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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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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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Wherever you go – you’re headed for FUN with Motorola Portables

No matter where you’re going, you’re headed for more Fun with a Motorola Portable! They play anywhere – on their own batteries or on house current. You’ll like the dependable performance that comes from the ruggedly built chassis and shock-resistant … Continue reading

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1958 Zenith HF1284 (Chassis 12Z20) Hi-Fi Console Repair

This 1958 Zenith Hi-Fi came into my shop for a full overhaul including an electrical repair, dial re-stringing, and some work on the turntable. These vintage hi-fi consoles are some of the best sounding pieces of vintage gear around, and this one’s no exception with a pair of 12″ woofers and a pair of electrostatic tweeters. Read more for details!

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1930s Vintage Detrola 335 Radio Repair

Repairing this Detrola 335 was a major detective project with only a partial schematic after it was hacked on was a major project, but this radio cleaned up nicely and came back to life after tracking down all the faults, including replaced components, undocumented modifications, and a failed thermal switch. After adding an eye tube per the owner’s request, this fantastic art deco style tabletop radio is going to play beautiful music for many years to come. Click through for many more photos and schematic snips of the repair process!

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1959 Zenith C845M High Fidelity AM/FM Radio

This radio repair is cross-posted from Rain City Audio

This classic 1959 Zenith C845M radio came into the shop for a full repair after sitting unused for some time. It has the classic late ’50s styling, and a dual speaker high-fidelity design.

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It’s an 8-tube radio with a 35C5 output tube good for maybe 3W of maximum output, but it has great sound quality.

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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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