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Old 12-12-2014, 07:04 PM
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Too cute to leave behind

This is more modern than I'm used to picking up but I couldn't just leave it at the flea market. GE am/fm with external tape and phono hookups. It's tube and it's heavy. The speakers are in the doors but there are no wires. Must use the hinges I guess. It powers on but doesn't produce much but static like most antique radios with shot caps.


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Old 12-12-2014, 08:06 PM
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This is more modern than I'm used to picking up but I couldn't just leave it at the flea market. GE am/fm with external tape and phono hookups. It's tube and it's heavy. The speakers are in the doors but there are no wires. Must use the hinges I guess. It powers on but doesn't produce much but static like most antique radios with shot caps.


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The speakers were powered through the hinges, but if you wanted to separate the speakers, they included set of patch cords with RCA type plugs that plugged into the speakers and jacks on the back of the radio.
A lot of times, the hinges would need contact cleaning, as the speakers would become intermittant. Most of the times, the speaker cables were missing, if the hinge connectors were always used.
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Old 12-12-2014, 10:06 PM
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I'll have to add that to list of those GE's that I lust after...There were radio-phono and radio-phono-monochrome TV versions too. I had a chance to buy one of the radio-phono units once, but I had limited cash, and wanted other stuff more...I hear the TV version had a blue face CRT.
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Old 12-12-2014, 10:14 PM
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Ah, that's what the rca jacks in the back are for. I found the jack in the speaker as well. I assumed the hinges were the contact. No other possibilities. It's in great shape except for a little water stain. Can't wait to crack it open. Got it for $10 out the door. Not bad.
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Old 12-12-2014, 10:28 PM
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Looks like I have some work to do. That filter cap looks like cheese.

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Old 12-12-2014, 10:31 PM
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Oops. Here's the pic.
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Old 12-13-2014, 08:02 AM
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You're right, that was too cute to leave behind. I had a tube AM-FM stereo record player in walnut, same speaker hookups, and years later, the white French Provincial Custom Decorator, with a Daylight Blue television, radio, and phono.
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Old 12-13-2014, 10:49 AM
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Oops. Here's the pic.
That's the super-deluxe model with the power transformer and the 6AQ5 outputs. Hard to tell from the first pictures.
I have the smaller table model with the swing out speakers. Series-string chassis with 50C5, or similar output stage. Still a neat little piece.
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I was surprised to see the speakers are two-ways. Hopefully the schematic is out there somewhere at least for the cap list.

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Almost looks like the ancestor of the boombox... Just needs a handle on top.
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Old 12-21-2014, 02:20 AM
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Ya'd have to be king kong to carry that TV combo around on your shoulder for any length of time though...
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I was surprised to see the speakers are two-ways. Hopefully the schematic is out there somewhere at least for the cap list.

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Put up the model # & I will see if I got a Sams.
Neat & rare set, $10 a bargain. Once and a while GE got it
right, I thinks this is one they did.

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Old 12-21-2014, 10:40 PM
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According to the back panel, it's a T2002A (maple). T2000A and T2001A are walnut and cherry respectively. A schematic would sure make ordering caps easier.
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Old 12-22-2014, 05:57 PM
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Sorry I dont have the Sams on this one.

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Well, this thread is now 3.5 years old. I finally pulled this radio off the shelf and started the restore. While waiting on capacitors to come in, I checked out the speakers and cleaned pots. One tweeter is open. Hunting for a new 1.5" tweeter. This one is rated as 1/4 watt. Don't think I'll find anything that low. Looking at one on partsexpress that's 15 watts. I can get under 10 if I look at a 6 ohm model. Anyway, anxious to see how things go this week. If anyone has a source for cheap, low watt tweeters, please let me know.
BTW, the yellow grill cloth is not original. The original is faded but not too bad looking.
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