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1948 Magnvox Berkeley Model 134h Mahogany $100 Toledo Ohio
« on: September 27, 2016, 07:12:05 PM »
Very nice condition Berkeley with PP 6L6s.  Nice original and unmolested.  Has unique, hard to find one year only two speed changer 33-78, two 12" speakers.  Powers up and sound through phono input.  AM-SW weak.

$100 located in Toledo Ohio

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Re: 1948 Magnvox Berkeley Model 134h Mahogany $100 Toledo Ohio
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2016, 12:44:21 AM »
I am strongly considering this. I'll let you know if I make a call on it. That's brass faced, right?

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Re: 1948 Magnvox Berkeley Model 134h Mahogany $100 Toledo Ohio
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2016, 03:19:35 AM »
I don't want to be "one of those guys" but could you take a bit closer pics of the inside of the cabinet, like closer chassis and speaker photos? I want to make sure the cones are alright and the chassis isn't rusted through. Maybe a close up of the face plate perhaps, I've wanted a brass faced magnavox with dual woofers and an eye tube for quite some time.

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Re: 1948 Magnvox Berkeley Model 134h Mahogany $100 Toledo Ohio
« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2016, 10:56:11 AM »
That is a good looking unit!

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Re: 1948 Magnvox Berkeley Model 134h Mahogany $100 Toledo Ohio
« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2016, 12:11:25 PM »
That looks like a great deal. I'm sure the receiver could benefit from alignment. Big sound from a very compact console.

I have the same Berkeley - I paid $50 for it because it sat in 3 inches of basement water at some point and needs its base and molding reconstructed.
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Re: 1948 Magnvox Berkeley Model 134h Mahogany $100 Toledo Ohio
« Reply #5 on: September 28, 2016, 04:23:48 PM »
Hi,

The Brass face is SUPER nice (one of the nicest I have seen).  The chassis is spotless...not even surface rust.  The speakers look great from the back, not a hole or tear but have not removed them.  I have had 4 of these models come through my hands and none have ever had holes or damaged speakers they are quite robust in these.

Of the four of these type Magnavox's I have had this one is by far the nicest, always inside a house and dry, never stored in a garage or basement.  If I had not already restored a Contemporary for myself I would have kept this one.

This is a nice model and would highly recommend this unit.  There is a lot of these with smaller 6V6 PP amp and one 12 but this one has the much bigger 6L6 PP and two 12s.

It is in Toledo Ohio but I will be heading up to Kenosha Wisconsin in the next two weeks to pick up another car.  I will have room to bring the Magnavox with and deliver if someone lives on the way there 80-90 from Toledo through Chicago and up to Wisconsin.  Delivery would require full payment before I left.

I guarantee you would be very pleased at the condition of the unit.

T

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Re: 1948 Magnvox Berkeley Model 134h Mahogany $100 Toledo Ohio
« Reply #6 on: September 28, 2016, 04:41:03 PM »
Chicago is about two hours from me, we could perhaps meet up somewhere. I'll make a call when I decide if I truly want it.

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Re: 1948 Magnvox Berkeley Model 134h Mahogany $100 Toledo Ohio
« Reply #7 on: September 28, 2016, 05:19:04 PM »
Pictures you requested.

As I mentioned the brass face is amazing, the chassis is spotless and the speakers look perfect.  On the one speaker...that is only dust that has settled...I checked after I took the pic.


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Re: 1948 Magnvox Berkeley Model 134h Mahogany $100 Toledo Ohio
« Reply #8 on: September 28, 2016, 06:57:06 PM »
You're killing me..I got two consoles to finish and now you're making me want to buy a third one...I guess this is what the console bug is like eh fellas?

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Re: 1948 Magnvox Berkeley Model 134h Mahogany $100 Toledo Ohio
« Reply #9 on: September 28, 2016, 07:26:38 PM »
My theory is that you can never have enough cool old electronics.

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Re: 1948 Magnvox Berkeley Model 134h Mahogany $100 Toledo Ohio
« Reply #10 on: October 07, 2016, 03:14:09 PM »
Sold to Tyler in Indy!