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 Post subject: 1970 Magnavox 2C-7691 Aegean Classic
PostPosted: Apr Tue 07, 2020 9:04 pm 
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Hi I recently picked up in near mint condition the above listed TV Console it retaled for $1.195.00 in 1970.


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 Post subject: Re: 1970 Magnavox 2C-7691 Aegean Classic
PostPosted: Apr Wed 08, 2020 4:20 pm 
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Nice!!

You'll be needing a few capacitors.....:)

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 Post subject: Re: 1970 Magnavox 2C-7691 Aegean Classic
PostPosted: Apr Thu 09, 2020 2:13 am 
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Boy, does that ever look like there'd be a Cartrivision hidden behind one of those fancy side panels!

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 Post subject: Re: 1970 Magnavox 2C-7691 Aegean Classic
PostPosted: Apr Thu 09, 2020 2:37 am 
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I have the same set. We sold a new RCA set to a customer in the early 80's and he had us haul the Magnavox away, it still worked.


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 Post subject: Re: 1970 Magnavox 2C-7691 Aegean Classic
PostPosted: Apr Thu 09, 2020 9:06 am 
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Here's a link to an ongoing resto of something similar in my part of the world:

https://vintage-radio.com.au/default.as ... 4&offset=1

Interesting to look at what passed for good taste here at the same time - the Scandinavian Teak look was the rage in 1969. Much more understated.
Last tube chassis from HMV. Radio / stereo was SS of course.

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 Post subject: Re: 1970 Magnavox 2C-7691 Aegean Classic
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The most difficult part was lugging the console into my minivan and unloading it into my home . It actually looks better than the photo. It is a pecan finish. The record plater works , but slowly . The speakers are loud as hell , just like like my 75 Magnavox AM/FM, 8 Track , Record Player . Just need to locate someone competant and not out to bend you over to service both of them. One question the fabric on the console although in tip top condition needs to be stretched as it has gotten settled/ sagged into the speaker grille a bit .


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 Post subject: Re: 1970 Magnavox 2C-7691 Aegean Classic
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Never been able to understand why you yanks call those giant trucks you drive "Minivans".
Here's what a mini van means to me...
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I used to drive one of these in my first job out of school....

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 Post subject: Re: 1970 Magnavox 2C-7691 Aegean Classic
PostPosted: Apr Sat 11, 2020 1:00 am 
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Different meaning mate ! Here is a stock picture of pretty close to my minivan, they are family haulers a majority driven by Mothers . This is what America calls a minivan . I use mine like a pickup truck to haul over sized objects like that 400LB Magnavox console !
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 Post subject: Re: 1970 Magnavox 2C-7691 Aegean Classic
PostPosted: Apr Sat 11, 2020 2:25 am 
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Only joking mate!

My 3 adult kids all drive Odyssey class vehicles or bigger., These family movers have been called Catholic Convertibles....

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 Post subject: Re: 1970 Magnavox 2C-7691 Aegean Classic
PostPosted: Apr Sat 11, 2020 3:07 am 
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Oh, while we are all at home self-isolating and getting those projects done, have a listen to this.
It is an eminently sensible report from someone who knows what he is talking about:

https://www.abc.net.au/radio/programs/c ... s/12139346

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 Post subject: Re: 1970 Magnavox 2C-7691 Aegean Classic
PostPosted: Apr Mon 13, 2020 6:07 pm 
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irob2345 wrote:
Never been able to understand why you yanks call those giant trucks you drive "Minivans".
Here's what a mini van means to me...
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I used to drive one of these in my first job out of school....

Lol.
We call our big American soccer mom transports minivans, because they had the same sliding doors as out full sized vans of the 70s (those body shells are still being made today) and were much smaller...look at say a 1973 American market Chevy or Dodge van...The longer wheel base ones you could fit a mini-cooper-van in the back and still fit 5 passengers...It wasn't uncommon for a church or school to buy a long wheel base full size van to use as a bus for a whole class/congregation... municipalities would use them as ambulances with a minor refitment.


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 Post subject: Re: 1970 Magnavox 2C-7691 Aegean Classic
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That Morris Mini Van in the picture is an Aussie made one. Note the side window arrangement. Hinged vent windows and wind-ups, unlike the UK model.
They used the side windows and the bigger motor from the Morris 1100.
British cars have a bad reputation for breaking easily, but the service van I had as a kid fresh out of school took all the punishment I dealt out to it and kept on going.

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