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Restoration of 60's Viking RCS-506 tuner/amp for CF Eaton
Restoration of 60's Viking RCS-506 tuner/amp for CF Eaton
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Old 8th November 2017, 08:07 PM   #11
Eli Duttman is offline Eli Duttman  United States
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The old cans can be emptied and stuffed with modern parts. Another way to go is using clamp mounted snap in parts in the holes the cans occupy.
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Old 8th November 2017, 08:11 PM   #12
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Don't worry, I have a separate stereo system with Linear Tracking turntable, and magnetic cartridge.
OOps...Should read moving magnet (MM) cartridge !
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Unlikely to be live chassis. It has a mains transformer and 5U4 rectifier.

I recall a 1950's Philips radio (I think it was a Sagitta) that a friend of mine gave to me as I was a young boy. It featured a mains transformer, a tube set that was typical for an European AC radio set in those days: ECC85, ECH81, EF89, EABC80, EL84, and even a two way rectifier EZ80 was present. But it had a live chassis, though, as the power tranny actually was an autoformer, with the first part of it's single winding being the 6.3 V heater supply, followed by several taps for the different mains voltages, and a 250 V prolongation to which both rectifier's plates were connected in parallel.


A few years ago I myself pulled a small Grundig kitchen radio out of the dumpster. It had three E series tubes, an UCL82 AF amplifier, and also an autoformer with a live chassis and a one way selenium rectifier.


This led me to be very cautious and first make some essential measurements, before plugging any unknown device into the mains outlet.


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True, which is why I said "unlikely" and not 'impossible'. However, autotransformer radios are quite rare.
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