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My Fisher Adventure
« on: October 02, 2019, 03:25:57 PM »
Rec'd a box of parts from a friend , these were sitting in a hay loft in a barn . After researching I found this was a ambassador 691A with the 69T chassis, and the speakers still attached to the original boards. ... after de-rusting and cleaning out all the mouse dens , I fired it up and it played great , only found one bad cap in the set, the 1009 Dual Turntable was rusted heavily under the deck so after soaking in navel jelly and re-lubing it also played again... So what to do with this stuff? leaving it in boxes was not good enough for me
Elton

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Re: My Fisher Adventure
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2019, 10:08:23 PM »
Wow, what a great project!  How many people have built themselves a console?

What's the speaker complement in it?

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Re: My Fisher Adventure
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2019, 06:24:43 AM »
Beautiful craftsmanship Elton.  I'm impressed!  You must have some wood working shop? 

How's the RCA Stereo theater coming?

Bill


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Re: My Fisher Adventure
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2019, 07:01:15 AM »
I can see it now, a console kit for those who just have to have one. Great save and thanks for sharing your impressive and beautiful dedication and work.

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Re: My Fisher Adventure
« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2019, 04:40:00 PM »
Rec'd a box of parts from a friend , these were sitting in a hay loft in a barn . After researching I found this was a ambassador 691A with the 69T chassis, and the speakers still attached to the original boards. ... after de-rusting and cleaning out all the mouse dens , I fired it up and it played great , only found one bad cap in the set, the 1009 Dual Turntable was rusted heavily under the deck so after soaking in navel jelly and re-lubing it also played again... So what to do with this stuff? leaving it in boxes was not good enough for me

Nice work!  I like the way you angled the chassis and dial face in the cabinet for easy viewing.  ;D
My consoles:
1939 Zenith AM console 8S359
1949 RCA Victor AM/FM "dual phonograph" console 9W105
1958 RCA Victor New Orthophonic HI-FI phonograph console SHF-6
1950 Magnavox Wedgewood AM/FM phonograph console CR-216

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Re: My Fisher Adventure
« Reply #5 on: October 04, 2019, 09:53:23 PM »
Wow, what a great project!  How many people have built themselves a console?

What's the speaker complement in it?

Chris Campbell
Thanks ...This has the 12" woofer, 2-5" midrange, and 2" tweeter on each side
Elton

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Re: My Fisher Adventure
« Reply #6 on: October 04, 2019, 09:58:51 PM »
Beautiful craftsmanship Elton.  I'm impressed!  You must have some wood working shop? 

How's the RCA Stereo theater coming?

Bill
Hi Bill...No not really... my tools are a craftsman 10" table saw, a miter saw, and a router... nothing special... the RCA is currently in progress.. the chassis is out of it right now ...it has a problem in horizontal circuit... the output tube red plates so it probably needs new caps in that circuit and there is no signal coming though the front end... (tuner)
Elton

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Re: My Fisher Adventure
« Reply #7 on: October 04, 2019, 10:01:46 PM »


Nice work!  I like the way you angled the chassis and dial face in the cabinet for easy viewing.  ;D
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Thanks! actually the angled controls is the way the original was according to the fisher web site for this model...
Elton

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Re: My Fisher Adventure
« Reply #8 on: October 05, 2019, 07:24:44 PM »
Keep up the good work Elton, and good luck with the RCA stereo theater.

Bill