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My third RCA A-33

Post by Dan Walker on Wed Mar 30, 2016 12:01 pm

I am picking this up tomorrow. It is the third one I have owned and I may keep this one
It is a 13 tube ,seven band seven knob console radio.. The wood on these is very nice,
  I had to refinish the other two I had ,   but this one looks like it is all original.
There is one photo of the one I redid and sold.
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Post by 75X11 on Wed Mar 30, 2016 5:07 pm

A very handsome unit.
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Post by Wildcat445 on Wed Mar 30, 2016 5:16 pm

Very nice!

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Here is the radio now

Post by Dan Walker on Thu Mar 31, 2016 6:59 pm

I picked this one up today. The cabinet is in better condition than the first photos show.
All I have to do is recap it, add a knob, replace the power cord and clean the cabinet.                                                                

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Post by Wildcat445 on Thu Mar 31, 2016 11:12 pm

Is there a tube missing?

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Post by Dan Walker on Thu Mar 31, 2016 11:18 pm

Yes there is a tube missing .. I haven't looked at my schematic yet, to see which one.
I know I have the tube. The first thing I do with a new radio is check all the tubes, and supply those that are missing.

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Post by Wildcat445 on Thu Mar 31, 2016 11:36 pm

Is that a Canadian RCA? Looks like it should be a good performer. Very Happy

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Post by Dan Walker on Thu Mar 31, 2016 11:51 pm

As far as I know it is Canadian. This is my third one of this model. The others did perform very well and I hooked up an MP3 adaptor to them and the sound was just like a jukebox, with lots of deep base and that warm tube sound.
It will be a while before I get to this one as I have 10 consoles in the garage waiting to get the cabinets done.
I also have to find room in my basements for this one because it takes up a bit of real estate.

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Post by Bill Cahill on Fri Apr 01, 2016 12:25 pm

If I know RCA, I'd say it will need wiring replacement, and, replacement of cheap mica caps. Looks like a nice set, though.

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My third RCA A-33

Post by Ed in W. PA on Fri Apr 08, 2016 1:07 pm

That's a real beauty. Keep us up to date on the restoration. Nice find!

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Post by 75X11 on Fri Apr 08, 2016 4:04 pm

That certainly has a nice patina!
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Post by Dan Walker on Fri Apr 08, 2016 9:06 pm

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  This is one of the ones I did before, and I hope the new one will turn out as good.

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Post by 75X11 on Fri Apr 08, 2016 9:21 pm

Beautiful unit. I can see the same influence in the Silver anniversary 1942 Victrola.

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