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 Post subject: 1963-64 Motorola Console TT/Stereo Model SKR148CW Help
PostPosted: Nov Wed 29, 2017 10:17 pm 
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Hello folks. I just picked up a free Motorola Console. I knew that it was not operational, but it is complete. When I plug it in, I can hear a hum. Also, the TT rotates OK. But when any of the function buttons are pushed, it appears that the only thing happening is the light in TT area illuminates and the small light on the front of the cabinet illuminates. I would love ANY help in just getting started. This is a cool little console. It even still has the original payment installment agreement between the original customer and the dealer (Hall Brothers, Inc.)
I am a trained aircraft electrician so I am not completely ignorant about electronics so I will probably understand most of your technical language. But I seriously don't know the first thing about how this thing is powered and I know very little about tubes. Any help will be GREATLY appreciated!


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 Post subject: Re: 1963-64 Motorola Console TT/Stereo Model SKR148CW Help
PostPosted: Nov Thu 30, 2017 12:10 am 
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the turntable is connected to the chassis with RCA cable, take the back off and see if its plugged in.
Really, the 1st order of business is to check the capacitors, and then replace them regardless.
There's comfort in knowing it won't explode some time when your playing it. Let alone more damage incurrence.

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 Post subject: Re: 1963-64 Motorola Console TT/Stereo Model SKR148CW Help
PostPosted: Nov Thu 30, 2017 12:15 am 
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Thanks glue_ru. I will get that going first!


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 Post subject: Re: 1963-64 Motorola Console TT/Stereo Model SKR148CW Help
PostPosted: Dec Sat 02, 2017 3:21 am 
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Schematic diagrams for the preamp and amp chassis can be found here: https://www.radiomuseum.org/r/motorola_ ... 97_hs.html

Sams Photofacts probably covered it in more detail, but my files stop in 1963,


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 Post subject: Re: 1963-64 Motorola Console TT/Stereo Model SKR148CW Help
PostPosted: Dec Tue 05, 2017 6:40 pm 
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One of the Motorola three channel consoles.

Very nice. 8)

You will enjoy the sound of it.


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 Post subject: Re: 1963-64 Motorola Console TT/Stereo Model SKR148CW Help
PostPosted: Dec Thu 07, 2017 7:23 pm 
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Here's a link to SAMS 705-8. Just follow the AC cord and you'll see how it is powered. It's a good set.

Bill J.

https://app.box.com/s/hy59bdmh7zehr4tsevenjvoxprffpu30


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 Post subject: Re: 1963-64 Motorola Console TT/Stereo Model SKR148CW Help
PostPosted: Dec Fri 08, 2017 7:12 pm 
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My company was a Motorola service agency during that era. Motorola made some great stuff.

Bruce


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