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    Posted 10 years ago

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    1959 PHILCO High Fidelity Radio / Record player with the FIDELITRON sound system. As described in the original literature:

    PHILCO model no. G-1807-S. French Provincial Hardwood Cabinet. Custom Control Center. New Stereo Reproducer. Exclusive Fidelitron Sound system plus 12" Woofer. 4-Speed Automatic Changer. 20 Watts of Output. Jacks for tuner and Stereo Tape Input and External Stereo Phono amplifier. Dual Needle Ceramic Reproducer with Diamond Needle on LP. Record Storage Space. Mahogany or Cherry. Powerful AM-FM Radio.

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    1. Rodarch Rodarch, 10 years ago
      The system works like new and is enjoyed daily.
    2. Trish, 10 years ago
      I just purchased from a older lady...for $60.00! I replaced the AC cord and turned it am/fm record player..The sound sometimes decreases in volume...but for the most part works great...I love this unit!! I also took the back cover off and cleaned out some dust carefully. I can see the "tubes" inside. I was wondering if anyone thinks this is a great I do? Also I'm going to have a electrician check it out!!!
    3. Roger, 10 years ago
      In 1959 when that Philco came out I was 6 years old. Our neighbors purchased that same exact Philco stereo (different cabinet) with a second, matching console speaker/amplifier. I was in total awe of that sound! That system began a lifelong love as well as an early career of stereo sound reproduction. Fifty years and many different expensive stereo components later, I have always compared the sound of those components to the sound of that system I remember listening to for hours so many years ago. When solid state came in, ‘depth’ left sound. You can't beat that tube-type sound! You hit the jackpot! :)
    4. John, 9 years ago
      My folks have the G-1707 with the SA-2000 expansion cabinet. I would like to restore it but I am afraid to "just" plug it in as is. It has been sitting for 30 years at least without being used. Was your G-1807 serviced recently before plugging it in to test it. I would like to get it going but don't want to damage it by just plugging it in. Any tips would be appreciated. I know capacitors dry out but is there any way a dry capacitor would cause other parts to fail if powered up? Is there a good site that provides tips on retoring tube technology? Should I just replace all caps up front prior to testing?

      I got the itch after helping a buddy restore a 1954 Seaburg juke box.

      The neatest thought about this is there has to be forensic evidence in these cabinets from every house we ever lived in. I never recall my Dad servicing the Philco stereo. He was always working on our Admiral TV though.

      AND We are both from 1959. Me and the Philco.

    5. andrea, 9 years ago
      i have a 1941 philo radio and it still work. how much do they go for in price?
    6. JoanneColli, 9 years ago
      I have a 46 and it goes for about $500 and can be more depending on condition that its complete and original!!!!!

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