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Another RCA Console
« on: October 22, 2017, 06:21:50 PM »
Found another nice looking RCA console, lacquer finish was in poor shape and UV faded, picture is after refinishing electronics were all original untouched and seems like it wasn't played much also original ad for it.


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Re: Another RCA Console
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2017, 08:24:04 PM »
RCA built some nice looking stereos during the New Vista days.  This is certainly one of them.  Nice console!
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Re: Another RCA Console
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2017, 08:50:32 AM »
I have recapped a few of these, electrolytic signal coupling and bypass caps sure were better than some Mag used in the Astrosonics. But the power supply caps RCA used were those cardboard, epoxy-filled junk.

Maybe you can get away with replacing just the power supply electrolytics. How are those pots after non-use?
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Re: Another RCA Console
« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2017, 10:07:22 PM »
the original black cardboard filter caps no hum whatsoever, tell tale signs of low use is no wear on the knobs, face plate and no blacken dial bulbs (original) lead me to believe it wasn't used much. I wish I could find them all like this. No dead spots or scratchiness in the pots, didn't even spray D5 in them but I should to be proactive.