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Re: Show us your unique turntable or record player!

Post by Spinner45 » 06 Mar 2019 22:57

vinyl master wrote:
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
The "asian" community has long been into karaoke as a form of entertainment, thus the microphone capability.
My next door neighbors are vietnamese, and visits to other asian homes all confirm the same.
But jesus!.... when they get together and get drunk!..... all blistering hell breaks loose!
Sounds like a bunch of cats singing in heat!

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Re: Show us your unique turntable or record player!

Post by chgc » 07 Mar 2019 03:10

Sometimes sitting around the kitchen table with some buds is a fine way to listen to records. It may not be a hifi experience, but a nice portable compact turntable can sound pretty good under such circumstances.

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Re: Show us your unique turntable or record player!

Post by ethorn66 » 07 Mar 2019 15:51

Spinner45 wrote:
06 Mar 2019 22:57

Sounds like a bunch of cats singing in heat!
:lol: :lol: :lol:
That's hilarious!
Here in the South we say...
Sounds like a dying calf in a hail storm!😆
BTW, I was told that many times by my brothers when I would sing!

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Re: Show us your unique turntable or record player!

Post by Spinner45 » 07 Mar 2019 17:34

ethorn66 wrote:
07 Mar 2019 15:51
Spinner45 wrote:
06 Mar 2019 22:57

Sounds like a bunch of cats singing in heat!
:lol: :lol: :lol:
That's hilarious!
Here in the South we say...
Sounds like a dying calf in a hail storm!😆
BTW, I was told that many times by my brothers when I would sing!
Ya don't need to sing, just keep that poor old.... I mean Pontiac, in mint shape down there.
My first car was a 72 Nova, I miss it. :wink:

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Re: Show us your unique turntable or record player!

Post by ethorn66 » 07 Mar 2019 18:13

Spinner45 wrote:
07 Mar 2019 17:34

Sounds like a bunch of cats singing in heat!
:lol: :lol: :lol:
That's hilarious!
Here in the South we say...
Sounds like a dying calf in a hail storm!😆
BTW, I was told that many times by my brothers when I would sing!
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Ya don't need to sing, just keep that poor old.... I mean Pontiac, in mint shape down there.
My first car was a 72 Nova, I miss it. :wink:
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Ya know it Spinner! I love the 72 and earlier Nova's! Even the 73 & 74's! A buddy has a 70 and a 74 SS hatchback! Pretty rare!
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Re: Show us your unique turntable or record player!

Post by themisto462 » 07 Mar 2019 19:06

Gravitar8 wrote:
06 Mar 2019 19:44
That's super cool and defo unique...for it's day! Here's the modern day equivalent?
I would prefer to own the Lo-D... .
vinyl master wrote:
06 Mar 2019 22:34
Do you know if they were only sold in Japan or did the rest of the world have access to them? :-k
Probably only for Japan. But, Lo-D devices do often appear in classifieds from Russia... .:-k

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Re: Show us your unique turntable or record player!

Post by themisto462 » 07 Mar 2019 19:39

Funny, that nobody mentioned this one before:

Thorens Concrete
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Due to a certain similarity, here in Germany it is also affectionately called "Gullydeckel" (manhole cover). :lol:

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Re: Show us your unique turntable or record player!

Post by ethorn66 » 07 Mar 2019 19:44

themisto462 wrote:
07 Mar 2019 19:39
Funny, that nobody mentioned this one before:

Thorens Concrete

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Due to a certain similarity, here in Germany it is also affectionately called "Gullydeckel" (manhole cover). :lol:
That is an interesting deck! Is the base real concrete?

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Re: Show us your unique turntable or record player!

Post by themisto462 » 07 Mar 2019 19:55

ethorn66 wrote:
07 Mar 2019 19:44
That is an interesting deck! Is the base real concrete?
Yes, it is.

The packing was also unique, with small wooden pallets.
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Re: Show us your unique turntable or record player!

Post by ethorn66 » 07 Mar 2019 20:23

themisto462 wrote:
07 Mar 2019 19:55
ethorn66 wrote:
07 Mar 2019 19:44
That is an interesting deck! Is the base real concrete?
Yes, it is.

The packing was also unique, with small wooden pallets.
Sweet! I found the specs on VE for that!
Heavy sucker weighing in at at 14.6 kg(32lbs)
What years was that produced?

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Re: Show us your unique turntable or record player!

Post by themisto462 » 07 Mar 2019 20:32

ethorn66 wrote:
07 Mar 2019 20:23
What years was that produced?
From the www:

"...The turntable dates back to 1989 and was created as a design study by a student of the School of Art and Design in Zurich. ..."

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Re: Show us your unique turntable or record player!

Post by vinyl master » 07 Mar 2019 21:16

Boy, talk about unique! You guys sure know how to come up with the goods! So many interesting tables, but the problem is so little time and so little funds...We can dream, though, can't we? :-k

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Re: Show us your unique turntable or record player!

Post by Big B5515 » 08 Mar 2019 01:36

I do kind of like that concrete turntable, the Thorens "Gullydeckel" (perfect name :lol: ), you definitely couldn't argue about it having solid construction,.. and packing materials.
I guess I'll add one from the closet that needed dusting off, and a test spin. While not exactly unique, and probably posted somewhere else, I suppose it belongs on this thread too. At first glance a small, basic Colombia AC \ battery powered portable record player \ AM radio, but with a little ingenuity, it became very handy in my record collecting travels. Wait, now what's that switch by the tonearm and the white label on speed selector?
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While I would never play a modern vinyl record of any value on it , after making a metal sleeve to fit over the 45 step of the motor spindle, then turning it down until it ran at about 79 rpm, I had a handy way to listen to the days 78 finds, or listen to an unfamiliar title in a store. Further additions of a common "chewie" ceramic stereo cartridge with 78 stylus (the original was bad), 4 conductor tonearm wire, and a vertical \ lateral switch allowed Edison Diamond disc playback. I also added a external speaker jack on rear for the option of louder, decent quality sound without feedback, as it's original headphone jack provided muted sound levels. For a speaker, an RS Optimus 7 often accompanied me on excursions. I don't use it as much these days as the case has become brittle, however it's still working over 20 years later. I had found a $1 replacement tonearm back then, but it had a bad cartridge as well, and a few years later, it's finger lift also broke, needless to say, it's the one I'm using and may differ slightly from the original.
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Re: Show us your unique turntable or record player!

Post by vinyl master » 08 Mar 2019 02:34

Actually, that's kinda pretty cool there, B! 8) I wouldn't mind finding one of those at some point for fun! :D What type of batteries does it use? :-k I thought I'd seen all of your turntables at some point, but I didn't know that one existed...If you ever need a needle, you should contact Gary@thevoiceofmusic.com...I know, I know, but I've got to keep him busy, so he stays in business for a while! :lol:

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Re: Show us your unique turntable or record player!

Post by rick1959 » 08 Mar 2019 02:55

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Origin Live Resolution Mk3 LSC with OL Illustrious Mk3c tonearm and Ortofon Windfeld Ti

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