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Ryan227

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No brand tube console, Heathkit Amp
« on: August 22, 2017, 10:38:40 PM »
could anyone give me some info on this console? the amp says Heathkit Daystrom featuring 2 rare 7199 tubes. has a strange changer with no brand as well.

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Re: No brand tube console, Heathkit Amp
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2017, 08:58:27 AM »
The changer looks like a Glaser-Steers from the early 60's.  I don't know which model, but their top of the line one automatically changed speed according to the record size and stopped the platter during the change cycle.  Pretty cool to watch in action.  I wonder if this could have been a Heathkit console.  They did make some nice tv cabinets as well.

The record support arm is why I think it's a GS changer.  They are unique with the arrow motif.

Good luck with your find!

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Re: No brand tube console, Heathkit Amp
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2017, 12:01:39 AM »
I'll second the motion for Glaser-Steers and Heath as the console builder.  Heath made consoles for quite a while.  I've got a solid state one out in the garage that was a curbside find.  The cabinet was in good shape but somebody had scavenged the speakers.  I finally found a schematic but haven't had time to trouble shoot the amp. 

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