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Granada CG1737

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Today I took delivery of my little Granadacolour / Decca CG1737 , it’s a Decca CS1730 clone

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this is the 17 inch version of the more popular CS1830

this set uses an electrostaticly focused crt , fortunately this set has had a new crt fitted not that long before the set was taken out of service as the reading are all guns at 100% on my leader crt tester .

on first examination the set was dead with the internal mains fuse blown but testing reveals no shorts on the mains side or the HT lines so I inserted a new fuse & powered the set up via a variac, I got to about 100volt on the variac when the fuse gave out , now being as the previous owner said he had tested the set but it didn’t work made me think possible damage to the main smoother 400uf +400uf at 350 volt so I removed it & had a go at reforming it but this wasn’t going to happen as the inline fuse (for protection ) failed at 50 volts but no shorts were detected now I haven’t got a replacement for this so I reformed a 300 +300uf as a substitute

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The set now powers up ,all heaters lighting up, the sound comes up & the eht but no picture/ raster a few voltage checks didn’t reveal much but a poke around the power panel the preset brightness control was at its minimum position I reset this to its mid position to reveal a raster short on height & tilted . After setting up the set & a clean of various presets I had a half decent picture

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now there are still a few things to do like the horizontal shift control is very spotty so that will need replacing & the focus preset seems to do nothing but all in all I’m quite happy with the results so far

Topic starter Posted : 24/03/2019 9:58 pm
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Fantabulous !  ?

Posted : 24/03/2019 10:07 pm
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Well done for the progress so far, ex-Granada sets don't seen to common compared to the ones from Radio Rentals (normally Baird badged) & Rediffusion

My parents rented from Granada until 1984, the last set was either a GEC or Thorn, but I've not been able to find a picture of an exact match online.

Posted : 24/03/2019 10:09 pm
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A nice little set, I think. As for the focus control, there is virtually no perceptible change from one end to the other on my Decca CS1730 either!

Posted : 24/03/2019 11:08 pm
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Is this the low voltage focus CRT and is it a Japanese type.

Posted : 24/03/2019 11:12 pm
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Hi Frank ,

I haven’t taken out the crt yet to find the label but yes it is a low focus voltage tube

another difference is the tuner on this set it’s a 4 button mechanical tuner rather than the normal Decca 5 button ( 5th button for tuning)


Topic starter Posted : 25/03/2019 11:53 am