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 Post subject: Majestic Radio-Phonograph - year and stylus questions
PostPosted: Apr Fri 27, 2012 7:14 am 
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Hi,

I have a Majestic Model 10B27E (am/fm/shortwave/phonograph) that says "noise gate" on it. Does anyone know what year this was made?

More importantly, I need to find a stylus that fits on its Actsatic cartridge. On the cartride it is stamped 625 and then under that L-70. Anyone know what specific stylus I need. Many thanks!

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 Post subject: Re: Majestic Radio-Phonograph - year and stylus questions
PostPosted: Apr Fri 27, 2012 8:01 am 
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Welcome to the forum, here is some information,http://www.radiomuseum.org/r/majestic_10b27e.html, on the set. And here, http://www.turntableneedles.com/Astatic-24-REBUILD_p_586.html, you can look up your cartridge, which is a Astatic model L-70.

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 Post subject: Re: Majestic Radio-Phonograph - year and stylus questions
PostPosted: Apr Fri 27, 2012 11:53 am 
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It is in vol 19 of riders which is copyright 1949, so that should put it around that year.

Those crystal cartridges are almost always bad and will need to be replaced or rebuilt. I would be Astatic if it actually worked! :wink:

For needles and rebuilding, try http://www.west-techservices.com/

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 Post subject: Re: Majestic Radio-Phonograph - year and stylus questions
PostPosted: Apr Fri 27, 2012 6:18 pm 
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That's a good one, Steve.. :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Majestic Radio-Phonograph - year and stylus questions
PostPosted: Apr Fri 27, 2012 7:32 pm 
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Thanks for the info everyone.

I'm a little confused as to what to do. Can more people weigh in as to whether I should buy a new cartridge. I really have limited funds. I was contacted by one vendor offline and am wondering if there is a bit of sales pitch going on. Sorry, new to the group. I don't mean to distrust anyone trying to offer help.


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 Post subject: Re: Majestic Radio-Phonograph - year and stylus questions
PostPosted: Apr Sat 28, 2012 1:19 am 
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Well, you could get lucky and the cartridge may still work. Though, if it does, it won't work as well as it should. The Rochelle Salt crystals used in those cartridges really deteriorate over time, especially if it has been kept in a hot or humid environment.

Good luck with your radio :D

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 Post subject: Re: Majestic Radio-Phonograph - year and stylus questions
PostPosted: Apr Sun 29, 2012 10:04 am 
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Can we see a picture or two?What do you want to do with the radio? Would you like to fix it and use it, or are you trying to sell it? Where are you located?

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 Post subject: Re: Majestic Radio-Phonograph - year and stylus questions
PostPosted: May Tue 01, 2012 7:45 pm 
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Hi all,

Thanks for the feedback. OK so it looks like I should buy a cartridge and the stylus.

Can someone point me to the exact stylus and cartridge I need.

Thanks!


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 Post subject: Re: Majestic Radio-Phonograph - year and stylus questions
PostPosted: May Tue 01, 2012 7:54 pm 
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If we can see pictures of the unit and its turtable with tonearm we maybe able to suggest
a replacement thats more modern.
Also wed like to know what you intend to do with it? If you intend to restore it and use it then there is a lot of help here just ask.

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 Post subject: Re: Majestic Radio-Phonograph - year and stylus questions
PostPosted: May Wed 02, 2012 7:17 am 
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I intend to use it, but I would LOVE to know how much it's worth. This was a family radio passed down to a friend who just wanted to get rid of it. She heard I love old radios and offered it to me for free.

I believe someone posted the radio was first produced in1949, but it sure would be nice to get more exact...if that's possible.

Most importantly, I am interested in getting the record player playing. Attached are some photos. I am out of work at the moment so I am being overly cautious: I want to do the right way, but I can't pay premium prices. So any help on what I need would be great. Cartridge + stylus. Stylus only since their is a cartridge? Rebuild the cartridge and get a needle. Please be as specific as you can as to what I need. Thanks.

Oh, and I'd love to find the knobs that go with this (I only have one and I forgot to take pictures of them!).

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 Post subject: Re: Majestic Radio-Phonograph - year and stylus questions
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 Post subject: Re: Majestic Radio-Phonograph - year and stylus questions
PostPosted: May Tue 08, 2012 6:56 am 
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Can anyone help with what I need? The more specific the better. Thank you.


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 Post subject: Re: Majestic Radio-Phonograph - year and stylus questions
PostPosted: May Thu 10, 2012 1:33 pm 
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Hi, west-tech services would be the place to go for the cartridge, see the above. As for the exact date of manufacture, some parts have build dates, like the speaker, volume control, some tubes, and a few other things.

If you get into a restoration, you will see theses parts, and can check them then. :)

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