Monday, May 14, 2012

Philips Montrose Tube Console photos.

I got it home with a hand cart, and it worked when I plugged it in at home. It gets JAZZ FM! It works in stereo! All controls work. The phono input can't be tested, because the tonearm is missing its proprietary looking headshell, but I can use the proprietary plug at the end of the cable to make a connector for any turntable. The 8 inch full range (?)speakers have tiny little magnets, and don't sound like anything special. I'll have the receiver out of the cabinet soon.

4 comments:

A reader said...

That's an attractive cabinet

Anonymous said...

HELP! I just bought this exact console. Do you know what year they are from? Also I'm having some trouble with my record player, do you know if there is any way to make the tone arm "Manual" so that it doesn't automate it moving onto the record and dropping the record?? It seams something is out of sync on mine and the tone arm ins't moving to the right position. Thanks!

rick mcginnis said...

It looks lovely. Swapping in new speakers would not, I think, be a violation of the console's "purity."

I love these old consoles, God help me. We have a Grundig, blonde wood, decent speakers, working turntable, and a blown tube or two that silenced it a few years ago. We'd love to get it working again, even moreso if someone could put in an auxiliary input for an iPod. Let me know if you know someone who could do the work.

Anonymous said...

I have a Solid State Philips console stereo/record player. The turntable hasn't worked for years but the stereo (AM-FM) has the best sound ever. I've kept it because it's a beautiful piece of solid wood furniture but am willing to part with it now. It's crafted in Great Britain by BSR Precision. Make me an offer!