Post subject: Early '60's Packard-Bell tube console stereo
Posted: Nov Wed 03, 2010 1:41 am
Joined: Dec Sun 07, 2008 7:05 am Posts: 3915 Location: Meridian, MS
This one came home with me as part of the other new toys that I brought back from that closed TV shop. This is an early '60's Packard-Bell tube stereo and when I first saw the control panel, I figured I'd find a hot chassis inside the cabinet. Much to my surprise, it uses a power transformer and a 6BM8 output tube for each channel. The record changer is a VM and will need the usual treatment that all of these need after 40+ years. The tuner works on AM; but, is dead on FM and there is motorboating on all selector positions. Right now, this is an FM mono unit; but, has provisions for an FM MPX adapter. Although not high end by any means, it should turn out to be a nice smaller stereo when I'm finished with it. And, this is the first Packard Bell stereo that I've owned. For some reason, that brand never was popular in my area.