In real turntable if they don’t have to be up and running I equal you. Two Kenwood KD500s and a KD 550. I also have two Beogram 3000s and a R-O-K Rondine 2
In the portable class you have me beat in quantity but the one which I have can also be in the real turntable group. It an Audio technica Mister Disc.
Interesting that you have an Edison Standard. I bought a basket case Edison Standard off eBay years ago and it is a project. It had no spring motor so I installed a brushless DC FDD motor. It only had the stump of the carriage which is being modified to mount a Sony arm which I got on eBay. This is intended to play cylinders electrically.
I also will sort of have an acoustic machine. I have a Pioneer totally acoustic arm which is also from eBay. It is planned to go on the most funky KD500 which I own. It will play stereo Lps and 45s in stereo. The stylus looks like one from a ceramic cartridge so I suppose I can also find a 78 stylus to fit so I can play 78s.
Were you a TV technician or TV engineer in the day? In my youth I was a TV repair tech. I have a pretty good idea how NTSC TV works but with digital TV all I know is magic happens.
ntsc525 wrote: ↑19 Oct 2019 03:33I have only a modest collection:
Real Turntables: 6:
Teac TN-400 Magnafloat w SME 3009, my best, but demands utmost attention and care)
Marantz 6200 (my first, bought new, and I still think it's pretty!)
Denon DP30L (rescued from a friend who was going to sell it on eBay)
2 ELAC Miracord 50H tables, one recently acquired at a swap meet for $30, which got me back into vinyl.
(My favorite idler table, capable of using a magnetic cart at 2 grams and still working the changer.)
Hoffman M1200 Voice of Music 1200 changer (stand-alone table, my current favorite for 78s by the stack)
I count this as a real turntable because it's stand-alone, though it's not the best, and has a ceramic cart.
RCA Stand-alone 45 changers: 2
Edison Standard cylinder player
Edison Amberola cylinder player
Victor Victrola wind-up, table top
Victor RE-45 Electrola (1929 Direct drive with magnetic pickup: Tracking force: 125 grams!)
Mechanical speed governor. Rumble? Oh, my goodness, yes!
RCA 7-ES-6 portable mono changer
GE Trimline 500 drop down stereo changer, tubes and transformer chassis (Luggable but heavy)
Philco P1441EB (One tube wonder, high output ceramic cart, BSR changer w plastic tonearm
Califone 1010AV school player (plastic platter, made in China)
Audiotronics 304E school player (solid state, 1970s metal table, made in USA, best sounding mono portable)
Junk (plastic and cardboard):
Emerson Big-Big Portable Phono (kid's player)
DeJay blue plastic player with warped tone-arm (kids player, free with Audiotronics above)
Crosley Cruiser Deluxe. (I'd set a low bar, looking for a light portable with decent sound for thrift store records.)