Author Archives: jwk

Bose® Wave Radio AWR1-1W Repair

From the Rain City Audio Repair Blog: A Bose® Wave Radio, model AWR1-1W, just came through the shop for a repair. The radio had been working okay all these years but had recently stopped receiving any stations and instead was … Continue reading

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1938 General Electric G-56 Repair

From the Rain City Audio Repair Blog: Rain City Audio recently had the occasion to work on a 1938 GE radio, the model G-56. Since these are rather large floor model radios, the owner removed the chassis and speaker from … Continue reading

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Important Notice from Rain City Audio

Active Equalizer #111042, received 11/18 with no contact information or paperwork, will be held for 30 days in pending status ending at midnight on December 18th, 2016 before being considered abandoned and disposed.

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A Surprise in a Re-Stuffed Capacitor

I was recently re-stuffing some capacitors for a radio. It’s not something I do often, but I’ve accumulated a pile of pulled vintage caps over the years so I have some on hand if a customer requests the most detailed … Continue reading

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1930 Crosley Arbiter Radio Repair

From the Rain City Audio Repair Blog: This 1930 Crosley radio came through the shop for a repair recently. The owner dropped off the chassis and turntable, then took the cabinet for professional refinishing. At some point in this radio’s … Continue reading

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Oops…no posts!

It looks like my automatic re-post script which posts things from the shop blog over to Retrovoltage hasn’t been working for a bit. Sorry for the lack of posts! I’ve been up to quite a few projects recently, so look … Continue reading

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Music Minder Automatic Power Controller for Hi-Fi Systems

Mixed in with some other gear I’m servicing, I found this old Music Minder power box. It’s not all that obvious what it’s for at first glance! Some digging around found an explanation in the June 1958 issue of Popular … Continue reading

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