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Phantom Deluxe in NJ

Started this discussion. Last reply by Scott Seickel Apr 19. 1 Reply

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Philly BOL Schematic

Started this discussion. Last reply by Robert Feenstra Mar 29. 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


Started this discussion. Last reply by mike hadley Mar 10. 17 Replies

Does anyone recognize this cabinet?  Is it a Scott cabinet?  I can't find it in the archives.…Continue

Masterpiece VI

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jon Ketron Feb 16. 10 Replies

The bass control on my MPVI is totally non-functional.  I can't even get resistance readings with contact directly to the resistance elements.  I can't determine if the 2 ganged controls are linear…Continue

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Robert Feenstra replied to Day Radebaugh's discussion Newbie with an 800B
"I think mine are painted on both my 800 and 16b."
Jul 6
Robert Feenstra replied to Kent King's discussion Revise Web Site - Member Input WANTED
"One of my favorite sites is the website, with the Philco Phorum being my main focus.  Perhaps it's just because I've been there the longest and am the most used to it."
Jul 3
Robert Feenstra replied to Kent King's discussion Allwave Type 150 amplifier
"I was going to send mine to Advanced Plating in Tennessee. I've heard good things.  I think all plating shops are expensive!"
May 20
Robert Feenstra replied to Kent King's discussion Allwave Type 150 amplifier
"Nice.  Who is your chrome shop?"
May 19
Robert Feenstra replied to Cam M's discussion New to all this! Looking for help/advice!
"Hmmm.  You picked one of the most complex radios made to start out on.  I think I would save it until you get a couple of simpler radios under your belt!  At the very least, the electrolytic capacitors should be changed out before you…"
Apr 25
Robert Feenstra replied to Cam M's discussion New to all this! Looking for help/advice!
"Welcome!  Do you have a photo?"
Apr 25
Scott Seickel replied to Robert Feenstra's discussion Phantom Deluxe in NJ
"That was mine.  It has been sold."
Apr 19
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Apr 16
mike hadley liked Robert Feenstra's discussion Philly BOL Schematic
Mar 29
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…"
Mar 29
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…"
Mar 29
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…"
Mar 29
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…"
Mar 28
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…"
Mar 28
Robert Feenstra replied to Robert Feenstra's discussion Philly BOL Schematic
"Thanks Mike."
Mar 28

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Philharmonic AM/FM

Posted on June 21, 2019 at 12:24am 47 Comments

Ever since I first heard of EH Scott radios and joined this forum, I've been looking for a Philharmonic to "fall into my lap". Well, when Ron R. sold me his Marine SLRM I saw his AM/FM Philharmonic sitting in the corner.  When he offered it for sale, I knew I would own it, I just didn't know how soon.  Now, a couple of months later, it's here in my possession.  Thank you Ron!

This will be a major project including some re-chroming.  I want to do the radio and Ron proud!  I…


Comment Wall (5 comments)

At 7:10am on January 7, 2018, Joseph W Strickland said…


You are doing a great job on your 16! I too am amazed at the reduction in size of modern electrolytics. Lately I have been working on some Fisher tuners from the early 1960s. I am able to find high voltage rated individual electrolytics that easily fit inside the typical size multi-section electrolytics used in those products. Mike Hadley has an excellent thread on making the dogbone resistors and also making replacement bezels. Of course if you can find someone who has already reproduced the one you need, go for it. It is encouraging to others to see how well many of these radios are being restored!

Keep us updated.


At 10:32pm on October 17, 2018, Todd Scrivens said…


Thank you for the warm welcome.  My apologies for the delay in my reply but i'm not only new here but relatively new to discussion groups, forums etc. You are absolutely correct when you said that a lot can be learned here.  Been here a short time and I've already learned a lot.


At 2:27pm on August 10, 2019, Thomas Day said…

Robert: As far as we know the Allen is in storage at the theatre. The speakers are still in the chambers, but not being used with the Kimball. It has its own set of 20 Klipsch and 4 other speakers  located in the chambers. 10 on House left, main side and 14 on house right, solo side. The amplifiers are in the console and all new 4 conductor cable was run to the chambers. 12 4 conductor Neutrik plugs and sockets connect everything.

At 2:36pm on August 29, 2019, Thomas Day said…

Robert: Have you gotten the chassis back yet? You mentioned a friend of yours that knows Dennis and I. Dennis is the 'house' organist for the Buster Keaton Society in Muskegon We meet the first weekend in October closest to Buster's birthday with conferences at the Museum and a silent at the Frauenthal theatre on Saturday night. Starts Friday and ends Sunday afternoon. The organ at the Frauenthal suffered water damage last year and is being rebuilt by Andy Struble with some additions from Hauptwerk and a Paramount sample set. It should be ready by the time of the convention.

  The Barton had been a composite of pipes and electronics for years, so this rebuild is replicating what was there with newer technology. Eight ranks of pipes in house left chamber and electronics in house right chamber, which is too small to house pipes. 


At 4:44pm on August 29, 2019, Robert Feenstra said…

No, not yet.  I expect another 3 weeks or so.  If it looks good, I'm ready to send them the tuner chassis and parts.  I'll wait with the coil covers.

Yes, I've met Andy.  Joel and I are quite familiar with the Frauenthal, and Joel is very familiar with the organ.  Don't have anything to do with the restoration, however.  I'm not sure what sample set Joel has for his Hauptwerk in his house.  He's using an old 3 manual Allen console.

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