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February 28, 2009

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Angelo

I've always liked the looks of this radio.
Unrelated question: Can high humidity actually HELP a old radio rehabilitate? I recently won a 1958 GE P780A. It's in nice shape and plays powerfully, though with some "mud" or distortion. It might be my wild imagination, or coincidence---or using the radio continuously---but for whatever reason, the sound seemed to improve when I had the radio in the steamy bathroom. I'm non-technical---so for the bloggers here who know more than I do: Is there any reason why a little humidity in the air would actually help the radio's performance, or am I nuts?

Huesby

Nope, the continued use is the reason it works better. In fact I´d recommend you to take the radio out of the bathroom cause the humidity is one of the main cause that a radio fail. If you want your radio to perform better let it turn on (without volume so it won´t disturb you) for many hours or days.

Angelo

Huesby: Would replacing the caps restore the sound even better? Right now, it's very useable for talk, music is a little muddy (It's AM, so it's mostly talk anyway.). It really pulls distant signals in beautifully. I listen to a Toronto station at night (old music standards). I'm near Washington, DC.

Huesby

YES!...At the age 40year + those filters really should be replaced with new ones specially those who seem fatter and hotter than usual...also check the speaker maybe you need to change it too.

Brian (Scooby214)

If it sounded better after being played for a while, the speaker itself is probably okay. The capacitors should be easy enough to replace. Web sites such as Antique Electronic Supply (www.tubesandmore.com) carry a much wider variety of capacitors than Radio Shack.

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