View Full Version : Fireplace Stereo On EBay


whitetrash
09-13-2004, 11:17 AM
I'm glad the seller is not in NJ, as it would probably end up in the back of my truck. :-) Low-fidelity at it's best, but I bet my mother would enjoy it!http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=20564&item=4323139281&rd=1

averagewhiteman
09-13-2004, 11:33 AM
When I was a child, we lived in a house with a fireplace stereo. Funny story. A great room (house built in 1900) had two fireplaces, one real, one fake. The fake one had a fake brick hearth. We had lived there for five years when one day my aunt was dusting and bumped the "brick" hearth with her bum, and the front opened (unlatched) to reveal a hifi system with 8 track, AM/FM and tt with speakers on either side of the fake logs! It sucked for sure, but I being 12 at the time was elated! We had no idea it was in there. I remember the first song I heard on it. Billy Squier, "the Stroke".

Brian
09-13-2004, 03:02 PM
I may be sick but I think that is funny! Did you check for other hidden cavities - maybe a hidden Marantz tube system or a couple of ingots of gold.

glen65
09-13-2004, 11:22 PM
Looks like an Electrophonic system.

MannyE
09-14-2004, 01:39 AM
Dude, I would SO buy that if it was in Miami...no kidding...that is so cool.

jasonlava
09-14-2004, 08:13 AM
I think Electrophonic came up with some crazy designs in the past. They also had that same console reciever, 8track, and phone in a jukebox style system that actually had huge speakers and flashing disco light. Sound wasn't too good but it was fun to play with. It's lo-fi.

glen65
09-14-2004, 10:10 AM
Originally posted by jasonlava
I think Electrophonic came up with some crazy designs in the past. They also had that same console reciever, 8track, and phone in a jukebox style system that actually had huge speakers and flashing disco light. Sound wasn't too good but it was fun to play with. It's lo-fi.


You must be talking about this one. :)

meggy
10-30-2006, 12:14 PM
just funny...

http://phoenix.craigslist.org/fur/227511824.html

soundmotor
10-30-2006, 02:58 PM
I had never even heard of a fireplace stereo until I saw one at a yard sale across from my buddy's home. Faux marble facade w/ gold screens for the speakers, mirror & red plush inside the fireplace itself. It looked like the refugee from some psychotic bad taste bachelor pad. I'd never even heard of the branded gear inside. "Numron" or something like that.

What was the story with these things? Where were they actually sold? Same place you'd buy fake Roman statuary I'd bet.

:thmbsp:

cabinover
10-30-2006, 04:14 PM
I want one!! Just throw out the old SS junk in it and throw some tubes down where the fire is supposed to be along with a nice TT and you'd have a great console to hang your stockings on at Christmas time. Well that and some good Christmas music, what could be better?

PioneerGuy75
10-30-2006, 11:16 PM
Auction was yanked

:scratch2:

MannyE
10-31-2006, 08:33 AM
HEY! Pioneer Guy! I just read your sig and I worked at UPS and.... ummmmmm yeah, you're right... lol

Cleve
10-31-2006, 09:01 AM
It wasn't yanked - it's expired. That post(and link) is over two years old. :) Oh well, at least now I've finally had a chance to participate in a fireplace-stereo discussion thread. ;)


Oh, and here's Ver 1.2 of teh Fireplace Stereo - this one is upgraded to include a pull-down bar!

http://cgi.ebay.com/MODERN-KNOLL-RAT-PACK-ERA-BAR-STEREO-FIREPLACE-UNIT-EX_W0QQitemZ300042594457QQihZ020QQcategoryZ63592QQ ssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Use the bar accessory enough, and I'm sure the built-in stereo will sound better and better. :D I think I'm gonna put all my McIntosh/Klipsch gear out at the curb next trash day and move this bad-boy in.

ArcticBlue
10-31-2006, 12:05 PM
I wonder how difficult it would be to make one with nicer components. What a neat conversation peice that would be.

jimmy666
10-31-2006, 09:42 PM
i have seen a few and a real nice one in winnipegs antique sector with the little martini bar and everything.

would be great to own one if you were in the 70's porn business.

Sansui Louie
10-31-2006, 09:56 PM
A few years ago, we picked up a bar stereo off a curb...had a LOT of fun with that over the years. Padded rails, disco lights in the front that blinked in time to the music, am fm 8 track. It probably had a TT too, but we yanked that, more room for booze in the back bar. :)

Sounded like shit.

PioneerGuy75
10-31-2006, 11:09 PM
I think I'm gonna put all my McIntosh/Klipsch gear out at the curb next trash day and move this bad-boy in.


Where do you live ?!?! I will be there right away !!