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    interesting find on eBay

    Post by Guest on Sun May 18, 2014 11:06 pm

    so I found this really cool looking tube FM radio on eBay, and Akay.
    It is supposed to work 100%, got it for a steal. If it does indeed work, I'll do a cleanup etc and it will make a cool addition to my tube stereo setup!






    daveshel

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    Re: interesting find on eBay

    Post by daveshel on Mon May 19, 2014 12:40 am

    Nice. Looks cool.

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    Re: interesting find on eBay

    Post by GP49 on Mon May 19, 2014 12:39 pm

    Neat.  "ARKAY" was "Radio Kits, Inc." which marketed a wide variety of electronic kits in competition to Heath, Dynaco and Knight-Kit (Allied) in the 1950s and 1960s.  They were somewhat lower in cost and less stylish than the Big Kit Brands.  Their instruction manuals were rife with errors; upon opening up an Arkay kit, one would find a pile of Errata Sheets and had to be careful to annotate the construction manual before starting to build the kit!

    My Dad got an Arkay ST-11 Binaural AM-FM stereo tuner for his system.  It was the most high-styled Arkay I ever saw.  He replaced it after broadcast FM Multiplex Stereo came along, because the Heathkit AC-11 Multiplex Adapter he bought and built turned out to be unacceptably unstable.  He must have traded the Arkay because I wasn't able to find it in the house after he passed away, six years ago.  Too bad...I recall that as a mono tuner it was sensitive and performed well.

    I learned about the Heathkit AC-11's instability myself, sadly, later on with a different one!

    Attached: EBay photo of Arkay ST-11...so it's subject to disappearing!


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    Re: interesting find on eBay

    Post by deepee99 on Wed May 21, 2014 10:36 pm

    Damn! That's retro. I like it.

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