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 Post subject: RCA K80 cabinet question
PostPosted: Jun Tue 18, 2019 8:35 pm 
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I have not seen a K80 with this cabinet before. The top photo.It is a FrankenRadio? The ones I've seen look like the bottom photo.

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 Post subject: Re: RCA K80 cabinet question
PostPosted: Jun Tue 18, 2019 8:44 pm 
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Top photo is K81. Bottom is K80.

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 Post subject: Re: RCA K80 cabinet question
PostPosted: Jun Tue 18, 2019 9:15 pm 
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That would explain it. Thank you very much.


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 Post subject: Re: RCA K80 cabinet question
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And, the extra knob rotates the loop antenna... guts are the same.

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 Post subject: Re: RCA K80 cabinet question
PostPosted: Jun Wed 19, 2019 1:53 pm 
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I used to have an RCA K105 with that loop control.

Basically a spedometer-like cable which goes from the knob to the loop.
Pretty nice idea to be able change reception direction from the front panel, which RCA first used in the 1924 Radiola Super VIII

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 Post subject: Re: RCA K80 cabinet question
PostPosted: Jun Sun 23, 2019 1:16 am 
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I was going to pick it up for cheap, and then suddenly the guy quits communicating, and raised his price by $100. Good luck with that, dude. :shock:


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 Post subject: Re: RCA K80 cabinet question
PostPosted: Jun Sun 23, 2019 4:00 am 
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I was going to pick it up for cheap, and then suddenly the guy quits communicating, and raised his price by $100. Good luck with that, dude. :shock:

Why do sellers have be a jerk like that?

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 Post subject: Re: RCA K80 cabinet question
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It was a 50 or 60 dollar radio. Someone probably told him it was RARE!’n


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 Post subject: Re: RCA K80 cabinet question
PostPosted: Jun Sun 23, 2019 4:25 am 
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One of his listings ( :roll: ) says, "Gone through by a professional electrician."

Someone probably reseated the tubes, reconnected one of the grid caps, straightened out the antenna connections, and Presto! It works!

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