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 Post subject: Curtis Mathes Royal Dane
PostPosted: Dec Sun 28, 2014 2:56 am 
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My wife received an old Curtis Mathes Royal Dane from her aunt. Her aunts deceased husband was a Curtis Mathes repairman. Could anyone give us any info on the stereo. It has a turn table, tuner, and a reel to reel tape recorder/player. The model number is EE370W, serial number 724673. Radio plays, don't know about the tape recorder or turn table. Would like to know what needle it takes and try the turn table. Will greatly appreciate any info on this.


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 Post subject: Re: Curtis Mathes Royal Dane
PostPosted: Dec Sun 28, 2014 7:57 pm 
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According to SAMS documentation, and if you have the original changer installed, get an Astatic cartridge 13T, or Electro-Voice 13, or Jensen A-44X, or Sonotone 10TR-S. All includes needle. As you search for these you probably will find alternates. Just needle replacement is so so problem.
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 Post subject: Re: Curtis Mathes Royal Dane
PostPosted: Dec Sun 28, 2014 8:09 pm 
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Thanks for the info on the needle. Looking forward to see if the turn table works.


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 Post subject: Re: Curtis Mathes Royal Dane
PostPosted: Dec Sun 28, 2014 8:29 pm 
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trip52 wrote:
Thanks for the info on the needle. Looking forward to see if the turn table works.


Just to be clear, the idea is to replace the cartridge completely, not just replace the needle.

Brett


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 Post subject: Re: Curtis Mathes Royal Dane
PostPosted: Jan Sun 04, 2015 4:21 am 
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Thanks, do you know where I could find info on the model number? The tag is still on the back of the unit. Model 8706


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 Post subject: Re: Curtis Mathes Royal Dane
PostPosted: Feb Sun 17, 2019 4:23 am 
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I have this same Royal Dane, but no reel to reel. The turntable works, but new cartridge is needed as well, so the above info is great! Do ya'll know how I can improve my radio AM/FM signals? Some come in okay, but most are very full of static.


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 Post subject: Re: Curtis Mathes Royal Dane
PostPosted: Feb Mon 25, 2019 9:53 pm 
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Hello and welcome. This is the right place to come for advice on getting the most from your Curtis Mathes stereo.

Some of the noise you are experiencing will be external, LED lights, chargers, PC and monitor, etc. Also the building wiring is like a noise antenna. Start by turning off and unplugging othere electronics and see if the sound improves.

You can try putting the antenna higher to catch FM. If you use a folded dipole designed antenna, it is calibrated for the central frequencies. A set of rabbit ears can be spread out flat and then the length of the ears can be adjusted for the frequencies at the ends of the scale. Turn it braodside to the station you trying to reach.

Your power amp and tuner amp should each have a one amp slo-blo fuse on the power cord, and the filter caps should have been replaced at least once by now to prevent a shorted cap from destroying the expensive parts.

Use the 'Search' feature top of this page to search for Curtis Mathes info.

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