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The Fine Things are Always Hand Made

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 heard Dave's (in Northern Michigan) Philharmonic (and a lot of other radios!) and decided I needed to get right on it.  So, the work has begun.  I decided to start with the amp/power supply as that is the easiest.  Because of all the small parts around the transformers, it's also the most expensive to re-chrome (driver transformer cover, IF shields and tube shields will not be re-chromed as they can easily be destroyed, though I may give Dave's re-chroming shop in Milwaukee a try.)

This Philharmonic did not have tweeters.  I would like to add them if i can find a set.

Also, since the FM is useless without a converter to the current FM frequencies, I'll be looking for a converter.  i saw the schematic in the archives.  Maybe i'll have to build one.

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Comment by Robert Feenstra on February 21, 2021 at 5:24pm

Now I need to find some tweeters for this thing.  The BOL sitting next to it definitely provides a more balanced high frequency response.

Comment by David C. Poland on February 21, 2021 at 4:26pm

Robert, email me regarding a wood walnut "S" knob pinch style you seek.

Comment by Robert Feenstra on February 21, 2021 at 3:18pm

Still waiting for some new tubes for the FM but couldn't resist installing it in its rightful place. Sounds even better with the speaker in the cabinet. For the moment, I have the two Philharmonics side by side in the shop. The right one is the Beam of Light Philly I purchased at the Stanton auction last March, the left one is the AM/FM I purchased from Ron. The AM/FM is on the FM band with the converter setting on top allowing me to tune the FM band.  I need one "pinch" type Scott wooden knob for the AM/FM. I hear they are not easy to come by. I may have to steal one from my Scott 16.

I took one picture with the lights dimmed a bit to show off the dials.

Comment by Robert Feenstra on February 20, 2021 at 4:50pm

Karl, I don't have the equipment to do a scan.  But, if Scott can do that, great.  Otherwise, if I take my BOL apart, I could trace out a template.

Comment by Karl Sherwin on February 20, 2021 at 4:31pm

Scott or Robert, if either of you could provide a scan or template for me that would be most appreciated. Karl

Comment by Robert Feenstra on February 20, 2021 at 4:07pm

Thanks Scott.  If no one has a spare that they are willing to part with (and a bottom cover), the scan would be appreciated.  Tt would make matching up the holes a lot easier.  The alternative is to take my BOL apart and use that as the template.  I can probably do that as easily as you can scan the parts!

Comment by Robert Feenstra on February 20, 2021 at 3:57pm

That shield, or the absence of it, would affect the alignment of the police band since the coils are just below it.  If the police band is tuned without the shield in place and then the bottom cover is installed, it could affect the alignment slightly.  I my case, I don't have the bottom cover either so no change when the radio is sitting on wood!  I would like to obtain the correct pieces.  However, If I have to, I'll make them.

Comment by Scott Seickel on February 20, 2021 at 3:48pm

Robert,

It is the same cover used on all Philharmonics, so no worry about what set it came from.  If you can't find one, I can scan one for reproduction.

This is what it looks like Karl:

Comment by David C. Poland on February 20, 2021 at 3:09pm

The bottom cover shielding the various coils on the right side of the Philly receiver.

Not holes to access some of the padders and trimmers. 

Remove this plate to get a couple of the caps for replacement.

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Comment by Karl Sherwin on February 20, 2021 at 12:58pm

Thanks Robert, well then count me in as needing one also!

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