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PostPosted: Thu May 11, 2017 7:16 am 
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I couldn't resist this, working or not. As it turns out it needs help but look at it, it's too cool! I could just put the wires inside and look at it but how hard could it be to rebuild the amp? It does play but hums.


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PostPosted: Thu May 11, 2017 8:10 am 
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Hi,

What a cutie!! Put it beside a vintage SeaBreeze portable record player and you can imagine it is 1955.
It's an easy fixer upper. Any tech can do it. Just a lovely find.

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PostPosted: Thu May 11, 2017 9:19 am 
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Well I thought it must be a repop at first glance, like for an MP3 or whatever but it's tube! So, you're thinking this is a 50's piece? I mean it looks like it just came out of a box! I guess it's an add-on to something with a built-in speaker or that there was two of them for stereo but anyway, it's got everything going for it, thanks.


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PostPosted: Thu May 11, 2017 10:28 am 
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Beautiful!
When I was little, my folks sprung for a hifi record player. It had a second speaker on a long cord that jacked into a socket on the front. To be used when playing one of the new stereo records. Circa 1963 or so....

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PostPosted: Thu May 11, 2017 1:15 pm 
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Neat.
Just beware it does not have a power transformer.Could have line voltage on chassis!

Gary


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PostPosted: Thu May 11, 2017 2:06 pm 
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The hum is likely dried out caps, shouldn't be too hard to get it fixed. Cute little desktop amp otherwise!


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PostPosted: Thu May 11, 2017 2:09 pm 
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I was researching the hum and got that 60hz is tubes and 120hz is caps; easiest thing to do would be test the tubes anyway, yes? If I did anything I'd probably replace all the components. No, must-resist......nooooo!


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PostPosted: Thu May 11, 2017 3:54 pm 
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That's friggin' awesome.

Fix it up. It's in amazing cosmetic shape ... like above poster ... it looks new! What a sweet retro piece.


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PostPosted: Mon May 15, 2017 8:41 am 
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Here's the guts-Maybe it's far more likely that the old caps are shot than the tubes but I'm checking the tubes today anyway. I don't much like the looks of the transformer either but I'm not replacing anything that doesn't need replacing.


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PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2017 8:28 pm 
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Well the problem is solved, I tucked the wires inside and closed it up, ready for repairs if I should ever need a 50 year old mono tube-powered extension speaker~


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PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2017 9:33 pm 
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The original bluetooth speaker ;)

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