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 » 21 Feb 2019 15:29

You know I can't forget the kiddies, either, so up first is this Melodier E-9A...

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Post by vinyl master » 21 Feb 2019 15:30

Followed by a very colorful Motorola suitcase model...

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Post by vinyl master » 21 Feb 2019 15:32

What really got me, though, is this thing...A Carnival record player? Ever see anything like this??? :-k

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600 plays with a single D-cell? :shock:

I'll bet the kids got a lot of fun out of that one! =D>

I guess you just push the record in and flip the switch! :-k
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Post by vinyl master » 21 Feb 2019 15:35

Of course, home wasn't the only place kids could hear a record...Here's an interesting SCHOOL phono from Newcomb...

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It's a Newcomb TR-1625M!

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Post by vinyl master » 21 Feb 2019 15:38

While trolling VE, I also came across these...Here is a JEGS model record player...You can see that Euro styling again...

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It's known as the "Eloise", but can we just call it a "Weezy"?! :lol:

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Post by vinyl master » 21 Feb 2019 15:40

And I would be remiss if I didn't show off this Welt Funk console, complete with a Dual 1222...Another great addition from our own ronpilgrim...Thanks, Ron, for such great pics! 8)

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Can I just say "I want one now!"??? =P~

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Post by vinyl master » 21 Feb 2019 15:42

Speaking of consoles, check out this odd BSR I found online...Ever seen anything remotely resembling this, guys??? :-k

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It's made out of bent plywood, too! :D

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Post by vinyl master » 21 Feb 2019 15:49

And finally, I've saved the best one for last! :wink:

While the turntable itself is nothing special...A JC Penney model...

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...take a look at the fancy dust cover it sports... :shock:

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I'll bet you NEVER saw anything like that in your life!! :o

It almost makes me want to create one for my Dual and put a light under it... :-k

I hope you've enjoyed my latest romp through the world of hi- and lo-fi...Rest assured, if there's a unique turntable (or related piece of equipment) out there, I will find it and show it to you! :mrgreen:

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Re: Show us your unique turntable or record player!

Post by lenjack » 21 Feb 2019 19:47

Some of these are so primitive, I'm surprised they even offset the arm.

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Post by MCM_Fan » 21 Feb 2019 22:48

Perhaps not terribly unique, as clam shell linear trackers were pretty ubiquitous back in the mid-1980s, but this little Technics SL-5 is the smallest I've seen (315mm x 315mm x 88mm):

https://i.postimg.cc/zXbmPcF1/Dreamboat ... s-SL-5.jpg

Here it is again (sort of):

https://i.postimg.cc/HLLFXvxK/Dreamboat ... SL-5-2.jpg

It's actually under the album cover in that photo. It's so small, if not for the cables exiting the back (top of the photo), you wouldn't even know it's there.

Given the diminutive size, it has a surprising heft to it. Performance far exceeded my expectations for something that looks like a child's toy. I'm sure that has a lot to do with the Audio Technica AT132EP cartidge (0.2 x 0.7 nude elliptical stylus with an tapered, anodized aluminum cantilever). Sometimes looks can be deceiving.

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Re: Show us your unique turntable or record player!

Post by vinyl master » 22 Feb 2019 01:25

You're absolutely right about looks being deceiving, MCM_Fan, which is why I say "Don't judge a book by it's cover"! :wink:

By the way, I like the size of that Techie...It would be the perfect thing for those small rooms! :D

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Re: Show us your unique turntable or record player!

Post by Damien Taylor » 26 Feb 2019 00:23

vinyl master wrote:
21 Feb 2019 15:05
This is also an interesting combo...Ever seen a National SA-130 turntable? Take a look at this one with the built-in tuner... :-k

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Were they in any way affiliated with Panasonic? :-k
Yes, National was Matsushita's first and main brand and North America was the only market where it wasn't used due to already being taken by another company. The National brand was phased out beginning in the 70s and Panasonic was introduced to other markets. Eventually the parent company changed it's name to Panasonic.

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Re: Show us your unique turntable or record player!

Post by MCM_Fan » 26 Feb 2019 00:25

vinyl master wrote:
22 Feb 2019 01:25
You're absolutely right about looks being deceiving, MCM_Fan, which is why I say "Don't judge a book by it's cover"! :wink:

By the way, I like the size of that Techie...It would be the perfect thing for those small rooms! :D
I run it in my office at work, where the compact size and self-casing design are both desirable traits.

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Re: Show us your unique turntable or record player!

Post by vinyl master » 26 Feb 2019 01:39

I might want to do an all-Sanyo system someday for the same reasons...I do have this P33 linear tracker I got for free off Craigslist (while responding to another ad) and an RD5030 cassette deck that I picked up at one of my local flea markets on the cheap... :wink:

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I'm thinking that a good, small amp-and-tuner combo might be just the thing to go with those two, but what would you guys recommend, if I wanted to keep it all Sanyo? Any thoughts? :-k

Edit: I looked this up, and does anyone have any thoughts about the DCA- model amps and FMT- model tuners Sanyo put out? They look like they'd fit the part, but any particular models to look for or other issues to consider? :-k

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Re: Show us your unique turntable or record player!

Post by VinyldechezPierre » 26 Feb 2019 11:31

Surprised not to see one here already so I'll contribute the NAD 5120:
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Sorry about the bad picture.

Originally from Tesla in Czechoslovakia, it was rebadged for NAD and also I believe for Lenco. It was a cheap TT with surprising design features and, when well set up, a very nice sound. Unfortunately, it seems the buying public of that time (1981) found it too weird looking (I've read it was called the ugliest TT by some) as well as having too weird a tonearm. The original tonearm, as on my model, is flat but was later replaced by a tubular one to try and up the sales.

I've never heard the tubular arm but I would not be surprised if it didn't sound as good. Anyway it didn't help the sales much although it is the model I see most often for sale.

I don't use it anymore since buying my linear tracking Revox but I doubt I will get rid of it. Probably will become part of a second system with my recently acquired JVC JR-S201L. Another odd looking piece of gear. :)

One of the design feature I liked is the removal arm. With most of the settings on the arm itself, it made it easy to change cartridge. Still hoping to find an extra arm someday.
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The four pins plug into the pivot and you're ready to play a record.

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