Scott 310E help

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  1. kvflyer

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    I know this link has been posted before but here it is again. You can "drill down" and see a lot of information about the different models of vacuum tube era HH Scott equipment.

    http://hhscott.com/photo.htm
     
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  2. twiiii

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    The Scott 310E was the only Scott piece I ever owned or used that I really respected. New out of the Box it was a fantastic unit. A little mantance once a year and they were like new. We had two at the radio station to monitor our broadcasts. I chose a Mac MR 71 to match my C-22 and MI-3. It performed very well, but the sound was a little heavier than the Scott, which had a little drier sound I thought. Anyway, hope you get it working. It really going to need a thorough tune up. Good luck with that.
     
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    Great information and perfect for finding the amplifier to match :)
     
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    Thank you!
    I need to get it in for an alignment and I'm looking forward to using it as I listen to FM most every night. Hopefully the alignment will get rid of the slight whistle it has between stations on the lower end of the dial. It does seem to be picking up an unusual amount of stations as it is but I've only listened to it through headphones so I'm not sure how good it sounds.
     
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    19 kc pilot tone perhaps?id love to have a 310e.i love my tuners and own several scott tuners and sherwoods
     
  6. vendo81

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    That very well could be the 19kc pilot tone. I really love tuners as well and I love the round dial of the Scott's. The Sherwood tuners are real sleepers. I've owned a Sherwood S-2200 (AM and FM) since I was 15 years old and it's one of my favorite tuners. I don't find the 310e to be the most attractive of the Scott tuner line but with a matching amplifier it will be a unique pair. Plus it seems to be exceptionally sensitive. It is a little noisy though with the relays clicking.
     
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    I have a 310E somewhere. I had to drive to Eastern New Jersey from Baltimore to get it because there was no shipping (and maybe why the cost was reasonable). My tuner has some cosmetic issues and I have not tried to work on it. (too much "stuff" in queue). But, it doesn't get much better than the 310E. For sure, worth keeping...
     
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    Well I did all I can on the 310E before it goes to my friend for work and alignment. The relays started working, guess they were intermittent from non use for some time. My friend said not to clean the relay contacts as Scott used motor start relays that switch current and were not made for audio. He will keep the originals on top and add new audio grade relays underneath. He's a retired RF engineer and sure knows his stereo items!

    It sure sounds beautiful! I swapped out the knobs as I like the metal ones better. I'll keep the original plastic ones if I ever sell it.

    Scott 310E small.jpg
     
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    I hope you get to your 310E and get it working. After listening to it the last couple nights on a stereo system I've found it to be one of the best sounding tuners I've owned. Sounds similar to a high end solid state Kenwood I used to own with exceptional stereo separation and lifelike sound.

    I have a couple small nicks on the outer frame so its not perfect but the face is as good as can be found. The automatic stereo/mono is working (and lamp) and the threshold works well. The squelch is not working so that's another thing for my friend to fix as well as the slight whistle. The squelch lamp lights when first turned on but goes out as soon as it is warmed up and the knob is not muting the hiss between stations. I'm going to refinish the case while it's being repaired.
     
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