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electra225

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1959 Magnavox Stereorama
« on: December 16, 2017, 11:58:49 AM »
I'm great at multi-tasking.  I can listen, ignore, and forget all at the same time.

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Re: 1959 Magnavox Stereorama
« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2017, 02:41:41 PM »
That's a very handsome console.
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Re: 1959 Magnavox Stereorama
« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2017, 04:10:20 PM »
I wish I was closer.  I believe that is the model that evolved into the Symphony series.  That is the first Stereorama I remember seeing.  I'd say it is fairly rare.  I hope somebody gets it who will appreciate it and not gut it for the amp. 
I'm great at multi-tasking.  I can listen, ignore, and forget all at the same time.

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Re: 1959 Magnavox Stereorama
« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2017, 08:55:15 PM »
-- Aloha, Ken

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Re: 1959 Magnavox Stereorama
« Reply #4 on: December 22, 2017, 07:45:34 PM »
I like the book-matched veneer on the front panel.

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Re: 1959 Magnavox Stereorama
« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2018, 12:45:42 PM »
The Stereorama shows up in the fall 1958 Magnavox catalog.

Here's an upsidedown picture of mine, note the different legs/base.


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Re: 1959 Magnavox Stereorama
« Reply #6 on: February 19, 2018, 12:48:30 PM »

For reference a shot of the back:


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Re: 1959 Magnavox Stereorama
« Reply #7 on: February 19, 2018, 02:19:23 PM »
The Stereorama shows up in the fall 1958 Magnavox catalog.

Here's an upsidedown picture of mine, note the different legs/base.

Your base is better looking.

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Re: 1959 Magnavox Stereorama
« Reply #8 on: February 19, 2018, 06:24:16 PM »
I've got to agree with that Chris.

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Re: 1959 Magnavox Stereorama
« Reply #9 on: February 21, 2018, 11:50:26 AM »

Apologies for the poor quality of the photos, but wanted to attach a few more for reference for folks down the road.

FM is mono, phono is either stereo or mono. Tape is stereo.




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Re: 1959 Magnavox Stereorama
« Reply #10 on: February 21, 2018, 02:18:10 PM »
I really dig that grille on the side.

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Re: 1959 Magnavox Stereorama
« Reply #11 on: February 21, 2018, 11:35:01 PM »
OK, what's the story of the photograph half-visible on top of your console?  I can see a turntable and probably somebody standing behind it.  There must be a story....

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Re: 1959 Magnavox Stereorama
« Reply #12 on: February 22, 2018, 02:16:53 PM »

Sorry, no story.

It's Donald Fagan's album "The Nightfly."

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Re: 1959 Magnavox Stereorama
« Reply #13 on: February 22, 2018, 07:32:43 PM »
I can't resist equipment.  Here's a link to some info about the turntable, tonearm, and mic shown in the photo.
http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/index.php?threads/steely-dan-nightfly-tt-on-cover.225431/#post-2694641

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Re: 1959 Magnavox Stereorama
« Reply #14 on: February 23, 2018, 01:03:34 PM »
Here's another one, no Radio on this one.


https://newyork.craigslist.org/lgi/ele/d/vintage-record-player/6430244001.html




I paid $50 for one of those, it has photo-finish mahogany, not real wood. Its got a lot of flea bites too.
But, for entry level stereo player model 1SC202-F has the 15" woofs, 6 total speakers, a conquest changer with EV-26 cart and AMP-185 (AMP 175 used on models with radio)
Tubes - Magical - Tubes

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