RCA Tube Tuner

Lazarus Short

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​I think it is mono, but that may not be a bad thing. My (now defunct) Grundig radio probablly had the same eye tube - still have the tube.
 

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I couldn't tell if there was another RCA plug under/behind the power cord. Looked mono to me but could be wrong.
 

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Found it! Definitely mono, 1960. Not as rare as he thinks. Has it listed for $100 somewhere else, listed at auction on another site w/no bids. Magic Eye tubes are expensive, have replaced a couple.

Still cool looking.
 

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http://www.radiomuseum.org/r/rca_fm_am_tuner_st_4_mi_12115.html

It's in the top 3 hits, not like it's hard to find.

ST-4, MI-12115, the tube is going to be 6E5 or 6U5 probably (6ME5/5ME5 is a miniature eye tube used in Japanese gear in the late 50s but it's hard to find.

Which is why IIIIII got one for my AM/FM/SW Pioneer.

Go look at it, see if tubes are missing or at least marked on the chassis. Chances are 143% good you will probably have to recap it. A nice looking later console/mantle type unit.
 
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