Author Topic: Console shootout! 1960 Consumer Reports Stereo Console issue! $7.50 PP.  (Read 619 times)

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Consumer Reports April 1960 issue, reviews of 35 (!!) Stereo Consoles, all tube models.
Motorola, Magnavox, Zenith, RCA, GE, Fisher, Webcor, Columbia, Admiral, V-M, Airline, Philco, Hoffman, Symphonic, Capitol, Columbia: all covered, many with multiple models!

Cool reading and great information!  includes prices, specs, dimensions etc!
Also includes reviews of 21" B&W TVs.

Removed 3 pages of "medium priced cars" tests, does not affect the console or TV tests, good condition overall.  $7.50 Post Paid.

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Roger in NY
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Re: Console shootout! 1960 Consumer Reports Stereo Console issue! $7.50 PP.
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2019, 04:10:40 PM »
Great you have this Roger!                           But I think medium priced cars are of interest as well ;).

There was a CR note in the 1962(?) year-end buying guide that CR would not review any more consoles after that April 1960 shoot-out because "the manufacturer's used the same components as reviewed before" and "r4ecord players had speed issues" but most of all, CR noted 6-10 feet of separation is needed between speakers in an average room, to notice the imaging advantages stereo has to offer.
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Re: Console shootout! 1960 Consumer Reports Stereo Console issue! $7.50 PP.
« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2019, 07:48:23 AM »
Roger,

If this is still available, I'll take it. Should be a good read and who knows maybe my Philco is one of those reviewed. Payment sent!

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Re: Console shootout! 1960 Consumer Reports Stereo Console issue! $7.50 PP.
« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2019, 11:12:28 AM »
Mark - got your payment, thanks! Im away in VT but will mail it out this coming week.

Dave - agree, that's why I kept those 3 pages!  I have a bunch of '60s & early '70s CRs for that very reason!
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« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2019, 12:08:19 PM »
Sure thing that a 1960 Philco is covered, maybe a lesser model than a 1916 and 35 possibilities of a hit on any of my units, my check is in the mail ;)
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« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2019, 03:50:55 PM »
Dave - got your check today ... I didn't realize you actually wanted the CR, since you just said "great that you have this" and then commented on the cars covered in it, but didn't specifically say - see the For Sale thread - and Mark said he wanted it. He paid by PP on Oct 26, and I sent it to him last week - very sorry!!  Maybe Mark can make a copy of the article for you?
Will void and tear up your check, or send it back if you wish.
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« Reply #6 on: November 05, 2019, 06:05:15 AM »
Roger,

Received the CR yesterday. I will make a copy of the pages I want to keep and would be glad to send the original on to Dave, free gratis.

Dave,

If OK with you, then email your address to maclem53 at gmail dot com. I'll have my copies made by end of week and send original to you.

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Mark

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« Reply #7 on: November 05, 2019, 10:37:54 AM »
Nice resolution, thanks Mark!
Dave I wrote a big 'void" in sharpie all over the check then shredded it...no worries.
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« Reply #8 on: November 05, 2019, 02:29:00 PM »
Thanks Mark! I was so sure Roger just copied it and made "booklets" available. The article on 1960 cars will be of interest to me as well, mostly to remind me why I have a 1969 Pontiac GP instead ???.

I just emailed you the Philco service manual pdf for the little brother H-1814, which may supplement what you may have already.
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« Reply #9 on: November 09, 2019, 08:10:12 AM »
Dave,

The CR magazine was mailed out yesterday. Thank you for the info you forwarded and the site recommendation. Both very useful.

Roger,

Thank you for passing along the CR, very interesting reading!

Mark