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Re: Magnavox Stereo Theater 1MR418M restoration
« Reply #690 on: September 26, 2019, 10:43:04 AM »
Shipping on an Analyzer will be more than the Analyzer costs.  I need to try to find something "local" so I can avoid paying so much shipping.
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Re: Magnavox Stereo Theater 1MR418M restoration
« Reply #691 on: September 26, 2019, 02:12:06 PM »
How's Craigslist looking in your area?
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« Reply #692 on: September 26, 2019, 05:25:26 PM »
In this area, it does not look very good.  I have more hope for the desert southwest.  Maybe I can find something out there.
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« Reply #693 on: September 26, 2019, 05:38:37 PM »
Just for fun, try searching using test equipment.   Sometimes you get a better  result generically.
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Re: Magnavox Stereo Theater 1MR418M restoration
« Reply #694 on: September 27, 2019, 10:16:48 AM »
I live in an electronics wasteland.  The only time I see any electronics equipment is the occasional auction find.  It typically sells for pennies on the dollar.  I have bought tube testers for $1.  I bought a pickup truck load of radios at a four-ring auction in 2007 for $17.  The closest shop that I'm aware of that works on electronics is almost 200 miles away.  Auctioneers typically can't get a bid around here on sewing machines, CRT televisions, any electronic equipment, record players, console stereos.  Mixmasters are a few dollars, complete with bowls.  Fans can be cheap, or they can start a bidding war.  Not much tube equipment left around here.
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Re: Magnavox Stereo Theater 1MR418M restoration
« Reply #695 on: October 23, 2019, 06:17:47 PM »
There is an Analyzer on Craigslist here locally.  The seller has had this and other test equipment on Craigslist for nearly a year.  He is probably close to 100 miles NW of me.  He is not being terribly cooperative with getting together and doing business.  So........I reckon the search is on for someone who wants to sell one and knows something about what he has.  Like does it work, is it complete, does it have manuals and leads.  I don't want to make a 200 mile round trip with no commitment for a deal of even for the guy to be home when I get there.  If anybody knows of anything, I'd appreciate the heads' up.


There is a link earlier in this thread of a member of ARF who has one of these for sale.  I'll reach out and see if he still has it.
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Re: Magnavox Stereo Theater 1MR418M restoration
« Reply #696 on: October 23, 2019, 10:17:38 PM »
I was looking on Ebay.  Sencore made decent test equipment and made it until relatively recently.  They have an analyzer model VA48 that looks like it might be a possibility.  The rub is the freight on them.  If you keep looking you might find a medium between cost and shipping.
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Re: Magnavox Stereo Theater 1MR418M restoration
« Reply #697 on: October 23, 2019, 10:35:25 PM »
I've kinda got my hat set for a B&K older tube model tester to use with old TV's.  More to play with than anything else.  Freight is going to be the killer with anything you buy.  Unfortunately, sometimes things are not local.  I'll have to see what I can find, then figure out if the total cost makes sense. 
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Re: Magnavox Stereo Theater 1MR418M restoration
« Reply #698 on: October 24, 2019, 06:42:26 AM »
When I have a need for such an item, I bookmark a search on Ebay.  If a auction looks good, try Gixen.  You can post a snipe with or without first bidding on an item.  It's basic service is free, they encourage the next step up which is $6 a year.
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« Reply #699 on: October 24, 2019, 01:58:16 PM »
I found a nice model 1076 analyzer on another forum for $65, plus $85 shipping to me.  $150 for this equipment is not cost effective.  The search goes on.  I need to find some test sockets as well.  Seven pin miniature, nine pin miniature and octal.
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Re: Magnavox Stereo Theater 1MR418M restoration
« Reply #700 on: October 24, 2019, 02:54:00 PM »
Test sockets are expensive!  I figured I could find a set for $10 or so.  Not..... >:(
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Re: Magnavox Stereo Theater 1MR418M restoration
« Reply #701 on: October 24, 2019, 04:03:26 PM »
Been there done that!  ;D
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