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Old 2nd Sep 2008, 7:31 pm   #1
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Question Philips 'Reverbeo' B7X14A query

My question relates to the Reverberation Unit. I have refitted the spring line reverb. unit to the rear of the chassis with the spring line facing inwards, and am wondering if this is correct ( I removed it some while ago to facilitate repairs and have lost my note as to which way round it was originally fitted)
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Old 2nd Sep 2008, 7:43 pm   #2
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Default Re: Philips 'Reverbio' B7X14A query

Well my Reverbeo looks like this from the back .... I'm sure you have refitted yours correctly.

I must straighten that piece of felt on the back of the reverb unit sometime ...

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Default Re: Philips 'Reverbio' B7X14A query

Thanks, Howard. As it's someone else's radio I wanted to be particularlysure that I'd reassembled it correctly.
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Daft question time, I have not seen or heard one of these, what exactly does the reveb spring do, or do I need to open another thread for this

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Default Re: Philips 'Reverbeo' B7X14A query

It adds a little echo-like quality to the music.
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It adds a little echo-like quality to the music.
Thanks batterymaker1, I had a suspicion this was the reason as I couldn't see any electrical purpose for it, seems a bit of a bizarre way to do it. I would keep thinking something had come loose

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Default Re: Philips 'Reverbeo' B7X14A query

In a repair I wrote up ages ago here I said:

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As for the reverb thing - well it's OK on instrumental music, and does give a sort of surround-sound effect. But on speech, or songs with vocals, it's awful! I think it's more of a novelty really - I really can't imagine that people actually used it for serious listening.

With regard to the reverb system the publicity information says:

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Electro acoustical reverberation unit gives considerable depth and spaciousness to sound stemming from radio broadcasts or gramophone records and appears to expand the dimension of a conventional room to those of a concert hall.
Slight exaggeration I think...
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Old 3rd Sep 2008, 4:49 pm   #8
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Default Re: Philips 'Reverbeo' B7X14A query

Nearly electronic organs had (have?) the same sort of reverb spring delay line.

My Saba radiogram does, and I actually use it (sad, I know) but I tend to turn the knob down or off on speech.
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