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firedome

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Space Tone??
« on: December 21, 2017, 11:32:51 AM »
For sale nearby - a Space Tone console??? Anyone heard of one? Looks interesting.

cheddarbob388

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Re: Space Tone??
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2017, 10:17:22 PM »
Looks fun, if the price is right, pick it up and play

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Re: Space Tone??
« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2017, 10:27:57 PM »
Wow, "Space-Tone" ?
Like Lennie Tristano, it's reached Outer Space !

That looks like a nice early 60's Garrard changer in there.
Built like a tank.

HFF

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Re: Space Tone??
« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2017, 12:48:49 PM »
 A little net investigating reveals these Space-tone Senator consoles were given away as part of a record club contract, you had to agree to purchasing a set # of records for x years and you got the console for free, with a supposed value of $695. The scheme was determined by the Gov't to be a sort-of-scam in that the value of it was not substantiated by them being actually sold at that price, so it was sued and shut down after 2 years.

No idea as to who actually made them, but the electronics were an all-in-one low power SE receiver, speakers unknown, looks like a Garrard AT-6, a decent little TT. Hope to investigate over the holidays, and pick it up but only if the price is right, it's surely no CG, though at first with such blurry pics I thought it might be a Maggie of some sort. And I really want an Early American (Faux-lonial) style cabinet, so would probably fix and pass on at cost more or less.