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Wed Feb 17, 2010 10:29 am
Bigdog wrote:Jason - you are probably on the right track by suspecting the filter condensors. Is this an olde tube type system or one of the early solid state units?
The filter condensors are not terribly hard to replace if you are handy with a solder gun and if you can still find the parts.
Wed Feb 17, 2010 10:40 am
John *.?-!.* cub owner wrote:Bring it to the tug, you would be amazed at the talents that show up there. put the brand and model number (should be a tag on the back) in a Google search, and you will probably be able to find a diagram on line. Of that vintage the filter capacitor is probably a metal can mounted on the metal chassis. Looking underneath it will have 3 tams going though slots and twisted with one soldered to the chassis, and in the hole in the chassis you will probably see 3 or 4 wires soldered to it going to 2 or 3 different terminals. that is the filter capacitor, and probably one section is bad. values will be marked on the metal can. If you do not see that type can, the filter caps will be individual units wired to terminal strips under the chassis, and having a wire on each end. Markings on either one will be on the order of 250uf 50V. sorry, but I could not find a symbol for mu. You are bringing back memories of a former life that I would rather forget (working in a tv shop).
Fri Feb 19, 2010 8:01 am
Fri Feb 19, 2010 9:32 am
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They do accept items shipped in.
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Hope you get your Magnavox up and running !
Fri Feb 19, 2010 10:41 am
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Fri Feb 19, 2010 3:49 pm
dakcub wrote:Very interesting read....I never even thought about the sound with tubes and this is the first I have heard anyone even mention it....looks like my 53 Seeburg model G high fedelity with seperate woofer and tweeter control will rock when she comes back to life.
Robert (too many projects) Miller
Fri Feb 19, 2010 9:50 pm
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Wed Mar 03, 2010 12:52 pm
Ronny Bailey wrote:I remember all the complaints in the stereo magazines when CDs first came out. They said the sound quality was really harsh. Using a tube amplifier was supposed to improve it a lot.
Someone gave me a broken 1955 Zenith console TV when I was going to electronics school in the mid 80s. When got it working, it had the best sound quality I've ever heard on a TV. It had one 10" speaker, and you could hear it clearly all over the house. A very rich and smooth sound.
A genuine 'hi-fi' stereo from that era must have been awesome...
Thu May 06, 2010 8:43 am