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 Post subject: RCA Victor Upright AM/FM turntable Television Console
PostPosted: Oct Sat 13, 2018 5:49 pm 
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Here are some shots of my New Vista console. Anyone have one of these, or any info?


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 Post subject: Re: RCA Victor Upright AM/FM turntable Television Console
PostPosted: Oct Sat 13, 2018 7:57 pm 
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They were in the dealer catalog back in those days, but almost none of them were sold. Having worked at RCA authorized service centers and official RCA dealers, I don't think I've ever seen more than a few of them. Magnavox also offered a similar vertically oriented combination. Stereo separation is almost nonexistent unless external speakers are added, which seems to defeat the purpose of having the vertical design in the first place.

I hope you have the TV, as I'd think it has zero value without that being present and functional.

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 Post subject: Re: RCA Victor Upright AM/FM turntable Television Console
PostPosted: Oct Sun 14, 2018 10:35 pm 
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This has a very full, rich sound and massive speakers...a really dated tone which I like. The cabinet is absolutely gorgeous. I have plans to either put a television in the available space, or some other components. I couldn't let it be trashed in a dumpster. The owner let me have it for free, so no investment.


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 Post subject: Re: RCA Victor Upright AM/FM turntable Television Console
PostPosted: Oct Mon 15, 2018 6:01 pm 
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My suggestion would be to put in a shelf where the TV went then install a CD player a DAC or any other audio device you so desire.

Unless you can mount a proper TV in there and do it so it looks like it came that way.


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 Post subject: Re: RCA Victor Upright AM/FM turntable Television Console
PostPosted: Oct Mon 15, 2018 7:58 pm 
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I agree. I have a lot of other audio devices I could place in that area.


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 Post subject: Re: RCA Victor Upright AM/FM turntable Television Console
PostPosted: Oct Mon 15, 2018 8:06 pm 
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That would make the console more useful as well.


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