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 Post subject: RCA 6-HF-5
PostPosted: Aug Fri 15, 2014 8:53 pm 
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Just found a RCA 6-HF-5 record player at a flea market. I have recapped the amplifier and Added tubes since when I got it home there were no tubes. But not bad for twenty dollars. Heres my problem, when playing 45's the arm does not reach the first groove of the record. How do I adjust this . Does anyone know the SAMs number for the photofact for the turntable section. Thanks for any help. By the way this is the blonde model. Oops should have mentioned that the 33/speed is slow, how do I correct this.Image


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 Post subject: Re: RCA 6-HF-5
PostPosted: Aug Fri 15, 2014 9:59 pm 
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There is a slot at the back left of the tonearm, looking at the player from the front. Inside that slot is an adjusting screw. Use a smaller flat screwdriver to adjust needle set-down position--counterclockwise to move the set down further into the record.


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 Post subject: Re: RCA 6-HF-5
PostPosted: Aug Fri 15, 2014 11:19 pm 
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Thanks for the help so quickly, and for some reason the lp speed has corrected itself.


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 Post subject: Re: RCA 6-HF-5
PostPosted: Aug Fri 15, 2014 11:31 pm 
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nice find... looks to be in very nice shape!

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 Post subject: Re: RCA 6-HF-5
PostPosted: Aug Fri 15, 2014 11:50 pm 
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Do I have to lift the turntable up to find this adjustment screw?


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 Post subject: Re: RCA 6-HF-5
PostPosted: Aug Sat 16, 2014 1:42 am 
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No, the screw is in the back of the tonearm inside that slot. Shine a flashlight in there...you'll see it.


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 Post subject: Re: RCA 6-HF-5
PostPosted: Aug Sat 16, 2014 2:37 am 
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I cannot locate a slot in the back of the tonearm. Here are a few pictures of the back of the tone arm.ImageImageImage


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 Post subject: Re: RCA 6-HF-5
PostPosted: Aug Sat 16, 2014 3:31 am 
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I have circled where the slot is. You will have to move the tonearm wire temporarily away from the slot to make the adjustment.


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 Post subject: Re: RCA 6-HF-5
PostPosted: Aug Sat 16, 2014 3:39 am 
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You are the man, adjustment made and success achieved . Thank you .


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 Post subject: Re: RCA 6-HF-5
PostPosted: Aug Sat 16, 2014 4:38 am 
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You got one great deal on that one for $20. I would pay that much for one any day of the week... for parts and the changer if nothing else. But, that one needs saved as it looks to be in somewhat decent shape.


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 Post subject: Re: RCA 6-HF-5
PostPosted: Aug Sat 16, 2014 5:15 am 
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This is a pretty nice record player in good condition and it didn't take much to bring it back to working condition. I have a pretty diverse palette for anything tube related but I'm more of a radio person with a Philco 37-116 and a 116X in my collection . But with nundreds of records in my collection I needed something to play them on.


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 Post subject: Re: RCA 6-HF-5
PostPosted: Aug Sat 16, 2014 4:10 pm 
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Here's some links. I may have RCA Service data on the Record Changer. If I locate
I will post. Sometimes you just work with data that's similar.
Bill J.

RCA 6-HF-5 SAMS 301-8 with PCB 186

https://app.box.com/s/2fuiyk3w1mgffd7wu5ec

Changer RCA 198 SAMS 273-9

https://app.box.com/s/s074x7fx1zt7fyrvcrzq


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 Post subject: Re: RCA 6-HF-5
PostPosted: Aug Sat 16, 2014 5:47 pm 
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Thank you very much I now have what I need.


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 Post subject: Re: RCA 6-HF-5
PostPosted: Aug Sun 17, 2014 4:37 pm 
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I've read a post just recently about changing the cartridge to a more modern one to make it possible to play lp's without the skip. But I can't seem to locate that post. When I first read it I bookmarked it but can't figure out now to get back to posts I've bookmarked. Can anyone help me with this search.


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 Post subject: Re: RCA 6-HF-5
PostPosted: Aug Mon 18, 2014 2:53 am 
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The crossover cap is one cap I did not change . Is this a electrolytic cap, I believe it is rated at 8 mfd with low voltage .


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 Post subject: Re: RCA 6-HF-5
PostPosted: Aug Mon 18, 2014 3:42 am 
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Ronin61 wrote:
The crossover cap is one cap I did not change . Is this a electrolytic cap, I believe it is rated at 8 mfd with low voltage .

It is a non-polarized electrolytic. Do not use a regular polarized electrolytic (with a + and -) here. Replace that one with an 8.2 mfd. non-polarized electrolytic.


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 Post subject: Re: RCA 6-HF-5
PostPosted: Dec Fri 26, 2014 11:44 pm 
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What stylus is the best for this phonograph ? Suggestions and why you use this type. Thanks in advance.


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 Post subject: Re: RCA 6-HF-5
PostPosted: Dec Sun 28, 2014 7:50 pm 
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Hello,
Regarding what type of stylus to use:

Can you shoot a photo of the cartridge ? From the photo yours has a flip-over plug-in cart. It is an all in one ceramic cartridge with permanently mounted styli.

The schematic indicates using a Pfanstiehl 55-T (Electro-voice 47). These are mono cartridges with a
1 mil stylus, which you cannot play on stereo records.

If you want to play stereo records, you will have to change out this cartridge with a stereo one.
Then you can wire both L/R leads with a jumper wire so both channels come out of your mono amplifier.

Gary at http://www.thevoiceofmusic.com can recommend a ceramic stereo cartridge that includes the jumper and wiring instructions. He will also have the mono carts, also.

Hotwax


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 Post subject: Re: RCA 6-HF-5
PostPosted: Dec Mon 29, 2014 4:58 am 
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Thank you hotwax I'll take a picture Monday and post it.


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 Post subject: Re: RCA 6-HF-5
PostPosted: Dec Tue 30, 2014 12:59 am 
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This is The best picture I could get of my cartridge hope you can identify it.Image


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