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 Post subject: Noobie with a project
PostPosted: 01 Jan 2019, 13:32 
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Hey everyone! Greg here with a project to rebuild my parents 1950s HiFi phonograph. The vacuum tube amp/preamp combo used to power an 8" 4 ohm speaker and two 5.25" 4 ohm speakers. I am hoping to retain the original casing by replacing the old-school components with modern parts while keeping the vacuum tubes. I notice a few kits on this website. Any recommendations are greatly appreciated to get me started in the right direction!


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PostPosted: 03 Jan 2019, 21:08 
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Hi, You need to give us some more info....size of case, type of phonograph, brand and model are often sufficient as the specs are often on the web. Your budget for the project. Do you really want tubes or will solid state do? SS would be a lot easier as modules are available to do nearly anything. Is the phonograph really any good? Many from that vintage in such units are pretty dismal in performance. Is the cartridge a "crystal" one (might be called ceramic too) and what brand is it. Few from that era had magnetic ones. BTW there were some pretty good crystal ones at the time.

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Bruce

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