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    my refurbished Arkay FM tuner & stereo

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    MontanaWay

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    my refurbished Arkay FM tuner & stereo

    Post by MontanaWay on Sat Jun 14, 2014 12:42 pm

    here are some photo's of my restored Arkay FM-8 tuner I got off 'that' auction site. I dismantled it, cleaned it, replace some resistors and caps, sprayed the main chassis, front chassis surround and transformer, replaced most tubes and added a wooden base, wooden base is courtesy Walmart hard wood chopping block which I cut to size and stained. Works a charm, unfortunately, out here, FM reception is not the best due to the mountains, anyone good a good idea about an FM signal booster amp or something?

    The last photo is my current setup.








    arledgsc

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    Re: my refurbished Arkay FM tuner & stereo

    Post by arledgsc on Sat Jun 14, 2014 12:59 pm

    Beautiful! Well done!

    mark four

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    arkay tuner

    Post by mark four on Sat Jun 14, 2014 11:39 pm

    very nicely done . good looking setup , too . i just have a terk antenna it is flat panel about this size of  2 decks of cards . anybody remember them from the seventies  . the fisher fm90x is my tuner of choice  . you might need some kind of powered antenna .

    Pillo69

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    Re: my refurbished Arkay FM tuner & stereo

    Post by Pillo69 on Sun Jun 15, 2014 6:03 pm

    Although this forum is Dynaco, I like your tuner Arkay, also its general configuration.

    I am setting up me a second team, in this case Mono, it consists of a BELL 2200B amp and a tuner Harman Kardon F10.





    Tom

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    Re: my refurbished Arkay FM tuner & stereo

    Post by Tom on Mon Jun 16, 2014 8:37 am

    Pillo - I've got that same mono reciever in my garage, a yard sale special for $5.

    Doesn't work and I've not been able to fix it with simple stuff like changing out the old tubes and caps. Dang.

    Nice to see another one though. Smile

    Pillo69

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    Re: my refurbished Arkay FM tuner & stereo

    Post by Pillo69 on Mon Jun 16, 2014 5:57 pm

    Tom wrote:Pillo - I've got that same mono reciever in my garage, a yard sale special for $5.  

    Doesn't work and I've not been able to fix it with simple stuff like changing out the old tubes and caps.  Dang.  

    Nice to see another one though.  Smile


    This has very good reception. I acquired it in your country for $18.

    In the following link you have the manual and schema.

    http://www.harmankardon.com/images/media/F10_OM_EN.pdf

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