Show us your unique turntable or record player!

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Re: Show us your unique turntable or record player!

Post by vinyl master » 22 Jan 2020 19:24

Well, since I just got this one, mentioned here...

https://www.vinylengine.com/turntable_f ... 8&t=116010

...I thought I would show off my latest gadget...A battery-operated radio phonograph (I'd never owned one like it before!) made by Japanese company Gakken...I think the red and white two-tone color scheme is quite stylish and I thought it would be a fun, cool new "toy" to play my flexi-discs, hip-pocket discs and whatnot on...Maybe preview some 45's at the record shows, perhaps? Check it out! 8)

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A big thanks to VE member markb53, too, for all his hard work cleaning her up and making her functional again! It's much appreciated, my friend! =D>

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Post by Doug G. » 24 Jan 2020 05:44

Here is a little Coronado consolette just like the one I got for confirmation in October of 1968. It had the flip down VM changer and the two speakers on the ends were omnidirectional with the driver facing up and plastic diffusers in the spaces in the upper part. I remember my parents paid $120.00 for it. The first record I played on it was "HeyJude"/"Revolution". I liked "Revolution" better.

It wasn't too long before I decided I wanted to be able to separate the speakers farther apart and so, I cut the boards out from between them and used edging from the cut out boards to cover the edges. The changer then just sat on a flat surface. It worked fine and you couldn't tell what I had done.

Also, in 1969, I bought an ADC 220 magnetic cartridge and a little preamp from Olson Electronics to convert it to that from the ceramic. Unfortunately the hum resulting from the unshielded motor was too bad and I had to return it to the ceramic cartridge. I tried MU metal to shield the motor but it didn't work well enough. I do still have the cartridge and it sounds fine for, at the time, a $9.95 cartridge.

I eventually gave it to my sister and she used it quite a few years, into the eighties or nineties.

I tried to contact the person who had/has this for sale online to buy it but links don't work. It was just this year he had it listed.

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Re: Show us your unique turntable or record player!

Post by Mark E Smith's Dentist » 24 Jan 2020 16:04

I used to own this. Sold it in 2011, I wonder where it is now.

In this particular picture I was playing with the motor/PSU from a Nottingham Analogue. You can see the actual motor in a silver tin. I wasn't sure the NA motor made much of an improvement.
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Re: Show us your unique turntable or record player!

Post by jdhorn1 » 24 Jan 2020 23:37

May not be unique but does have the Cool Factor. Early SOTA Sapphire with Souther SLA-3
linear tracker arm. Have a Monster Cable Alpha 1 MC cart mounted on it.
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Re: Show us your unique turntable or record player!

Post by vinyl master » 26 Jan 2020 05:04

OK, guys...Very cool TT's! 8)

I like! I like! =D>

Now, if you REALLY want to see something unusual, I've never shown this one before...Check out the Fisher Lincoln Model 70 turnover record changer! :shock:


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Re: Show us your unique turntable or record player!

Post by vinyl master » 26 Jan 2020 06:54

Of course, I never fail to be amused by the vintage kiddie players, too... 8-[


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Re: Show us your unique turntable or record player!

Post by vinyl master » 26 Jan 2020 06:56

I want you to see this interesting PW10 from Perpetuum-Ebner, too! =D>


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Re: Show us your unique turntable or record player!

Post by vinyl master » 26 Jan 2020 07:00

Also, check out this wild-looking Elac! :)


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Re: Show us your unique turntable or record player!

Post by vinyl master » 26 Jan 2020 07:02

And last but not least, this fascinating beauty from Luxor, a Model RBW-E...


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Re: Show us your unique turntable or record player!

Post by vinyl master » 26 Jan 2020 07:06

OK, one more for today...The 952A Porteldisc from Philips...It only plays 78's, too! :shock:


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Re: Show us your unique turntable or record player!

Post by AudioFeline » 28 Jan 2020 10:04

vinyl master wrote:
12 Dec 2018 18:50
...It does make wonder, though...Has anyone ever put a "glitter finish" on their Techie? :-k
I've seen a few pics of glittered Technics/DJ turntables. Not to my personal taste, but could look cool in a club.

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Re: Show us your unique turntable or record player!

Post by Tonybro » 28 Jan 2020 16:32

I had mine professionally powder coated but if they could do the same with a glitter/metal flake finish, why not. Not for me though. Blue was good enough (see post towards start of thread).

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Re: Show us your unique turntable or record player!

Post by vinyl master » 28 Jan 2020 18:03

Tonybro wrote:
28 Jan 2020 16:32
I had mine professionally powder coated but if they could do the same with a glitter/metal flake finish, why not. Not for me though. Blue was good enough (see post towards start of thread).
I think Blooey is awesome, Tonybro! 8)

I like that people can get their Techies powder-coated, too, but I'm willing to bet that if Technics had come out with some custom colors like blue, lime green, purple and pink straight out of the box (instead of just the standard silver and black), more young people would've bought them for their first turntables or when/if they were ready to upgrade to something better...

Companies like Crosley and Victrola have taken over that market, emphasizing style over substance...U-Turn and Pro-Ject have done a bit better, but seriously, who WOULDN'T want a 1200 if it came in a real flashy color??? :D

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Re: Show us your unique turntable or record player!

Post by lenjack » 28 Jan 2020 19:17

I really don't think Technics wants to compete with Victrola or Crosley.

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Re: Show us your unique turntable or record player!

Post by HighFiED » 29 Jan 2020 02:52

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