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#1 Nickeccles

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 07:40 AM

 

 

Hi People! wink.gif

Saw this one on Ebay & really wasn't sure whether it was a worthwhile punt - As you will see from the first image, it's barely identifiable! clear.pngclear.pngclear.png Along with an incorrect model number & a piss poor image, it was a gamble no question.............

This has been a real saga, seller didn't want to post due to size etc (Yawn) so there have been serious delays actually getting it here while all the time just hoping my hunch was right & would it all be worth it..................

It was worth the wait & worry - It is what appears to be quite a rare bird:

A Fisher PH-460LG Compo & it's not only huge but fully loaded with all the good stuff!! thumbsup.gifthumbsup.gifthumbsup.gif

Really badly packed made it even more of a miracle it wasn't damaged, just cardboard no bubble wrap & the whole thing yellow & nicotine stained to boot -11.gif-11.gif-11.gif

I have to say, this Sanyo built stereo is a real corker - Soft touch deck (Dead) manual level controls with Dolby & led meters! Excellent tuner pulls in stations better than most along with a powerful amp with bass treble & loudness!! Line in, Phono in & Line out Rca's, twin aerials.........the list goes on! wink.gif

The tape deck was no picnic to re-belt - I recently bought a set of hooking tools which meant I could loosen the flywheel retainer just enough to free the old belt then slip the new one over the flywheel & use the hooking tool to hook it over the motor, then turn the flywheel by hand to ease it on - Prior to replacing the belt I had to reset the soft touch mechanism to the stop position............there really is no room to access the deck & there was no way I wanted to remove it from the front panel, a huge undertaking & something I really wasn't up for!!

Once reassembled cleaning started - We cleaned for over 3 hours over & over until it was pretty much mint wink.gif To look at it now I was over the moon, what a beautiful stereo...........

Tape works faultlessly now with a small azimuth adjustment & deep clean of the heads & pinch roller - Even the music search is perfect!!

These things go loud, very loud & look amazing thumbs-up.gif

Just so chuffed with what I ended up with late last night once it was all finished reelspin.gifreelspin.gif

Just look at the piss poor Ebay image lol - Would you have gone for it??

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#2 Lasonic TRC-920

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 08:58 AM

That is a sweet radio. Yeah, that picture was a joke. One of the few radios that is actually Hi Fidelity and not just a sticker!

 

First class rebuild too. nice save!  :thumbsup:



#3 stevenrob

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 12:53 PM

Very cool, with 2 antennas !

You have a lot of boombox but how many cats ?  :-)



#4 Nickeccles

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 01:58 PM

2 Cats & 1 Dog! :-) 

 

The usual Orange Cat was unavailable this time................out catching mice & bringing them in! lol



#5 MyOhMy

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 02:36 PM

Good catch and a smart looking box, I love the 80's angles on this - if you keep collecting at this rate there'll be a shortage for the rest of us to face.   :yes:  :-D

 

 

 

*You say the seller was reluctant to post, I've encountered this on occasion and find the seller will not waver on this so......................

 

I live in Sleaford (Lincs) and offer to collect, pack & post BB's and the like that are located in the Sleaford, Grantham, Newark, Lincoln, Spalding & Boston areas if the item is 'collect only'.    All these towns are around 15 miles from me so all I ask is you cover the small amount of petrol cost along with the onward postage to you.  I have plenty of packing material to hand, have posted many large BB's after reinforcing the parcels and never had a problem.

 

I hope this will help and apologise if this post seems like I'm hijacking the thread.



#6 T-STER

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 02:52 PM

Bloody hell Nick there is no stopping you at the mo, that tho is a corker. Very nice box and the deck sounds cracking.

 

I dont recollect seeing the black cat sat on the box before, old ginge was missed :D



#7 JVC Floyd

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 09:27 PM

Oh yeah that box fukin thumps, I had one and regret selling it.these will spank some grails.

#8 Transistorized

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Posted 21 May 2017 - 06:07 AM

Way to go. I really like that one. It has that sophisticated look and feel. A very nice 3 piece box :-)

#9 stereomad

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Posted 22 May 2017 - 01:25 PM

I like these fishers,they have good sound
Nick always gets the decks sounding good on his boxes