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Vintage Engineering is Beautiful

1972 Marantz 2270 AM Radio Module – Rebuilt with Nichicon Fine Gold audiophile grade capacitors.

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Harmony H500 Solid State Guitar Amplifier Repair

And now for something a little different, this time it’s a vintage guitar amplifier: the Harmony H500. The owner sent it to the shop out of the cabinet to be serviced since it quit putting out any sound. It’s a … Continue reading

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1936 FADA 270T Vintage Table Radio Repair

This FADA 270T radio which came through the shop lately was a beautiful, very high end radio back in 1936. It has a huge airplane dial with dual-speed tuning and a magic eye indicator, and a beautifully organized under-chassis layout. Repair was pretty straightforward with a few surprises at the very end, but nothing that couldn’t be fixed. Click through to read more – there’s dozens of detailed, colorful photos of antique resistors and the magic tuning eye.

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Now for Sale: Westinghouse H-126 Little Jewel “Refrigerator” Capacitor Replacement Kits

Rain City Audio is proud to announce a new product offering: capacitor repair kits for the Westinghouse H-126 Little Jewel / “Refrigerator” Antique Radio!

This repair kit contains the most commonly needed parts to refurbish your Westinghouse H-126 Little Jewel / Refrigerator radio. You’ll receive 13 modern, high quality replacement film and electrolytic capacitors to bring your radio up to full performance. Take the guesswork out of fixing your own collectible model of Little Jewel, and save the hassle of using a parts site like Digi-Key,  and order a kitted set of parts that’s ready to replace.

Included in this kit:

1 x 0.001 uF (You’ll receive 0.001 uF)
1 x 0.2 uF (You’ll receive 0.22 uF)
2 x 0.04 uF (You’ll receive 0.047 uF)
1 x 0.005 uF (You’ll receive 0.0047 uF)
1 x 0.025 uF (You’ll receive 0.022 uF)
2 x 0.01 uF (You’ll receive 0.01 uF)
1 x 0.1 uF (You’ll receive 0.1 uF)
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1958 Zenith Royal 500 Portable Transistor Radio Repair

This 1958 Zenith Royal 500, an early 8-transistor portable AM radio, came into my shop for a complete overhaul. I replaced several badly out of spec capacitors, added some insulation to correct a short circuit in two of the batteries and gave it an alignment. This is a perfect radio to take to the beach or the park while listening to a ball game, just like they’d have done back then. Many tear-down photos inside!

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Bose 901 Series II Active Equalizer #114743 Repair

This Bose 901 Series II Active Equalizer got a full overhaul in the shop with all new capacitors, resistors, transistors and silicon diodes. After a thorough control cleaning, it sounds absolutely fantastic once again and should last for a long time to come.

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1962 Coronet 6 Transistor Shirt-Pocket Radio TRN-6

This rare early shirt-pocket transistor radio, the Coronet TRN-6, needed a few new capacitors to sound its best. It delivers surprising performance from such a small package! Plenty of tear-down photos in this article.

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1936 Zenith 5-S-29 Electrical Restoration and Alignment

This 1936 Zenith 5-S-29 was in the shop for a complete overhaul with all new resistors and capacitors, a new dial lamp socket, tube testing and alignment. After all that service, it looks and sounds fantastic and is going to last for a long time to come in a local collection.

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Bose 901 Series I Active Equalizer #41550 Repair

This Bose 901 Series I Active Equalizer, serial #41550, came into my shop in need of an overhaul after being stored somewhere sticky for many years. After a rebuild and thorough control cleaning with high powered solvents, this equalizer performs good as new! All new capacitors, resistors, transistors and neon bulb will last for a long time to come.

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Bose 901 Series II Equalizer #58189 Repair

This Bose 901 Series II equalizer came into my shop recently. It had one good channel, but the second channel was experiencing a large amount of distortion. No wonder why, the unit was mostly original, although it had some evidence of being serviced before.

Inside, about half the capacitors…

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