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Title: unidentified large console
Post by: hwystar on February 10, 2016, 08:39:05 AM
I'm trying to find out more about this console before the sale. I might have to show up to find out. Just putting it out here in case there are any ideas. Seller calls it Dunbar which is the cabinet maker I assume.
Title: Re: unidentified large console
Post by: electra225 on February 10, 2016, 09:53:30 AM
It has external speakers.  The thing looks like it is about 20 feet long.  I'd guess that it is not a Magnavox.
Title: Re: unidentified large console
Post by: walyfd on February 10, 2016, 11:15:52 AM
Wonder if those speakers are Bozaks...
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Post by: Magnavoxland on February 10, 2016, 11:19:10 AM
The cabinetry sure is nice.  Maybe it's a custom built unit with good components inside.
Title: Re: unidentified large console
Post by: vintage cltr on February 10, 2016, 12:13:21 PM
Cabinetry is custom. Without seeing additional pictures, the inside could contain sometype of vintage receiver and more than likely a turntable.

Now, the speakers did not come with the console. They are not Bozaks. At first glance they have a EV Regency cabinet look to them, but that is not what they are either.

The picture leaves a lot to be desired.

Personally, at $200 - $300 it would be a worthwhile adventure, just think of the mystery of what if.....
Title: Re: unidentified large console
Post by: hwystar on February 10, 2016, 12:25:22 PM
The big mystery console. I'm trying to contact the seller for some more info. So far no response. It probably is a custom cabinet for whatever components someone wished to have installed. That could be very good, or not so much.
Title: Re: unidentified large console
Post by: amglow on February 10, 2016, 04:28:34 PM
It looks like the console and speakers were manufactured with high quality craftmanship and care.  Not cheap by any means.  Therefore, if the installed components are original, there is good probability they are higher end performers.  That is unless they were swapped out at some time in the past.
Title: Re: unidentified large console
Post by: hwystar on February 10, 2016, 04:38:43 PM
Or the high end components have been removed leaving just an empty cabinet.
Title: Re: unidentified large console
Post by: hwystar on February 10, 2016, 09:25:37 PM
Well they added that there is no receiver or inner workings except a non working turntable.
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Post by: Magnavoxland on February 10, 2016, 09:44:54 PM
I wouldn't waste my time looking at it then.
Title: Re: unidentified large console
Post by: Harbourmaster on February 10, 2016, 09:58:21 PM
IDK  Those speakers might still be worth investigating... you never know what you might find!
Title: Re: unidentified large console
Post by: hwystar on February 10, 2016, 10:15:33 PM
Well you never know, The turntable could be a Thorens 124 and the speakers could be some kind of Altecs. If I was in the area on sale day I don't think it would be a waste of time to check it out anyway. But a long shot maybe.
Title: Re: unidentified large console
Post by: Magnavoxland on February 10, 2016, 10:18:40 PM
The speakers may have been removed from those speaker cabinets as well.  I would agree it would probably be worth stopping by the sale to see.
Title: Re: unidentified large console
Post by: AlexanderMartin on February 10, 2016, 11:01:46 PM
Pick up the speaker cabs, if they're heavy they're good, easiest way IMO. You could be missing out on Altec coaxials or Tannoys, huge mistake on your end and you'll regret it forever.
Title: Re: unidentified large console
Post by: hwystar on February 14, 2016, 03:45:57 PM
The speakers were not that heavy for the size. No name on back, just two flathead screws for speaker terminals. The turntable was a Garrard RC88/4. There was a receiver put in the cabinet. They wanted to leave it with the cabinet and not sell it separately. I guess they thought it would add value. Pioneer SX-636. $375 for all but the speakers. Speakers priced separately, didn't really pay attention, wasn't interested.