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83glt

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1963 General Electric RP-2191A Portable Record Changer/Radio
« on: December 14, 2015, 02:03:51 PM »
Just found one of these at the local flea for $20. Haven't done anything with it. It will likely sit for a few months until I finish some projects ahead of it. Does anyone have any info on it, or any idea where I can find a schematic? Model is RP-2191A and has a Garrard record changer. This is a cool little portable - the changer flips up into the suitcase when not in use and the speakers seem to connect electronically through the hinges as I can't see any wire connections.

All I can find online is this recent ebay auction:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1963-Vintage-GE-RP-2191A-AM-FM-Radio-Garrard-Turntable-Portable-Original-Boombox-/321914884670?nma=true&si=ZAHCev1dajlXhv%252BxBN4cDsM7efk%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557

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Re: 1963 General Electric RP-2191A Portable Record Changer/Radio
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2016, 10:34:22 PM »
GE made one similar to that in a console.  It might have the four-tube amplifier with a PCB chassis.  7199 single output.  I did one a year or so ago with a baked PCB in it.  RP-1590, I think it was.  VM 1200 series changer.  I had to hard-wire much of the chassis to repair the heat damage.  They are pretty good performers once you get one sorted.  Yours is up-line from the one I did, with the Garrard changer.  Good luck.
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Re: 1963 General Electric RP-2191A Portable Record Changer/Radio
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2016, 12:08:34 PM »
83glt,
Send me a PM with email. I'll send the Sams file to you.
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Re: 1963 General Electric RP-2191A Portable Record Changer/Radio
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2016, 11:00:24 PM »
I've got a very similar GE device in a quasi-console setting.  It's like a tabletop console.  The sticker on the back is illegible and my list of devices and model numbers is at my office.  Until I find the number, here are two photos--all the controls seem to be in the same locations on amp & tuner, and mine has a slightly elevated version of the Garrard changer (mine is lacking the headshell).

If anybody has an extra headshell for one of these Garrards, let me know.

Chris Campbell