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Tektronix 575 Mod 122C Curve Tracer Restoration Project – Part 1

A while back I picked up a Tektronix 575 Mod 122C transistor curve tracer from Craigslist and just started digging into it. With some encouragement from reader petepdx, I’ve started actually looking into fixing it up. (Click the photos for a much larger … Continue reading

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Philco 39-45 Retrofit to 40-201 Cabinet Vintage Radio Repair

Cross-posted from the Rain City Audio Repair Blog: A local customer approached me with his family’s Philco 40-201 vintage radio to be restored back to working condition. It had sat for several decades, very well preserved, but ultimately needed some … Continue reading

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Harman/Kardon Control Amplifier A-401 Restoration

This little Harman/Kardon Control Amplifier, model A-401, just came through the shop for a full overhaul. It was in a pretty sorry state to begin with – one channel distorted, one barely gasping for air, and a world of scratchy … Continue reading

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EICO Stereophonic Integrated Amplifier HF-81 Repair

From the late ’50s, I had this nice example of an EICO HF-81 amplifier come through my shop. These are nice little stereo amplifiers with a built-in phono pre-amp and RIAA equalization and feature about 14W of power output per … Continue reading

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Esteemed Bose® Model 901 Active Equalizer – Serial #230 Repair

Cross-posted from Rain City Audio: I had the distinct pleasure of working on one of the earliest  Bose® Model 901 Active Equalizers from Series I’s first production run. Serial #230, in fact! It’s made entirely by hand and shows traces … Continue reading

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1934 RCA Victor 119 Antique Radio Repair

I just finished a new project over at Rain City Audio – 1934 RCA Victor 119 Antique Radio Repair

An example of the 1939 RCA Model 119 radio made its way through my shop recently. I like RCA’s engineering – they were pioneers of radio and even their entry level models like this set had great performance. The styling is classic mid ’30s, too – great in almost any home….

Check it out at http://www.raincityaudio.us/blog/1934-rca-victor-119-antique-radio-repair! Continue reading

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Oregon Electronic Model A3 Variable Voltage Regulated Power Supply

Here’s another project I just finished at Rain City Audio:

This vacuum tube power supply from an engineer’s test bench can replace a radio or test circuit’s power supply to help with troubleshooting or experiments, with up to 400V for B+ and 6.3V 5A for the heaters. It needed some new capacitors, then fired right up and works perfectly! Continue reading

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