Forums :: Resources :: Features :: Photo Gallery :: Vintage Radio Shows :: Archives :: Books
Support This Site: Contributors :: Advertise


It is currently Aug Tue 14, 2018 11:20 am


All times are UTC [ DST ]





Post New Topic Post Reply  [ 11 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: ID this Packard Bell Console
PostPosted: Feb Fri 09, 2018 12:58 am 
New Member

Joined: Dec Mon 12, 2016 10:52 pm
Posts: 15
Can you ID this Packard Bell Console? Only thing written on it is "Packard Bell Space Age Stereo"

Its a coffee table with the electronics in a pull out drawer. Speakers are missing. I'd like to find replacements. Also looking for service information.

Photos attached

Sam


Attachments:
image2.jpeg
image2.jpeg [ 123.58 KiB | Viewed 915 times ]
image1.jpeg
image1.jpeg [ 69.89 KiB | Viewed 915 times ]
image3.jpeg
image3.jpeg [ 116.74 KiB | Viewed 915 times ]
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: ID this Packard Bell Console
PostPosted: Feb Fri 09, 2018 3:49 am 
Member
User avatar

Joined: Jan Thu 01, 1970 1:00 am
Posts: 13366
Location: Tennessee,USA
Any chassis labels in there?

_________________
Gary Rabbitt


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: ID this Packard Bell Console
PostPosted: Feb Fri 09, 2018 4:00 am 
Member
User avatar

Joined: Jan Thu 01, 1970 1:00 am
Posts: 13366
Location: Tennessee,USA
Does the top of the chassis look like this? This is the 7TU12

Image

The chassis, tuner and amp may be the same on that model as your coffee table set.

Image

_________________
Gary Rabbitt


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: ID this Packard Bell Console
PostPosted: Feb Mon 12, 2018 9:00 pm 
New Member

Joined: Dec Mon 12, 2016 10:52 pm
Posts: 15
I'm not sure. I have a client contacting me about it and sending pictures. Here's a bunch more pictures


Attachments:
image2(3).jpeg
image2(3).jpeg [ 123.58 KiB | Viewed 728 times ]
image1(3).jpeg
image1(3).jpeg [ 112.61 KiB | Viewed 728 times ]
image2(2).jpeg
image2(2).jpeg [ 118.08 KiB | Viewed 728 times ]
image1(2).jpeg
image1(2).jpeg [ 68.67 KiB | Viewed 728 times ]
image4.jpeg
image4.jpeg [ 74.89 KiB | Viewed 728 times ]
image2(1).jpeg
image2(1).jpeg [ 81.41 KiB | Viewed 728 times ]
image1(1).jpeg
image1(1).jpeg [ 80.03 KiB | Viewed 728 times ]
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: ID this Packard Bell Console
PostPosted: Feb Mon 12, 2018 9:18 pm 
Member
User avatar

Joined: Dec Mon 08, 2008 8:27 pm
Posts: 8879
Location: alameda,CA
From what I can see this is a very basic unit. It has a EL84/6BQ5 tube per channel and those are right next to 2 small output transformers in your pictures. The speakers appear to be automotive type 6X9's or thereabouts.
The large aluminum can mounted on top of the chassis is the electrolytics. There will be anywhere from 2-4 sections inside. There will be stamped markings on the side wit the Microfared and voltage ratings. Each section can be replaced by individual capacitors.

The non-electrolytic capacitors will be made out of cardboard tubes that have wax sealed foil inside, and ALL of those should be replaced. If they are ceramic disc those should be fine.

If you decide to go through with this then put a post on the electrical restoration section


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: ID this Packard Bell Console
PostPosted: Feb Tue 13, 2018 1:21 am 
New Member

Joined: Dec Mon 12, 2016 10:52 pm
Posts: 15
Thanks. The client has just asked for replacement speakers for the moment, but they will probably want further work once they get it hooked up

So automotive 6x9s, but it looks like it needs a tweeter as well. Also passive crossovers, unless there is a crossover is in the amp.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: ID this Packard Bell Console
PostPosted: Feb Tue 13, 2018 1:23 am 
New Member

Joined: Dec Mon 12, 2016 10:52 pm
Posts: 15
Hmmm. Looks like automotive 6x9s usually come 2 or 3 ways these days, I guess that solves that problem. What impedence would you suggest?

Sam


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: ID this Packard Bell Console
PostPosted: Feb Tue 13, 2018 7:32 pm 
Member
User avatar

Joined: Dec Mon 08, 2008 8:27 pm
Posts: 8879
Location: alameda,CA
I would really stress that simply sticking in a set of speakers and handing it back to the client will probably result in the old electrolytic capacitors failing either immediately or likely not too long after the user starts using it again. If that happens it will possibly damage the power transformer among others. If you don't have the technical ability to do this then either find someone that does or have us walk you through the process. Otherwise the thing will more or less be a ticking time bomb.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: ID this Packard Bell Console
PostPosted: Feb Wed 14, 2018 8:17 pm 
New Member

Joined: Dec Mon 12, 2016 10:52 pm
Posts: 15
I have the technical ability. I will recommend it to the client. But I can't do work they don't approve an estimate on. Right now I'm just trying to do the research necessary to do an estimate, which is finding the right speakers, and finding the service info for the electronics.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: ID this Packard Bell Console
PostPosted: Feb Thu 15, 2018 4:34 pm 
Member

Joined: Nov Wed 27, 2013 5:59 am
Posts: 519
Location: Metzger Oregon
This probably had low wattage high efficiency 3.2 ohm speakers, most new automotive speakers would be designed for an amp with hundreds of watts. Still may work well, though, hard to say. I believe I have some 6x9s from the tube era if you end up needing them.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: ID this Packard Bell Console
PostPosted: Feb Thu 15, 2018 5:07 pm 
Member
User avatar

Joined: Jan Tue 31, 2012 1:55 am
Posts: 4681
Location: Mountains of Mourne. Ireland.
Have you removed the tuner from the cabinet?
Image
There should be a paper label (model number) pasted on the side of the chassis.

Greg.


Top
 Profile  
 
Post New Topic Post Reply  [ 11 posts ]  Moderator: sofaslug

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 18 guests



Search for:
Jump to:  
























Privacy Policy :: Powered by phpBB