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Magnavox 1ST228 ...
« : February 12, 2021, 05:43:22 PM »
Is a very inexpensive Magnavox console but nice compact mahogany traditional cabinet. Only Sams 454 covers the amp and tuner, in this case is part of a lower-priced theatre model with a 21 or 24 inch monochrome CRT.


Outside, it looks like a 1960 Symphony 1ST208, but instead of PP 6V6s AMP-175 , has single-ended 6BQ5 stereo amp chassis # AMP 196. The speakers on each side are side-firing 12" low frequency and two 5" high frequency, the upper one angled a bit with a formed wedge like RCA does.

The radio and preamp chassis #59-01 is similar to the 100-series in 62 models minus the tuning meter. Good news is that it uses 12AX7s not 6EU7s.

The changer appears to be a W600 series micromatic, yet Sams 454-1 refers  to set 342 for the changer, which is probably a Collaro. Won't upload pics, not sure why.
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« #1 : February 12, 2021, 07:51:41 PM »
We can't load pictures on the forum for a reason as yet unknown.  Sorry for the inconvenience. 


Not having 6EU7's is certainly a plus.  Both my smaller Magnavox stereos have a plastic adapter that mounts the speaker to the cabinet to turn one small speaker slightly to an angle. 
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« #2 : February 14, 2021, 08:27:52 AM »
It sounds like the Columbia stereo I have that Magnavox built for them.  Side firing 12" woofers, and front facing 5" tweeters with the plastic thing they mount too.  Mine does not have a tuner, but the amp sounds the same.  Single 6BQ5's, 5Y3, and 12AX7.  It has a nice size PT, with older style Collaro changer.  My controls are on the front of the cabinet.  Volume, Bass, and Treble.  It's sounds pretty good for what it is.  I wish the attachments worked, I would provide a photo.  I'm not smart enough to do it the other way.  :(

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« #3 : February 14, 2021, 12:03:49 PM »
Interesting! - this Maggie amp sounds very similar to the SE one in my '62 DuMont:
1x 5y3, 1x 12ax7, 2 x 6BQ5 (Sylvania iirc). 
Dinky little OPTs mounted on the side of the chassis in this amp!
Sounds just fine for background music at cocktail hour!

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