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Phantom, not Deluxe

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tom Harris Jul 20, 2019. 23 Replies

I have ahd a nice Phantom for 8 years and finally decided to get into it. 46 caps later, it was working quite well on the bench.Assembled back in Acusticraft cabinet and BANG POP! Off!I thought the 8…Continue

scott 800B for sale

Started May 3, 2015 0 Replies

On antique radio forum. Santa rosa, CA and seems like a good price; Details are,…Continue

1937 Phantom

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lynn Hatfield Mar 5, 2013. 7 Replies

I have this Phantom, a.m. 1937 -38 era. I went through it somewhat and I notice the overall sensitivity is not very good. Compared on same antenna with a Midwest CC-18, same era, it is a dog. All IF…Continue

new member, new radio

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tom Harris Jan 8, 2013. 3 Replies

Hi all, I just got an AM Phantom Deluxe serial #UU-42. The schematics available differ from mine. The PS uses 5V4 and 6V6 tubes on mine and the main receiver does not use a VR tube.Is this an early…Continue

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Tom Harris replied to Harley's discussion Info on a Scott 16
"I am not sure if my post actually worked, but I got my Model16 up and running, just needs alignment.Serial # JJ-176, Acoustacraft also, same cabinet as my Phantom. Is the I F frequency 465kc? Thanks Next is the Allwave I have  with a great…"
Sep 5, 2019
Tom Harris replied to Harley's discussion Info on a Scott 16
"Hi all, this is Tom , northern California. I also have Scotts, a Phantom, a model 16, and an Allwave. The Phantom is all done and works well except a hum that I need to find. I just finished the Model16 and am ready to align it. Is it also 465kc for…"
Sep 5, 2019
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Aug 15, 2019
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Just acquired :

Boys and girls,I just got an Allwave 23 and a Model 16. More to be revealed, but the quick summary is both are in " good" original condition.The Allwave chrome is not great, the Model 16 chrome is pretty nice.Cabinets and grill cloth are original and appear to be restorable without refinishing.Pictures tomorrow.There may be more available as he sorts through the warehouse.We shall see.TomSee More
Aug 13, 2019
Tom Harris replied to Tom Harris's discussion Phantom, not Deluxe
"They were a casualty of whatever was shoring the RF stage on the variable cap. (fixed) So, today I went to an auction all primed for another Scott. A REALLY nice 16, I bid to $750, went for $770. A REALLY nice AllWave I bid to $1,500, went for…"
Jul 20, 2019
David C. Poland replied to Tom Harris's discussion Phantom, not Deluxe
"Those resistors may be casualties of leaking cap(s)."
Jul 20, 2019
Tom Harris replied to Tom Harris's discussion Phantom, not Deluxe
"Yes I did replace the caps in those cans. Not too difficult. The surprising thing was the resistors were all withing tolerance , except the two that overheated. That's pretty amazing. I'll get back to the tubes in future."
Jul 18, 2019
David C. Poland replied to Tom Harris's discussion Phantom, not Deluxe
"Suggest you at least try metal 6J5s to see if the hum reduces. Also, regarding caps replaced, did you dismount these two assemblies inside to replace caps inside: - the RF diode (back apron) ?  and - the IF diode (between the socket for the 3rd…"
Jul 17, 2019
Tom Harris replied to Tom Harris's discussion Phantom, not Deluxe
"They sure have. I may actually have some if I look through ALL my tubes. That will take a while. Good winter project to play musical tubes to find the least hum combination. It is so pronounced I am leaning towards a cathode/heater issue as…"
Jul 17, 2019
Scott Seickel replied to Tom Harris's discussion Phantom, not Deluxe
"6J5's normally have pin 1 connected to the metal shell.  You would certainly have to make sure that pin 1 is not used as a tie point other than ground.  The audio people have driven up the prices of good 6J5G's."
Jul 17, 2019
Tom Harris replied to Tom Harris's discussion Phantom, not Deluxe
"Good call. I'll try that next time I play with it. Now have a couple tube Hi FI amps to do for someone. I am out of 6J5 G tubes and they are pricey. Have 6J5 metals but not going to use those, not sure if the case goes to a pin and if said pin…"
Jul 16, 2019
David C. Poland replied to Tom Harris's discussion Phantom, not Deluxe
"The first AF (1st audio audio) tube can be a hum source - as per the Owners Manual. Swap other 6J5's into the 1st AF tube socket. So start there. Scott evidently was using Sylvania "G" tubes starting late 1930's. But try any…"
Jul 16, 2019
Tom Harris replied to Tom Harris's discussion Phantom, not Deluxe
"Well, all back together and performs well just way to much hum. That';s for another day. Here it is next to my ol' favorite Midwest. That's a great performer. Hope these pix aren't as large as they look here!"
Jul 16, 2019
Robert Feenstra replied to Tom Harris's discussion Phantom, not Deluxe
"I have the same issue with my 16.  So far, no luck finding the spiral wound tubes.  Different tubes produce different amounts of hum - at least that's what I've found."
Jul 16, 2019
Tom Harris replied to Tom Harris's discussion Phantom, not Deluxe
"Thanks. I''l look for Sylvania, "green leaf" Triodes for this baby. Tom"
Jul 16, 2019
Scott Seickel replied to Tom Harris's discussion Phantom, not Deluxe
"During this era Scott was using Sylvania.  A green leaf was the logo on the tube. "
Jul 16, 2019

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Just acquired :

Posted on August 13, 2019 at 11:15pm 0 Comments

Boys and girls,

I just got an Allwave 23 and a Model 16. More to be revealed, but the quick summary is both are in " good" original condition.

The Allwave chrome is not great, the Model 16 chrome is pretty nice.

Cabinets and grill cloth are original and appear to be restorable without refinishing.

Pictures tomorrow.

There may be more available as he sorts through…

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