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 Post subject: Info, Schematic on '56 Radio Craftsmen CX-22 "Serenade"?
PostPosted: Mar Mon 27, 2017 12:21 am 
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Looking for any info (especially service info), schematic, owner's manual, etc, on the 1956 Radio Craftsmen CX-22 "Serenade" mono console.
I have a friend who would like me to restore the piece for her, as it was her Grandparents "stereo" who bought it new at a one time venerable TV appliance store in Sacramento...Not listed in Sams.
All I could find in reference online was in radio museum.
Would possibly purchase originals, but scans o.k. to just help me get parts (caps, etc) together for restore.
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 Post subject: Re: Info, Schematic on '56 Radio Craftsmen CX-22 "Serenade"
PostPosted: Mar Mon 27, 2017 1:58 am 
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I would expect it used Radio Craftsmen chassis like the 500 amp and 800 tuner/preamp. Identify the chassis used and you may find the Sams folders on my web page: http://www.Aduiophile.com/hifistuff.html or on Radiomuseum.

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 Post subject: Re: Info, Schematic on '56 Radio Craftsmen CX-22 "Serenade"
PostPosted: Mar Mon 27, 2017 7:06 am 
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Hi Tom,

Thank you for your reply.

I have a 800 tuner, a Rc-8 tuner and a pair of early RC-2 amps in my collection, as well as associated paperwork from the Ravenswood (Chicago) era of Radio craftsmen..which are largely higher powered and octal based, so probably a bit different.

This is a later model wood console made in L.A. using a pair of 6AQ5 (& other 7, 9 pin tubes) I noticed on backside tube layout chart when
inspecting the console in her home...I would guess 5, 6 watt output receiver into 6 small speakers and record changer...

Just would like to bring the right filter caps along to replace, when I do a long distance "radio service" call sometime in the next few weeks...

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 Post subject: Re: Info, Schematic on '56 Radio Craftsmen CX-22 "Serenade"
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Guess model CX-22 is not listed in the old Photofact indexes under "Craftsmen" or "Radio Craftsmen"...
I did look at radio museum's listing for model again (Just an ad posted on site) and found out it has "built in xophonic", 4 not 6 speakers,
AM/FM tuner and 4 speed mono changer...

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 Post subject: Re: Info, Schematic on '56 Radio Craftsmen CX-22 "Serenade"
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Still looking for any info on this unit other than mentioned earlier in old post.

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 Post subject: Re: Info, Schematic on '56 Radio Craftsmen CX-22 "Serenade"
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Post a photo. At one time the Scott Radio Laboratories under John Meck employed a Radio Craftsman tuner in a console. Perhaps it was the same.

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 Post subject: Re: Info, Schematic on '56 Radio Craftsmen CX-22 "Serenade"
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Thanks Norm,
Wrote the friend who has the console about a front photo and inside under lid photo of tuner and record changer, probably a bit too difficult (lots of screws on back panel) for her to get photo of interior chassis.
I recall the amplifier/tuner chassis underneath is chrome though, like earlier Ravenswood made Radio Craftsmen before the company moved to California and EH Scott.

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 Post subject: Re: Info, Schematic on '56 Radio Craftsmen CX-22 "Serenade"
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Here are two photos...One of the tube layout and one of cabinet interior.


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