Newcomb TR-16A platter wanted

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Newcomb TR-16A platter wanted

Post: # 6668Post electra225 »

Mine wobbles. Anybody got one?
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TR 25 do it for you.... difference being the 25 is integrated with power supply ? Anyway, got one.
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I just need the platter, not the whole thing. I may not have been clear about that. Thank you for your response.

My platter came off one time when I loaned it to a friend. It dropped on concrete and messed up the center where it goes over the spindle. Now it wobbles like a warped record.
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Understood ! Good luck with your search.
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I appreciate you taking the time to respond. I'd like to go thru the old Newcomb and play some 78's. The one I have was my dad's. My platter is not repairable.
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did radio stations use these?... they look like they can handle the odd ball sized records , like 16 " and larger?
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I don't know whether radio stations used them or not. They are generally considered a school player, used in schools in the A-V departments. Dad bought the one I have new. He called square dances and held barn dances. I started using it when I was five, playing records for dad. Mine has a GE VR cartridge, and is four speed. Mine will play 16" transcription records, as will the one in this topic.
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Not sure of the 16 model but my 24 photoed above os packaged like a suitcase and has two very long tethered and bullet proof "satellite" 12" speakers for staging wherever. Yes barnyard and school users, radio stations were definitely upscale from here with the likes of Crown recorders and the like. Only trouble with these Newcombe is the needle and arm architecture... pretty "heavy duty" with only a "normal" and "light" weighting system.... read that HEAVY ! They will take the larger platters and excel there over the smaller radius 45 ! Mine has been merrily playing thru the venerable EV Wolverine for many years. I've also imputed the PP 6V6 power supply with 1/8" analog auxiliary. Because of gain one can dial back sets volume control and input device for VERY respectable audio !
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Photo of my Newcomb EV HiFi...I should make this available as I have two !!
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I like it! The old Newcomb I have has a 12" speaker that makes part of the cabinet when it's put together. IT looks very similar to yours, only it's older, I suspect. I really don't know the lineage of Newcomb equipment. We had a second 12" speaker that we had made up in a plain plywood box to use with it. That thing puts out a lot of sound. Mine has P-P 6V6 output. The two appear to be quite similar.
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tasar wrote: Thu Apr 28, 2022 4:04 pm Photo of my Newcomb EV HiFi...I should make this available as I have two !!
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Mr. Tasar. If I might ask, what's the second Newcomb sitting on? It looks like some kind of speaker but it has knobs? Is that part of the Newcomb?

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Post: # 7381Post tasar »

Sorry Bill just saw your post. You see part of the turntable case with crows feet knobs for Volume tone etc. There is an integrated tube amplifier within the case so a complete audio/phono player, no outside audio devices necessary.
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As a followup Bill. The player sits on an Electrovoice speaker which has the two TV-like knob crossover controls. One attenuates output balance between woofer and two horn drivers, while the other controls hi frequency output sharing between the mid and tweeter horns.
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I can tell that Newcomb is new-fangled. Why, in my day, school players were black. They usually had a large speaker in the lid that you'd set up, aimed at the audience. There was a big turntable, as I remember them, suitable for playing big transcription discs. As a grade school kid I was fascinated by the one in the gym/auditorium. I have an unlabeled amp from one of them, snagged from the discard pile of the school system electronics guy who had his shop in our high school. It has P-P 6V6 outputs and two inputs, one for phone and one for mic, each with its own level control. I built a rough case for it and for a while my brother's buddy used the mic input to play his lap steel guitar (the input had lots of gain). Seems to me it has some high-grade capacitors, not the usual wax and paper devices. It's out in the garage. I need to excavate far enough to retrieve it and check out those caps. I've always wondered who built it.

And veering back onto topic, Greg, what's the problem with your platter? It can't be repaired?

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The platter is mounted to the spindle by a three-wing hub with the platter riveted to the hub. Somehow, when it got dropped, the platter broke loose from the hub. I took the platter to a machine shop and they tried to straighten it and then bolt the hub to the platter. It's better, but it still wobbles so much the music has wow and flutter to the extreme. It wobbles up and down and sideways. I need another platter. I don't see any other damage except to the platter. The case is pretty tough. Just Tolex covering plywood. I keep saying dad bought it in 1953, but it's probably more like 1955. I would have been too young to run it in 1953 and dad never did run it.
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Post: # 7389Post William »

Thanks Mr. Tasar. I kind of thought that was an EV speaker. Looking around your photo it looks like you have some nice stuff there. If I might ask, what's behind the Newcomb that is sitting on the EV speaker? It looks like glass with a radio dial?

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Ahhhhh thought someone might ask. First off, the speaker is the EV Wolverine model.... quite rare Cabinet, I've been looking for a second many years.
That "glass" is chrome cover of a McMurdo Silver Masterpiece 6, famous for its Super Giant 18" duo cone driver. This radio sits as intended atop a cabinet like jewelry. I sourced a 47 Crosley phonograph and gutted the wood horn to house the PP6L6 power supply on end to make room ! The audio quality is second to none. Sorry don't know how the photos get rotated 🤔
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Post: # 7430Post William »

Mr. Tasar. This is a radio I have never heard of and maybe there are others like me. I think we should continue this discussion, but place it in the Radios board so it will be easier to remember where it is.

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Re: Newcomb TR-16A platter wanted

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Agreed Bill, it's off subject and unfair to the original intent of this ad.... May the moderator due as seen fit !
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