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Old 01-11-2012, 10:06 AM
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You guys are inspiring me, and causing me to start getting packed in!

I just brought home a six foot long Zenith/Voice of Music console stereo. Somewhere along the line, it's been modified with very heavy duty adjustable crossovers. Price was $25 in a beautiful Danish Modern cabinet with not a scratch on it.

Seller said that it didn't work, and the reason why was stupid.....somewhere along the line, someone disconnected all of the speakers. I assume that there must have been, making this 2 for 2, some external speaker hookup.

I removed the huge back to expect to find a small Voice of Music 6BQ5 amp similar to what's in the RCA I just got. Nope. Push pull stereo 6L6's, on an amp that's got to have a footprint of about a foot square. This is serious audio. And what amazing sound!

I'll post pics tomorrow
wow 6l6 upgrade amp?! that thing is probubly a monster!
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Old 01-11-2012, 03:25 PM
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My Early American Astro has a good sound, unfortunately it needs a cartridge and the tape input/output needs work. I can play CDs through it with a transmitter in the meantime. I have a French Provincial in the same spot right now, with the last model of the sharp pot metal arms and charcoal grey paint. The player on that was fantastic, just three months into ownership, it needs cleaning and lubing. First real Micromatic failure I've ever had.
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Old 01-13-2012, 12:02 PM
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1956 Fisher Custom Futura






1963 Fisher Custom Electra




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Old 01-13-2012, 12:09 PM
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Old 01-13-2012, 12:13 PM
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Let me admit before I begin....I don't have any actual consoles.

What I do have, however, are pulled amps from Motorola consoles. A pair of hs-619 amps to be exact. Bought them from an AK member. Completely rebuilt and refurbished. They're my first tube amps and....wow. I used to think consoles had crappy sound systems in them, the Moto amps have REALLY changed my opinion of them. Excellent, solid amp design. A real joy to listen to.

I can't embed the pictures as I don't remember the filenames, however, they're in a folder on my www...

http://dewdu.de/moto-amps
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Old 01-13-2012, 01:27 PM
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Wow, Relaximus, what beautiful (and many!) consoles. Looks like a showroom, and they're all in top notch looking shape. Thanks for the pix.
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Old 01-13-2012, 01:41 PM
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Thank you for the kind word Reece. I've been quite fortunate to have obtained some true survivors. Most of these have come from the home of their original owner. All but the '63 Motorola have been recapped and get regular use. As much as I enjoy listening to my various stereo systems, there is something I find very comforting in the sound of an old console. It tends to transport me back to my childhood.

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Old 01-13-2012, 01:44 PM
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... I used to think consoles had crappy sound systems in them, the Moto amps have REALLY changed my opinion of them. Excellent, solid amp design. A real joy to listen to.
I must agree. Although I enjoy listening to all of my consoles, the Moto's have the best sound of them all. Especially my big '61.

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Old 01-13-2012, 02:38 PM
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Almost forgot to post the latest edition. This one needs a bit of love. And yes, at > 68" long it's a beast!

1967 Zenith YT960










At some point, it will hopefully look similar to this:


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Old 01-13-2012, 10:53 PM
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that pop up reel to reel is awesome - never seen anything like it
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Old 01-14-2012, 12:26 AM
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Hey Dave; What Changer is on the 56 Futura. The Cabinet looks a lot like my 51 Coronet.

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Old 01-14-2012, 07:12 AM
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Hey Dave; What Changer is on the 56 Futura. The Cabinet looks a lot like my 51 Coronet.
Larry:

My research says that it's a Webcor Magic Mind TT equipped with a GE VRII cartridge. I still need to find the little red knob for the stylus selector.

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Old 01-16-2012, 10:13 PM
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Almost forgot to post the latest edition. This one needs a bit of love. And yes, at > 68" long it's a beast!

1967 Zenith YT960










At some point, it will hopefully look similar to this:


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i actually had a shot at scooping one of these not long ago. but the flipper that had it wante too much for it and i didnt have the room
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