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Re: 1962 VOM model 868
« Reply #15 on: January 15, 2019, 09:44:35 AM »
That is a nice package for the year it was introduced. With PP 6BQ5, that should be 15 or so EIA watts and sound great. Do you need a schematic?
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Re: 1962 VOM model 868
« Reply #16 on: January 15, 2019, 11:42:12 AM »
Thanks for the replies!
Been checking things out, the TT works but I'm going to replace it with a Dual 1009 I've had kicking around for years, as I want my LPs coddled the best I can, so I'll make the VOM one available to anyone who needs one, in the Sale category. Everything fires up, it had been used semi- regularly so the seller demo-ed it, safely it seems. But like all of them will need the usual re-cap &c &c. Sounds pretty good though, even the FM works!
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Re: 1962 VOM model 868
« Reply #17 on: January 15, 2019, 05:31:09 PM »
You should hang onto the VM changer, that way if you ever decide to sell the stereo the original changer can go back in.  And you get to keep the Dual for another project.  Just a thought!

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Re: 1962 VOM model 868
« Reply #18 on: January 25, 2019, 12:23:59 PM »
The tone arm/cartridge pressure is lighter than I anticipated, and replacement needles are available. Put the changer up in the Sale/Swap section, no interest so far, so think I will continue to use the VoM changer as-is, and reserve my better records for use with the Phillips 212 in our Living Room custom Scott/Klipsch console. I do like the idea of keeping it all original and together.

The electronics are out for refurb now, so progressing somewhat., will look for a SAMS next.
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Re: 1962 VOM model 868
« Reply #19 on: February 05, 2019, 04:22:56 PM »
Got it for $60.

You people kill me....  Every time I find a nice unit (which is rare around here), they want $450, or $299.95 or some crap like that.  Arrrrgh!  I usually leave a message about what I'd be willing to pay and they can get back with me. 

People seem to be willing to pay more for them here in my area. 
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Re: 1962 VOM model 868
« Reply #20 on: February 05, 2019, 05:53:07 PM »
I kind of have the same problem.  It's either to expensive, or when I call it's already gone.

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