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 Post subject: Which cylinder machines would you choose?
PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2018 2:19 pm 
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I have the following cylinder phonographs, which ones would you prefer the most? And why? Which models are the best for being a robust machine?

Edison Standard A
Edison Home B (with 4 minute set-up)
Edison Fireside A
Columbia BK


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 Post subject: Re: Which cylinder machines would you choose?
PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2018 2:39 pm 
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I have several cylinder machines but my favorite by far is a Triumph D2 with O reproducer and cygnet horn. It has a strong, quiet motor. Easy to change between 2 & 4 minute cylinders and sounds really nice. Doesn't take up a lot of room. If I could only keep 1 cylinder machine, that's the 1 I'd keep.


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 Post subject: Re: Which cylinder machines would you choose?
PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2018 4:06 pm 
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Not much beats a 2/4 minute Triumph with a wood cygnet horn.


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 Post subject: Re: Which cylinder machines would you choose?
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I don't see Triumph on the list...
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 Post subject: Re: Which cylinder machines would you choose?
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Of your four machines I would select the Fireside. It was introduced late in the horn era and is much more uncommon than a Standard or Home. Since it’s a 2&4 minute player it is versatile, compact, and robust. It has no flaws.

Jerry Blais


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 Post subject: Re: Which cylinder machines would you choose?
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Jerry B. wrote:
Of your four machines I would select the Fireside. It was introduced late in the horn era and is much more uncommon than a Standard or Home. Since it’s a 2&4 minute player it is versatile, compact, and robust. It has no flaws.

Jerry Blais


Jerry:

I was thinking the same thing, I think the Fireside is the best machine for that robust, versatile and compact cylinder machine.

I think a Triumph would be nice but they are not in my budget.

Jerry P.


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 Post subject: Re: Which cylinder machines would you choose?
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I don't see Triumph on the list...


I wish... but they are out of my budget.


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 Post subject: Re: Which cylinder machines would you choose?
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HisMastersVoice wrote:
I don't see Triumph on the list...

He didn't say which one on his list of machines. :)


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 Post subject: Re: Which cylinder machines would you choose?
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HisMastersVoice wrote:
I don't see Triumph on the list...


One can always dream!


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 Post subject: Re: Which cylinder machines would you choose?
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+1 the Fireside.

The last cylinder player I bought was a Fireside Model A and I finally just recently put a cygnet horn back on it (it had the holes drilled already when I got it but no crane/horn). I love it. Sure, you have to wind it more than a Triumph, and it's got a smaller motor, etc.--but it also takes up less real estate than a Triumph. Fantastic machine. I almost exclusively use this machine now.
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