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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 November 12, 2019 at 11:15am

Kent, your info was correct!  I talked to my contact at Badger today and they did have a fire about 2 months ago and were forced to vacate the building.  They are looking for a new facility to get production going again.  They intend to continue to be in business.  In the mean time, they are going to take a pic of my parts and send it to me along with the final bill. I hope to get this wrapped up in the next couple of weeks!

Comment by Thomas Day on November 12, 2019 at 12:21pm

Great to know that everything should be OK.

Comment by Robert Feenstra on November 12, 2019 at 2:11pm

Fingers crossed!

Comment by Robert Feenstra on November 12, 2019 at 8:41pm

I got an email from Badger today with a pic of my parts.  They look great!  Can't wait to get them back.

Comment by Robert Feenstra on November 26, 2019 at 11:37pm

The chromed parts came a couple of days ago!  Thrilled to get them back.  All electro and tubular caps have been re-stuffed.  6 resistors in the 6L6 biasing network were changed.  all I need to do is add an AC cord and test the tubes.  Now for the tuner chassis.

Comment by David C. Poland on November 26, 2019 at 11:48pm

Looks really nice.  

So Badger Plating continues in business !!  (I have a Philly amp base to re-chrome soon)

Comment by Robert Feenstra on November 27, 2019 at 9:04am

I think that is their intent but they are not active presently.  The indication is that they are still looking for a new home.  I'll probably send my tuner chassis to TN.

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