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Wednesday
Mar132013

Chassis mounted capacitors for a marantz 1060

I've been working on another Marantz Model 1060 rebuild and I was getting ready to install the three chassis mounted capacitors when I had a revelation.  Two of the original capacitors measure 35mm diameter and one is 51mm diameter, all three of the capacitors measure 35mm diameter.

In the previous 1060's I have rebuilt, I added some speaker gasket tape to the inside of the 51mm clamp and around the capacitor to make it stay in place securely.  While this worked well enough it never really looked very good.

As I was getting ready to yet again wrap the 51mm clamp with foam tape, I remember that I had a smaller clamp leftover from another project I finished recently.  Not only was it a 35mm clamp but the mounting clips matched up with some unused screw holes in the 1060's chassis.  (The blue squares are where the original clamp was attached to the chassis).

This was such an easy fix, the new capacitor fits into the smaller clamp perfectly and the clamp mounts to the chassis perfectly.  It all really looks like its always been done that way.

Capacitor clamps are commonly available from on-line seller who sell vacuum tubes and other parts for tube radios and amplifiers.  I have used Tube Depot and Antique Electronic Supply and I'm sure there are many others.

Now I wish I could go back and redo all of my previous 1060's so they would look as good as this one.

 

 

Reader Comments (2)

Is it possible to restuff the old caps with the newer smaller caps?

June 25, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBrad Freeman

Hi Brad,

Yes, you could restuff the original cans if you wanted to keep that all original look of a Model 1060.

June 25, 2013 | Registered CommenterChris

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