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Offline ThaDood

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Re-CAP'ing the GE Super Radio II. Rip from SWLing
« on: February 21, 2021, 1932 UTC »
I've always like the GE Super Radios. I have the III, but the versions I and II, just seem better quality, than the III. https://swling.com/blog/2021/02/chucks-re-capped-ge-superadio-ii-might-set-a-new-am-bcl-benchmark/
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Re: Re-CAP'ing the GE Super Radio II. Rip from SWLing
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2021, 0727 UTC »
I too think the early SupeRadios were the better ones by far. Built stronger with air variable tuning capacitors in the first version I believe. A 40 year old Super can still play if taken care of, where many are having problems with jumpy tuning on Super 3s, due to the tuning voltage carrying DC and polarizing the contacts, especially when the radio sits for a while.

Going by sites about this, they used less proven and reliable technology, but the reception, if the SR3 is tuned up well, is supposed to be superior than earlier Supers.
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