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Anybody Know What Console This is?

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I like the lines on this baby. Local estate sale. Looks to be solid state but can't tell brand or anything from the the two posted pics.

 

Ring a bell with anybody?

 

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Don’t know, but that is really cool. 

 

Buy it.

 

edit: looks like a GE.

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I love consoles... 

Maybe Packard Bell?

I've seen legs like those on Packards

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Awesome ... have seen those when I was playing with "my" console ... :( just don't remember the brand :(  

Go got it ... pretty cool :D 

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Wow.... slated speakers. 

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Marty, rip the guts out of it, and stick your Marantz 8b and a couple of Heresy's in there.

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16 hours ago, jimjimbo said:

Marty, rip the guts out of it, and stick your Marantz 8b and a couple of Heresy's in there.

I always like this idea.

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I've been seeing a lot of consoles lately at thrift stores.  We had one about 25 years ago we also picked up at a thrift store for cheap back then.  The one we had, had 15" drivers inside and very nice 3/4" wood, very solid.  Had tons of bass.  I keep thinking I might pick one up and yes, rip out all the innards and put new speakers and hardware inside but they are so big, I don't know where I would put it.  I did find one small one lately.  I'll post some picks. Consoles are sooo coool!

 

First one is GE, (I think).  Second was Magnavox with Micromatic player, 3rd is the small Sears Silvertone with pull out LP drawer. I was so tempted but I walked away.

 

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Thebes, I’ll check. I pulled a sep el84 amp out of mine, think it was an RCA. Not a Zenith, with that middle floating island.

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3 hours ago, Tomtastic said:

Micromatic player, 3rd is the small Sears Silvertone with pull out LP drawer. I was so tempted but I walked away.

 

 

 

Damn, that third one looks exactly like the one I grew up with!

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Thanks guys. Looks like it is the GE, but other suggestions are welcome.  I probably won't buy this just love the looks. I already have a super cool Grundig here as well as a "Mad Men" Telefunken.  I've probably stripped the guts out of four or five others over the years.  This piece is just a real looker. It's in a Bowie, MD estate sale this weekend if someone wants to chase after it. I'm kinda overrun with gear at the moment and can't figure out a spot to shoehorn it into.

 

Oh and My Marantz 8b, Thorens TD 125, Craig's NBS preamp and CAL cd player are sitting on top of the Grundig.

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2 hours ago, thebes said:

Thanks guys. Looks like it is the GE, but other suggestions are welcome.  I probably won't buy this just love the looks.

That’s too bad, it’s super cool.

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Think the old consoles are really fun. Got a Telefunken console and put a Marantz 2252B in it and replaced the speakers with RF-3 horns and woofers. Sounds pretty good :D  "Pre" pic below ...

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Man, those are some great looking consoles. Ironic, my sister and I were cleaning up my dad's estate over the weekend, and I don't have a pic but we found an old console - turntable, radio with cool lights, and an 8-track player/recorder. Found a few blank 8-tracks, and maybe 50 or so pre-recorded ones. We tested it, and everything worked. 

 

The cabinet was pretty so-so, which was a downer.

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Consoles are fun but like anything that gets popular, and you cannot believe how popular they were during the '50's and 60's, there is a whole gamut of quality, aesthetics and reliability.

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That first one looks exactly like my Philco sitting in the garage waiting for somebody. Garrard Changer with amp and AM/FM tuner and I think 8" speakers. It's tubes and still works.

JJK

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