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 Post subject: Re: Show Us Your Phonograph Collection
PostPosted: Aug Sun 09, 2020 3:07 pm 
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view showing the cutout for the bottom firing woofer.


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 Post subject: Re: Show Us Your Phonograph Collection
PostPosted: Aug Sun 09, 2020 3:11 pm 
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Last picture showing some "body work" that had to performed on the plinth and control pod. I just happened to have some left over red paint for the wood parts to showcase the custom work.


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 Post subject: Re: Show Us Your Phonograph Collection
PostPosted: Aug Tue 11, 2020 12:27 am 
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This is my only "phonograph". I also own a component stereo.

The phonograph is an RCA U-10, restored and sounding nice. That
silver thing behind the arm is about 100 grams of steel, reducing
the stylus force from the original 77 grams to 7 for the cheapie modern
ceramic pickup (has more than needed volume.) The mat is also non-vintage,
its cork.

That thing to the left is the same vintage gizmo, a very new-fangled
contraption (a TT-5). It has no audio amp, and plays through
a jack on the U-10 ostentatiously labelled "Television".

I've been bidding on records cheap (i.e. minimum bid, $3 for 10",
$4 for 12 inch, and $10 for multidisk classical albums) at 78RPM.com.

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 Post subject: Re: Show Us Your Phonograph Collection
PostPosted: Aug Wed 12, 2020 11:50 pm 
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Really nice players everyone!

This is a Zenith Cobramatic not really old but something I need to work on after my main project.


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 Post subject: Re: Show Us Your Phonograph Collection
PostPosted: Aug Thu 13, 2020 12:13 am 
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Here is a Garrard 95B that came in its original box and it almost looks like it's never been played with a chords all wrapped up and disconnected. I just need to go through clean out all the old factory grease and relube the undersides and see if she plays.


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 Post subject: Re: Show Us Your Phonograph Collection
PostPosted: Aug Thu 13, 2020 12:21 am 
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And here is my Thorens the favorite from my youth found again TD 160. I had this refurbished for me but I did totally refurbished the AR 2ax speakers on my own.

And that is as new as I get with turntables.


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 Post subject: Re: Show Us Your Phonograph Collection
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Here is my late '50s Symphonic model 1258. My usual TT is a Technics SL-1200. This Symphonic TT I bought because it looked so cool...


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 Post subject: Re: Show Us Your Phonograph Collection
PostPosted: Oct Sat 17, 2020 7:01 pm 
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Another of my favorite record players ... Gerard RS 110, built into the radio recorder General Electric GEC BC 7443

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Here is a demonstration of the work of this interesting device on my YouTube channel

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m0ErSPh ... -t&index=8


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 Post subject: Re: Show Us Your Phonograph Collection
PostPosted: Nov Wed 18, 2020 1:08 am 
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Another of my favorite record players ... Gerard RS 110, built into the radio recorder General Electric GEC BC 7443

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Here is a demonstration of the work of this interesting device on my YouTube channel

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m0ErSPh ... -t&index=8


What is the name of that first song, it sounds very upbeat, and very much like Western pop from the 1960s?
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 Post subject: Re: Show Us Your Phonograph Collection
PostPosted: Nov Wed 18, 2020 9:19 am 
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Hello, Arran. This song is called "Sunny Day". The soloist is unknown. On Soviet disks sometimes did not indicate the initials of artists who performed their works in the Western style. For ideological reasons. :lol: :lol: Especially when the artists were Ukrainian or Lithuanian nationality. Only propaganda of the ideas of communism was allowed ... :mrgreen:


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 Post subject: Re: Show Us Your Phonograph Collection
PostPosted: Apr Wed 21, 2021 5:26 am 
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My collection of RCA Victor & Magnavox consoles, all restored w/ bluetooth.


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 Post subject: Re: Show Us Your Phonograph Collection
PostPosted: Apr Sat 24, 2021 1:07 am 
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Finished this one back around December 2020. Complete "Frame off" restoration, new Veneer, new Cane decals, rebuilt electronics and mechanicals, re-chromed, restored as close as possible (for me) to it's original appearance.

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 Post subject: Re: Show Us Your Phonograph Collection
PostPosted: Apr Sat 24, 2021 3:36 am 
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That is wonderful piece of nostalgia! Can I ask how much you have invested in it? I have been searching for one from this era and so far have come up empty handed around the Oklahoma area.


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 Post subject: Re: Show Us Your Phonograph Collection
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That is wonderful piece of nostalgia! Can I ask how much you have invested in it? I have been searching for one from this era and so far have come up empty handed around the Oklahoma area.


I'd be embarrassed to tell you, the chrome is the expensive part, more than the machine itself.
There's a Facebook Group for Selling Jukeboxes and parts, you might want to look into that.
eBay is mostly a joke. Craigslist and Facebook Marketplace are better.

I just finished this model G, picked it up from Craigslist in December for the value of the cartridge that was in it.
Restored from the ground up, attempted to replicate the original look as much as possible.

These are both "High Fidelity" machines with multiple speakers, and they really do sound great.

This will be my last Jukebox restore, unless someone drops a Seeburg R into my lap at a bargain price, or a V/VL.


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 Post subject: Re: Show Us Your Phonograph Collection
PostPosted: Jun Tue 15, 2021 7:06 pm 
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This is our modest collection of only two phonos (hey, I'm mostly a tv guy). First is a glass Kurtzmann:

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It's an acoustic machine with an electric ball motor drive. The arm needs some TLC; it's gold-plated pot metal! Talk about gilding the lily. :)

The machine that gets more play is the HMV Lumiere, shown here with a tube tester nestled in the lid for no good reason:

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Despite all the acoustic problems of bipolar radiators, it's a pretty good sounding machine.


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 Post subject: Re: Show Us Your Phonograph Collection
PostPosted: Jun Fri 18, 2021 12:22 am 
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Tim Mullen wrote:
This is our modest collection of only two phonos (hey, I'm mostly a tv guy). First is a glass Kurtzmann:

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Wow, beautiful, it that glass platter original?


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 Post subject: Re: Show Us Your Phonograph Collection
PostPosted: Jun Fri 18, 2021 7:58 pm 
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Eric H wrote:
Tim Mullen wrote:
This is our modest collection of only two phonos (hey, I'm mostly a tv guy). First is a glass Kurtzmann:


Wow, beautiful, it that glass platter original?

Yes, that's the way they came. Not the best way to grip a record. I often say I'm an aficionado of dumb ideas. :) This thing is ridiculously difficult to photograph what with all the reflective glass, but here's another shot from above. Kurtzmann's must've looked like they're from outer space back in the day, they still kinda do. They're pretty rare, AFAIK.

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PostPosted: Jun Sun 20, 2021 10:58 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Show Us Your Phonograph Collection
PostPosted: Jul Sat 31, 2021 8:17 pm 
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Here is my small collection of late-1930s tabletop phonos ‚Äď five of which are RCA and one is GE.

I collect 1930s ‚Äúpersonality‚ÄĚ 78 rpm records and 1936 RCA radios, so these small phonos fit into my collecting niche without taking up much space.


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 Post subject: Re: Show Us Your Phonograph Collection
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This is my first Edison Standard I bought. It plays great with its K reproducer and the horn is from a yard sale. I love the look and style of it that I just bought another one.


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