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Introducing the '57 Magnavox 200H
« on: February 20, 2017, 07:05:11 PM »

My new 1957 Magnificent Magnavox 200H


Purchased at an auction this past Saturday in Genoa City, WI.


Auction started at 10am and we were packing it up at 10:10. It helps when it was the first item up for bid.


Here's the cool thing, we all know the 300H's came with reel to reels and were the precursor to the CG a year later.


Well, this unit is RTR delete. It's almost like a stripped unit, but with the "go-fast goodies"


It will look great next to the '59 CG with factory wooden top panels vs. glass tops.


enjoy


Oh yeah, it also came with a powered extension speaker. Running a beefy 179 amp.
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Re: Introducing the '57 Magnavox 200H
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2017, 07:33:38 PM »
So is that one mono, or stereo-using-the-extension, or stereo-in-one-box?

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Re: Introducing the '57 Magnavox 200H
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2017, 08:25:54 PM »
The console has a stereo tuner and record changer but contains only one amp. With the companion powered speaker the pair becomes a true stereo unit

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Re: Introducing the '57 Magnavox 200H
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2017, 08:55:46 PM »
Looks like the companion amp has 2 5U4 rectifiers?  Lots of oomph for all those 6V6s.

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Re: Introducing the '57 Magnavox 200H
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2017, 09:40:36 PM »
Nice score!!


Too bad the back is broken on the extension speaker.
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Re: Introducing the '57 Magnavox 200H
« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2017, 10:37:31 PM »
I like the looks of it.  When I go to an auction what I want always sells last.  >:(

Are you sure it's a '57.  The companion speaker has a date code of the 21st week of 58 but it could have been bought later.  The date code on the right speaker in the console is hard to read but it looks like it has a 8 on it too.  Either way it's a very good console.

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Re: Introducing the '57 Magnavox 200H
« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2017, 10:06:40 AM »
"stereo TUNER"? - Not in 57......
Stereo phono inputs, sure, but a real 57 probably didn't even have MPX inputs. So mono TUNER + stereo phono preamp, or its probably not original to a 57.

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Re: Introducing the '57 Magnavox 200H
« Reply #7 on: February 21, 2017, 12:31:13 PM »
"stereo TUNER"? - Not in 57......
Stereo phono inputs, sure, but a real 57 probably didn't even have MPX inputs. So mono TUNER + stereo phono preamp, or its probably not original to a 57.

This one gets me too. Pretty sure Pat is referring to the fact that its a two-channel pre-amp, selector and input panel jacks.
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Re: Introducing the '57 Magnavox 200H
« Reply #8 on: February 21, 2017, 04:21:50 PM »
"stereo TUNER"? - Not in 57......
Stereo phono inputs, sure, but a real 57 probably didn't even have MPX inputs. So mono TUNER + stereo phono preamp, or its probably not original to a 57.

This one gets me too. Pretty sure Pat is referring to the fact that its a two-channel pre-amp, selector and input panel jacks.


Yes, I should have said stereo preamp. This unit coincides with the 300H featured in the Fall 1957 Catalog. So I suppose like cars, the first units sold in 57 and were produced into 1958. I like to date the units by the catalogs they're featured in, not everyone agrees on this approach. 




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Re: Introducing the '57 Magnavox 200H
« Reply #9 on: February 22, 2017, 12:26:43 PM »
The companion speaker looks identical [except for the base and legs] to the one I have for my '57 Wedgewood.  The amp in companion speaker looks like an AMP-150 which is 25 watts bi-amped.  Wonder why someone cut out up the back to the cabinet?

My cabinet didn't have the back on it when I bought it seven years ago.  Wonder if there was a ventilation problem with the companion speakers?
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Re: Introducing the '57 Magnavox 200H
« Reply #10 on: February 24, 2017, 07:16:03 AM »
Astrosonic100, I always like a challenge. Since all the  parts were still there, I was able to get the back assembled.

It may not be the prettiest puzzle piece, but it will suffice as back panel for the speaker.

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Re: Introducing the '57 Magnavox 200H
« Reply #11 on: February 24, 2017, 02:43:56 PM »
Vintage, you were lucky the companion speaker was complete.  The guy that sold me my '57 Wedgewood ($50) also had the companion speaker ($25).  The Wedgewood was complete, the companion speaker cabinet was empty.  I was lucky and was able to find the AMP-150 and the 15" woofer and horn on eBay for a decent price.  The owner of the amp didn't know what they had and it was well under $75 complete with all the tubes.  This was back in 2010 before prices skyrocketed.  The only thing I had to buy was the volume/on-off control and the octal plug that connects the control to the chassis.
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Re: Introducing the '57 Magnavox 200H
« Reply #12 on: February 24, 2017, 03:51:09 PM »
Interesting that the back on your cabinet appears to be photofinish. The one on my S-37 speaker (from 58) appears to be hand painted.
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Re: Introducing the '57 Magnavox 200H
« Reply #13 on: February 27, 2017, 07:32:26 AM »
Here's an update with a full frontal......
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Re: Introducing the '57 Magnavox 200H
« Reply #14 on: February 27, 2017, 10:48:28 AM »
Looks awesome!!!