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 Post subject: Lafayette LA 215A
PostPosted: May Sat 25, 2019 9:48 pm 
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Hello everyone I'm new to the forum and I'm not exactly sure where to post this but I'm looking for a particular schematic. I need a Lafayette La 215a service manual or schematic. Everywhere I look online has the model 215 but not the (A) version. From what I can tell my model doesn't include a magic eye tube instead it has a needle tuning meter. Also does anyone know about gray Elma capacitors? Usually I always do a full recap before using vintage electronics but this amplifier sounds really good with the original capacitors and doesn't have any tubes red plating or hum even at the lowest volume setting. Also if anyone has any info in general about this receiver it would be appreciated! I have seen online that the 215 model is from '65 but the 215a I can't find any info other than radio museum which I sometimes don't trust.
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John in Michigan


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 Post subject: Re: Lafayette LA 215A
PostPosted: May Sat 25, 2019 10:15 pm 
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LA215A is listed here for $28.00... :shock:
https://www.radioera.com/l-manuals.htm

otherwise, touch base with Pete aka manualman, he may have a copy.
memberlist.php?mode=viewprofile&u=13117

Greg.

oh... I think you mean ELNA
I have a bunch of them running in my 1970s hybrid Yaesu tranceivers.


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 Post subject: Re: Lafayette LA 215A
PostPosted: May Sat 25, 2019 10:18 pm 
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egg wrote:
oh... I think you mean ELNA
I have a bunch of them running in my 1970s hybrid Yaesu tranceivers.


Oh yeah that's what they are sorry, that was my mistake, but do you think they would be okay to leave in there if everything sounds okay?


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 Post subject: Re: Lafayette LA 215A
PostPosted: May Sat 25, 2019 10:30 pm 
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Which capacitors are they?

Here is the schematic for LA-215
http://www.mcmlv.org/Archive/HiFi/LafayetteLA215.pdf

LA-215 suffix→ A can't be that much different.

Leave them in or take them out?
... I'm the kinda guy who runs red lights every now and then... :)

Greg.


Posting photos to a forum thread...
The skinny: http://antiqueradios.com/forums/viewtop ... 0#p2717120


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 Post subject: Re: Lafayette LA 215A
PostPosted: May Sat 25, 2019 10:36 pm 
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egg wrote:
Which capacitors are they?


Im sitting down to dinner at the moment, but I can upload some pictures afterwards.
Thank you very much :)


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 Post subject: Re: Lafayette LA 215A
PostPosted: May Sat 25, 2019 10:46 pm 
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Reply to this thread below...
viewtopic.php?f=6&t=359512

You are not supposed to have two threads about the same radio.

:) Greg.


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 Post subject: Re: Lafayette LA 215A
PostPosted: May Sat 25, 2019 10:52 pm 
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Oh okay I didn't know that I was just trying to start a general thread about the receiver here and ask about the capacitors over on the other thread


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 Post subject: Re: Lafayette LA 215A
PostPosted: May Sun 26, 2019 7:22 am 
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This is one of several Lafayette receivers whose model numbers deviated from their typical model labeling of using the "LR" prefix to designate a receiver. Normally, the prefix "LA" was used to designate an amplifier.

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