Author Topic: Please identify?  (Read 1062 times)

Offline bees007

Please identify?
« on: October 03, 2017, 12:48:30 PM »
Only says Philips High Fidelity. Powered it but donít know where to from here!!








Offline AnarchyR

Re: Please identify?
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2017, 12:52:38 PM »
Steerpike would be your man

Offline bees007

Re: Please identify?
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2017, 12:59:24 PM »
I suppose I could just have Googled  :-[

https://www.hifiengine.com/manual_library/philips/el3542.shtml

Tape Recorder dating from 1960.

Is this thing worth something to someone or should I dump it?

Offline bees007

Re: Please identify?
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2017, 01:24:29 PM »
And it works! Watched a few YouTube vids and got it going.

Can I sell this to
a) Settle my bond
b) Buy a new car
c) Buy a coke and packet of chips

Offline HBAutomation

Re: Please identify?
« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2017, 01:56:44 PM »
A packet of lucky strike plain? :giggle:
Looks realy cool. Not sure of its worth though!  :thumbs:
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Offline Steerpike

Re: Please identify?
« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2017, 02:24:41 PM »
Certainly a nice exhibit for playing music at your cocktail parties, etc.
Not really high fidelity in the modern sense, but better by far than a Crosley record player!
Certainy not something to dump, it's in superb condition cosmetically.

In S.A, they typically sell for about R300-R500 or so, not Revox or Otari prices.

A key point in determining its value is the degree of wear on the record/playback head. High wear = very low value because new heads cost thousands.

The tape on the right side of the headblock looks twisted; needs to be sorted out or the tape itself can be damaged during fast wind.

Offline bees007

Re: Please identify?
« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2017, 02:45:45 PM »
Thanks gents. Certainly a nice conversation piece / party trick!

The tape on the right side of the headblock looks twisted; needs to be sorted out or the tape itself can be damaged during fast wind.

Correct. Not sure how to sort this out though, will play with it over the weekend and see.

Thanks for the comments!

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Re: Please identify?
« Reply #7 on: October 03, 2017, 03:35:24 PM »
And it works! Watched a few YouTube vids and got it going.

Can I sell this to
a) Settle my bond
b) Buy a new car
c) Buy a coke and packet of chips

d) After I logged 50 posts.

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Offline Katji

Re: Please identify?
« Reply #8 on: October 03, 2017, 06:24:12 PM »
 :giggle: 

By the way, that's probably real vinyl on the housing.  :-*

Offline Steerpike

Re: Please identify?
« Reply #9 on: October 03, 2017, 07:04:00 PM »
This model (like a few others of the time) is mono, but with a stereo playback option.
You could buy a separate speaker-with-amplifier combination to convert it to true stereo playback.

You could also plug it into an external  stereo amp.

Offline bees007

Re: Please identify?
« Reply #10 on: October 03, 2017, 07:50:30 PM »
Iím in love with the thing, wife likes it but apparently it needs to go :(

Offline bees007

Re: Please identify?
« Reply #11 on: October 03, 2017, 07:57:43 PM »
d) After I logged 50 posts.

skollie

e) R500 and itís yours :p

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Re: Please identify?
« Reply #12 on: October 04, 2017, 11:34:04 AM »
I'm a Tandberg and Nagra man.

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Re: Please identify?
« Reply #13 on: October 04, 2017, 01:34:09 PM »
Offer it to the cops. May be able to use it for recordings in their interrogation rooms. Nazis may also be interested.