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#109485 11/07/06 10:45 PM
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That brings back a distant memory! My grandparents had an old Fisher turntable/stereo deal that opened up from the top (like a coffin) and there was a metal plate around the radio face and knobs.. I remember getting small tingles from that before! [Linked Image] It was all tubes in the back (the back cover was missing long before I entered the world.) Over time it was relocated to the garage.. Man that thing used to crank out! [Linked Image]

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#109486 11/08/06 02:10 AM
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I love tube amps. We use many tube-based preamplifier circuits for high end live sound reinforcement jobs, because theres nothing better. I hope someone still has that unit.

#109487 11/08/06 04:33 PM
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TVs got polarised in 1978 or so.

I remeber feeling something on the metal face of some tube, and other equipment.

#109488 11/09/06 06:09 AM
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When they started polarizing did they polarize all plugs? Or just some?

Folks once had a '77 Sears TV set that was polarized.

I've got a '71 Kenwood stereo that is not.

You think if I polarized dad's stereo no more shocks would happen?

#109489 11/24/06 11:41 AM
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Speaking of old stereo's, check out what I discovered at my father in laws house!

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Nope, the cord isn't polarized... But it vibrates the house quite nicely when Rob Zombie is on [Linked Image] [Linked Image] I'll try to get back and shoot some pics with the back cover off

(edited to put images on ECN server after resizing them) [Linked Image]

[This message has been edited by electure (edited 11-26-2006).]

#109490 11/24/06 12:33 PM
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Could we get a pic which shows all of the turntable as well please? I can't quite make out what brand that is.

This looks like the typical radio/tape/record combo unit of the late 1960s to early/mid 1970s era, especially given the "4D" setup which was in vogue at that time.

#109491 11/24/06 01:34 PM
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Those things used to be called "music trunks" in German. They went out of favor in the early 1960s here though. The fanciest ones featured an FM/AM radio, a 4-speed turntable and a multispeed reel-to-reel tape recorder.
My mom made her first recordings in 1967 from her parent's music trunk (only radio and turntable) to reel tape using a microphone because the trunk didn't have any kind of connectors, except MAYBE a speaker plug.

European DC radios were always live chassis, as well as the universal DC/AC types. No polarized plugs in Austria and Germany as well as most other regions back then.
I suppose my 1950s TV set is NOT live chassis, otherwise I guess I would already have gotten shocked from the missing knobs.

#109492 11/24/06 01:52 PM
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Here you go Paul [Linked Image]

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When I was taking these pics I told my father in law about ECN and that I knew a few of the guys here would enjoy seeing this stereo... He countered "First $500 takes it" LOL!!

(edited to take off of darn photobucket and put on ECN server, after resizing. For the millionth time, Please send them in instead !!) [Linked Image]

[This message has been edited by electure (edited 11-26-2006).]

#109493 11/24/06 02:00 PM
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It will cost $500 just to ship it, these things weigh a ton.

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#109494 11/25/06 05:59 AM
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Whew, 3 speeds and a record changer too! That's a fancy model!

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