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Motorola Coffee Table Hi Fi Stereo
« on: March 23, 2015, 11:25:50 PM »
Found and restored this unusual Motorola Coffee Table, though I would share...

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Re: Motorola Coffee Table Hi Fi Stereo
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2015, 06:21:22 AM »
Wow, very nice. I like that it even has the am/fm radio in it. What kind of amplifier does it have?

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Re: Motorola Coffee Table Hi Fi Stereo
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2015, 07:44:19 AM »
Beautiful, I didn't know I needed one, now I'll have to watch for one. Might have to put an addition on my house, LOL!!
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Re: Motorola Coffee Table Hi Fi Stereo
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2015, 10:16:00 AM »
So cool. Imagine having a party and sliding that top back to reveal the vintage audio rig.
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Re: Motorola Coffee Table Hi Fi Stereo
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2015, 11:51:38 AM »
The biggest problem with one of these is how to run the electric cord.  If you have crawl space, you can install a floor receptacle, but if your house is on a slab, you'd have to run the electric cord across the carpet (where people walk.......), which would become a trip hazard.
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Re: Motorola Coffee Table Hi Fi Stereo
« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2015, 11:56:59 AM »
Looks fabulous!


I was always intrigued by these Coffee Table HiFi's but wonder bit about there practicality.


How is the sound? what size speakers are in this thing and how much volume can you get without ridiculous distortion?


How do you deal with the power cord?


Is it really all that useful as a coffee table since you have to keep the covers clear in order to get to the controls easily?
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Re: Motorola Coffee Table Hi Fi Stereo
« Reply #6 on: March 24, 2015, 11:59:51 AM »
It wouldn't be very useful as a coffee table per se.  I use my coffee table for my coffee, and also to prop my feet up on it when I'm watching TV!!!
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Re: Motorola Coffee Table Hi Fi Stereo
« Reply #7 on: March 24, 2015, 12:39:00 PM »
Sadly Magnavox did not get into the "coffee Table" game until the Astro-Sonic era.


I have seen some really nice Tube Amped examples of these table Hi-Fi's from Motorola, RCA, and Packard Bell.
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Re: Motorola Coffee Table Hi Fi Stereo
« Reply #8 on: March 24, 2015, 10:21:40 PM »
I have replaced the electrolytics and it actually sound pretty good considering what it is, next is to clean/lube the turntable and replace the idler wheel. The cord isn't really a problem it's run under the sofa to the wall outlet. Iv'e seen many versions that are just the record player this is the first I've seen with the combo. For some really cool looking Motorola ads Google Images of "Motorola house of the future"