Thread: Rca ctc-5?
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Old 05-13-2018, 12:18 PM
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Originally Posted by bgadow View Post
That's it, a 53. I've had a bunch of them & have one good example now that I really like. They are NOT the greatest thing RCA ever sold, that's for sure. They use a low focus voltage crt that gives a somewhat softer look. They are prone to bad caps & resistors, in my experience, probably because the chassis design tends to "bake" the components. The early XL-100 was a huge upgrade. But, as I said, I do like them even with the shortcomings.
It could easily be a 14" CTC51K as well. I have two of them. One works OK, but has that soft picture. The other one, some hack messed the up the IF board.
I also have a CTC53, which is the 18" LV focus model. Same soft picture.
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