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MisterMike

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Noob from Central Illinois
« on: June 16, 2017, 05:16:23 PM »
Hello All!
Name is Mike from Central Illinois.

I have an RCA Console VRT-52S that serves as my Garage tunes, and a Magnavox Model 6748 in our Family Room.

Enjoy the sound and ambiance of both.

Take Care.

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Re: Noob from Central Illinois
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2017, 05:22:28 PM »
Welcome! I live in west end illinois, glad to see more midwesterners here.

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Re: Noob from Central Illinois
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2017, 01:25:53 AM »
Welcome Aboard!


Please post some photos of your consoles... we love pictures!
-- Aloha, Ken

No Console Left Behind!

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Re: Noob from Central Illinois
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2017, 12:22:48 PM »
Photos attached of my "Garage Tunes" RCA VRT 52S. Set seems to have poor sensitivity on FM, even with an external dipole antenna. I have hunted & posted trying to find a schematic for the Tuner ( RC 1245B ) but have had no luck.

It SOUNDS great though =0)

Mike

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Re: Noob from Central Illinois
« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2017, 11:44:17 AM »
Welcome to vintage Hifi (VHF) I briefly had an RCA like yours and all I did was clean all switches and pots with DeOxit, and it responded well. That record changer is hands -down better than the standard BSR's everyone used later on in the mid 70s

I recall its FM reception was not too good until an external antenna was connected. Here we have a crowded FM dial, and many times the built-in dipole is just put in a bad position even for a strong signal. A simple dipole of 32 inches for each side seems to work well when placed in the attic - above all the metal stuff in a garage..
Tubes - Magical - Tubes

Dave