Showing posts with label RCA. Show all posts
Showing posts with label RCA. Show all posts

Sunday, May 5, 2019

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

RCA CD-60 First DJ Tables?

 The CD-60 was sold only to Victor dealers for the purpose of allowing customers to audition records before making a purchase. It provided electrical playback, and multiple sets of headphones were supplied instead of a loudspeaker. The CD-60 was introduced in 1927 and it was produced into the early 1930's.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

RCA 829B

A spectacular looking tube. As far as usefulness I have no idea.

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Why A Filament? RCA

This must be an early article as that is a very early 866. 

Monday, August 6, 2018

Thursday, July 12, 2018

RCA - Special Red TUBES

The RCA red tubes are superb. 
Nice propaganda.

Monday, March 6, 2017

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

RCA 816 Mercury Vapor Rectifier Advert

The 816 is the Junior of the 866/866A.
Might need to procure a few of these as well. 

Wednesday, October 12, 2016


Love this RCA ad. I haven't seen this one before. 

Tuesday, March 1, 2016


I really dig these old Ham Tips publications. Check this one out.

Sunday, January 24, 2016

RCA Living Stereo 1958

Brilliant video and edusales piece. 

Sunday, August 2, 2015

RCA New Dimension In Sound 1957

What is Hi-Fi from the Smith's and RCA.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

RCA Sound Translation....... next to perfect!

The LC-1A is on the list of "full range" speakers I'd like to owen. Their price keeps going up and I've missed local bargains twice now.... Sigh.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

RCA 866A Ad 1956

20,500 hours is only 2.3 years 8-)

Sunday, May 10, 2015

1938 RCA Transmitting Tubes Technical Manual

Here is some tube porn for the evening. My friend Chris dropped this 1938 RCA manual by today. It is amazing and the tube diagrams are beautiful. It is a little fragile so I didn't flatten the pages to get the images.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

45 145 245 345 445 Tubes

My friend the TubeHoarder found a big box of 45 tubes for me to try in my amp. Not sure of the condition but I don't often get to roll through a dozen gobes and then a dozen coke bottles.
Engraved base de Forest Audio 445... Beautiful.

 Engraved base Arcturus Power Amplifier 145.

 Engraved base Cunningham CX 345. 
A good pic on this one.

 Engraved base ECHOTRON. Great name. 
It is strange that the filament is resting on the grid in this one. 

 It was really difficult to get a pic of the Majestic engraved base.

 Haven't found any info on this engraved base Marvin MX 245.

 Another Engraved Base RCA Radiotron 45

 Another RCA Radiotron UX 245 Engraved Base

National Union Coke Bottles with engraved  base. Very cool.

Out of the engraved bases now. Here is a selection of RCA coke bottle 45s.

Do vintage tubes sound better than modern? I don't know for sure.
Which do you prefer?
I get a kick out of running antique tubes. There is something special about listening to music through  old triodes. Listening to history. It doesn't hurt that the tubes look beautiful as well.