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 Post subject: Capeharts Anyone? Capehart Model 406D
PostPosted: Sun Aug 11, 2019 11:37 am 
Victor Jr
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Another Capehart. A rather interesting unit as it incorporates Jensen high frequency sealed tweeters. A one year only feature Capehart offered in 1936. Why? True high frequency tweeters were more susceptible to picking up record noise upon playback. Capehart realized this and made a revision starting in 1937 incorporating instead one large 12 inch baffle mounted Jensen speaker with special cone for treble response.

I feel Capehart utilized such a speaker set up and radio tuner improvements to compete with leading custom radio producers E.H. Scott and McMurdo Silver. While we all love records here and those machine that play them, I will spare you the radio information. I do want to mention though the audio system. Bi-amplification, two amplifiers, 6x 6F6 output tubes, and three speakers total should make for an enjoyable record playback experience! This machine has been out of service since 2001 and will need a full servicing to allow for safe operation once again.

I am planning to document this restoration here on the forum for those that are interested.

A pre-restoration glimpse of what we will be tackling!

Comments welcome!


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