Category Archives: Projects

Bose® 901 Series IV Active Equalizer #223227 Overhaul

From Rain City Audio: This Series IV Active Equalizer, #223227, just came through for an overhaul. The owner reported it wasn’t making any sounds, just providing a DC offset on the output jacks which was giving his power amplifier some … Continue reading

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Dynaco FM-3 High Fidelity Tuner Repair

I recently got to work on a very interesting Dynaco FM tuner, the FM-3, which was in the shop for an overhaul. The owner reported it wasn’t working that well anymore, which isn’t a surprise given it’s age. These are good … Continue reading

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Bose® 901 Series I Active Equalizer #7790 Repair

From Rain City Audio: This rare early-production Bose® 901 Series I Active Equalizer, serial #7790, came through the shop recently for an upgrade. It’s original owner bought this new in 1969 and kept it in use until it began to … Continue reading

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Bose® 901 Series II Active Equalizer #81471 Repair

From Rain City Audio: This Bose® 901 Active Equalizer, Series II #81471, just came through the shop for a repair. It’s owner sent this one all the way from Ontario, Canada for expert repair from Rain City Audio. This one … Continue reading

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1957 Grundig 5060A High Fidelity Tube Radio

From Rain City Audio: German radios are considerably less common than U.S.-made radios from the same model years, but offer excellent performance and very beautiful styling. This Grundig 5060A from 1957 does just that, offering AM Broadcast, two Shortwave, and … Continue reading

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Bose® 901 Series II Active Equalizer #46234 Repair

This Bose® 901 Series II Active Equalizer, serial number 46234, came in for a repair just recently. As is happening with nearly all of these early ’70s equalizers by now, this one had developed poor sound quality and distortion and … Continue reading

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1946 Setchell-Carlson 416 “Frog Eyes” Radio Repair

This little post-WW2 AM Broadcast receiver made a trip from the central Skagit Valley down to Seattle’s Rain City Audio for service. The owner had one of these decades ago and recently picked up another, and wanted it to be … Continue reading

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