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danrclem

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Pilot 6B500LM, $80, Springfield Il.
« on: July 07, 2019, 08:25:08 PM »
I don't really like the looks of it but I bet it has a nice amp in it judging from the size of those OPTs.  Looks like it might have 6BQ5s in it.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/834459686955317/

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Re: Pilot 6B500LM, $80, Springfield Il.
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2019, 12:16:29 PM »
That looks interesting from this Fisher-owner's perspective, just like my 1964 Custom Electra, which also has a PP6BQ5 amp, Garrard record changer, though mine has a magnetic cartridge. This looks like a flip-over ceramic.

All the really interesting 1960s consoles like this seem to be housed in Provincial furniture :-\
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Re: Pilot 6B500LM, $80, Springfield Il.
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2019, 03:30:56 PM »
That console is an absolute steal for $80.
It has an AA-32 6bq5 amp and 590 Pilot tuner-preamp, both of which are very sought after audiophile components. The amp alone often brings in the $500 range or more. I've had 2 of them and they are truly excellent. Read this:

https://audiokarma.org/forums/index.php?threads/pilot-232-and-590-pre-tuner-find-of-a-lifetime.48944/

I'd be all over that like a cheap suit on a shoe salesman!
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Re: Pilot 6B500LM, $80, Springfield Il.
« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2019, 09:42:14 PM »
I would call that Italian Provincial  and it's not half bad looking IMO!  If it was in my neck of the woods it would already be loaded up in the back of my stationwagon!

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Re: Pilot 6B500LM, $80, Springfield Il.
« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2019, 10:32:09 PM »
I'd almost bet that it's already gone and the listing hasn't been removed.  If I were in the area I'd have to make contact just to make sure.