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 Post subject: Super cool but don’t know what I have. Golden Serenata
PostPosted: May Thu 23, 2019 2:12 am 
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Can’t find anything online about this phonograph. It’s a coffee table size finished all sides. Large tube amp. Called a “Golden Serenata “. Anyone out there know what this is? :?:


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 Post subject: Re: Super cool but don’t know what I have. Golden Serenata
PostPosted: May Thu 23, 2019 2:16 am 
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Trying to figure out how to add pictures


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 Post subject: Re: Super cool but don’t know what I have. Golden Serenata
PostPosted: May Thu 23, 2019 3:02 am 
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https://pin.it/7oa3g47wq5jgia
https://pin.it/coe4pov3nhrc44
Here are links to the pictures on pintrest
https://pin.it/ifng62swaoispa


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 Post subject: Re: Super cool but don’t know what I have. Golden Serenata
PostPosted: May Thu 23, 2019 3:05 am 
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Here's a thread on how to upload photos.

See the post there by member "egg".

Hotwax

viewtopic.php?p=2717120#p2717120


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 Post subject: Re: Super cool but don’t know what I have. Golden Serenata
PostPosted: May Thu 23, 2019 3:22 am 
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Thank you hot wax. I’ll try that tomorrow on a computer. Trying to do this on my iPhone. I did figure out how to link to Pinterest


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 Post subject: Re: Super cool but don’t know what I have. Golden Serenata
PostPosted: May Thu 23, 2019 3:32 am 
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Pinterest wants me to sign up before I can see the pictures. I'm not going to do that.

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 Post subject: Re: Super cool but don’t know what I have. Golden Serenata
PostPosted: May Fri 24, 2019 7:48 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Super cool but don’t know what I have. Golden Serenata
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 Post subject: Re: Super cool but don’t know what I have. Golden Serenata
PostPosted: May Fri 24, 2019 7:53 pm 
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I have the pictures up!! please help with Identifying this stereo. I cannot find one anywhere on line. Thank You,Thank You,Thank You,Thank You!!!


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 Post subject: Re: Super cool but don’t know what I have. Golden Serenata
PostPosted: May Fri 24, 2019 9:11 pm 
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Thanks for the photos.

Whatever this is, the chassis looks very well made.

The record changer is a Voice of Music 1200 series.
Solid workhorse of a changer. Parts available when
you rebuild it here : thevoiceofmusic.com

Next step is to search for any numbers stamped on the preamp
and amplifier chasses.

Then we can do a search to see a possible manufacturer.
Hotwax


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 Post subject: Re: Super cool but don’t know what I have. Golden Serenata
PostPosted: May Fri 24, 2019 10:28 pm 
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Yes it’s a solid unit. Looks like a good sized amp. The speakers are not very big. It’s finished all the way around no back. Laminate top. Definitely mid century. Has a selection knob with”radio” but no radio. Not sure where the radio would have been if it had one.


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 Post subject: Re: Super cool but don’t know what I have. Golden Serenata
PostPosted: May Fri 24, 2019 11:23 pm 
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Dfreeman wrote:
Yes it’s a solid unit. Looks like a good sized amp. The speakers are not very big. It’s finished all the way around no back. Laminate top. Definitely mid century. Has a selection knob with”radio” but no radio. Not sure where the radio would have been if it had one.

So, let us know if you find any stamped numbers on either of the chasses.
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 Post subject: Re: Super cool but don’t know what I have. Golden Serenata
PostPosted: May Sun 26, 2019 3:46 pm 
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The amp has J 102 1. Tubes are HITACHI


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 Post subject: Re: Super cool but don’t know what I have. Golden Serenata
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Only a few paper caps in the system


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 Post subject: Re: Super cool but don’t know what I have. Golden Serenata
PostPosted: May Sun 26, 2019 3:55 pm 
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Most of the caps are ceramic disc


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 Post subject: Re: Super cool but don’t know what I have. Golden Serenata
PostPosted: May Sun 26, 2019 4:12 pm 
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Nothing found under the amp chassis #.

What is your level of electronics repair experience ?

At this point, I'd replace all the old wax/paper/plastic covered
and electrolytic caps.
Check resistors, tubes & OP and power transformers.
Clean all control pots.

Remove one cap at a time, check its value and replace
with new one.
Take good reference photos of the amp and preamp
chasses layouts.

The record changer & motor will need a good cleaning and
possibly new motor mounts and idler wheel.

Hotwax


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 Post subject: Re: Super cool but don’t know what I have. Golden Serenata
PostPosted: May Mon 27, 2019 2:16 pm 
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I know enough to stay safe. I struggled on the last one. I bought all the parts as a kit. I was unsure of the "tin can" capacitors. they came as 4 separate caps so the Can is just there for looks. had a hard time keeping it all tidy. should have started with caps only instead of all the resistors too. I need to learn how to test components. right now I just replace them all.


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