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 Post subject: Nice original 1938 RCA 813K
PostPosted: Sep Wed 11, 2019 10:51 pm 
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https://www.ebay.com/itm/1937-RCA-VICTO ... Sw-D5deTAP
I'm so tempted with this one, but I'm still waiting for a nice 816K to come up locally. It's got more elaborate Vassos styling. Finding these complete with good tenite plastics is not common these days.


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 Post subject: Re: Nice original 1938 RCA 813K
PostPosted: Sep Wed 11, 2019 11:18 pm 
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The power transformer has been changed so I wouldn't bet on the motorized tuning to work. That would be a show stopper for me. But I hate complications like that.

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 Post subject: Re: Nice original 1938 RCA 813K
PostPosted: Sep Wed 11, 2019 11:32 pm 
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AuroraOldRadios wrote:
The power transformer has been changed so I wouldn't bet on the motorized tuning to work. That would be a show stopper for me. But I hate complications like that.

Good observation. I also noted that the veneer that curves at the bottom is split and lifted, but that's actually a pretty easy fix.
Yeah, I had my 811K chassis completely restored and although I like the 813K and 816K more, it's one heck of a performer. I'd hate to have another one of these chassis' restored!


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 Post subject: Re: Nice original 1938 RCA 813K
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If I read that transformer number correct, it doesn't have the 24 volt winding for the motorized tuning... the highlight of the set... unless the repairer stuffed a 24 volt transformer under the hood. Plenty of room under there... Also missing the "Sonic Arc" over the speaker.

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 Post subject: Re: Nice original 1938 RCA 813K
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I have one of these. They sound amazing and look really cool in person.


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 Post subject: Re: Nice original 1938 RCA 813K
PostPosted: Sep Thu 12, 2019 11:03 pm 
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If I read that transformer number correct, it doesn't have the 24 volt winding for the motorized tuning... the highlight of the set... unless the repairer stuffed a 24 volt transformer under the hood. Plenty of room under there... Also missing the "Sonic Arc" over the speaker.

Jim

At this point in time I think a set like this might be about as good as you can find them as far as the cosmetics goes. The sonic arc panel is just a thin plywood sheet and could be easily recreated. I don't know what can be done about the transformer situation though. It might be worth finding a trashed example and parting the chassis out. Many them are found that way these days.


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 Post subject: Re: Nice original 1938 RCA 813K
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Easily restorable and about as nice original condition as your ever going to find one. Absolutely well worth the current $1.25.

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 Post subject: Re: Nice original 1938 RCA 813K
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I just re-capped a cherry 813k and sold to a guy for $375.
Motorized tuning worked good and the cabinet was great.
think I gave it away?
I still have my 816k, so I am still good.
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 Post subject: Re: Nice original 1938 RCA 813K
PostPosted: Sep Sun 15, 2019 9:39 pm 
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I just re-capped a cherry 813k and sold to a guy for $375.
Motorized tuning worked good and the cabinet was great.
think I gave it away?
I still have my 816k, so I am still good.
murf

It seems like the 816K is the only one that brings a decent amount so I think you did well. The 813K looks like an 816K that went on a diet :)


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 Post subject: Re: Nice original 1938 RCA 813K
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Did anyone here get this?

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