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What was your first record player?

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Back in the 1960's I saved up my gas station job money and bought my first record player, a very small Zenith battery powered portable mono player. It played both 45 & 33 1/3 records, was cream in color and came with a removable same colored top and fixed carring handle on the front end. I loved that little machine. If it could talk you would hear it list the names of most every great and not so great '60's - '72 1/2 rock group. You might wonder why I was so specific by writing '72 1/2. In July 1972 Uncle Sam came knocking on the door. biggrin.gif

What was your first?
Edited by 49Merc - 6/30/12 at 8:00am
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we had a turquoise & white sears record player in the 60s, mostly for sis & her beatle 45s ugh, so in '79 i got a rack system with tt & think it was a teac? it died finally in the early 90s after many faithful hours. some years later, got another teac, el cheapo model & it was ok but broke the needle & went on to cds, then this past nov, found a dual 1218 with a walnut base on craigslist & bought it for $65 & it sounds great with my newish home audio gear. only thing i hate about vinyl is having to flip the record every 20 min or so lol. biggrin.gif
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Technics SL-BD22, purchased new at Best Buy in 1991 (or thereabouts). I just sold it on about 2 years ago, still in great shape.
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Empire Troubador 598. I bought it in 1972 and still have it.
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My first record player was a mono player from Sears which I got as a Christmas present in 1966. It was turquoise and had a lid which when closed, allowed you to carry it like a small suitcase. It was a 6 disc changer. It's surprising that my albums survived as well as they did given the abuse they endured on this primitive player.
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my first turntable was a marry poppins model that only played 45s. I was like 4 .
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Mine was a Dual 505-2 WD purchased in August 1986. I still have it although it doesn't get as much use as it should.
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Ha Got my first record player way back in 2011...
Audio-Technica AT-LP240-USB Direct-Drive Turntable paired with a Shure M97xE High-Performance Magnetic Phono Cartridge.
Sounds great. I think for xmass i will ask my wife for a new Cartridge. Nothing wrong with the Shure but i would like to try a different one. (maybe the Audio Technica AT440MLA Dual-Moving Magnet Phono Cartridge )

Any suggestions, what are you using? cant spend more the $200 one.
http://www.needledoctor.com/
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Ha Got my first record player way back in 2011...
Audio-Technica AT-LP240-USB Direct-Drive Turntable paired with a Shure M97xE High-Performance Magnetic Phono Cartridge.
Sounds great. I think for xmass i will ask my wife for a new Cartridge. Nothing wrong with the Shure but i would like to try a different one. (maybe the Audio Technica AT440MLA Dual-Moving Magnet Phono Cartridge )
Any suggestions, what are you using? cant spend more the $200 one.
http://www.needledoctor.com/

Wow! I used Audio Technica cartridges on my Technics Direct Drive back in the 1970's. That turntable is still in use today. biggrin.gif
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