Category Archives: Vintage

1934 RCA Victor T4-8A Bluetooth Upgrade

From Rain City Audio: This was an interesting little project which came through the shop, a 1934 RCA Victor T4-8A cathedral radio. This radio had been fully restored, down to the bare metal of the chassis and completely re-wired by … Continue reading

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1951 EMC 211 Service Tube Tester Refurbish

From Rain City Audio: I don’t often work on test equipment, but sometimes I take a tube tester or similar for service. This one in particular is a 1951 EMC Model 211 tube tester, a quick and simple emissions tester … Continue reading

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Bose® 901 Series II #71033 Overhaul

From Rain City Audio: This Bose® 901 Series II Active Equalizer, #71033, came into the shop for an overhaul recently. It was showing some signs of age, in this case, a bad left channel. Nothing Rain City Audio can’t fix! This … Continue reading

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1967 Sony TFM-116L Transistor Radio Repair

From Rain City Audio: This cute little Sony 11-transistor portable AM/FM radio, the TFM-116L, recently came through the shop. It’s owner purchased it new back in 1967 while he was stationed overseas with the armed forces, and had been listening … Continue reading

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1937 Admiral 488 Radio Dial Belt Repair

From Rain City Audio: Most tube radio repairs at Rain City Audio are full overhauls, but occasionally there’s something that’s just in for minor maintenance, like this Admiral AM 488 from 1937. This radio was fully restored in exacting detail … Continue reading

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Phase Linear 2000 Upgrade and Overhaul

From the Rain City Audio Repair Blog: I recently got to work on another Phase Linear 2000 pre-amp. These well regarded components are a fantastic part of any stereo system with their high output rating, multitude of inputs and outputs, … Continue reading

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Bose® 901 Series II Active Equalizer #66380 Repair

From Rain City Audio: This Bose® 901 Series II Active Equalizer #66380 came through for an overhaul just recently. The owner in California reported that he got these from his father, and the equalizer was sending only the right channel … Continue reading

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