The Fine Things are Always Hand Made
Started this discussion. Last reply by Tom Jardine Feb 18, 2017. 7 Replies 0 Likes
The scratch suppressor works well when listening to broadcast audio, but does not respond to phono audio. I found an undocumented switch that is part of the radio/phono wafer switch on the "Fidelity"…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Tom Jardine Feb 9, 2017. 4 Replies 0 Likes
During the restoration process of my AM-FM I noticed, rather late, a 500 ohm power resistor on the -27 v tap of the bias resistor strip to ground. The -27 tap has been measuring -26.6 volts and I…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Tom Jardine Apr 9, 2013. 3 Replies 0 Likes
Admittedly, I have not replaced any components on the tuner chassis yet. AM is strong and audio is good. I have replaced electrolytics and other leaky caps & OOT resistors on the amp chassis. The…Continue
Posted on March 7, 2017 at 11:24am 0 Comments 0 Likes
Here's a YouTube link to the PBS American Experience special "Empire of the Air", much taken from the Tom Lewis book. If you like old radio, you'll love this. https://youtu.be/-YEFlHGQLEE
Posted on December 27, 2016 at 4:00pm 1 Comment 1 Like
Jan 1977 AUDIO magazine "Nothing New Under the AM Sun" ANOTHER interesting article from AUDIO magazine, January 1977, continues the discussion on high quality AM radio receivers.
Posted on December 21, 2016 at 4:16pm 3 Comments 0 Likes
Sounds good, Steve. I'm retired, 68 and have to start thinking about downsizing. I collect 78 RPM records and all that goes with that as well. I don't want my poor wife stuck with all this down the road.
Steve, I recently replaced almost all capacitors, OOT resistors, the two power supply selenium rectifiers. The RF has been very carefully aligned and the auto-tune works well. Frankly I'm not anxious to sell it at this point, but if I got a good offer I would consider it. I enjoy listening to it - it has great short wave and the FM is amazingly sensitive for it's age.
Steve, I only want to sell both chassis' with the speaker together. That's how the unit came from RCA. I'm sure it would have greater interest to a buyer complete. The existing RCA speaker is a 16 ohm, 15 inch coaxial. The tweeter is inside the woofer voice coil. I'm not in a position right now to come up with a fair price. The amplifier chassis alone are selling well into four figures on Ebay.
Thanks for the quick response, I don't have anything to trade at this point so buying the unit for cash would be the only option. Great memories owning the unit, I remember when I first plugged the unit in and a tube lite up purple i got scared until I learned VR-150 voltage regualtors do that. I was facisnated by the Collins autotune unit, took mine apart to figure out how it worked. Let me know what you might consider selling the two chassis for. I don't really need the speaker and turntable, will the audio output interface with a standard speaker ?
Steve, I have been thinking about selling the Berkhire chassis', speaker with or without the Garrard changer. The speaker is original (LS-1)with two chassis'. I removed everything from an original blond breakfront cabinet in the late 70's that had the projection TV. I later regretted not taking the cabinet/TV but at the time it was more than I could house. Have you got anything to trade? I'm 68 and thinking about downsizing. I have lots of large pieces that I enjoy tinkering with- Philharmonic, 800B, Capehart, Stromberg-Carlsons, etc, etc. I'm in SE PA. Tom
I noticed you had a RCA Birkshire chassis. I owned the same two chassis many years ago
when I was only 13 years old. Do you have any interest in selling them let me know., either way love to discuss the unit with you. I just signed up I'm a new member. Steve.
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