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Vertical Record Players [message #84676] Mon, 06 March 2017 10:13 Go to next message
Kingfish  is currently offline Kingfish
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I saw an original one on American Pickers last night, from like the '20's....it looked nothing like the one I'm posting, and I just had to look it up. I have never heard of them before. Here is a site that sells newer models:

http://thevinylfactory.com/features/8-vertical-turntables-that-pit-vinyl-against-gravity/

Would you buy one?

index.php?t=getfile&id=1969&private=0

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Re: Vertical Record Players [message #84698 is a reply to message #84676 ] Tue, 07 March 2017 20:26 Go to previous messageGo to next message
gofar99  is currently offline gofar99
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No chance. It is nearly certain to be of marginal quality and would be virtually impossible to upgrade to something decent. With LPs going from a few cents at second hand stores (many really good ones are found that way) to over $50 for new releases I would not want to risk any of my collection on something like in the photo. BTW there is another one on the market now by Pyle. Also a piece of junk.


Good Listening
Bruce
Re: Vertical Record Players [message #84808 is a reply to message #84698 ] Fri, 24 March 2017 09:50 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Wayne Parham  is currently offline Wayne Parham
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Do you remember vertical players in the 1970s?

I seem to recall one that was sold as a high-end product, but I never looked into it to see if it might be a good product or not. I was happy with my Technics direct drive at the time, and had no reason to look for a table. It had a great cartridge and tone arm, and was plenty good for my budget at the time.

I was already familiar with the snake oil in audio (which is why I built my own loudspeakers) so I didn't really feel the need to look further. But in hindsight, I do now wonder if that table had legitimate claim or not.

To be honest, I think it was probably BS. Same as the linear tracking tables of the time. More time spent marketing a fabrication of supposed technology than actually spending the time to develop something worthwhile.

Re: Vertical Record Players [message #84873 is a reply to message #84676 ] Sun, 02 April 2017 14:13 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Csharp  is currently offline Csharp
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I'm at the age where I should remember Wayne, but I don't.

But where are the speakers on that thing in the picture? Is it a wireless set-up?

I could see someone with doubles of vinyl in the same collection trying one just to see if it's worth anything more than a conversation piece, but I wouldn't buy one.
Re: Vertical Record Players [message #84874 is a reply to message #84873 ] Sun, 02 April 2017 16:23 Go to previous messageGo to next message
gofar99  is currently offline gofar99
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Hi, I believe that one is bluetooth.


Good Listening
Bruce
Re: Vertical Record Players [message #85441 is a reply to message #84676 ] Mon, 19 June 2017 03:28 Go to previous message
bcharlton  is currently offline bcharlton
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I've never seen anything close to what you've posted but just like Gofar says, it'd be pointless to purchase something that cannot be upgraded. Considering the price of LPs, I think it is safer to stick with them.
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