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Offline stevenvalve

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Re: Scott Tuners
« Reply #20 on: April 14, 2014, 04:09:16 PM »
Nice tuyen. You cant complain about the price. I am having my Scott LT110 completely rebuilt via a scott expert, and when finished, I do not need two, and will sell it. It's in very good condition. But needed to be realigned for perfect FM. Its a one off with 11 tubes.

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Re: Scott Tuners
« Reply #21 on: April 14, 2014, 04:39:07 PM »
cheers men.    oh bugger if only I knew you were selling, may of been worth waiting for.   but then again,  in it's condition and accounting for the rebuild,  it probably be out of my budget!

do you know if there is any issue with US tuners working on Australian frequencies?    what sonic symptoms are apparent when a tuner is off alignment?        I'm basically just wanting this tuner for abc classic fm, so won't be constantly moving the dial anywhere after I have the station locked in.

cheers!

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Re: Scott Tuners
« Reply #22 on: April 16, 2014, 06:37:08 PM »
 Here is the right model Scott tuner on EBAY, a factory 350 with the right bits, a 6x4 valve rectifier and volume control, Nice . Get it.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/HH-SCOTT-STEREOMASTER-350-FM-TUBE-TUNER-FOR-INTEGRATED-TUBE-AMPLIFIER-/221417209024?pt=Vintage_Electronics_R2&hash=item338d7e7cc0
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Re: Scott Tuners
« Reply #23 on: April 25, 2014, 09:16:50 AM »
Have received my lt-110 yesterday. Needs a good clean and check before hook king it upto the system. Bit excited!


I found the following interesting from this ebay seller who is selling both the LT-110 (no tube rect) to the 350 which uses tube rect.

After many hours of A/B comparisons between a LT-110 and a factory-wired 350B, we found that the kit version had a definite sonic advantage. The LT-110 was more engaging, and its soundstage was wider. The LT-110, it has a warmth of soul, with reasonably extended highs, an excellent midrange, and round, full bass with a slight mid-bass hump. This unit is not at all fatiguing, and seems more musical than the 350B. I have been told that the LT-110 has several small electronic differences, which may account for its superior performance.

The 350B exhibited a small  idiosyncrasy involving the brass tuning knob. As I rotated the knob, I became part of the antenna system, with some strange sonic results. This did not occur with the plastic tuning dial on the LT-110. The Scott LT-110 is a wonderful example of FM technology that compares very favorably with more sophisticated tuners.


http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/HH-Scott-LT-110-FM-Multiplex-Wideband-Stereo-FM-Tube-Tuner-in-wood-veneer-cab-/111334350626?pt=US_Radio_Tuners&hash=item19ec0b5f22&_uhb=1


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Re: Scott Tuners
« Reply #24 on: April 25, 2014, 01:03:36 PM »
Here is the right model Scott tuner on EBAY, a factory 350 with the right bits, a 6x4 valve rectifier and volume control, Nice . Get it.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/HH-SCOTT-STEREOMASTER-350-FM-TUBE-TUNER-FOR-INTEGRATED-TUBE-AMPLIFIER-/221417209024?pt=Vintage_Electronics_R2&hash=item338d7e7cc0

Did anyone here get this? So cheap!
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Re: Scott Tuners
« Reply #25 on: April 26, 2014, 07:42:24 PM »


It works!   Listening to jazz track on abc at the moment. Nice. Thanks again for the recommendation Steven

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Re: Scott Tuners
« Reply #26 on: April 26, 2014, 07:50:04 PM »
Tuyen why do you listen standing on your head, or is your room upside down, or have you bolted your system to the roof.

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Re: Scott Tuners
« Reply #27 on: April 28, 2014, 03:30:59 PM »
haha sorry Steven.   ipad camera sucks.  I will invest in a better camera one day.

Any particular tube combo you can recommend that you have found works well?


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Re: Scott Tuners
« Reply #28 on: April 28, 2014, 09:49:34 PM »
Tuyen why do you listen standing on your head, or is your room upside down, or have you bolted your system to the roof.
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Re: Scott Tuners
« Reply #29 on: May 01, 2014, 04:00:44 PM »


Any particular tube combo you can recommend that you have found works well?
tuyen,  I have all the tubes you need, and they are not dear. Check on prices via ebay. Unlikely all the ones in your tuner are fine. You need a valve tester. Get Mario to test them. There is no holly grail for the tube combination, very system dependant.

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Re: Scott Tuners
« Reply #30 on: May 24, 2014, 04:18:11 AM »
Here is the big one. The Scott 310E Very tempted to bid, but I will only be adding to my addiction for audio toys. Anyway it is the one to get.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/141288798238?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649

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Re: Scott Tuners
« Reply #31 on: June 12, 2014, 08:03:13 PM »
Nice tuyen. You cant complain about the price. I am having my Scott LT110 completely rebuilt via a scott expert, and when finished, I do not need two, and will sell it. It's in very good condition. But needed to be realigned for perfect FM. Its a one off with 11 tubes.

Dada Electronics Australia
 Esmond Pitt
 286 Canterbury Rd
 St Kilda West
 Victoria 3182
 Australia
 +61 3 9534 8575
Got the Scott LT110 stereo FM tuner back. He said every aliment parameter that could be out, was out. I tubed the tuner with quality valves, now on live ABC classical performances, its all quality sound. Esmond is highly Recommended. 
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Re: Scott Tuners
« Reply #32 on: July 10, 2014, 07:54:47 PM »
curious (& noob question), what are you guys using for aerials?

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Re: Scott Tuners
« Reply #33 on: July 10, 2014, 08:41:35 PM »
curious (& noob question), what are you guys using for aerials?
I am using a 300 ohm to 75 ohm splitter, then its connected to a Huge analog and FM TV aerial .

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Re: Scott Tuners
« Reply #34 on: July 11, 2014, 03:44:17 PM »
Currently using indoor rabbit ears + Magnum Dynalab Signal Sleuth (http://www.magnumdynalab.com/x_sleuth.htm)

But in previous house, had proper outdoor FM antenna installed.   Will eventually end up doing the same in current place.

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Re: Scott Tuners
« Reply #35 on: July 11, 2014, 03:50:14 PM »
thanks guys, might have to see if our antenna is FM capable and/or do something similar

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Re: Scott Tuners
« Reply #36 on: August 05, 2014, 07:44:19 PM »
I have been changing the valves in the realigned and checked Scott LT110 stereo FM tuner, I have put in some some tasty valves. Luckily the valves for the Scott are cheap, even for the best, Mainly Mullards Brimar amperex tubes. One important spot is the 12at7, The Brimar 6060 with the big T is superb. It now approaches CD quality on a live broadcast. I will give a list of the best valve compilation later
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Re: Scott Tuners
« Reply #37 on: August 05, 2014, 11:58:59 PM »
Hi Steven
Are the capacitors stock or have you upgraded some?
I'm often surprised how good my Mac MR65 sounds ... all stock, probably very tired electros, dirty tuning capacitor but it sfill make music.

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Re: Scott Tuners
« Reply #38 on: April 07, 2015, 05:12:37 PM »
Guys, This is a 1946 Scott radio,This radio is considered the Stradivarius of radios, i will probably never see another in my lifetime. It comes in 3 pieces with a brilliant AM FM tuner, (pictured). It comes with a separate amplifier, and 15 inch Jenson driver. This is considered the pinnacle of radio build quality and sound, according the radio folk lore after around 1947, the quality of radio's took a big slide all, the way into the modern world. This thing is a 24 valve chromed masterpiece built for the rich at that time. The word used to described its sound (via the owners) is Magnificat. More pictures of the rest of it soon.
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Re: Scott Tuners
« Reply #39 on: April 07, 2015, 05:54:07 PM »
Here is the amp, It is a push/pull 6L6 Probably about 40 watts,  lots of valves, again lots of chrome.
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