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peteyglad
09-08-2007, 04:43 PM
I have one of these in my guest room. Was given to me by my grandfather 20 years ago. I can't seem to find any information on it at all. Can anyone help, even with just generic specs? I haven't even fired up the record player in quite a few years. Can it be made to sound decent? Any guesses on the RMS wattage on this piece? Can't imagine it is too high. Any info is appreciated.

Here is what I do know

It has a tuner and turntable
is solid state
turntable platform is made by BSR Precision in Great Britain
has RCA jacks for speakers and not normal terminals
has a tape input selector.

Here are some pics, sorry for the blurry front pic, I guess I was just too close.
http://www.icixsound.com/vb/nationpicture.php?do=resize&pid=19329
http://www.icixsound.com/vb/nationpicture.php?do=resize&pid=19328

jblmar
09-08-2007, 04:52 PM
My first 'stereo' set. Not really hi-fi. The tuner didn't catch many stations and the cartridge was rather lame. Tracking force was rather high and did damage LPs.
Sorry for the negative review, just giving you an honest response to your questions.
The WPC rating back around 1973 varied from Dynamic Power to Peak Power. Very difficult to say what the RMS value is. I would say 5 to 10 watts RMS with the Sony SS 310 supplied speakers .

Ron

peteyglad
09-08-2007, 04:57 PM
Thanks for the quick reply. It is in the guest bedroom mainly for them to listen to the radio anyway and not records. Don't worry about the negative review, I am just curious to know more about it.

jblmar
09-08-2007, 08:19 PM
For that purpose, it should be fine.

Ron