Vintage Stereo Multi Speed Record Changer Stereos:
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Vintage Portable Stereos - Tube Amplified S T E R E O Record Changers
Record Changer Stereos
were quite popular during the 60's and 70's and came in different incarnations. The early unit are tube amplified, where later units are solid state. Tube sound, earliy solid state sound and sound of modern equipment are quite differet.
The record changers of these often "portable" units were more refined in regards to tone arm sensitivity, weight and tracking force, compared to earlier desings, and thus are perfectly suitable for "modern" records - mono and stereo form any time aera, up to today. Almost all units offer at least 3 speeds: 33, 45, 78
Some of the record changer stereos have jacks for external speakers and fewer audio inputs, originally intended for hook up of a tape player, but can be used ofr example to hook up an iPd. Almost none of the record change rstereos have recording outputs. This means: perfect for listening but cannot be useed to record records from. In regards to inputs and outputs: observe the details in my feature sections if having specific requirements other than to listen to records.
While Record Changer Stereos often are quite nice and have enough output power to fill a room nicely with music, they are simpler and less sophisticated than a full component Hi-Fi system as often only 1/4 to 1/2 of the technology used if compared with a full component type Hi-Fi amplifier. This means: In some cases Changer stereos sound amazign due to the much simpler amplifer circuitry, but do not adhere to as tight specifications to their counter part component systems. So: expect a bit more noise and hum, especially in systems that do not use a power transformer for their amplifier. If listening to music that has a lot of quiet passages, such as classical music, a full sized system may be a better choice, but will be more expensive.
Hi-Fi Stereo Single Ended Tube Amplified
Vintage 1960's General Electric Portable
16 / 33 / 45 / 78 RPM
Single Ended Stereo Tube Amplifier
Quaity Garrard Hi-Fi Stereo Record Changer
4 speed (16, 78, 33, 45 RPM)
Stacks records for automated play
Self Contained portable Suitcase Unit
Volume, Balance, Bass and Treeble controls
High efficientcy speakers
Refurbished - Reliably working!
Vacuum Tubes: 4: 1 12 AX7 Pre amp, 2 6AQ5 Output and 1 Tube Rectifier
Work perfomred to recondition this unit: Amplifier: All capacitors in the power supply, and signal coupling capacitors were replaced, Deoxydized and lubricated all controls, connectors, switches. Record changer chassis: Nearly a complete tear down of the changer chassis: degreased, cleaned and re-lubricated all mechanical parts, Inspected and replaced rubber parts, such as motor mounts, Re-worked surfaces of drive parts, Cleaning and detail work. Full functional test.
Description: This USA made Genertal Electric quality piece of vintage audio gear was probably made in the early 60's. All metal construction and rugged. It features a single eneded stereo tube amplifer that has a power transformer and a quality Garrard record changer chassis. The ultimate combination for quality vintage sound.
The tone arm of the record changer operates with compapartively lighter tracking force making this unit suitable to play today's records. Records can be stacked for automated unitnerupted play and the original 45 singles spindle adapter that allows to stack singels is included. What great fun to play a stack of singles! The changer also allows to play 16 and 78 RPM records and stylie for all record types are provided. This record changer automatically serves all record types of any size and can be used manually as well. The unit is designed "portable" in an all metal suitcase type casing. The speakers are hinged, and when hinged do no need speaker cables, but also can be detached and the unit provides quite long speaker cables, which allows to set the unit up as a home stereo. The unit provides jacks for the speakers, so other speakers coudl be used if desired. This unit is extremely easy to use and the unit outputs a good amount of volume, and of course sounds quite nice with it's vintage tube amplifier / vintage pseakers. The entire unit has been completely reworked and is ready for another life-time of vintage tube amplified music pleasure.
Rework included a complete re-work of the amplifier which means each and every capacitor was replaced to provide reliability for many years without trouble and the record changer chassis was completely re-worked. Bring back memories - Enjoy the pleasure of Vintage tube sound!
Condition: The unit is quite clean and is in excelent condition, however, there is one noticeable scratch/dent on the front next to the amplifier knobs. Other than that: the unit shows only the usual unavoidable (minor) signs of use and age, such as there discoloration due to age and losseness in the original fabric of the speakers. The unit otherwise provides lush unfaded color. Working Condition: Fully refurbished and working nicely - perfect in every regard and relaibly for decades to come.
Lot: 1 Geral Electric USA made tube amplified portable all in one stereo record changer with original tubes installed.
Price: $ 625.00
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Vintage Solid State Stereo Portable Record Changers - Multi Speed 33 / 45 / 16 / 78
1966 Admiral Portable Amplified Stereo
16 / 33 / 45 / 78 RPM
Record Changer - Stacks records for automated play
4 speed (16, 78, 33, 45 rpm) - Plays 7" 10" 12" records automatically
45 sigles stacker adapter included!
6 Speaker system: 4 woofers 2 tweeters - Speakers detacheable!
Volume, Balance, Bass and Trebble controls
Description: This USA made portable All-in-one stereo record changer coming form a time when quality things still were made in the USA with wood and metal instead of plastic. It was among the finest portables available at the time and is labled "Hi-Fi". If I would guess: this unit was probably made in about 1966. The changer features an automatic mechanism that serves all types of records. It plays 7", 10" and 12" records at all 4 speeds: 16, 33, 45, 78. The cartridge installed in this unit offers a filp over stlyus for 78s or microgroove (LP) for all other record types. The original 45 singles spindle adapter that allows to stack singels is included. Stack up a bunch of LPs and kick back to experience hours of continuous vintage music - how one might have listened in the late 60's!
This unit is extremely easy to use and the unit outputs a good amount of volume even though the amplifier is about 2 W per channel due to the highly sensitive speakers which it uses. The unit featues a built-in stereo amplifier and built-in speakers. The outer 2 speakers are detacheable and provide about 12' of speaker cable each. The unit has been completely seviced, then reworked to provide another life-time of vintage music pleasure.
Rework included a complete re-work of the amplifier and the record changer chassis was completely re-worked. To mention it: Portable meant: the unit can be easily moved, or storred, but still needs 117V AC 60 Hz AC power to operate.
Refurbished - Reliably working!
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Condition: The unit is nice and clean and is in excelent condition, but show typical unavoidable (minor) signs of use and age. Working Condition: Fully refurbished and working perfectly - perfect in every regard and relaibly for decades to come - new stylus included. (
Work perfomred to recondition this unit: Amplifier: All capacitors throughout the entire unit were replaced. that includes: the power supply, and signal coupling capacitors, Deoxydized and lubricated all controls, connectors, switches. Repair of one knob. Record changer chassis: Nearly a complete tear down of the changer chassis: degreased, cleaned and re-lubricated all mechanical parts, Inspected and replaced rubber parts were needed,; replaced the motor mounts, Re-worked surfaces of drive parts, refurbished the motor, new stylus included! Cleaning and detail work. Full functional test.
Lot: 1 Admiral stereophonic solid state USA made portable all in one stereo record changer
Price: $ 475.00
Vintage Record Changer Stereos
These units will be Refurbished To order:
2-7 Weeks Lead Time - Price Range: Fully restorred typically: $300-$900 (solid state lower, tube higher). The goal with my work: to bring the equipment back as close as possible to original specifications and to provide reliably working condition for decades to come. This takes hours and hours and HOURS of paistaking detail orineted work. Thus prices based on the amount of time and parts needed (some are quite hard to find! - which again takes time!) to achieve this goal. Shop time to refurbish equipment to order (applies to ALL units shown in this section!) is in SHORT SUPPLY, so I may not be able to serve you very quickly, especially during late fall, winter and the first two months of the of the new year. Rushing it and vintage audio equipment, or pushing for "discount prices" DO NOT GO TOGETHER! It takes as much time as it takes. If needing to rush: Please buy "AS-IS" or go some place else. Thank you! - I do not compromise on this, as my goal is to provide quality products in every detail.
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What is the difference between Record Changers, Record Players and the differnet turntable types?
Record Changers allow to play multiple records automaticly without interuption. A stand alone record change rusually provides amplifer and speakers.
Record Players are usually one piece stand-alone playback devices that have all needed components built in, which includes a built-in amplifier and most often buil-in speakers. Some record players feature detachable speakers. Most Record Players do not provide and audio output and therefore are not suitable for transfering or recording. © ultraelectronicactive.com
Turntables are usually component type Hi-fi Stereo players that hook to an external amplifier or receiver. Almost all tunrntables output at "phono" level to hook up to a "phono" input. If no phono input is present a Phono-Preamplifier is required. See below for sub categories of turtnables: © ultraelectronicactive.com
Record Changer Turntables allow to play multiple records automaticly without interuption but do not include any amplifier - designed for hook-up to stereo equipment. If your amplifier / receiver does not provide a phono inputl, a Phono-Preamplifier is required © ultraelectronicactive.com
Automatic Turntables are usually component type Hi-fi Stereo players that hook to an external amplifier or receiver. Automatic turtnables serve records automatically (user presses a button - the turtnable moves the arm) soem have auto repeat functions, but none allow to stack multiple records. Tunrntables output at "phono" level to hook up to a "phono" input. If no phono input is present a Phono-Preamplifier is required. © ultraelectronicactive.com
Semi-Automatic Turntables are usually component type Hi-fi Stereo players that hook to an external amplifier or receiver. Semi-Automatic turtnables require the user to place the tone arm to play a record, but when the record has played the the turntable moves the arm back to it's rest and shuts off. A less expensive variation of semi-automatic players turns the motor off when playing is complete, and the more disirable varation of thsi sub category lifts up the tone arm and shuts the motor off. Tunrntables output at "phono" level to hook up to a "phono" input. If no phono input is present a Phono-Preamplifier is required.
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2)Tube Stereo Record Changers:
21. Electone 50's Tube Amplified Record Changer w/ 2 hinged speakers
22. Westinghouse 1950's Tube Amplified Stereo Record Changer with Detacheable Speakers. Amplifer: 1 tube single eneded amplifier per chanel. Tubes: 1 50EH5 for each amplifier, 1 35W4 rectifier.
23. 1950's Tube Amplified Wards "Airline" Stereo Tube amplified Hi-Fi Record Changer. Beautiful, Beautiful tube amplifier
24. Westinghouse 1950's hi-Fi Tube Amplified Stereo Record Changer with Detacheable Speakers.
3)Solid State Stereo Record Changers:
31. Mid 60's RCA stereo amplified portable record changer. Stereo with 2 speakers: One mounted in base, the other in the lid. SOLD!
32. Early / Mid 60's Magnavox portable amplified portable record changer. Changer: Famous "Collaro Conquest". Point to poit wired solid state amplifier
3)Solid State Table Top Record Changer Stereos:
33. 1960's Solid State Admiral "Portable" Stereo w/ 4 speakers + 4 speed Record Changer. Now refurbished and ready to ship - listed above.
34. 1960's solid state Zenith Table top Stereo with 4 speed recor dchanger SOLD!
35. 1960's Sylvania "portable" Record changer Stereo with 4 speed record changer. Model: Exponent 4-40
36. 1960's Airline Table Top Stereo with AM/FM Radio + 4 Speed Record changer
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EXAMPLE: Tube Stereo Record Changer #23.
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