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RCA Theremin Technical Information

The original RCA theremin, model AR-1264, was produced in 1929.  It is believed that only about 500 units were made.  The RCA theremin features a vacuum tube circuit, large air-core coils, and a beautiful wooden cabinet. 

Here, you'll find technical information about the RCA theremin including schematics, technical drawings, and service manuals.

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RCA Serial Numbers - Added by: Jason 5/10/2014
The RCA AR-1264 Theremins were produced by both General Electric and Westinghouse. This is a list from the Smithsonian archives containing the serial numbers from both manufacturers. - Added by: Jason 11/10/2013
The RCA Theremin Registry has moved to this site, hosted by two experts in restoring vintage theremins.
RCA Theremin Cabinet Drawings - Added by: Jason 1/2/2012
In 1997, I visited then Big Briar (now Moog Music) to see their theremin factory. While I was there, I took these detailed measurements from Bob Moog's RCA theremin, model number AR-1264, Serial number 200190...
RCA Theremin Component Values and Cabinet Dimensions - Added by: Jason 1/2/2012
Member Dayfan shares his catalog of component values for the RCA theremin parts along with cabinet dimesions for those of you building your own replica cabinets.
The complete RCA Theremin Service Notes - Added by: thierry 12/21/2011
This is the first edition from November 1929. 18 pages with complete schematics, a service data chart which allows a diagnostic, and many explanations.
Restoration of an RCA Theremin - Added by: Jason 12/14/2011
Learn how Mark McKeown gave new life to an original RCA theremin.
Pavek Theremin Page - RCA Theremin Circuits - Added by: omhoge 6/3/2008
Great page with schematics and explainations of the RCA theremin.

Lots of RCA info. is on the main Pavek Theremin Page
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