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 Post subject: Kanbe-Crystaloa
PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:56 pm 
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Nice little off brand. I would buy this if I had any room for it :( Have a good weekend. Bill K



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         Post subject: Re: Kanbe-Crystaloa
        PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:31 pm 
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        Victor VI
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        If this is the machine with the glass/mirror horn, then someone should grab it. When you look at the horn and reflections, it really stands out. It makes an otherwise ho-hum machine into a real dandy.
        Harvey Kravitz


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         Post subject: Re: Kanbe-Crystaloa
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        If this is the machine with the glass/mirror horn, then someone should grab it.


        Harvey, you are the "someone" cause it's in Western Washington. Go for it! If you can see the floor you've got room for more! Jerry


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         Post subject: Re: Kanbe-Crystaloa
        PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:41 pm 
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        Wrong Washington, Jerry. It's in DC!!!! :lol: Wish I had the room if it was in the "correct" Washington!!! :lol:
        Harvey Kravitz
        Jerry B. wrote:
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        If this is the machine with the glass/mirror horn, then someone should grab it.


        Harvey, you are the "someone" cause it's in Western Washington. Go for it! If you can see the floor you've got room for more! Jerry


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         Post subject: Re: Kanbe-Crystaloa
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        Stop for a visit when in Oregon.
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        Woops! :oops: Wrong side of the country. Jerry


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         Post subject: Re: Kanbe-Crystaloa
        PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2018 12:42 pm 
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        Phonofreak wrote:
        Wrong Washington, Jerry. It's in DC!!!! :lol: Wish I had the room if it was in the "correct" Washington!!! :lol:
        Harvey Kravitz
        Jerry B. wrote:
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        If this is the machine with the glass/mirror horn, then someone should grab it.


        Harvey, you are the "someone" cause it's in Western Washington. Go for it! If you can see the floor you've got room for more! Jerry



        I drove up to Vienna and took a look at this machine with the intention of buying it, very disappointed. :( Bill K


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         Post subject: Re: Kanbe-Crystaloa
        PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2018 8:12 pm 
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        dutchman wrote:

        I drove up to Vienna and took a look at this machine with the intention of buying it, very disappointed. :( Bill K


        Why? Bad glass in the horn- or maybe completely replaced?


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         Post subject: Re: Kanbe-Crystaloa
        PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2018 11:37 am 
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        estott wrote:
        dutchman wrote:

        I drove up to Vienna and took a look at this machine with the intention of buying it, very disappointed. :( Bill K


        Why? Bad glass in the horn- or maybe completely replaced?



        Had a number of problems. The crank was gone and jury-rigged with a long piece of copper shaped into a crank. The owner said the horn was glass, which prompted me to make the trip in the first place. The horn was made of something I have never seen, it was glass but covered with a rough, black material which appeared factory. We tried to play a record but couldn't get the reproducer to swivel properly as the reproducer frame would drag on the record and bring it to a stop immediately. There was a bunch of paper under the platter the owner said the platter would not spin without it. The cabinet was decent but the glass knobs, missing trim convinced me it was not worth the effort. Besides I'm 78, good health, but looking at a long flight of stairs staring at my daughter and I, a machine which weighs a ton, and another flight of stairs waiting when we arrived home, and more importantly, the ringing echo of my wife's voice when we left and I mentioned that I may be adding to my collection "YOUR WHAT." Cheers Bill K


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         Post subject: Re: Kanbe-Crystaloa
        PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2018 4:23 pm 
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        The selling point of these machines is the glass or mirrored horn. other than that, a typical off brand machine. It would require a .lot of work to get this restored correctly. Most of the work is the pot metal. Good call staying away from this.
        Harvey Kravitz


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         Post subject: Re: Kanbe-Crystaloa
        PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2018 4:37 pm 
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        Phonofreak wrote:
        The selling point of these machines is the glass or mirrored horn. other than that, a typical off brand machine. It would require a .lot of work to get this restored correctly. Most of the work is the pot metal. Good call staying away from this.
        Harvey Kravitz


        I hear you. :D Thanks Bill K


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