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Furball

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Hello from Rhode Island!
« on: December 13, 2017, 11:08:38 AM »
Hi, I just picked up my first console! Itís a Motorola sk49b, and Iím having a tough time finding any info on it. I know itís going to need some repair work - the left speaker isnít working well. Anyone know anything about this model?

Looking forward to learning more about my ďnewĒ Motorola and getting it back to its former glory!

Thanks!
Jennifer

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Re: Hello from Rhode Island!
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2017, 12:01:23 PM »
Welcome Jennifer !
When possible, please post us a photo.
We love photos. Is it a blonde ?

The Motorola SK 49 is an excellent quality console !
It is a 3 channel stereo from ca. 1961.

The electronics and the record changer will need
basic servicing to perform optimally and without
any damage to the console.

That said, we ask folks to NOT power up these
old consoles, until at least the electrolytic filter
capacitors are changed out.


It would be good to also have the vacuum tubes
all checked out.

Here's a link from radio museum regarding your unit:
https://www.radiomuseum.org/r/motorola_sk49m_hs_862_hs_870_hs_899.html

Here is the service data folder # from
Sams Photofacts:  568-10

Let us know your next steps,
HiFiFun

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Re: Hello from Rhode Island!
« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2017, 01:24:01 PM »
Welcome!

Good advice from HIFI Fun!

Bill

Furball

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Re: Hello from Rhode Island!
« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2017, 09:03:37 PM »
Yep itís a blonde 😊 Thanks so much for the links - this is my first foray into consoles and restoration and I appreciate all the help I can get 😊 I did post pics under the Motorola heading, but Iíll also add a couple here.

Thanks!

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Re: Hello from Rhode Island!
« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2017, 09:48:46 AM »
That's a beauty!  Gotta love the gorgeous blonde furniture from that era... enjoy! 

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Re: Hello from Rhode Island!
« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2017, 10:22:06 AM »
Thank you! Iím very excited about it and looking forward to fixing it up 😊

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Re: Hello from Rhode Island!
« Reply #6 on: December 18, 2017, 02:18:12 PM »
Welcome Aboard!!
-- Aloha, Ken

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