Mechanical Music Digest  Archives
You Are Not Logged In Login/Get New Account
Please Log In. Accounts are free!
Logged In users are granted additional features including a more current version of the Archives and a simplified process for submitting articles.
Home Archives Calendar Gallery Store Links Info
MMD > Archives > August 1998 > 1998.08.19 > 18Prev  Next


Orthophonic Reproducers for Victor Phonographs
By Jim Canavan

A. B. Bonds mentioned that Orthophonic reproducers were pot metal.  Not
all of them were: the early ones were cast brass.  Believe it or not
though, several articles in the phonograph collector publication, "New
Amberola Graphic" claim that the pot metal ones actually produce better
sound.

Here's a tip to find a reasonably priced, good sounding Orthophonic
reproducer: keep your eye out at flea markets for small, suitcase-
portable Victor and RCA Victor phonographs.  These often have really
nice later Orthophonic reproducers (be sure it says Victor on the
reproducer; these were often switched or replaced).  You can often
pick up these portables for well under $150-200.

Now, don't go telling everyone this secret -- this is just between us
MMD friends!

Jim Canavan
cybrflash@aol.com


(Message sent Wed 19 Aug 1998, 12:44:29 GMT, from time zone GMT-0400.)

Key Words in Subject:  Orthophonic, Phonographs, Reproducers, Victor

Home    Archives    Calendar    Gallery    Store    Links    Info   


Enter text below to search the MMD Website with Google



CONTACT FORM: Click HERE to write to the editor, or to post a message about Mechanical Musical Instruments to the MMD

Unless otherwise noted, all opinions are those of the individual authors and may not represent those of the editors. Compilation copyright 1995-2018 by Jody Kravitz.

Please read our Republication Policy before copying information from or creating links to this web site.

Click HERE to contact the webmaster regarding problems with the website.

Please support publication of the MMD by donating online

Pay via PayPal

No PayPal account required

                                                       
Translate This Page

. .