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Old 05-15-2018, 03:12 PM
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Admiral 25" SS

Rare Admiral 25" Solid state. These had a great chassis.
Price is insane. I would love to find one around here.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/ADMIRAL-25-...wAAOSwT2daMx-n

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Old 05-15-2018, 09:41 PM
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Rare to begin with, and then with that unusual cabinet (but a little beat up). These sets really disappeared.
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Old 05-16-2018, 08:41 AM
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little on the pricey side.i remember those sets.always went through horizontal boards.some had a really good crt and some had a low focus unit.the luck of the draw,i guess.when they were good,they were GOOD!
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Old 05-16-2018, 01:34 PM
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Was that the M55 chassis? if so the very last of the Rockwell International Admirals, before AOC.

I had the opportunity to work on a few at a Zenith/Admiral dealer long ago, when there were a few still around. I recall lots of contact cleaner on connectors and re-soldering cold joints, not many parts involved, just routine issues. Looked OK but not like a Zenith of that vintage.
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Old 05-16-2018, 03:57 PM
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Was that the M55 chassis? if so the very last of the Rockwell International Admirals, before AOC.

I had the opportunity to work on a few at a Zenith/Admiral dealer long ago, when there were a few still around. I recall lots of contact cleaner on connectors and re-soldering cold joints, not many parts involved, just routine issues. Looked OK but not like a Zenith of that vintage.
OK time for reminiscing......
I also worked at an Admiral / Zenith shop. I hated Admiral tube sets.
Hated selling them when I had Zeniths. The boss told me "if I dont sell
them or another cheap set they will just go down the street".
Enter Admiral solid states.
The M10 IIRC was the 13-17-19". Used the RCA in-line bonded jug.
They were dogs. Always burning up vert boards & outputs,
pass transistors & CRT sockets. Also had a strange pastel tone to the color.

25" used a series of chassii M20,M30, M40 etc.IIRC.
They were great sets. Only remember cold joints on the module connectors,
IF transistors & filter cans. Other than that they needed a better jug. Put
a few Zenith CC jugs in them & they looked much better.

The M55 was probably the last Admiral / Admiral. Totally different chassis.
100% modular with card style boards & a mother board. Very rare. Came
in 19 & 25" delta gun CRT. I only seen one or two. Quite well built.

After Admiral shut down ( NOT ) AOC continued. Single board chassis
still Admiral in looks, plastics & part number scheme. Only weak point
was FBT's In a few yrs they broke the $200 19" barrier.

I still wonder why even with AOC still operating they didnt sell them
factory direct to dealers as Admirals. They would of sold a crap load.
Admiral still had a big following...

BTW when the B&W's went SS they were also a very good set instead of
a crappy GE clone.


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Old 05-16-2018, 08:56 PM
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little on the pricey side.i remember those sets.always went through horizontal boards.some had a really good crt and some had a low focus unit.the luck of the draw,i guess.when they were good,they were GOOD!
You are correct as far as the opening bid goes. That bid looks close to what the set may have sold for when it was new in the mid-1970s; however, I don't think it is worth anywhere near that much today, 42 years later. The seller says it works but is missing a knob; this could mean the set will make a raster on the CRT screen and white noise in the speaker, but it doesn't say a darn thing about whether the TV actually works. (I hope he realizes the set will not work if he simply connects an antenna to the VHF tuner terminals on the back.) I don't think the seller even knows that; if he did know, he likely would have mentioned in the description that the set works with a DTV converter box or cable.

I don't know, either, what makes the seller think the set is worth anywhere near what he is asking for. This is probably, even likely, a case of someone trying to get as much money as possible from the sale, ethics be darned. I see this quite a bit on eBay; it probably happens on Craigslist as well. I can see putting a sky-high opening bid on a late-1940s TV with channel 1, or a 1920s-'30s radio, but a 42-year-old color TV? No. I would knock at least one zero off that opening bid, for that may well be all the set is worth.
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Old 05-17-2018, 10:00 AM
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another antique roadshow watcher.these programs put a false value on everything.at best,this is a 50.00 set max.any parts needed would be a nightmare to find.i ve owned several of these sets and they were ok,depending on the crt.i once installed a sylvania 25vdmp22 in one.crt was strong but it just didnt look right.very strange issues.replaced it with a zenith jug and it really looked good.my sister sold me the set for 10.00.no hv and weak crt.i took it apart in her front yard and loaded in my trunk.remember the ford granada?reassembled it at home,replacing horizontal module and tripler.got a so-so picture because crt was tired.then came the swaps.zenith looked really fine and one of my buddys stopped by to watch football.he ended up buying the set.my sister had a fit!she said she thought i bought it because i needed a tv.i had approx 30 at my disposal.admirals were hit and miss.the tube sets were average and they never produced a really good picture.rca or sylvania blew them away.when mr dixon had an admiral on the sales floor he was careful not to put it close to a zenith,rca or sylvania.
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Old 05-17-2018, 11:08 AM
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Looking at the sellers feedback it appears that he/she usually accepts a lower offer on items sold, so offer what you think is fair and see what happens

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