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 Post subject: Lyrics Super Heterodyne S-7
PostPosted: Dec Sun 31, 2017 9:06 pm 
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I just bought this beautiful little cabinet console radio. I have been after one for quite a while. The problem now is I can not find any literature on the model. The pictures I have discovered all show a table top model but mine is full size cabinet. My first question is there a way to attach an antenna to it. When I turn it on it lights up and so does the tubes but it just hums. I live in Lindsay Ontario and wonder if anyone knows a repair person near my area. Thanks Bill


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 Post subject: Re: Lyrics Super Heterodyne S-7
PostPosted: Jan Mon 01, 2018 3:29 am 
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Hi Bill, welcome to the forum, and Happy New Year!

It sounds like you're already fully aware that the Lyric S7 that shows up on the web is this model:
https://www.radiomuseum.org/r/all_americ_s7.html

My question to you is, does your radio use the same chassis? Ie, does it have the same tubes, the same chassis layout of components, and the same dial and knob layout? If yes, then the schematic for the S7 cathedral will probably be the same or very close to your radio.

Please post some pictures of your radio. We always like to see new or uncommon variants of radios! To post pictures, resize them to be 800×800 pixels or less, and store them with medium-ish compression, so the file size is smaller than 256 kB. You can use a web-based tool like http://www.picresize.com. When you reply, below the text entry box, there is an "Upload attachment" area. Press the "Choose File" button, locate your downsized photo file, select it, and then press the "Add the file" button. Repeat as necessary; you may attach up to 10 photos per post.

It looks like there was a thread here in 2010 about what may or may not have been the same model. Unfortunately all the photos have disappeared. But there is a reference to a source of an ad for an S7.
http://www.antiqueradios.com/forums/vie ... &view=next

When a radio just hums, the most common cause is leaking or shorted electrolytic capacitors in the power supply. Turn it off and do not turn it back on again until you get it fixed. Those caps need to be replaced. Trying to use the radio in this condition can quickly burn out the power transformer, or the field coil in the speaker. Both of those parts are unobtainium. That would mean expensive rebuilds of the cores, whereas new caps are relatively cheap.

Hopefully someone can point you to a repairman or club in your area that can help you out. To get an idea what should be done, read through the beginner's guide at this website: https://antiqueradio.org/begin.htm

Welcome again, and ask lots of questions!

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 Post subject: Re: Lyrics Super Heterodyne S-7
PostPosted: Jan Mon 01, 2018 7:11 pm 
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Here are some pictures. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks Bill


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 Post subject: Re: Lyrics Super Heterodyne S-7
PostPosted: Jan Mon 01, 2018 7:14 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Lyrics Super Heterodyne S-7
PostPosted: Jan Mon 01, 2018 7:16 pm 
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Still hoping someone can steer me to a repair person near the Lindsay Ontario area. I am not going to turn it on again until I get it restored. Bill


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 Post subject: Re: Lyrics Super Heterodyne S-7
PostPosted: Jan Mon 01, 2018 8:38 pm 
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Look at bottom of legs to see if they have shortened with a saw. Set appears very low in height.


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 Post subject: Re: Lyrics Super Heterodyne S-7
PostPosted: Jan Mon 01, 2018 9:38 pm 
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hoffies2..
It appears that the legs have been cut off , but that is because of the seemingly
wide angle lens if the camera. The other photos are also out of proportion .
I have a Lyric S7. they are a very well made radio and not bad to work on.
The tube lineup is [2] #35 ,[2]#24 a #47 and a #80. I have the schematics for the radio with the parts list.
PM me and I can send you the information.
Here are some photos of the one I have.
These are old photos ,, but I can post better newer ones if you like
Dan in Calgary


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 Post subject: Re: Lyrics Super Heterodyne S-7
PostPosted: Jan Tue 02, 2018 5:12 pm 
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hoffies2
Here s a photo of buco397s radio. It is normal, except for the grill cloth being torn.
, but the grill cloth is the correct pattern
The knobs are correct.
Dan in Calgary


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 Post subject: Re: Lyrics Super Heterodyne S-7
PostPosted: Jan Tue 02, 2018 5:35 pm 
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Hi Bill
I live in Kingston but was born in Lindsay. Sounds like you need to replace the filters to start then do more ckecking. I have a friend that is in Oshawa that is unbelieveable with radios. He might help you. PM me and I will phone and talk to you about help.
Bruce


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