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 Post subject: Silvertone 2015 Chassis Project
PostPosted: Feb Sat 24, 2018 5:23 am 
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hello folks,

I have the white and chocolate bakelite versions of this radio and for them being just an AA6 set, their sensitivity is very much over the top from one end of the band to the other. all my radios are aligned and receive extremely well, but these models are very hot when it comes to receiving.

many years ago, I rescued and restored a chassis from a 2015 that had a smashed cabinet. I went ahead and restored it and boxed it up hoping to find another cabinet for it one day.

since I never locally found one and the two that I have are absolutely pristine, I went ahead and made a project out of this chassis.

my "winter project" was to mount this chassis to a nice piece of poplar, add a larger speaker, and add an isolation transformer for safety since it will be used in the open air.

so, here it is, the open air chassis project along with pics of my other two 2015 sets. I enjoy this radio now and again b/c there is something neat about seeing an open chassis with the glowing tubes playing away. just like the other two, this set is a wide open sensitive hot little set from one end of the band to the other.

steve


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 Post subject: Re: Silvertone 2015 Chassis Project
PostPosted: Feb Sat 24, 2018 7:38 am 
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That poplar board really turned out nice Steve. Wouldn't this look cool with a chrome chassis? Just sayin'

Did you ever consider painting the speaker cover black to match the edge around the dial? This might give the set a more balanced look and make the silver chassis stand out on it's own. Just a thought. Tape a piece of black construction paper to the speaker to see what you think. Either way, I think you did a great job and I'm happy to hear it performs so well. Thanks for sharing.


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 Post subject: Re: Silvertone 2015 Chassis Project
PostPosted: Feb Sat 24, 2018 5:39 pm 
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hi mike,

thanks :)

i considered a black grill from ebay. they had plenty at the time when i was looking for one. i like the chrome look for vintage purposes and to brighten the whole project up.

steve

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 Post subject: Re: Silvertone 2015 Chassis Project
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Very cool look. I really like that this approach involves creativity. That gives it an aesthetic that let's you do things like use a modern transformer without upsetting restoration purists.


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 Post subject: Re: Silvertone 2015 Chassis Project
PostPosted: Feb Sat 24, 2018 7:29 pm 
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thanks,

not only does it all work/sound very well, it looks good too !

now, i absolutely DETEST anything "steampunk", but this is the closest i will ever get...

lol.

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