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 Post subject: Help with Motorola All American "6"
PostPosted: Nov Sat 05, 2011 6:33 pm 
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Looking for info on this Motorola Golden Voice.
Has 6 tubes instead of the usual 5.
Has an RF stage.
Would also like to locate back with loop antenna.
Thanx
Lloyd


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 Post subject: Re: Help with Motorola All American "6"
PostPosted: Nov Sun 06, 2011 5:00 am 
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Its a Motorola 56X1. http://www.nostalgiaair.org/Resources/670/M0006670.htm

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 Post subject: Re: Help with Motorola All American "6"
PostPosted: Nov Sun 06, 2011 6:28 am 
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I have one which I recapped and bought to work and put on my desk and occasionally listened to the local Frank Sanatra type station and somehow left it on when I went on vacation and it ran for about 2 weeks non stop.--- OOPS---, It still plays just fine after the oops.... Nice sounding small sets!
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 Post subject: Re: Help with Motorola All American "6"
PostPosted: Nov Mon 07, 2011 5:30 pm 
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Finally identified it----Motorlls 67X1 was also an X2 in ivory. Ca 1957
Now off to Radio classified to find a back. Thanx Lloyd


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 Post subject: Re: Help with Motorola All American "6"
PostPosted: Nov Mon 07, 2011 9:54 pm 
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I have lived to see he!! freeze over. Mr. Classic Radio finally messing with an AA5 (6). I'm proud of you, Lloyd. You are finally gonna quit messing with that old timey stuff and get into modern gear. Just as a little tidbit of info from a dedicated "Junk Collector", you are also missing your other speaker. Looks like somebody did a hack job on it, by the look of the wires. I may have a spare. If you ask me real nice, and I can find it, I might send it to you as my contribution to your little Motorola. I have the white version, I thought the model number on mine was 66X2. Great performer out here in fringe territory. A wise man once told me to "throw 25 feet of wire out the window". later..........GREG

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 Post subject: Re: Help with Motorola All American "6"
PostPosted: Nov Wed 09, 2011 12:11 pm 
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Now that I see a picture, You should have two speakers in there,
Yup, Two
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 Post subject: Re: Help with Motorola All American "6"
PostPosted: Nov Wed 09, 2011 2:44 pm 
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Wondering if the speaker that's in there is original? It doesn't fit right as some grille is showing at one side and the speaker looks crooked.

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 Post subject: Re: Help with Motorola All American "6"
PostPosted: Nov Wed 09, 2011 3:02 pm 
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Keep that 66X set as a parts set and look for a complete one on EPay.

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 Post subject: Re: Help with Motorola All American "6"
PostPosted: Nov Wed 09, 2011 4:56 pm 
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Looks like the speaker is a 1980s car audio speaker, definately not fastened in properly.

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 Post subject: Re: Help with Motorola All American "6"
PostPosted: Nov Wed 09, 2011 7:50 pm 
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pred wrote:
Now that I see a picture, You should have two speakers in there,
Yup, Two
Peter


Pete,
That set was made different ways with the same cabinet, model number was slightly different though. I had both, one with twin speakers and one with only one.


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 Post subject: Re: Help with Motorola All American "6"
PostPosted: Nov Wed 09, 2011 9:32 pm 
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Actually I have found out there were at least 2 variations.
66X1 had 2 speakers, had small caption on front above "Golden Voice' referencing 2 speakers.
67X1 had single speaker, no caption over GV label.
Speaker on mine has been changed.
Thanx to all for your input.
VIVA Radio Museum. They have thje greatest archives, when you learn how to search them.
Lloyd
BTW Greg, be good or I will tell everybody about your Philco 116 fiasco.
Learned a few new words you don't hear on the radio, didn't you? GRINNNNNNNNNNNNNNN


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 Post subject: Re: Help with Motorola All American "6"
PostPosted: Nov Thu 10, 2011 12:46 am 
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Hey now................ :P


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 Post subject: Re: Help with Motorola All American "6"
PostPosted: Nov Thu 10, 2011 1:07 am 
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I may be the "Greg" Lloyd is referring to. Just to set the record straight, my Philco 116 would long ago have been a parts set if it had not been for Lloyd. It is a good performer and I am glad I stuck it out. That radio was a classic example of a "barn find" that had been severely hacked in a botched attempt to repair it. Some one had tightened all the "screws" on the IF cans. And I did exercise all the good words I had learned over the years. Thanks again, Lloyd. Those AA5's can really be fun. Let me know if you need a hand!..........GREG

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 Post subject: Re: Help with Motorola All American "6"
PostPosted: Nov Thu 10, 2011 1:15 am 
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I was wondering WTH was going on. I do have a 116 though. Just got it a little while ago. I was trying to figure out if I'm getting senile or not...... :)


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 Post subject: Re: Help with Motorola All American "6"
PostPosted: Nov Thu 10, 2011 1:57 am 
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I have a 116B which is the table model........GREG

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