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Magnavox 1702 - AM-FM table radio
« on: September 24, 2015, 09:19:50 AM »
Not sure if this is the correct forum but seeing as how its a 1968 Magnavox on my bench, is a well-constructed all-USA AM-FM table radio, you would understand. It has an electro-luminescent backlight for the dial.

Magnavox quality throughout and easy to repair without a schematic!!! :). Predicatbly, I found a completely open "firecracker" 2-section electrolytic and open audio driver transistor, which I just bought.

The other electrolytic caps passed ESR tests, which can be done without de-soldering. Can't wait to hear it and see it in the dark 8)
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Re: Magnavox 1702 - AM-FM table radio
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2015, 02:24:47 PM »
Nice! Maybe we need a table radio section. I've always wanted one, but more of a MCM design like the Magnavox "Penthouse".
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Re: Magnavox 1702 - AM-FM table radio
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2015, 02:27:40 PM »
Nice! Maybe we need a table radio section. I've always wanted one, but more of a MCM design like the Magnavox "Penthouse".
I agree.  We do need a table radio section.  Pat???????
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Re: Magnavox 1702 - AM-FM table radio
« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2015, 02:54:22 PM »
I plugged in the transistor and cleaned controls and bandswitch. As I suspected, the audio is fairly good but the reception notably selectivity is not. Its one of those tuners that seems to pick up certain stations very well and others not at all.  Since I do not have a schematic, I will not attempt any alignment.

The reception is similar to my tubed Maggy table radio, pictured on top of another Maggy, a customer's set.
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