Magnificent Magnavox 2ST215F / CH 54-05-00 / F-200C

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Magnificent Magnavox 2ST215F / CH 54-05-00 / F-200C

Post by BiStateVintageRadio on Wed Jan 04, 2017 2:11 pm

Hi all,
I'm new to this forum, so hope I don't mess anything up! hahaha We are currently trying to fix yet another Magnificent Magnavox (possibly a Concert Grand??) model 2ST215-F with chassis 54-05-00 and with turntable F-200C. Why is info sooooooo hard to find on Magnavoxes? (Rhetorical question--no answer needed. I understand it's just the way it is.) I have hunted every place that I can think of to hunt but can't find a schematic for this record changer or for this radio. Can anyone help me out with anything at all?

And as a matter of curiosity (not a need-to-know), what's up with the glass panels and sliding doors that Magnavox used on these monstrosities? While it makes the fake woodgrain look shiny and pretty, it also seems to me to make these fragile. Maybe Magnavox did a booming business back in the day selling replacement glass parts?? Just seems odd to me.

Thank you to all you generous folks who help out the dumb girls like me! :~)
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Re: Magnificent Magnavox 2ST215F / CH 54-05-00 / F-200C

Post by BiStateVintageRadio on Wed Jan 04, 2017 5:36 pm

Follow up questions:  How does this turntable/changer "know" that there's a record on the spindle and how does it "know" what size record is on it?  All of the typical answers to these questions do not seem to be the case with this particular model.  Any help??  Thank you!!
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Re: Magnificent Magnavox 2ST215F / CH 54-05-00 / F-200C

Post by jerryhawthorne on Wed Jan 04, 2017 7:15 pm

Hang in Diane, this is the forum for Magnavox with knowledgeable people who will answer your questions. I'm not one!
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Post by BiStateVintageRadio on Wed Jan 04, 2017 8:32 pm

Thanks, Jerry. I look forward to lots of interaction on this forum. I can still use a schematic for the radio, but I was directed to info on the turntable that helped. And Gary at V-M--God bless him--knew the answer to my follow up questions! You are all the best!! Thanks!
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Re: Magnificent Magnavox 2ST215F / CH 54-05-00 / F-200C

Post by Bill Cahill on Wed Jan 04, 2017 9:30 pm

Hi. Welcome to TRF.
I can answer some of your questions.
The changers are able to get the tone arm the correct spot on the record by indents in the mechanism on some, some indents are at different points in the mechanism pushes the tone arm a little
further into the spindle. Different changers have different ways. One favored changer by collectors has that by the tone arm lightly tapping the edge of the records, and, that tells the tone arm where to land. That was on Collaro changers.

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Post by BiStateVintageRadio on Thu Jan 05, 2017 1:54 pm

Thanks, Bill. Yup, this Collaro touches the edge of the record before it drops! Whoda thunk it? We haven't run across that method before. Kinda wacky, but it works! We'd have never figured it out on our own. Thank you. I also stumble upon vintagehifi.net that has a lot of downloads. Not the one I'm looking for, but it'll be a great resource for me (and hopefully a lot of people on TRF) in the future.
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Post by Bill Cahill on Thu Jan 05, 2017 8:51 pm

Thank you, and, welcome to TRF. I don't know a lot about the later the later ones. I restore the earlier ones.

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Re: Magnificent Magnavox 2ST215F / CH 54-05-00 / F-200C

Post by Bill Cahill on Fri Jan 06, 2017 3:12 pm

wildcat 445 is the expert on the later ones. My knowledge is on the earlier ones.

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Re: Magnificent Magnavox 2ST215F / CH 54-05-00 / F-200C

Post by jerryhawthorne on Fri Jan 06, 2017 6:44 pm

Diane, I'm certain Wild Cat will join in shorty. He seldom misses a day of posts. Hang in there.
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