02 May '13, 1pm

AM tube radio restored and given MP3 playback too

AM tube radio restored and given MP3 playback too

Awesome job, craftsmanship, and respect for the aesthetics and preservation of vintage gear. This project was a pleasure to look at. A++ A couple of warnings of a general nature: I didn’t see a power transformer on this radio chassis. If not, that means that the chassis has a very good chance of being (electrically) hot with respect to earth ground. I noted reference to a polarized plug, but even so, you are still then at the mercy of whoever wired your wall outlets. If the chassis should become hot, anything that represents a potential path from chassis to real ground could result in severe damage or injury. (There is a story about a prison inmate, some ears ago, who wired a set of headphones to a hot-chassis television in his cell. He electrocuted himself when he sat down on his stainless-steel toilet to relieve himself.) A very easy way to fix this problem is to use an ...

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