
« Last post by TC Chris on May 18, 2019, 06:15:29 PM »
I'm where the little "Home-Mark" is stashed, and after some more sump-pump follies and cutting  big yard of grass I decided to pull the back and measure the speakers from behind.  They qualify as 6" and 4".  The larger ones have these numbers:  9656 and 270411.  I assume the latter is the EIA code.  If anybody has their codes at hand, translate for me, please.  The smaller one is coded "Japan."  The V-M changer has a model no B1265--a simple 1200-series device. 

Maybe somebody will recognize the cartridge. 

Whoever made it, the model no. is intact on the torn label--336X.  And while it's not high-end and the height of its Fi is not very, it does have nice real veneers and ITT and Madison-Fielding label tubes (Mullards on the MPX device).  The Zenith hang-tag for a modular unit that came with it touts imitation wood-grain finish.  For me, the real thing is way better.

Chris Campbell
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Tube Consoles / Re: Another orphan followed me home
« Last post by electra225 on May 17, 2019, 11:11:05 PM »
The RCA.   ;)

The IF tube is a 6BA6, so wouldn't that run on a heater string?  The 6E5 eye tube I can understand.  I thought it was a rather interesting setup.  I had never seen a 35W4 on a power transformer before.  I reckon the 1:1 tap on the power transformer would serve as an ad hoc isolation transformer wouldn't it?  Probably has more to do with hum than isolation.
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General Discussion / Re: Got Some Vintage Altec Lansing Speakers
« Last post by Harbourmaster on May 17, 2019, 09:37:57 PM »
Excellent! 
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Zenith / Re: Identification Zenith Console Cherry Wood Cabinet help needed
« Last post by EPA4368 on May 17, 2019, 03:11:49 PM »
Thanks, Motorola Minion.

Any chances sending a few photos?
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Music / Re: The DAY the sun died...
« Last post by Motorola Minion on May 17, 2019, 03:05:17 PM »
I'm only old enough to remember the Doris Day show, but her voice and accompanying music will live forever. Didn't "Please Don't Eat the Daisies" become a TV show?
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RCA Solid State Discussion / Re: RCA 1967 Cpmbo HJ843W
« Last post by Motorola Minion on May 17, 2019, 03:01:18 PM »
 ;) Sounds good so far, you may even have a replacement flyback to go with that "Colorbright" CRT.
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RCA / Re: Asking for Advice...
« Last post by Motorola Minion on May 17, 2019, 02:59:15 PM »
I vote good  8), I am about to dive into two 1962 3-channnel RCA's that are quite similar. The 5x7s, and 3" tweets are in both but that first one has a 15" woof like one of mine, the other is a 12". The amps are RS189 and tuners are RC1192 most likely, schematic is Sams 569, see it in downloads ;)

Bill- Are you taking the "living stereo" challenge too?
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1963, the equipment sure looks like what is in an MK2602 I have. Built-in stereo and SE 6BQ5 amplifier. A great unit in a small package.
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Fisher Solid State Discussion / Re: 1967 Fisher Statesman S692-IP
« Last post by Motorola Minion on May 17, 2019, 02:48:51 PM »
Ill close this one with a picture. This console cost about $25, was in a part of my garage needed for the Ambassador, and did not fare well when it got a bit of rain on it, as I carted it to a swap meet and ultimately stripped it leaving the cabinet for the bonfire. Its a sad scene over at the fire pit, with some not-at-all bad shape console radio cabinets relieved of their innards. Others have their veneers flapping in the breeze :'(

The Dual 1009 was fully functional and had the adapter to stack 45's, not just the little manual-play puck adapter Duals usually come with. This record player was an asset, but the only one. The darned pushbutton selector on the receiver needed to be pushed in and held there for sound to make it through both channels. I suspect this was used hard as the litho was all worn off around some of the controls and selector buttons.

The 31R receiver had a few open caps and most others were ripe for replacement. I jumped the open ones and got decent volume but only on AM and when using an external Tape or Aux input. FW has an issue that will certainly require troubleshooting time.

The speakers were interesting at least but either a crossover issue or bad driver on the left channel was obvious when the balance control was rotated. They were not labeled "Fisher" as on the Ambassador and Warwick. Possibly need them when I work on the SS Custom Electra E-492.

Let me know if you find a better cabinet, like Scandinavian Walnut, and we can make a deal.

So ends the thread.

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