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Thread: Old Relco vs. Fisher air test

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    Old Relco vs. Fisher air test

    Found an old Relco Frontiersman on ebay that was actually working,like I had back in 1969 so I decided to compare it to my Fisher F5.
    Put a fresh 9 volt in the Relco set the threshold, and tested 3 coins. got my F5 and put the gain on 50% and ground balanced to the air. Tested the same three coins.

    https://youtu.be/8onDZ9RCOnY
    Robbie
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    That Relco may not match the performance of your Fisher but not it's bad for a 50 year old machine. Though I am pretty sure that threshold hum will cause brain damage after a while.
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