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VinyldechezPierre
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Re: Show us your unique turntable or record player!

Post by VinyldechezPierre » 13 Oct 2019 12:02

Here's one I'd come across months ago for sale on a forum.
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Sorry about this photo that doesn't show much but images of it are as rare as the TT itself. And anyway, it doesn't matter much; what makes this TT fascinating cannot be seen in a photo.

So, yes, it is a linear tracker but the main thing is it was designed to work (and it did work) on ships which, if you've ever been on one, you know roll. Not sure it would work on a 45 footer which easily rolls crazily; it was designed for large ships and I don't know what kind of weather it was tested in. :D

The creator is a man by the name of Ernest Spiteri who is quite interesting but the info I found is all in french...

Anyway, besides this TT which supposedly sounds amazing, he designed, created and sold speakers (about ten pairs), amplifiers (2 built) and, most famously, was part of the design team for Cousteau's mini sub.

Cheers.

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Re: Show us your unique turntable or record player!

Post by vinyl master » 06 Jan 2020 06:12

Well, guys...I think I may have found the perfect all-in-one! While searching various Craigslists, I came upon a couple of these from various parts of the country...Ladies and gentlemen, the Kenwood KS-707P with PE turntable! :)

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An interesting design at the very least! :-k

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Re: Show us your unique turntable or record player!

Post by vinyl master » 08 Jan 2020 05:50

So, speaking of all-in-ones, I saw this "novelty toy" stereo on my local Craigslist...

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Why it exists is beyond me, but it got me thinking about REAL all-in-ones and some interesting designs, which would be WAYYY more fun than that "toy", even if just to putz around with...Check these out...

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Re: Show us your unique turntable or record player!

Post by vinyl master » 08 Jan 2020 05:52

Here's a kitschy-looking stereo from GE...Groovy, baby! 8)

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Post by vinyl master » 08 Jan 2020 05:56

Then, we have a Yamaha MC-600E with a PE turntable...

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Re: Show us your unique turntable or record player!

Post by vinyl master » 08 Jan 2020 06:08

There is also this Yammy...A vintage MC-40 model...

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Re: Show us your unique turntable or record player!

Post by vinyl master » 08 Jan 2020 06:17

If you're looking for something new with a built-in speaker and AT cartridge, check out the Hym Originals Seed here...

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A bit more costly, but you could do worse for an all-in-one...More info here...

https://seed.hym-originals.com/
https://www.amazon.com/HYM-Originals-Se ... B0759PG4H6

Of course, it has it's pros and cons, so buyer beware, as always...Still, an interesting design...

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Re: Show us your unique turntable or record player!

Post by vinyl master » 08 Jan 2020 06:18

And then, there is this marvel of DIY engineering...Ladies and gentlemen, the Audio Infuser 4700! :D

https://www.retrothing.com/2013/10/diy- ... aming.html

https://vimeo.com/75492190

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Re: Show us your unique turntable or record player!

Post by mayebaza » 08 Jan 2020 20:41

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/v1P7P ... 1y3j3Dn2Xg
Spot the original 1996 Rega Planar 3 parts!

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Re: Show us your unique turntable or record player!

Post by cafe_liegeois » 09 Jan 2020 17:04

Let me introduce my Servo-Sound system consisting of a Servo-Sound preamplifier with a built-in Elac Miracord 630:

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The speakers are the first ever active MFB speakers (motion feedback) on the market, years ahead of Philips, B&M etc. They also offered this system with a Lenco L75 or a Thorens TD150.

This one here was priced at 2400 deutschmarks, which was an awful lot of money in the late 60's/early 70's so it's no wonder they are an extremely rare find nowadays.

The speakers have 30 watts each and up to 15 can be daisy-chained per channel for a total power of 900 watts.

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Re: Show us your unique turntable or record player!

Post by vinyl master » 10 Jan 2020 01:03

That is a beautiful thing, Ralf! Absolutely stunning vintage set-up and one that any kid would be proud to own as their first turntable! =D>

If not, they should be! :?

Of course, I also love the Elacs, so I have a soft spot in my heart for them...What can I say??? You just gotta love that German engineering! 8-[

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Re: Show us your unique turntable or record player!

Post by cafe_liegeois » 10 Jan 2020 09:48

Only the Elac is German. Servo-Sound was Belgian engineering.

Ralf

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Re: Show us your unique turntable or record player!

Post by lenjack » 10 Jan 2020 18:27

VinyldechezPierre wrote:
13 Oct 2019 12:02
Here's one I'd come across months ago for sale on a forum.

ES-TT.png

Sorry about this photo that doesn't show much but images of it are as rare as the TT itself. And anyway, it doesn't matter much; what makes this TT fascinating cannot be seen in a photo.

So, yes, it is a linear tracker but the main thing is it was designed to work (and it did work) on ships which, if you've ever been on one, you know roll. Not sure it would work on a 45 footer which easily rolls crazily; it was designed for large ships and I don't know what kind of weather it was tested in. :D

The creator is a man by the name of Ernest Spiteri who is quite interesting but the info I found is all in french...

Anyway, besides this TT which supposedly sounds amazing, he designed, created and sold speakers (about ten pairs), amplifiers (2 built) and, most famously, was part of the design team for Cousteau's mini sub.

Cheers.
Photo has got to be distorted, because it has to work better than it looks. #-o :roll:

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