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The Fine Things are Always Hand Made

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Do many of these exist, and if so, did the Philly have a supply plugin to accommodate one ? The earliest promotion I have found for these was the 1940 Built to Order pamphlet.

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Reason being, I’ve not seen a Philly PS with the Phantom’s 3rd plugin. I assumed all Philly tweeters only came by way of the pedestal speaker plugin ?

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I'll never forget that discussion with Marvin Hobbs...he could <not> understand or convince Scott that placing a chunk of wood in front of the speaker was not going to help the sound quality. He was always frustrated by the Tauscher boards and Scott's apparent liking for them.

Kent

Tom Jardine said:

I have an FM Philharmonic in a Georgian cabinet with the high fidelity option. It must be an earlier version since it has the PM tweeters and the passive crossover network without the 35Z3 and round connectors, not the Jones Cinch connectors. I've had this radio for 57 years and always assumed it was the later version. I've seen a picture of an FM Philharmonic tuner chassis on line that does not have the accompanying small four pin socket for the tweeters to be cut out or the wafer switch on the range selector switch shaft. It obviously could not easily accommodate the high fidelity option. Bill Liers recently sold me his custom made FM convertor to receive modern FM on this set. It works extremely well after very carefully re-aligning the FM tuner section on the Scott. Thank you for the detailed information on the high fidelity speaker option. It seems to me likely that Jensen produced the option and integrated speakers and crossover for Scott. My only complaint is the woofer cone is strangely trumpet shaped and projects a beam of sound into the room that seems to get louder the further back the listener is. The Tauscher sound board seems to stifle some of that when used but it also blocks some of the sound creating another problem. I listen to the radio without the Tauscher board.

I know the sound effect you describe when you walk away from a good console and the sound seems to focus on a point about 20 feet away from the speaker(s).

I personally like the Tauscher sound boards as they tone down sharp edges in the sound but I usually only use them on the work bench when my speaker is not bolted to a sound board.

Bruce, funny you should mention that. I was thinking of mounting the Tauscher back in the console for kicks and listen to it that way for a while. It's not a fun project lying on my back maneuvering the 15" speaker in and out of the enclosure for "test" purposes :-)

Y2K Bruce said:

I know the sound effect you describe when you walk away from a good console and the sound seems to focus on a point about 20 feet away from the speaker(s).

I personally like the Tauscher sound boards as they tone down sharp edges in the sound but I usually only use them on the work bench when my speaker is not bolted to a sound board.

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