Realistic Model 10
Provided by Euclid, this user manual gives setup instructions for the Model 10 4-speed record deck by Realistic- In the mid 1960s Radio Shack sold some awful equipment. This was one of the exceptions. It was the previous years Benjamin Miracord turntable that had been labled with Radio Shacks house brand. The original cartridge was an Elac. This unit was a little better than the Garrards and Duals of the time. It had a syncronous motor and a very heavy platter but used rim drive. The effective mass of the tone arm was high which was not a major problem in the 60s. In the 70s the records pressed in the US were much more warped and high tonearm mass became a serious problem.