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Re: Scott Tuners
« Reply #40 on: April 07, 2015, 10:44:25 PM »
Just beautiful.
That's a Chicago Scott made by the company started by EH Scott ... truly Rolls-Royce stuff.
Unrelated to HH Scott who made the tuners we've seen on this thread so far.
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Re: Scott Tuners
« Reply #41 on: April 08, 2015, 12:36:51 PM »
Just beautiful.
That's a Chicago Scott made by the company started by EH Scott ... truly Rolls-Royce stuff.
Unrelated to HH Scott who made the tuners we've seen on this thread so far.
I love a man who know his stuff Les, all true. The pictures do not do it justice, it's almost mint, and best of all it works. I will replace some caps, probably for Jensen's, it's just an amazing piece of work. EH Scott was apparently a fanatic.
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Re: Scott Tuners
« Reply #42 on: April 08, 2015, 01:21:43 PM »
I'm envious : )   Love to hear it next time I visit.

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Re: Scott Tuners
« Reply #43 on: April 08, 2015, 05:00:02 PM »
Here are some pictures of the Jenson driver, should it be field coil. 

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Re: Scott Tuners
« Reply #44 on: April 09, 2015, 03:23:22 PM »
looks alnico to me, at least going by the welded magnet cover? the big wirewound resistor mounted to the cover is probably to replicate the resistance of the missing field coil... I've got a couple of Jensen P15LL drivers which look very similar
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Re: Scott Tuners
« Reply #45 on: April 09, 2015, 08:31:21 PM »
Under the radio, it only shows one layer, great condition for the age. It's hard to believe its made in 1946.
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Re: Scott Tuners
« Reply #46 on: April 09, 2015, 08:34:31 PM »
Under the amp, and one more under the Radio
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Re: Scott Tuners
« Reply #47 on: April 10, 2015, 05:08:36 PM »
Yes agree Omodo, definitely not a FC driver but an Alnico powered driver.
We all like different things so lets all agree to disagree and if any common ground is found then worship it.  Mine is the KD hence being present on this forum.

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Re: Scott Tuners
« Reply #48 on: April 10, 2015, 05:37:20 PM »
This beast is a true work of art. Steven stopped over at my place for a couple of nights on his way back down the coast and he bought this in and unwrapped it. We just stared at it for so long our wives thought we were mad. This thing is THE most mint thing from 1947 imaginable. It looks like it was made, wrapped up and unwrapped a month ago. Its simply beautiful.
If it sounds anything like it looks esp after cap replacements it is going to bring tears to the eyes. 
And its FM!!!

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Re: Scott Tuners
« Reply #49 on: April 10, 2015, 07:38:03 PM »
Yes agree Omodo, definitely not a FC driver but an Alnico powered driver.
Yes I know is alnico, but I was thinking in 1946-47 should it be a field coil driver. I have check around and it looks to be the original driver

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Re: Scott Tuners
« Reply #50 on: April 12, 2015, 05:05:38 PM »
Jensen speakers usually have a date code on the rim.  Two different mountings (Screws and  nutted bolts) may suggest this is not the original driver, that along with the power resistor on the magnet.  As the FC was originally used as an inductor for the power supply, maybe this is why the resistor has been needed?
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Re: Scott Tuners
« Reply #51 on: May 25, 2015, 02:06:47 PM »
I finally scored a Scott 310E. This is Scott's finest ever tuner, it originally stated out as a Wide-Band 4310 Broadcast Stereo FM Multiplex Tuner for radio stations, unlike the 4310 it was built on a normal size Scott tuner chassis, they shoe horned the internals into a standard domestic base and this is the result, The 310E was made for a limited time in 1963.  This is a 15 valve masterpiece, a real collectors item, and expensive.
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Re: Scott Tuners
« Reply #52 on: May 25, 2015, 03:20:59 PM »
Congratulations on your new purchase.  Have you checked out all the valves and caps yet?  Mine appears to be totally original as virtually all the solder joints have a dab of red paint on them.  Lost of silver mica caps too.  IS this your final tuner Steve??????
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Re: Scott Tuners
« Reply #53 on: May 25, 2015, 10:17:57 PM »
Congratulations on your new purchase.  Have you checked out all the valves and caps yet?  Mine appears to be totally original as virtually all the solder joints have a dab of red paint on them.  Lost of silver mica caps too.  IS this your final tuner Steve??????
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V what model tuner do you have. That is an actual picture of the tuner, Needs a plate over the tuner dial,  I will have it soon. here is the add with valve list.

Up for sale is the H.H. Scott 310E FM-MPX Stereo Broadcast Monitor Tuner.  The 310E was built from 1963-1964 and is considered by many to be Scott's finest performing tuner.  This unit is in exceptional condition and is plug and play.  The lettering on the faceplate is absolutely flawless and faceplate glistens like new. It has recently been fully serviced at Stereorelab (full mechanical and electrical alignment):
•Full alignment of RF & IF stages
•Multiplex alignment
•Tuning capacitor shaft resurfaced prior to alignment
•Tuner mechanically aligned for accurate indication of station
•All pots and switches cleaned with deoxit
•Tubes have been tested on a maintained and calibrated Hickok 799 and replaced as necessary (brands below)
◦6V4 - Mullard
◦12AT7 - GE
◦12AX7 - Telefunken
◦12AU7 - Telefunken
◦6AU6 - HH Scott Branded
◦6BN6 - GE
◦6AU6 - HH Scott Branded
◦6AU6 - HH Scott Branded
◦6AU6 - Daystrom
◦6U8 - Telefunken
◦12AU7 - HH Scott Branded
◦6U8 - Telefunken
◦6BS8 - HH Scott Branded
◦2 x 7247 - Electro Harmonix

This unit truly functions like new and is backed by a one year warranty from Stereorehab of Chicago

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Re: Scott Tuners
« Reply #54 on: May 26, 2015, 01:26:44 PM »
Scottsman 350 with the Valve rectifier.  Broken dial like most of them have but totally original and 110 volts.  I like the red nail varnish on all solder joints, if only other manufacturers would take as much trouble.
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Re: Scott Tuners
« Reply #55 on: May 26, 2015, 10:14:42 PM »
That is the good one V, factory Scott, nice. Apparently there is a company in the states that hots them right up, many audiophiles feel these reach best there is status, Re-tubing does make a big improvement, let's start with the right tubes, a super important valve is the output 12AT7 position, the tube to get is the 1950-60s  Brimar early black plate copper rod 6060-12AT7 with the big yellow T, there are other numbers as well. Gamve put me on to them. Very good, the best I have tried.
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Re: Scott Tuners
« Reply #56 on: May 27, 2015, 09:39:47 PM »
Some info on the Scott 310E. Try to find one for under $100, I like the vintage look, he does not.

The 310E

The 310E was made for a limited time in 1963. It is my favourite Scott tuner. I like it so much, I sold my Magnum Dynalab Ft101, in favor of the 310E in my main system. It brought in almost as many stations as the Dynalab (43 stations to 45 for the Dynalab), and did it with more musical sound. It is as drift-free as the 310C or the Dynalab, and best of all, it was cheap - $75. The 310E is more neutral than the 310C. Gone is the mid-bass hump, and excess warmth. The 310E has a more extended top end than the 310C. Its' top end extension is the equal of the Magnum Dynalab FT 101. The 310E has a slightly more spacious soundstage than the 310C, and more apparent depth than the Dynalab. While the Dynalab is certainly not raspy or hard, like many solid-state tuners (the Sony STJ-75 comes to mind), it sounds somewhat raspy compared to the 310E.

 The only negative about the 310E is its looks. It resembles, not so much the middle period Scott tuners, like the 350, as the early solid-state models, like the 312. Gone are the curved corners and brass knobs. Instead we have plastic knobs with metal caps that come unglued and fall off, similar to the knobs the famous Fisher 500 series receivers. It is boxy, and squat, and even a well-finished wooden case won't help it much. Yup, it looks ugly, but sounds beautiful.

The 310E makes a very good argument for never spending more than $100 for a tube tuner. While I haven't done a mano-a-manos with Scott 4310s or Marantz 10Bs, I can't see why, other than collectors' mania, anyone would put out the big bucks for these pieces. The 310E blows away a stock Macintosh MR 71 tube tuner. The Scott receives more channels, with higher definition, more high-end extension, and better harmonic balance. The Mac sounds dark and harmonically constricted in comparison.

When I asked Daniel Von Recklinghausen, Scott's chief design engineer during the period of "classic" tube equipment, which Scott tuner he liked the best, he said, without hesitation, the 310E.

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Re: Scott Tuners
« Reply #57 on: July 02, 2015, 08:24:14 PM »
Hey Steve ..... Has the 310e arrived yet?

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Re: Scott Tuners
« Reply #58 on: July 02, 2015, 11:31:53 PM »
Hey Steve ..... Has the 310e arrived yet?
Yes and its in very good condition, Pictures soon. Here is a top of the line Scott on ebay..... its debatable what is the better scott, 310E or this Scott 3410. This is the one to get.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/252010879473?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

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Re: Scott Tuners
« Reply #59 on: July 04, 2015, 12:18:37 AM »
That's nice too but I prefer the slightly less cluttered look of the 310e. Both gorgeous though.