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Re: Show us your unique turntable or record player!

Post by Gravitar8 » 05 Mar 2019 02:09

How about this Simpsons-Sears / BSR record changer (stacker) with 78RPM option?
So unique and so before my time that I'm not sure where to begin- it needs a stylus and I'm not sure how to nail down which type/brand. Anyone here know?
https://www.thesilo.ca/wp-content/uploa ... rs-BSR.jpg

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Post by circularvibes » 05 Mar 2019 02:30

You want an Astatic N164sd or I believe the original BSR number(no longer made) was ST17.

http://thevoiceofmusic.com/catalog/part ... ategories=

Here is a link to a suitable replacement from a reputable dealer.

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Re: Show us your unique turntable or record player!

Post by Spinner45 » 05 Mar 2019 05:51

eddie edirol wrote:
05 Mar 2019 00:54
Anyone remember this one?

Did any other brands make ones like this?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4m3Klhioelk
I had one in the shop years ago.
Utter junk it was.

I told the customer to get a real turntable.

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Re: Show us your unique turntable or record player!

Post by vinyl master » 05 Mar 2019 08:09

What they need is one of these...A turntable that's not actually a turntable and I have one just like it for fun!


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Post by vinyl master » 05 Mar 2019 08:13

And talk about a very unusual precursor to the modern turntable...Ever seen a polyphon? :-k


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Post by Gravitar8 » 05 Mar 2019 11:33

Much thanks!
One last question- any help on how to install the replacement, it looks like I may need to remove the headshell?
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05 Mar 2019 02:30
You want an Astatic N164sd or I believe the original BSR number(no longer made) was ST17.

http://thevoiceofmusic.com/catalog/part ... ategories=

Here is a link to a suitable replacement from a reputable dealer.

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Post by circularvibes » 05 Mar 2019 12:23

No, just turn the white lever half way and tilt down firmly. to replace, stick the back end in the slot and push. Sometimes it is easier to gently use a thumbnail to push from the center while the lever is almost level with the cartridge.

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Post by Gravitar8 » 05 Mar 2019 22:43

kudos!
circularvibes wrote:
05 Mar 2019 12:23
No, just turn the white lever half way and tilt down firmly. to replace, stick the back end in the slot and push. Sometimes it is easier to gently use a thumbnail to push from the center while the lever is almost level with the cartridge.

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Re: Show us your unique turntable or record player!

Post by eddie edirol » 06 Mar 2019 03:44

vinyl master wrote:
05 Mar 2019 02:04
Is THAT ever a weird thing, Drew?! That's the first one like it I ever saw!! :shock: It's not for me, but I just love how you guys keep finding these things!! It's as if the world of audio curiosities never seems to end!! =D>

So many "whys" for a lot of this stuff, too, yet so few answers... :?
I can top that.

Check this out. I didnt know these existed until last year.

https://i.ebayimg.com/images/i/17318882 ... -l1000.jpg

I would have killed for one of these when I first started DJing back in my uber youth. I started with crappy BSRs that were tossed onto the curb.

This is the link to the ebay page that this came from. Bidding is done, but it has great pictures.
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/CITRONIC-HAW ... 7675.l2557

Then while looking to see what year this console was made (around 1979-1980) I ran in to the product catalog for all this.
Fascinating vintage DJ equipment advertising. Love it.

http://karillon2.com/Articles/pdf/rogsquircat_disco.pdf

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Post by Spinner45 » 06 Mar 2019 04:04

eddie edirol wrote:
06 Mar 2019 03:44
vinyl master wrote:
05 Mar 2019 02:04
Is THAT ever a weird thing, Drew?! That's the first one like it I ever saw!! :shock: It's not for me, but I just love how you guys keep finding these things!! It's as if the world of audio curiosities never seems to end!! =D>

So many "whys" for a lot of this stuff, too, yet so few answers... :?
I can top that.

Check this out. I didnt know these existed until last year.

https://i.ebayimg.com/images/i/17318882 ... -l1000.jpg

I would have killed for one of these when I first started DJing back in my uber youth. I started with crappy BSRs that were tossed onto the curb.

This is the link to the ebay page that this came from. Bidding is done, but it has great pictures.
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/CITRONIC-HAW ... 7675.l2557

Then while looking to see what year this console was made (around 1979-1980) I ran in to the product catalog for all this.
Fascinating vintage DJ equipment advertising. Love it.

http://karillon2.com/Articles/pdf/rogsquircat_disco.pdf
Back in 1977 I made my own portable DJ console out of firring strips and plywood.
It had a Newmark mixer between a Dual 1219 and a 1229. :wink:

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Re: Show us your unique turntable or record player!

Post by vinyl master » 06 Mar 2019 04:21

Very cool, Drew! Just loving this stuff!! A great start for a budding DJ, too! :wink:

THAT Citronic is fan-tas-tic! =D> 8)

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Post by Gravitar8 » 06 Mar 2019 18:26

Ordered! Cheapskate alert: Well 26$CDN is more than I expected to pay for a stylus so here's hoping it's the right fit and arrives safely soon :)
circularvibes wrote:
05 Mar 2019 02:30
You want an Astatic N164sd or I believe the original BSR number(no longer made) was ST17.

http://thevoiceofmusic.com/catalog/part ... ategories=

Here is a link to a suitable replacement from a reputable dealer.

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Re: Show us your unique turntable or record player!

Post by themisto462 » 06 Mar 2019 19:38

A small contribution to this thread:

The Lo-D (Hitachi) HT-10FM
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Well, it looks quite normal - but its internals are, what makes it unique:
It has an integrated FM-transmitter, an integrated microphone- and RIAA pre-amp and it runs with batteries...!

"Wireless streaming" from 1979! :D

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Post by Gravitar8 » 06 Mar 2019 19:44

That's super cool and defo unique...for it's day! Here's the modern day equivalent?
[url][https://www.thesilo.ca/audio-technica-b ... d-out//url]
themisto462 wrote:
06 Mar 2019 19:38
A small contribution to this thread:

The Lo-D (Hitachi) HT-10FM
ht-10fm.JPG

Well, it looks quite normal - but its internals are, what makes it unique:
It has an integrated FM-transmitter, an integrated microphone- and RIAA pre-amp and it runs with batteries...!

"Wireless streaming" from 1979! :D

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Re: Show us your unique turntable or record player!

Post by vinyl master » 06 Mar 2019 22:34

That's a cool Hitachi there, themisto462...Who knows? It might be fun to find one of those someday! :D

Do you know if they were only sold in Japan or did the rest of the world have access to them? :-k

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