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19and41

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An Astrosonic Nearby
« on: August 30, 2018, 05:51:26 PM »
https://atlanta.craigslist.org/sat/ele/d/record-player-magnavox-hi-fi/6678601937.html

Does anyone think this is a good risk?  I am not a  upholsterer.
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Re: An Astrosonic Nearby
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2018, 11:15:55 PM »
It is not a 1950's as you already know.  My guess is 1963-64, somewhere in that area.  I'd say for $50 you could not get hurt.  It's still a Magnavox.   ;)
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Re: An Astrosonic Nearby
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2018, 09:29:05 AM »
I was always curious about that white fungus looking stuff that grows on all the knobs. What is it?

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Re: An Astrosonic Nearby
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2018, 12:12:44 PM »
I have seen the white fungus almost eat up the plastic and some that does not affect it any.  I always figured it was some kind of outgassing of the plastic combined with old age.
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Re: An Astrosonic Nearby
« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2018, 03:37:24 PM »
That looks like  entry-level Astrosonic 20-watt receiver and 1965 model. I have a similar one with the newer record Micromatic changer, a 1967 Italian Provincial and it worked as found at the nearby Goodwill. 

That fungus on the knobs is just that, feeding on something in the polymer, and some seem more appetizing than others. My cure is to put the knobs in a small onion bag, then run in the dishwasher. I have verified too, that it does come back for more :-\
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Re: An Astrosonic Nearby
« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2018, 05:29:51 PM »
For the white stuff, I've always assumed as others said that it's something growing on something outgassing or out-oozing from the plastic.  My solution has been a good scrubbing with a brush and detergent.

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Re: An Astrosonic Nearby
« Reply #6 on: September 02, 2018, 12:14:11 PM »
Got it!  See the solid state section.
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