Restoring a Vintage RCA Stereo Cabinet?

April 29, 2022

A stereo cabinet.My grandfather recently passed and I'm looking to restore his RCA stereo cabinet. The left speaker is blown so I'm replacing the speakers. But the 8 track doesn't work (it sounds like its trying to play but it's struggling to wind and it makes loud noises/vibrates when you change tracks) and the record size switch is stuck. Would anyone be able to tell me if the 8 track is salvageable or if there's replacements out there? if there's any manuals/schematics available? Or the best way to go about fixing the other issues? The model number is VTT300W serial number 424310322.


A stereo cabinet.
The controls in a stereo cabinet.
A record player in a stereo cabinet.


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April 29, 20220 found this helpful

You would need to check for antique stereo repair near you. There are a few online but may not be worth the shipping, unless you want to take on the repairs.- - 8 track stereos that are buy/sell and trade -

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April 29, 20220 found this helpful

This is a nice looking console.
You really need to ask questions and seek help from the experts.
I feel sure almost all parts are available but you will also need help with the removal and replacement of any part.


Here are some links to jukebox forums as these members are who you need for technical questions.
Join the groups and try asking questions on more than one site to see which one you like the best.

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April 30, 20220 found this helpful

I found an advertisement in a newspaper from 1975 (on the second page) with your model

So you have an AM-FM-FM Stereo tuner and 8-track stereo tape player from the 1970s.


I found vintage 1970's RCA AM FM phonograph stereo console about the same size as your console
the same model was sold at $100
Condition: the record player works, however there is a loud hum.

If you want to repair your console, then write on this forum:

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December 10, 20220 found this helpful

Finally someone with the same problem I have. A similar RCA cabinet, a bit older, but the record size switch is jammed and I cannot find a manual anywhere to open it up. Were you able to fix the stuck switch? If so, how?

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