With a little help from Kijiji and a little dumb luck, I found a matching turntable !
These are a generic turntable made by BSR for about a decade during the 70's, they were sold under a variety brand names including Soundesign, Sears and BSR. The model number is BSR 5500x. Not high end audio equipment, but it helps to fill the quest to have a working version of this system once again.
It is very dirty, looks like it has been in a basement for a few years, but overall in very good condition. The original owner told me the needle cartridge had been replaced right before they stopped using it.
A few pictures of it.
Testing everything out. Looks like it all works ! A good cleaning and a little lube in few spots and we'll be ready for action !
I even had to stop at a thrift store to find a cheap record to test with, gave those away years ago
Who is old enough to remember Ktel records !
Before I dig into this, I want to finish up the Atari 2600jr, Canada Post brought me some new switches last week for it, but they won't take long to install.
Now just a set of old brown cloth speakers and this is complete !
Last Edit: Mar 3, 2019 11:06:47 GMT -7 by Blaine: Typo
Up and running - VIC 20, C64, C16. Works in progress - Plus/4, C128, Amiga 2000. Looking for - Amiga 2000 Keyboard, C= Colt/PC compatibles.
If collecting and restoring old electronics and computers is as bad as a midlife crisis gets we should all be so lucky. I am almost 50 and have a couple friends that would be much better off if they worked on retro stuff rather than the life changing dumb things they are doing right now.