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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 10:02:59 PM on 10 January 2014.
Chris Ronayne's avatar
 Location: Wauchope, NSW
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Hi all,

I purchased one of these portable AM radio/phonographs today, for $60. It's an Astor in the same colours (they also appear to have come in light blue/white), and has a four speed turntable - 16, 33, 45 & 78 RPM.

Does anyone know what model it is? I haven't been able to find anything online, aside from photos with vague descriptions.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Astor-1960s-portable-retro-record-player-with-radio-/281197903889....

Chris


 
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 GTC
 Location: Sydney, NSW
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In those photos I don't see any ventilation holes. Is that solid state?

If no answer is forthcoming here, suggest you email Resurrection Radio the guys who did the resto job on the eBay unit. I reckon they'd be able to tell you the model.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 3 · Written at 10:25:35 PM on 10 January 2014.
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 Location: Wauchope, NSW
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Hi GTC - it uses three valves. I'll have a look and see if I can find the type numbers.

Chris


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 4 · Written at 11:35:34 PM on 10 January 2014.
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 GTC
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Okay, valves we can usually do.

If they are 6BE6, 6AD8 and 6BM8 then it could be model AMR (year 19??), in which case schematic and service notes are available on Kevin Chant's site.

However, it may be another model in which case I'd need to spend more time searching.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 5 · Written at 12:09:19 AM on 11 January 2014.
MonochromeTV's avatar
 Location: Melbourne, VIC
 Member since 20 September 2011
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Hi guys.

A while back I scored from a garage sale a 1960's Astor tablegram, model GB 025. The valve line-up is 6AN7, 6N8 & 6DX8 + solid-state rectifier. Whilst there is a circuit diagram inside the case, I couldn't locate a service manual for it. I have a feeling this one that Chris bought may have the same valve line-up.

The AMR came out in 1959.


 
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