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Scott Seickel replied to Jiri Placek's discussion How to select non-noisy tubes?
"You have a stash, so just use the substitution method.  Don't rule out the audio section so fast, I would check the 6K7 and 6F8 first, then work my way to the front end.  Don't rule out another component besides a tube. …"
15 hours ago
mike hadley replied to Jiri Placek's discussion How to select non-noisy tubes?
"Most of the cheaper tube testers have a provision for an earphone to check for microphony, I have an old RCP tester that has this facility, really crude, let the tube warm up and give it a gentle flick of the finger, and you can hear how good or bad…"
18 hours ago
Kent King replied to Jiri Placek's discussion How to select non-noisy tubes?
"Scott recommended Sylvania tubes in the late 30s. I have certainly used other brands with good results.  Kent"
18 hours ago
Jiri Placek posted a discussion

How to select non-noisy tubes?

My FM Philharmonic is getting noisy.  All tubes test good and non-microphonic.  I have a stash of replacement tubes and I wonder what is the best strategy for selecting "quiet" tubes.  The audio section seems to be OK so the noise may originate from RF section.  Specifically, I wonder where to start replacing, what tube maker or tube tester results should I use, and whether there is some kind of a rig I could make to test tubes for noise out of the radio. Thanks, JiriSee More
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AC 10 in Orleans cabinet

"That same cabinet was also sold by McMurdo Silver that year for the original McMurdo Silver Masterpiece. McMurdo Silver called it their "Sheraton Combination" cabinet.  A brochure was posted by y2kBruce on ARF:…"
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mike hadley liked Robert Feenstra's discussion Philly BOL Schematic
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Robert Feenstra replied to Robert Feenstra's discussion Philly BOL Schematic
"Thanks Mike!  Yes, I am aware of the heaters next to the tranny.  I should get my IR temperature sensor out but I'm not sure how well it will measure on chrome.  I could aim it through one of the vent holes.  For now, all of…"
22 hours ago
mike hadley replied to Robert Feenstra's discussion Philly BOL Schematic
"Congrats Rob, nicely done, you now have a problem, nothing else will compare to your philharmonic, they do sound superb. I have an old auto fm to am converter running on mine, modern FM sounds really nice, you can tell it's not an am…"
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Robert Feenstra replied to Robert Feenstra's discussion Philly BOL Schematic
"Mostly finished!  I re-glued many joints in the cabinet and then reinstalled the radio. I spent many hours playing with the IF alignment using  my spectrum analyzer.  It was fun seeing the response curve throughout the range of the…"
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David C. Poland replied to Robert Feenstra's discussion Philly BOL Schematic
"One other note re: the little 5 pin socket on the back of the later Philharmonics and Phantom Deluxe models: Later sets in the FM era, the socket was wired to the band switch to control the tweeters, after spring 1940 when the optional 4 unit…"
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David C. Poland replied to Robert Feenstra's discussion Philly BOL Schematic
"The change to Jones plugs for the receiver and speaker cables seems to have occurred about mid 1941, about the time the Scott Laureate was introduced. One change with use of the Jones plugs was to run the house AC through both plugs on the way to…"
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Robert Feenstra replied to Robert Feenstra's discussion Philly BOL Schematic
"Thanks Mike."
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Kent King replied to Kent King's discussion Being sequestered
"One more this morning...a series of letters between Mr. R. H. Kuhnert and Scott regarding the purchase and problems of a set in 1933-1934. Note in the very last letter (Oct 1934), Scott mentions the two-speed tuning control. It is things like this…"
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Being sequestered

OK folks, since many of us are stuck at home - what Scott projects are you working on? We've seen a lot from Rob, he's keeping busy! I have started to scan all the correspondence I have...many hundreds of pages of letters to and from Scott Labs.  So...in the Scott Info Archive, I have added a folder "Correspondence". I've put one neat story out there. As I get more scanned, I'll add them. I'm hoping to make the files searchable, so we can find key words and such in all the documents. If you all…See More
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mike hadley replied to Robert Feenstra's discussion Philly BOL Schematic
"I bought this after I finished the assembly of my philharmonic, the radio is an early chassis matched to a late amp (jones sockets) the tweeters were for fm use and switched off for am, I did install a couple of 8ohm tweeters wired in series through…"
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How to select non-noisy tubes?

Started by Jiri Placek. Last reply by Scott Seickel 15 hours ago. 3 Replies

My FM Philharmonic is getting noisy.  All tubes test good and non-microphonic.  I have a stash of replacement tubes and I wonder what is the best strategy for selecting "quiet" tubes.  The audio…Continue

Philly BOL Schematic

Started by Robert Feenstra. Last reply by Robert Feenstra 22 hours ago. 52 Replies

What schematic best represents the BOL Philharmonic?  The schematics I find seem to be for the pointer dial.  How much difference is there?Also, my BOL has had roughly half of the capacitor changed…Continue

Being sequestered

Started by Kent King. Last reply by Kent King yesterday. 1 Reply

OK folks, since many of us are stuck at home - what Scott projects are you working on? We've seen a lot from Rob, he's keeping busy! I have started to scan all the correspondence I have...many…Continue

Scott- Capehart

Started by Richard Groman. Last reply by Norman S Braithwaite on Thursday. 1 Reply

I'm working on a 1938 Scott/Capehart. The original Capehart was missing.I located parts for re-installation. How do I "marry" the two units ?When I push the phonograph button on the Scott remote…Continue

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FM Converter Band Selector Tag

Posted by Jiri Placek on February 24, 2020 at 4:30pm 3 Comments

Does someone please have a good scan of the tag that came with the FM converter, as well as the tag dimensions?  If yes, I wonder whether it could be please shared.  I need one and I am considering placing an order for a replica.  Thanks, Regards, Jiri

WTB Philharmonic Beam of Light Escutcheon

Posted by steve parr on February 16, 2020 at 6:06pm 7 Comments

Anyone have a set of escutcheons for a beam of light set? Would like to have a complete set with front panel, but at least the large tuning dial brass escutcheon is needed for a set I am building. Thanks

WTB All Wave 23 amplifier/power supply

Posted by Frank DeFilippi on February 15, 2020 at 9:04pm 4 Comments

Does any one have a amp as described above?

Allwave 15 Bandswitch Position

Posted by steve parr on February 11, 2020 at 9:08am 3 Comments

Question for anyone with AW15 restoration experience.

Have a nice 15 (late) and had the radio working and tuning the broadcast band until the band switch started to loosen.

The set screw on the collar just before the shaft enters the gear box became loose. (Don’t touch anything if this happens to you!)

Needless to say, exact position for the turret, the antenna contact points eccentric cam…

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