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nice Motorla console stereo
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Post# 785352   9/23/2014 at 22:56 (1,982 days old) by bwoods ()        

Anyone have French Provincial decor? This would blend right in.

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Post# 785359 , Reply# 1   9/24/2014 at 00:39 (1,982 days old) by tolivac (greenville nc)        

Guess this is a mono unit.Looks deceptive-the "grills" with the loose cloth grill coverings are not speakers-but doors that cover the TT and tuner-amp.At first thought the tuner dials were a RR tape deck.So the CENTER grill is the speaker!Nice nonetheless.

Post# 785375 , Reply# 2   9/24/2014 at 04:32 (1,981 days old) by norgeway (mocksville n c )        

Its a 63 I think, Three Channel Stereo, the center is a bass speaker, then left and right speakers are under the tuner and turntable...these were pretty high end, its a shame its not in a modern cabinet.

Post# 785380 , Reply# 3   9/24/2014 at 06:09 (1,981 days old) by tolivac (greenville nc)        

Now I gotcha--the small speaker grills under the tuner-amp and the TT and the subwoofer in the middle.It would be stereo after all.

Post# 785431 , Reply# 4   9/24/2014 at 09:01 (1,981 days old) by firedome (Binghamton NY & Lake Champlain VT)        
Yes Motorola 3 channel...

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using 6 x 6V6GT, we had one. Some had the 2 channel speakers on the side of the cabinet as well as the center speaker, some 15". Gotta love the 50s's car looking instument panel on these, made of cast pot metal and heavy.

Post# 785433 , Reply# 5   9/24/2014 at 09:02 (1,981 days old) by bwoods ()        
record changer

Can't really identify the record changer. It looks different than the typical "Micromatic" changers they had by the late sixties. At first I thought VM, but the upright levers on the changer controls are reminiscent of BSR. Or maybe their Micromatics just had a different style in the early sixties.

Our '68 combo had the "Micromatic" where the record sensing was done with the tone arm moving off its support "tapping' the record to sense its size then moving back over to the right to allow the record to drop. I always thought it looked a little silly doing this. ...but it worked.

Post# 785459 , Reply# 6   9/24/2014 at 12:08 (1,981 days old) by Artcurus (Odessa)        

I'm not sure the TT is original in that one. It does like a LATE model BSR, probably very late 60's.

98% of Motorola's changers were Voice of Music through the 60's.

Post# 785495 , Reply# 7   9/24/2014 at 15:07 (1,981 days old) by bwoods ()        

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Post# 785500 , Reply# 8   9/24/2014 at 15:38 (1,981 days old) by bwoods ()        
micromatic changer

Oops. I am confusing Magnavox with Motorola.

Post# 785507 , Reply# 9   9/24/2014 at 16:41 (1,981 days old) by goatfarmer (South Bend, home of Champions)        

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Seems like they're asking quite a bit for an item with limited  interest.

Post# 785537 , Reply# 10   9/24/2014 at 19:13 (1,981 days old) by norgeway (mocksville n c )        
On a VERY few models

Motorola used a different changer from a VM, but I dont know what is was, Motorola really did make a quality product in the 50s and 60s!

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