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Old 06-12-2016, 07:10 PM
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Searching for a CTC-4

I know it is a long shot, but does anyone have an Rca ctc-4 with a good 21ax they would consider selling? I should be able to pick it up.
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Old 06-13-2016, 07:20 PM
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Very long shot.

There seems to be a VK commandment: thou who hast collected CTC-4 shall not sell.

I only have one because the guy that was selling it didn't know what it was, they are so hard to find that no one ever gets rid of them.
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Old 06-13-2016, 07:41 PM
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I sold one to zenithfan1 several years ago, not sure if he still has it. I thought I heard it got passed along to another VK member some time ago.

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Old 06-13-2016, 08:25 PM
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I sold one to zenithfan1 several years ago, not sure if he still has it. I thought I heard it got passed along to another VK member some time ago.

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It did, I sold it to Bob G. I was kinda bummed that I no longer had a 4 then my friend Jamie S. sold me a beautiful all original Director 21 that worked flawlessly on all original parts when I received it. It has been sitting a while in storage so no more powering it up until it's gone through. Has perfect 21axp22 and a chassis clean enough to eat off of. I shalt not relinquish possession of it within my lifespan upon the earth. lol
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Old 06-14-2016, 09:54 PM
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I made offers to Swizzle Stick man for both a Haviland and a Director. I guess he is still thinking about it. I am in the process of thinning out the herd to keep only the very best of the best.
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Old 06-14-2016, 10:10 PM
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Swizzy, get the Director from Bob! If he restored it you won't be disappointed.
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Old 06-14-2016, 11:41 PM
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Not that I can even come close to being able to afford such a set, but what kind of $$$ is a restored CTC-4? If y'all don't mind me asking.
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Old 06-14-2016, 11:46 PM
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Tough to answer, depends on the sets overall appearance and the demand for them at the time of sale. I've seen prices all over the map on these.
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Old 06-15-2016, 12:04 AM
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Swizzy, get the Director from Bob! If he restored it you won't be disappointed.
Sorry Mark, the Director and Haviland go as is, where is, un-restored. I haven't had any time to devote to these sets because I have been working on some that are more collectable. Latest restoration is the Natural Birch finish Cheltenham CTC4. Ain't she purdee? Gotta love those bookmatched birch doors. Only Birch Cheltenham I am aware of. And sporting a 21AX that was once a leaker, and repaired/rebuilt by John Y. Tube tests just like NOS. Purity and convergence still needs to be set up so at this time I have no screen shots to present. Been trying to find time to do setup for the past 2 months. Maybe next winter if I am lucky. At some point I will put up a restoration page on my web site, showing some interesting new restoration techniques.
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Old 06-15-2016, 12:28 AM
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Wow, that really is the prettiest CTC4 I've ever seen. The grain pattern on that cabinet is beautiful and the color makes it pop. I look forward to the updates on your page. I was just reading about the 16CK1 the other night, looks like I have a 19CT1 in my future and it will most likely need to get the 6BK4 mod to get HV. I have no idea if the infamous 6505 victoreen tube is any good.
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Old 06-15-2016, 12:35 AM
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Wow, that really is the prettiest CTC4 I've ever seen. The grain pattern on that cabinet is beautiful and the color makes it pop. I look forward to the updates on your page. I was just reading about the 16CK1 the other night, looks like I have a 19CT1 in my future and it will most likely need to get the 6BK4 mod to get HV. I have no idea if the infamous 6505 victoreen tube is any good.
Does it have the 19V or was it modified with a 21AX? RE: the victoreen, seems to me nick was experimenting with zeeners as a sub for the victoreen.
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Old 06-15-2016, 12:42 AM
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It's been modded to the 21AX, I probably couldn't afford one that hasn't been.
I don't mind, it's exactly like the one I fell in love with when I was 10 years old. I saw it in an antique store here in Kenosha and it was $250, I begged for that damn thing but we just didn't have the money at the time. I'll ask Nick about the ideas he has on the 6505.
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Old 06-15-2016, 12:11 PM
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I still have the prototype solid state HV regulator, I need to TIG the case together and do some testing. It still remains to be seen whether arcing can be prevented between the PCB and the metal case, if it can I have high hopes for it.
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Old 06-15-2016, 12:12 PM
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Also Bob, Jeff was looking for a 4 you might drop him a line.
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Old 06-15-2016, 06:04 PM
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I still have the prototype solid state HV regulator, I need to TIG the case together and do some testing. It still remains to be seen whether arcing can be prevented between the PCB and the metal case, if it can I have high hopes for it.
Just make sure you have some sort of spacers along the edge of the PCB and fill the case with transformer oil. The oil along with a sufficient gap between the can and the PCB should do just fine. There are silicone based oils out there that have a breakdown voltage of 50KV/2.5mm
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