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Vintage Multi Speed Record Players: Tube • Solid State • Battery Operated




Vintage Record Players Tube Amplified - Mono


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Record Players

are defined as a device that plays records, but due to historic developments describes today a stand alone and self contained electronic unit, that plays records by means of having a built-in amplifier and speaker. Record Players do not have any facilities to play records automatically, nor do most units turn off after having played a record. One would have to get up and manually put another record on, or turn the unit off. Automatic units are RECORD CHANGERS. Most records players were considered portable, but come form a time before technology made battery operation possible ( DC motors and semi conductors lacked). Thus 98% of record players are dependent on AC power, which restrics portability to the nearest power outlet.
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Record players in gneral are self contained - nothing else needed to play recrods, but as in a world of their own, they do not provide inputs or outputs to connect to other audio devices. This basically menas: Records can be played, but not recorded. So, If wishing to record form records: let me custom modfy your record player, or get one here that already includes the needed work. The details in my item descriptions indicate such detail.
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Battery operated record players are rare and hard to find. Likely reasons: The needed technology became available when the record age already declined, AND: records are subject to dust / dirt contamination, which makes these less ideal in environements where portable electronics would be used. So: I see them very rarely, which means: grab one when I have it available, because there is more demand than supply!

Battery operated record players for 78's? Impossible to find! Because: when the technology finally became available to make this feasible: 78's were poo-poo-ed as obsolte! So: Grab any battery operated 78 Player when it is available, as it's availablity won't last!





1954 Commercial Grade
Portable Transscription Record Player PA
Refurbished + Custom Modified - Reliably working for long term!

8 RPM Commercial Tube Amplified Record Player

16 / 33 / 45 / 78 RPM

Features:

Transcription Record Player - Plays up to 16" Trasnscription and Standard Records
Vintage 1950's Magnetic Cartridge
Tube Amplified PA with Mic / Line level tube Mixer
Custom Modified with a modern Direct Drive Platter Motor
Speed measurement stroboscope Ring + speed control knob
4 speed (16, 33, 45, 78 RPM) with speed control and motor off (no platter rotation, amplifier on)
Amplifier: 1/4" Mic / Line level (+ 1/4" "Radio" input), Scratch filter
Volume and Tone controls: Trebbel + Bass
2 Way Speakers with Alnico Magnets.
Completely refurbished for long term reliability
Built Supper rugged for commercial usage with a loud amplifier.




Description: This USA made quality portable record player PA was first refurbished and then modified for a modern Direct Drive platter motor. the platter motor was custom modified for 4 speed. It plays standanrd and transcription records up to 16" at 16, 34, 45 and 78 RPM, The vintage 1950's magnetic cartridge includes a 78 RPM stylus, which can be rotated in to play 78's. Listen to records at the very best: tube amplified with magnetic cartridge. the amplfier was meant for Public adress purposes and provides a good amount of volume. Either one or 2 of the included suit case type speakers can be hooked up - The unit is mono. The unit truely sounds amazing: full and warm tube sound! This record player is completely self contained, meaning it operates stand alone. It's tube amplifier is complete with power and output trasnforemrs. There is a 1/4" Mic imput ( and another "radio" input which can be mixed with the material being played form the record player with a separate volume control. A Quite an amazing piece of gear to have: built rugged for commercial aplications and designed with attention to detail.
The unit was fully refurbished: complete amplifier refurb, custom motor modification (direct drive + 4 speed). This unit is now ready for years of trouble free service! A great standalone unit to listen to those old records in authentic vintage tube Hi-Fi sound again! For the tube lovers: Great warm detail rich tube sound. And: This unit uses a quality Genral electric magnetic cartridge.

Condition: Excelelnt physical condition - Clean, with minor, but typical signs of wear and age. Overall physical apprearance: nice and clean. Mechancially and electronically in perfect working condition - completely refurbished: amplifier, motor custom modified - direct drive + 4 speed. Stylus: vintage new. There are a couple of shorcommings however: As the tone arm of this player is extra long for 16" transcription records it puts more load on the motor than what is was originally designed for. This results in the record (LP) playing about 1-2% slower at the beginning than at the end. This is not recognizable as the speed variation happnes very gradually. I could look into what it would take to modify the motor for more torque, but likely $200-$300. Otherwise: Not really a problem - the motor cna handle it. And: the design of the amplfier is such that the magnetic field of the power transformer feeds a slight amount of hum into the amplifier. The next model up from this record player addressed the issue by placing the transformer at a different location. for an additional cost of $100-$200 I can do the same.

Work performed to restore this unit as presented: Complete overhaul of the amplifier: replaced all capcitors and all out of tolerance resistors. Upgraded some capacitors and the Kathode bypass resistor of the output tube with higher grade components, re-worked all contacts, controls and switcheds, custom modified the motor for 4 speed - modified turntable with a direct drive motor and modern platter, cleaned and re-lubricated all mechanical parts. Performed adjustmetns, restorred for long-term reliability;Performed physical cleaning and detail work, full functional test: Perfect

Lot: 1 Newcomb TR-16 AM Restored and custom modified direct drive tube amplified Transcription Record Player, complete with 2 speakers, as described above.

Price: $1100.00

A rare Find (A tube amplified trasnscription record player with magnetic cartridge and direct drive motor) And: Fully Restorred for reliable long term performance - A Great Value at that !

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Vintage Record Players Commercial Grade - Solid State - Mono






1962 Commercial Grade Specialty
Portable Record Player
Refurbished - Reliably working for long term!

8 / 16 / 33 RPM

8 RPM Commercial Tube Amplified Record Player



Features:

3 speed (8, 16, 33 RPM) and neutral (no platter rotation, ampliifer on)
LP Music at 1/2 and 1/4 speed - and for extended Long Playing Records!
Tube amplified: Full featured Single ended tube amplifier!
3 Tubes: Pre-amp, Output and Tube Rectifier.
Volume and tone controls
Transformer coupled 1/4 headphone output - usable also for RECORDING!
Full Range Lid Speaker with Alnico Magnet.
Completely refurbished for long term reliability
Physical features that allow visually impared humans to operate this player through touch features
Built Supper rugged

Tubes: 1 12AX7 ( pre-amplifer) 6X4 Tube rectifier.


Description: This USA made quality "Talking Book" portable record player was made for the Library of Congress Audio Program for the blind. It plays records up to 12" at 8, 16 and 33 RPM, which means LPs at 1/2 and 1/4 of the regular LP speed. While intended to be used for exteneded extra long playing records: for musicians this means to be able to play LPs at half or quarter speed for music practicing purposes. And a nice player at that: a completely self contained stand alone player with built-in speaker featuring a complete tube amplifier with power transformer and tube rectifier (just like a highly sought after guitar amplifier!), that sounds really nice (especially for Blues and Jazz!) While designed for impaired people (possibly even those who do not hear well) this unit has a quality tone control that allows to emphesize the highs - so sounds nice for music, even if the tone control is all the way turrned down. Quite an amazing piece of gear to have: Special and designed with attention to detail - Notice that volume and tone controls have different type of knobs. I checked carefully - This was intended to make them easy to distinguish.
The unit was fully refurbished: complete amplifier refurb, motor, and mechanism. This unit is now ready for years of trouble free service! A great standalone unit to listen to those old records in authentic vintage tube sound again! For the tube lovers: Great warm detail rich tube sound. And: This unit uses a quality cartridge.

Condition: Good physical condition - Clean, typical signs of wear and age. Overall physical apprearance: clean. Mechancially and electronically in perfect working condition - completely refurbished: amplifier, motor and re-worked parts in drive meachinsm - ne w idler tire. Stylus: vintage used, good.



Work performed to restore this unit as presented: Complete overhaul of the amplifier: replaced all capcitors and all out of tolerance resistors. Upgraded some capacitors and the Kathode bypass resistor of the output tube with higher grade components, re-worked all contacts, controls and switcheds, restored motor, replaced motor mounts with new ones, cleaned and re-lubricated all mechanical parts, replaced the idler tire, reworked other parts in the drive meachanism. Performed adjustmetns, restorred for long-term reliability;
Performed physical cleaning and detail work, full functional long term test: Even at hottest summer temperatures the unit performs flawless for hours and hours of operation - Tested!

Lot: 1 Restored Warwick Portable Record Player, complete with lid, as described above.

Price: $345.00

A rare Find (The First 8 RPM player I had in decades!) And: Fully Restorred for reliable long term performance - A Great Value at that !

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Vintage Record Players - Solid State - Custom Modified







Custom modified 3 Speed
Portable Record PLAYER
78 / 33 / 45 RPM

>---STEREO!---<

Custom modified stereo record player
Refurbished - Reliably working!

Features:

3 speed (78, 33, 45 RPM)
STEREO
Volume and tone controls
Built-in stereo amplifier + 2 speakers
Operates Stand Alone - Plug and Play
Belt Driven
Custom modified to provide RCA line level outputs, that can be used for: recording, or to hook to a more powerful stereo amplfier .
Shut off when record has played




Description: This is a relatively late model of record player - made in the 90's. I restored and then modified it, to give it a line level output for it. The concept behind my modification: To provide a stereo record player with built-in speakers that alows to record form. If you have a computer with a line level sound input you now can connect this player directly to it to record form it. Or add a USB audio interface (I sell - inquire)

Condition: Excellent physical condition - Shows a few signs of wear but over all appearance is very clean. (actual unit shown in photo - will be glad to provide higher resolutionimages). Mechancially and electronically in well working condition - completely refurbished. Overall condition: excellent. 8+/10 !

Work performed to restore this unit as presented: cleaned and re-lubricate mechanical parts; re-worked all contacts, controls and switcheds restoored for long-term reliability; re-soldered poor solder points; modification: added pre-amplifier circuitry and RCA jacks to provide line level output that can be used for recording, or mono headphones.
Performed physical cleaning and detail work, full functional test: OK.

Lot: 1 Crossley Portable Record Player, complete with lid, cartridge and stylus as described above.
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Price: $175.00 SOLD! Refurbished + custom modified as descibed above!


Additional modifications possible (at additional cost ):
Custom fabricate cable cable to operate on car battery - add $20
Modify for battery operation (adds internal battery cases - Add $35)
Modify for to add 16 RPM - add $49

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Install cartridge with flip-over stylus for 78 RPM (currently only has standard LP stylus = stock configuration of how this unit was made! It iwll play 78's but is not optimal for 78 records - add $65).
further speed modification for add 1/4 of 45 RPM to play 45's at half speed for music practicing purposes - add $49
further speed modification to add one freely adjustable speed for music practicing purposes - add $49
install external speaker so that external speakers can be connected directly to the unit and a switch that allows to turn the internal speakers off. - Add $40
Install a heaphone jack for private listening (when plug inserted turtns internal speakers off) - Add: $40
-> Any combination of modifications ordered will be heavily discounted!

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Battery Operated
78 RPM
Portable Record PLAYER
Custom modified for 78 RPM
33 / 45 / 78 RPM +Cassete Player

78 RPM Battery Operated Record Player

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Features:

3 speed (78, 33, 45 RPM).
Headphone Jack.
Battery operated (4 C cells)
Fully portable: perfect to take along to swap meets, flea markets, antique and thrift stores for record purchasing!
Has included AC powers supply for AC Operation.
Built-In cassette player!
Belt driven turntable





Description: Imagine a battery operated portable record player that plays 78s - Impossibleyou may think, but badly needed! Here why: Old music on 78's has gotten quite expensive these days. Many of us are too young to remeber the artists. In the old days we just bought the whole stack and listened at home to sort out what we liked, but high record prices of today inhibit that. The solution? A portable record player that can be brouhgt to the records in the filed wihout special requiremets, nor to disturb anybody - Have the needed equipment to listen before you buy! Exactly that was my goal with modifying this unit. To gain this wonderful device I had to: repair it first, then restore it, then custom modify it. My modifications include: the speed upgrade to 78 (now plays 33, 45, 78), a headphone jack for private listening, and circuit upgrades that makes the original power switching more usable over the original design. Unfortunately all of the above took tremendous amounts of my work time, so please excuse my relatively high price (which actually does not caver the amount of labor I put into this unit!) - Treasure this extremely rare find! (I am not shure if I will modify another unit - due to the loss in asking price versus actual labor time spent)

Condition: Excellent physical condition - Shows little signs of wear. Stylus still has protective cover and I beleive was not used much at all. (actual unit shown in photo - will be glad to provide higher resolution images). Mechancially and electronically in well working condition - completely refurbished. Overall condition: excellent. 9/10 !

Work performed to restore this unit as presented: Repaired the record player. Replaced turtnable and cassette player drive belts. Re-worked the platter bushing. Overhaul of the amplifier: re-soldered aged points; re-worked all contacts, controls and switcheds restored for long-term reliability; Cleaned, degreased, cleaned and re-lubricated all mechanical parts, reworked parts in the drive meachanism (cassete and record player), Custom modification to 3 speed; added headphone jack, modified so that TT motor is off when cassette deck is in use, circuit modification for less hum (and other minor mods); Full functional test: OK.





Lot: 1 Battery Operated Portable Record Player + cassette deck, AC power supply, original owners manual (!).

Price: $175.00 Refurbished + custom modified as described.

Additional modifications possible (at additional cost ):
Install cartridge with flip-over stylus for 78 RPM (currently only has standard LP stylus).
Custom make hook up + cable to operate on car battery
Modify for rechargeable batteries; and: modify / add circuitry to use power supply as a charger
-> And more! Tell me what you need.

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OR: use below Quick Check Out Shopping cart button. It will bill you about $215 total ($175 + about $40=Shipping DEPOSIT) to purchase the unit. Payment processed through PAYPAL. With Payment I will: pack, then calculate actual shipping cost to your ZIP code (within continental USA only!), refund the shipping cost over payment (if any), SHIP and e-mail tracking number. Restrictions apply - so: I may cancel this purchase and refund. If need to approve shipping costs, before I ship, please use: Buy/Inquire instead. Please READ and agree to All details before proceding here.






Professional Tube Mono Record Players + PAs:

These units will be Refurbished To order:
2-7 Weeks Lead Time - Price Range: Fully restorred typically: $300-$800. The goal with my work: to bring these professional record player 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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Proefessional tube amplified record players and Public Address systems


41. (photo: center) Tube amplified Millitary Public addess system (PA) w/ mic input, Mixer, 33-45-78 Record Player and 6L6 tube amplifier from 1950 .

42. (photo: left) 1950's tube amplified Newcomb Public addess system (PA) w/ several inputs, Mixer, and Transcription Record Player (16. 33. 45. 78. with adjustable speed). Includes 2 PA speakers (not shown) SOLD!

43. (photo: right) Early 1950's Califone Transcription Record Player (16. 33) Includes shown lid speaker






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EXAMPLE: Newcomb Tube Record Player + PA #42.




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