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THAT is one beautiful set! I'll bet it sounds amazing. Thanks for sharing :D .

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WOW, most juke boxes don't have that kind woofer punch bass.

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Eye candy for sure to big console fans like me.
A 12" Tweeter ?? :lol: :lol: :lol:

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That is one of the finest prewar radio/phono combinations you will ever see!

I think the only radio to top this, audio wise might be the WLW, but I think the Capehart had better amplifier designs.

Looking forward to restoration on this one! :D
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That is one of the finest prewar radio/phono combinations you will ever see!

I think the only radio to top this, audio wise might be the WLW, but I think the Capehart had better amplifier designs.

Looking forward to restoration on this one! :D
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I think the only radio to top this, audio wise might be the WLW, but I think the Capehart had better amplifier designs.
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The 500 Series Capeharts have good fidelity and projection (volume) but their audio frequency range is intentionally limited on the high end by the use of a 12-inch tweeter to minimize record scratch noise resulting in somewhat unbalanced sound. A number of radios, especially those designed for Apex station reception and the Capehart 400D Series receivers including real tweeters sound better.

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The EH Scott Radio Laboratories was granted a patent for the circuit in Great Britain after a patent had been denied in the US. The patent is described in EH Scott, The Dean of DX, Second Edition. The Scott record scratch suppressor acted on the high frequency end of the audio spectrum. Ironically, HH Scott received a patent for a similar circuit modified to also act on the low frequency end of the audio spectrum providing balanced tonal range. Rights to use the HH Scott Dynaural Noise Suppressor were obtained by the Scott Radio Laboratories for use in the Metropolitan 16A and Musicale models under Hal Darr leadership. By far and a long shot, there were more Scott Radio Laboratories built Dynaural Noise Suppressors than built by all other manufacturers.

A record scratch suppressor circuit was not necessary in the Capehart models made after the D series because the speakers were not efficient at reproducing the frequencies associated with record scratch noise.

Volume range expanders (VRX) were finicky and only useful for reproduction of orchestral and operatic performances. Since the full volume range of performances was lost (compressed) in the recording process, the VRX circuits had to rely on that portion of the signal that was recorded. Hence, at very best, the VRX was imperfect and I suspect that critical listeners could recognize that something was fishy. The largest benefit of the VRX was as a marketing tool for the sales departments.

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Interesting provenance on this magnificent radio. Did the original electronics get thrown out at the time of the bar conversion or did someone have the sense to keep them?


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Nice project! Is the chrome as nice as it appears in those photos?

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ketron281989 wrote:
Thank you! I think the E.H. Scott Quaranta beats them all!! :lol:


Touché :D
I didn't think about the Quaranta as it is so rare and obscure, but so are the 500 series Capeharts!

Thanks for reminding me! :wink:

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