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WHAT IS A RESTORATION? 

Instead of troubleshooting the radio to identify problem parts or items (then replacing), we replace ALL the capacitors, resistors as required [no greater than 10% variance],  under chassis wiring as required for safety. All tubes are tested - marginal ones replaced. Dial cord tuning string repaired or tightened. High velocity air clean to remove all surface dust. Alignment checked.  Longevity PAK is installed where possible. This is a voltage drop device to bring AC input voltage closer to the 110 volts AC that older radios expected. An under chassis fuse is installed for protection. Speaker replaced where necessary. New dial lights installed. Controls are treated with DEOXIT, tuning dials are checked and the radio is aligned to factory specifications, and subjected to a 3 hour burn in Test.

This restoration process leads to emails such as this-

Grundig 3060a repair tech shout out

Folks, 

I just got my beloved 3060a back from John O'brien in Potomac, Maryland. He has a web site as the radio repair guy. Google radio repair guy and you will find it.

John really knows his stuff. The Grundig 3060a, family heirloom, was dead and it had stumped another tech in Annapolis. 

John specialized in tube radios and works out of his house but has a complete lab. 

It is amazing to hear this 1956 radio playing glorious music again. The tuner sensitivity is incredible and sound from the big 14 inch speaker is fantastic.

I highly recommend John if you live near the Washington DC area. He only works on tube gear and will work on hi fi separates as well as radios.


 

 

John:



Happy to report that after nearly 4.5 years the RCA 813K is running strong. No issues and the unit continues to mystify folks on how a radio built in 1938 can still operate in 2012 -- 74 years later! Continued testimony to the great work you are performing in restoring American history. Only one year away from its Dodranscentennial anniversary!!!

Thanks again.



Craig.
John:

Also, I absolutely LOVE the RCA 224, I can't turn it off.

The sound is good, I have a good antenna on it, a long-wire running up to the top roof and last night I discovered that I had to learn to tune it by minute-increments as on bands A & C (broadcast and Shortwave 6 - 18 mhz) the radio was absolutely flooded with signals , it was amazing, it totally out-classed my Sangean AT-818.

 You did a great job bringing this radio back to life and I do appreciate it.

Thanks John!

Dave

A radio that has been restored by us comes with a one year warranty against any or all failures [exception TUBES]. And we pay shipping both ways for any warranty repairs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

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