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Phantom Power Supplies

I discovered something today that I had never noticed before. Background - I am working on an FM Phantom which has the later Jones plug connector. I just made a crossover cable with a female Jones plug to a standard Scott round plug to test the tuner with a "standard" amp. I was double checking my new connector and saw the 6.3v filament line on the amp I was working with (my working  set in the Stratford cabinet), had the CT grounded. The Jones plug amp with the FM Phantom was grounded on…


Added by Kent King on November 20, 2021 at 9:24pm — 1 Comment

4-unit sound systems

When the FM models were introduced in 1940, Scott also began offering a "4 unit" sound system. We've seen tweeter sets with the AW23 and the early Philharmonic sets (both use a Y-cable from the pedestal speaker to two tweeters). The 4-unit systems included a crossover box where you connected the bass speaker and two tweeters, and it also had a jack for an extension speaker. The crossover and 3 speakers constituted the 4-unit system, which sold for $29.50. Later units had a smaller crossover,…


Added by Kent King on November 12, 2021 at 2:23pm — 4 Comments

Reproduction Scott knobs

One of the most requested items are Scott wood knobs. Forum member Ben E. has created actual wood reproduction "S" knobs for the late 30s sets. These are universal to everything from the Philharmonic to the Laureate (1937 to 1942). Please check them out at:

I still have a limited number of the repro wave change knobs for…


Added by Kent King on September 26, 2021 at 10:16am — No Comments

23 tube Scott at auction

Passing on information that a nice 23 tube Scott with separate amp and power supply will be available at auction on September 25th, via Sargent Auction Service.  The dual tweeters and 12" speaker will be sold as separate items.  The Scott chassis has a stair case panel similar to what I have seen on Napier sets.  There is also a very nice original condition Zenith 1000Z Stratosphere.  Worth the look. …


Added by Jim Sargent on September 18, 2021 at 9:56am — No Comments

Color Dial Window, Allwave 23

Hi all, I'm new here, but an EH Scott admirer since I first learned of them, about 32 years ago. I finally acquired my first, and likely my only Scott radio, an Allwave 23, in a Warrington Cabinet. It's missing the color dial "window" only. I have the escutcheon, but would like to find a color window. Have any reproduction windows been made, or does any member have an extra one? Thanks in advance, I'd appreciate any help! Dave Pike

Added by Dave Pike on July 11, 2021 at 8:36pm — 11 Comments

Surprising volume change when changing SELECTIVITY on Phantom FM

Thanks to Jim Sargent (of Jim Sargent Auctions), I acquired my first Scott, a Phantom Deluxe FM (model BFM, sn ZZ455) receiver and power supply which became available in Lubbock TX where I live. 

After making initial repairs so I could make "as found" measurements - I discovered obvious volume changes when I change SELECTIVITY.  Tuned to noise between stations, using SHARP as my 0db volume reference at the output transformer, the noise is +17db louder when switched to MEDIUM,…


Added by Eddie Watts on May 6, 2021 at 8:02pm — 1 Comment

Wanted to buy wooden flatted Phantom knob

Hello All,

Looking to buy a single wood flatted knob for a Scott Phantom.



Added by John Chidgey on April 25, 2021 at 8:34pm — No Comments

AW23 Tasman


Trying to find grill cloth not having a lot of luck. I see Radiodaze has a diamond pattern one but doesnt look right.

Anyone seen any current source?

Added by John Perry on April 20, 2021 at 3:04pm — 9 Comments

WTB Scott Phantom cabinet


Looking to buy a Scott Phantom cabinet. 



Added by John Chidgey on April 19, 2021 at 7:20pm — No Comments

Hello From a new Friend, 800B's Here

Just a quick hello since I got my account active.  Very neat forum.  I have lurked and read a lot here in the past now time to add a bit of info.

I just picked up my second 800, a 800-B6, very interesting back story.

More info and photos as soon as I can.

Thanks all,


Cossor 3468

GE 417A

Maj 92

Phil. 118H

Radiola 17/100

Scott 800-B



Added by Mike Baldwin on March 29, 2021 at 1:47pm — 6 Comments

The FM Phantom that wasn't

So this interesting chassis landed here this weekend, thanks to fellow member Dave Poland. He brought me a Phantom Deluxe, but I quickly realized, it was originally supposed to be an FM Phantom. In the first two pictures, note the plugged tube holes and the plugs and extra holes on the side of the chassis.…


Added by Kent King on March 14, 2021 at 10:40pm — 3 Comments

AW23 Tuner rebuild.

Greetings Working on the AW23 tuner rebuild.

I replaced the grid cap wire on the ifs. Can I leave it a few inches longer and tuck it back in the can (Im using test probe wire its super flexible) or should they be as short as possible.

Also the condenser trimmers on the ifs have a lot of powdery oxidation.  Any suggestions on cleaning? was thinking of alcohol and a flux brush. Or should I just leave it alone? 



Added by John Perry on March 14, 2021 at 10:19pm — 2 Comments

Phantom or Masterpiece set of Brass backplates wanted

I'm working on finishing a Masterpiece radio project and I'm trying to round up some missing parts. I'm looking for a set of brass backplates that go behind the knobs for a Phantom or a Masterpiece. Does anyone here have a set of these they are willing to sell?



Added by David Wilson on March 13, 2021 at 12:19pm — 2 Comments

My 800B tuner chassis arrived...

Today the 800B tuner chassis I bought off eBay for $75 arrived. It seems to have traveled none the worse for wear. I was rather surprised to find that just this tuner weighs as much as my whole SLRM, or seems to just picking it up. I haven't actually weighed it. Now that it has arrived, here are some pictures of it...…


Added by Michael Lawton on March 3, 2021 at 10:47pm — 4 Comments

AW23 Tuner rebuild.

Hello all

I am picking back up on on a project from a while back

I have a Tasman fully populated with tweeters S#N535

An extra tuner,PS and speaker S#Q458

I am rebuilding tuner Q458 first.

Pulled the antenna coil to replace the rotor area wiring.

The inner coil with the 2 fine wires fell out of the tube. It tugged on them a bit but they didnt break.

I put a small piece of painters tape on the sides of the wooden plug and shoved in back in the large coil… Continue

Added by John Perry on February 8, 2021 at 6:49pm — 9 Comments

New Chrome...

I have these 4 rechromed chassis back together.  The second one from the right is completely done and working.  The one with the 4 original wet electrolytics (right most one) has had new Nichicon's installed inside them and just needs the wiring completed.  The one on the far left had mice go to town on all the wiring in combination with a butcher human working in there, so it will be all rewired from scratch.  The AW23 amp (second from left) required I put 2 amps together to make one nice…


Added by Scott Seickel on December 29, 2020 at 7:30pm — 4 Comments

Eschuteon need

Does anyone know where I can find or who might have an eschuteon and retaining clip for a Philharmonic - early version.  I have the original glass and front faceplate.  Thanks in advance for any help!   



Added by Scott Dickson on December 11, 2020 at 8:34pm — 4 Comments

Coil Winding?

Hello All...Anyone out there offer coil winding services or know of someone?

Thank you,

Jeff Buda

Beverly, Mass

Added by Jeff Buda on December 10, 2020 at 9:16am — 1 Comment

Scott knobs?

I only have one EH Scott radio that was put together from several Phantom Deluxe radios I acquired.  That said, these radios came with some other parts that I have sold or are selling.  One of the things that came with these radios is a set of knobs.  I have no clue if these are EH Scott knobs, if it is a complete set, what model they were for, etc.  Can someone confirm if these are, or are not Scott knobs?  Thanks much!…


Added by Forrest Wagner on December 3, 2020 at 9:02am — 2 Comments

800B Receiver and 16A Metropolitan Receiver - What to do?

I have come to own two E H Scott receivers, and I'm deciding what to do with them.

If there is interest, I am willing to part these out, so that owners of better examples can keep theirs running.

These were Brad Kelly's, you can still find his blog post to see pics. I do not have the 800B amp/IF section.

If you have an interest, please contact me and I will see what I can do to help you out.

Added by Bill on November 29, 2020 at 11:30am — 8 Comments

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