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Thought I would Share Here. GE Console RC-1350

Discussion in 'Tube Audio' started by Hitachiht550, Nov 6, 2017.

  1. Hitachiht550

    Hitachiht550 AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    15100174263551921063986.jpg As stated in the TT forum
    So I picked this up for a Christmas present for a friend that expressed interest in a working small console unit.
    Am I correct in thinking that the TT is a VoM? It has a vacuum built into the tonearm....Genius! Also has a dust-off slot to slide records in. I know that this thing will only see cheap records and some 78s but I find this thing fascinating.

    Left channel is weak and turntable needs some work and adjustment. Also needs some Deoxit. Anyone have any advice on this thing?



    Thanks

    Jason
     
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  2. cademan

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    Can't see any pics on my end. Try uploading directly from your computer to AudioKarma.
     
  3. Hitachiht550

    Hitachiht550 AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    How's that?
     
  4. cademan

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    That works. Thanks!

    Is that the unit that has the stereo push/pull 7355 amplifier?
     
  5. Hitachiht550

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    not sure on amp chassis. Haven't had time to really get into it.
     
  6. Tom Bavis

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    Sams folder 586-7 covers it - I should have it.
     

     

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  7. Hitachiht550

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    Awesome!
     
  8. gadget73

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    ah, the GE Megamaid console. Dustamatic? I think they called it.

    Looks like a VM. GE did actually make their own changers at one point but this doesn't have the look.
     
  9. danrclem

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    I'm pretty sure that you're right and it'll probably have PP 7355 output tubes.
     
  10. Hitachiht550

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    The FM tuner string rolled off the stem
     
  11. Hitachiht550

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    Reviving this to see if anyone has had any problems with output transformers going bad. So the left channel is totally out. I have switched all the left and right tubes on this to make sure it is not a bad tube. I also switched the outputs to the speakers and the speakers work. Seems the more I narrow things down I could have a bad output transformer. Anyone have any other ideas?

    Thanks
     

     

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  12. orthophonic

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    I would check capacitors/resistors first.

    That is the model that the Cleavers had on Leave it to Beaver.
     
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  13. FlaCharlie

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    In your first post you said the left channel was weak, not dead. If it's now dead I would suspect that the output transformer is OK and that some other parts are the issue. As a first step, use the resistance chart found in the Sams to see if any are out of spec.
     
  14. Hitachiht550

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    Thanks. I will check it out. Think I will start ording the caps to begin working my way through it.

    So does anyone have a good tubing replacement? The original seems to have stiffened up and wants to pull the tone arm away from the spindle.

    Have a pic of the one in the Cleaver's house?
     
  15. tom3

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    That console have a reverb in it? Like to see some more pictures of the insides. Interesting console. GE made some real quality stuff that's not too well known.
     
  16. Hitachiht550

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    yep has a reverb and I will get some pics up later today
     

     

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  17. Hitachiht550

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    Reverb Amp 20181012_154351.jpg Amp 20181012_154404.jpg Layout 20181012_154607.jpg
     
  18. KentTeffeteller

    KentTeffeteller Gimpus Stereophilus!

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    General Electric Company bought Glaser-Steers and began using a simplified version of this mechanism, with fewer features, beginning in 1965, to the sell off of their consumer phono lines around 1975 to Interstate Industries, who continued selling some of the line under the Concert Hall brand using BSR record changers.
     
  19. gadget73

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    So is this one a GE changer? Kinda looks like something based on the VM 1200 series. The GE changers from the mid 60s I'm used to are the ones in the Wildcat with that square-ended overarm.
     

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