Show us your unique turntable or record player!

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Re: Show us your unique turntable or record player!

Post by mmillervinyl » 20 Sep 2019 16:10

vinyl master wrote:
04 Mar 2019 11:05
There is also this Realistic Clarinette 98 stereo system...A Rat Shack special! :wink:

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Would anyone know the replacement belt size for the tape deck for this player?

Thank you,

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Re: Show us your unique turntable or record player!

Post by circularvibes » 20 Sep 2019 19:39

mmillervinyl wrote:
20 Sep 2019 16:10
vinyl master wrote:
04 Mar 2019 11:05
There is also this Realistic Clarinette 98 stereo system...A Rat Shack special! :wink:

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Would anyone know the replacement belt size for the tape deck for this player?

Thank you,
Your best bet nowadays is to consult these guys and their cross reference. http://www.russellind.com/prbline/prblinecom_.htm These guys seem to make the most commonly found belts. The only other way is to see if there is a SAMS Photofact or if you have a reference library with a schematic section. https://www.samswebsite.com/ SAMS used to put out books that covered common all in one models and can also be found used online or at the library too.

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Re: Show us your unique turntable or record player!

Post by snavarre » 21 Sep 2019 00:29

You may have seen my recent thread on getting this circa 1964 machine going again. Pictured here on a picnic in the mountains of Colorado.

Mercury The Symphonette "Holiday" by Philips. Portable. Transistor. I understand it's basically a Philips AG4000. This edition was offered by Longines Symphony Society.

https://photos.smugmug.com/Vintage-Audi ... -01-XL.jpg
https://photos.smugmug.com/Vintage-Audi ... -01-X2.jpg

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Re: Show us your unique turntable or record player!

Post by Derainer » 23 Sep 2019 18:35

vinyl master wrote:
23 Jan 2019 17:46
And for those who want a REALLY unique turntable and have plenty of $$$ to throw around, why not go after a Dereneville VPM 2010-1??? Take a look at this monster...

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The best part is that no one can buy it. :D

It is a single prototype to test new technologies. :)

So don't get upset. :lol:

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Re: Show us your unique turntable or record player!

Post by Woodbrains » 24 Sep 2019 00:01

Hello,

I am upset, it is absolutely hideous!

Mike.

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Re: Show us your unique turntable or record player!

Post by circularvibes » 24 Sep 2019 01:49

I think it is beautiful. Kinda like a marraige of Lego, Meccano and blue Corian. With so much stuff I wonder how it can be quiet while playing a record.

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Re: Show us your unique turntable or record player!

Post by lenjack » 24 Sep 2019 02:05

You can land a helicopter on that thing.

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Re: Show us your unique turntable or record player!

Post by chgc » 24 Sep 2019 02:37

If I recall correctly (and I don’t know where I got this idea), that superb monster has an integrated microscope of some sort.

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Re: Show us your unique turntable or record player!

Post by Derainer » 24 Sep 2019 09:22

Why are you upset about something that nobody can't buy anyway? :D :lol:

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Re: Show us your unique turntable or record player!

Post by Tonybro » 24 Sep 2019 14:20

chgc wrote:
24 Sep 2019 02:37
If I recall correctly (and I don’t know where I got this idea), that superb monster has an integrated microscope of some sort.
Look to the right of the cartridge in the lower picture. There is an almost horizontal tube with a cable coming out the right hand side - there it is... ;-)

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Re: Show us your unique turntable or record player!

Post by vinyl master » 30 Sep 2019 00:37

snavarre wrote:
21 Sep 2019 00:29
You may have seen my recent thread on getting this circa 1964 machine going again. Pictured here on a picnic in the mountains of Colorado.

Mercury The Symphonette "Holiday" by Philips. Portable. Transistor. I understand it's basically a Philips AG4000. This edition was offered by Longines Symphony Society.

https://photos.smugmug.com/Vintage-Audi ... -01-XL.jpg
https://photos.smugmug.com/Vintage-Audi ... -01-X2.jpg
The Symphonette looks like a fun, portable machine...I also remembered this one, Gelid's first record player, the Zenith B505! Looks like a cool little portable, as well, and it makes me want to find one...just for kicks! :-k

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Re: Show us your unique turntable or record player!

Post by AsOriginallyRecorded » 30 Sep 2019 01:53

The problem with the Dereneville "whatever" is that it is completely devoid of passion and emotion, which is what the music is really all about. As interesting as the science may be, there is reduced feeling for the music at every additional addition of equipment to the machine, and the music really becomes secondary to the specifications and measurements. Interesting maybe, but yes, hideous in a Frankenstein kind of way. :roll:

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Re: Show us your unique turntable or record player!

Post by lenjack » 30 Sep 2019 15:24

Good for playing the "blues".


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Re: Show us your unique turntable or record player!

Post by lbls1 » 01 Oct 2019 11:23

^I believe I had a player like this when I was three or four years old. These were not 45 rpm records, but mini records. I recall there was a list of current albums and hits one could buy for these players. I remember my friends having a regular record player, and I so wanted a record player of my own. I had to suffice with my mom's Philco console for a good while. This was even before my official "first" record player of the Kenner Close and Play 45 rpm disc player.

Yes, you can tell that this dates way back to the early seventies! Wow!!

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