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Regent R592 from 1967
« : January 23, 2020, 06:15:38 PM »
Ok Guys I picked up that one from the sightings page ,( a couple pictures there)  it works OK,  the radio plays but has a hum on FM only, gotta wonder if one of those nuvistor tubes in front end is to blame? the Turntable needs work is pretty stiff ,as are the controls , this was purchased new by the owner and the cabinet is flawless. my understanding was only the radio was used by the owner. this has the provision for the reel to reel player . they must be self contained as it just sits on a shelve in the console ... anyone know who provided the R2R players for Fisher?
Elton

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Re: Regent R592 from 1967
« #1 : January 24, 2020, 04:09:06 AM »
I think that was a self-feeding Ampex.  Can't recall the model number but they're pretty rare.

Can you imagine buying something that huge and only using the radio?

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Re: Regent R592 from 1967
« #2 : January 24, 2020, 04:57:04 AM »
I'll answer my own post.  Looks like this 2070.

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Re: Regent R592 from 1967
« #3 : January 25, 2020, 09:25:53 AM »
I did some searching as well , the R2R models are just as varied .. I saw the ampex 1200 was one also...and people say they were not the greatest in quality as far as the consumer grades, I would think if you can find any brand to fit in the space would work... 
Elton

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Re: Regent R592 from 1967
« #4 : January 25, 2020, 06:15:29 PM »
They usually stuck with one supplier in a year.  Honestly, the r2r was really what the cabinet was designed aroundd.  Same was true on my RCA 6HF1 with the Magnecord.  Phonograph and tape drawers were the same size but the phono drawer could have been 2/3 the size.

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Re: Regent R592 from 1967
« #5 : January 27, 2020, 11:12:04 AM »
I have a complete 31R receiver chassis and speakers from an S-692 I parted out, including the speakers. That console I got from Habitat Restore and it was missing its original R2R as well.
Tubes - Magical - Tubes

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Re: Regent R592 from 1967
« #6 : January 28, 2020, 12:50:09 PM »
Here are a few more pictures including the back and speaker complement...I was lucky the LP spindle was there and still works.. no owners manual though :'(
Elton

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Re: Regent R592 from 1967
« #7 : January 28, 2020, 06:27:07 PM »
What's on that LP?

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Re: Regent R592 from 1967
« #8 : January 29, 2020, 06:58:41 PM »
I think that's the Fisher demo record I have.  I would look and tell you what's on it but I'm where it's warm and sunny right now.  ;) :)

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Re: Regent R592 from 1967
« #9 : January 30, 2020, 01:53:44 PM »
Chris it has popular music of the day( 1972) on one side , and classical on the other... Avery Fisher narrates throughout the record, this is also a quadraphonic test record as well... 
Elton

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Re: Regent R592 from 1967
« #10 : January 30, 2020, 04:17:33 PM »
How do you like those down-firing woofers?  Fisher did that in the mid 50s, too.

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Re: Regent R592 from 1967
« #11 : April 28, 2020, 12:28:55 PM »
not so much on a carpeted floor... on hardwood they really kick , and the R2R, I think the cabinet was built around the R2R... finding one to fit in the space provided is laughable... especially the height... only 6" overall? ... how many players are that short ? lol
Elton