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 Post subject: Symphonic high fidelity unit serial 1261
PostPosted: Apr Sat 27, 2019 9:36 pm 
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I picked up this antique record player with speakers in a cabinet. I think it needs new speakers but don’t know th me first thing about where to find them. Current speakers in place have “sp804” marked on. Oth. Any suggestions? Thanks!


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 Post subject: Re: Symphonic high fidelity unit serial 1261
PostPosted: Apr Sun 28, 2019 3:17 am 
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I assume you mean "model" 1261, not serial. It appears that Symphonic had two quite different amplifiers in the model 1261 - a 3-tube one and 4-tube one, the latter including a power transformer. The speakers may not be the problem - I'd first suspect the capacitors in the amplifier if sound is distorted. The Radiomuseum site has service information with parts lists - you can get up to 3 pages per day, 10 per month without becoming a member.

Earlier model: https://www.radiomuseum.org/r/symphonic_1261.html
Later: https://www.radiomuseum.org/r/corona_sy ... _1261.html

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 Post subject: Re: Symphonic high fidelity unit serial 1261
PostPosted: Apr Sun 28, 2019 7:50 pm 
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Tom Bavis wrote:
I assume you mean "model" 1261, not serial. It appears that Symphonic had two quite different amplifiers in the model 1261 - a 3-tube one and 4-tube one, the latter including a power transformer. The speakers may not be the problem - I'd first suspect the capacitors in the amplifier if sound is distorted.

If your Symphonic has the power transformer, we highly recommend
that you have the basic electronic service done to
avoid damage to the transformers.
And this service should be done whichever model you have.
As Tom noted, the sound problem may be from bad components,
or a bad phono cartridge, also.


1. Replace all electrolytic and wax/paper capacitors.
2. Check resistors to be w/in specs and not damaged.
3. Tubes checked for shorts, output, et cetera.

Post photos of the record player and the amplifier, if you
can access it. If not, ask someone to do this,
who knows about vintage record players.
A vintage radio club in your area may be of help to you for this.
Hotwax

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