Hi, I am considering selling a pair of 5B63 speakers. They look good but I have never heard them as the Philly I picked up has no power supply. I have read that the value is in the $400-$600 range.…Continue
"I also have a jumbo Tasman with the 30 tube pointer Philharmonic. I got it from Willie who acquired it from a Scott collector in Minnesota was what I was told. It plays and looks nice but has some veneer crazing on the front. I already had planned…"
Thanks for the encouragement however this project is not real high on my current list of things to do.Blasphemy! This is not a radio that I searched but rather it sort of searched me out as a rescue. Once caught up I may consider it…"
"As for expertise - folks here can help you resolve issues.
Your 1937 Philharmonic incorporates the ultimate prewar sophistication in radio design - arguable the best radio ever for combined audio quality and DX reception quality. Features include a…"
Thanks for all your comments and concerns.
You have made me reconsider my current position with this radio.Truth be told I have seen more Philly parts turn up lately although I don't really feel I have what…"
"If your only concern is the amp, we will find one. I have an extensive graveyard to work from, including at least two large Phantom amps which can be modified to be a Philharmonic amp if it came to that...but amps DO turn up. Please, try to keep…"
"May require patience for an amp.
It will have four 6L6's and two 5Z3's (a later 1941 example two 5U4's)
Note, early production amps used 83V rectifiers, instead of 5Z3's, which is also satisfactory.
But careful, the Phantom…"
Thanks for the comments . The biggest problem is the previous owner could not find the power supply and the only ones I have seen are junk or overpriced for me. I have been on the fence for a while trying to decide whether to part…"
"Yep - Including mine, only the 4 th large TASMAN I am aware of. A California collector has a nice one.
Was a less expensive cabinet but seldom seen, whereas the similarly priced Warrington is very common.
A very stately Walnut veneer console.
"I agree with Kent, the pieces all should stay together. Power supplies come up, so missing it is not a great big deal. As for the cabinet, even with it heavily delaminating, it probably can be saved. I can count on one hand…"
"I can tell from the speaker plug on the 15in speaker that you have the right cable...hopefully the silver crinkle finish tweeters (same finish as the large spkr) are what you have. The cracked dial glass isn't a huge issue, repros are…"
"Here's a couple of the tweeters 5B63. I do have a local person who is interested in the cabinet. The pics don't really depict how bad it is. I have it blocked up as it is missing a wheel I think on one side . Veneer is peeling etc however…"
"Thanks for the replies. I will check and see if I have some pictures. I know the cabinet is in the shed. The chassis and speakers are in different locations around the cellar/shop but I may have some pics. Currently I don't have the space…"
"If you have the 15" pedestal speaker, the tweeters plug into it- if they are the correct tweeters for the set. It could be all mis-matched, and that is not uncommon. Photos would help us tell you exactly what you…"