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  • 04-16-2011 9:02 AM In reply to

    Re: JET 606

    Søren Mexico:

    Perfect Laughing

    and you can buy it brand new here:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/DAVE-PIKE-JAZZ-JET-SET-SEALED-LP-VINYL-/330552091795?pt=Music_on_Vinyl&hash=item4cf670a493

  • 04-16-2011 12:33 PM In reply to

    Re: JET 606

    Martin, any idea why they mixed P and E type tubes ??

    That is very unusual...

  • 04-17-2011 3:49 AM In reply to

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    Re: JET 606

    It's a bit difficult to say why P-valves and E-valves were mixed.
    They are very similar but still there are differences.
    The PCC85 does not demand as high as anode voltage as f.e. ECC85 which
    may make the P-valve the most attractive for this set.
    The heater voltage is also a little different but since the dropper resistor
    compensates for this, that cannot be the reason.
    For the output valve, the anode current and therefore the choice of output transformer
    could have called for the PL84 rather than EL84. Worth noting that the P/E L84 valves are rated at
    a whopping 12 Watts max output power, where B&O conservatively rates this set at 4,5 Watts.
    That output valve should be good for many years in this job.

    Thinking of the FM front-end E/P CC85 valve, I've replaced far more E-valves than P-valves
    in my time but probably far from enough to produce any valid statistical outcome.

    It's not as unusual to see as you may think and certainly, it's very common for a
    lot of B&O models around this time to mix these valves.

    This JET cabinet is now only waiting for the chassis.

    Martin

  • 04-17-2011 3:55 AM In reply to

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    Re: JET 606

    With the last knob fitted the chassis was now ready to mount back in the cabinet.
    The leads were soldered back onto the speakers at the baffle and the chassis secured using the
    original screws that were cleaned off rust and dirt.

    The built-in FM antenna has the form of two large pieces of alu foil glued to the inside of the
    cabinet. Leads soldered to the foil goes down to the antenna socket at the rear of the chassis.
    This gives the owner the choice of using either the built-in antenna or an external.
    The plugs on these leads are missing. They should be of the good old heavy-duty spade type, either
    two red or one red and one black.

    Martin

  • 04-17-2011 3:57 AM In reply to

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    Re: JET 606

    The polarity does not matter much if you use a dipol arial but I chose to go
    with one red and one black.

    Martin

  • 04-19-2011 4:10 AM In reply to

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    Re: JET 606

    Bottom and rear covers fitted.
    The JET 606 was then powered up and its wonderful warm sound enjoyed.

    Martin

  • 04-19-2011 4:11 AM In reply to

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    Re: JET 606

    Those who didn't qualify :

    - Two fuse holding clamps - oxidated (The fuse glass shattered so the fuse is not pictured)
    - Two resistors - one well done, one medium rare
    - Two capacitors - one disabled and one ready to go off anytime
    - Two dial lamps - switch on and it will become darker
    - One ceramic capacitor - can be used as a 620 Ohm resistor with a phenomenal power rating

    Martin

  • 04-19-2011 4:13 AM In reply to

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    Re: JET 606

    After about 3 or 4 minutes, the set suddenly went quiet.
    I quickly pulled the power plug but while reaching for the plug I did notice that the dial was still
    lit and the magic eye still indicated a strong station.
    Hmmm....

    A double check using a nearby Beomaster proved that the radio station I was listening to was
    now only transmitting silence.
    Pheew...
    Why does something like this happen at a time like this ?
    I plugged the JET back in and about 2 minutes later, the radio host apologized and the programme
    continued.
    The JET played on for a couple of hours while I cleaned the repairshop up a bit and took the first quick
    look at a beautiful Mini 513 that arrived here a couple of days ago for repairs.

    Martin

  • 04-19-2011 2:42 PM In reply to

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    Re: JET 606

    Dillen:

    After about 3 or 4 minutes, the set suddenly went quiet.
    I quickly pulled the power plug but while reaching for the plug I did notice that the dial was still
    lit and the magic eye still indicated a strong station.
    Hmmm....

    A double check using a nearby Beomaster proved that the radio station I was listening to was
    now only transmitting silence.
    Pheew...
    Why does something like this happen at a time like this ?

    LaughingLaughing

    In the Uk that's what we call "sods law" Martin.

    Another cracking resto thread - I really like this one.

    Chris.

    The use of metaphors should be avoided like the plague. They're like a red rag to a bull to me.

  • 04-23-2011 2:31 AM In reply to

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    Re: JET 606

    A very good friend and fellow danish B&O collector wrote to me and asked if
    this is a birds nest construction ?

    I'm not really sure what to answer...

    Martin

  • 04-23-2011 4:32 AM In reply to

    Re: JET 606

    Dillen:
    A very good friend and fellow danish B&O collector wrote to me and asked if
    this is a birds nest construction ?

    LaughingLaughingLaughing

    -mika

  • 04-23-2011 8:32 AM In reply to

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    Re: JET 606

    Dillen:

    A very good friend and fellow danish B&O collector wrote to me and asked if
    this is a birds nest construction ?

    I'm not really sure what to answer...

    Martin

    Just in time for Easter too.

    BrilliantLaughingLaughing

    The use of metaphors should be avoided like the plague. They're like a red rag to a bull to me.

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