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Old 13th Dec 2020, 4:27 am   #1
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Default Ferrograph model 4

Hi guys,
This Ferrograph is up for sale on our local web auction for a mere NZ$50 say UKĀ£26 - it looks to be in excellent condition but he says he thinks it is a 1959 model 4A however I think it's a much earlier model than that. The big control knob is the same as the ones on the front panel and it doesn't have the little clock-face counter, just a numbered scale which I assume gives a very rough idea of a number. The nearest I can find is a Series 2 but the illustration of that does have the clock counter - any got any clues? If I do take the plunge (its at the other end of the country!) what could possibly go wrong apart from the usual dried out electrolytics and out of tolerance resistors - any manuals available? I would hate to try to set the levels etc without a manual!
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Old 13th Dec 2020, 7:49 am   #2
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Looks like a 2A to me.
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Old 13th Dec 2020, 11:15 am   #3
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2A manual on hifiengine, maybe elsewhere also.

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Old 13th Dec 2020, 8:22 pm   #4
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Thanks for that info. It would be an interesting purchase and keep me occupied for weeks! However, I do have an Akai GX4000DB which is working well and a whole lot of music converted to MP3's on a spare computer - so I think I'll let someone else have a bargain.
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