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 Post subject: Re: How many machines are in your living room?
PostPosted: Sat Feb 07, 2009 1:13 pm 
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Downstairs I just have the Diamond Disc C200. It's an early one too(dated 1915) and I have always been pleased with it. It is in the condition that it was when I got it..I was given it when I was teenager and that is SOME years ago now. I am not using the reproducer that came with it, with the screw plate stylus mount. I'm using my " best" original which , to be immodest, gives the most pleasing DD sound I've ever heard.
There is a 1934 Victor Magic Brain radio lurking behind the door but it doesn't count.

Jim


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 Post subject: Re: How many machines are in your living room?
PostPosted: Sat Feb 07, 2009 1:17 pm 
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Edison Records - Close your eyes and see if the artist does not actually seem to be before you.
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Only one, a Pathéphone no. 12 on matching cabinet and Aluminium Toursade (twisted) horn.

However the livingroom is not normally where I listen to music. I do that in my home office where I have a modern turntable setup to play 78s and diamond discs and a E model triumph with music master horn for cylinders. The reason is not my wife, it just that the office is off away from the rest of the house downstairs and it facilitates listening to music after my 3 & 5 year old go to sleep.

I hope to have by August an Amberola 1 and a Laboratory model diamond disc squeezed into my office. I plan on getting some stuff shipped from the States.

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Bruce


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 Post subject: Re: How many machines are in your living room?
PostPosted: Sat Feb 07, 2009 3:27 pm 
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Depends how you define "living room." We have our "parlor" that was the house's orginal living room. Not the most functional room as it has a large opening into the dining room, a the entry door on another wall, a door to a former bedroom (which we use as our iformal living room), and a fireplace on the last wall...So that room has two. A VV XVI, and an Edison Home on the baby grand (and with addition of one chair...that's all the furniture in that room). In our "informal living room" with actual seating and a TV, we have one additional machine (Vic 1)....so by my count, that makes 3 (which is actually down by one, since we used to have a VV X that I gave as a gift to a friend, which replaced a Colmbia I sold many years ago).


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 Post subject: Re: How many machines are in your living room?
PostPosted: Sat Feb 07, 2009 4:00 pm 
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I really like Zeppy's concept of "defnining" the livingroom. With a more strict definition of livingroom I can squeeze a few more machines in the same space. :D


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 Post subject: Re: How many machines are in your living room?
PostPosted: Sat Feb 07, 2009 7:34 pm 
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So many phonographs, so little money
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Zero for me. In my last house I had 4. In this place I have a dedicated room with 29 with some space for a few more :)
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 Post subject: Re: How many machines are in your living room?
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2; a VV-XI & a Viva-Tonal 202 portable.
Both placed at a
pleasing distance from my listening-to-good-music comfy armchair.
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 Post subject: Re: How many machines are in your living room?
PostPosted: Sat Feb 07, 2009 7:54 pm 
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My wife and I have agreed that the living room should be for conversations and/or reading. There's no phonos or even a TV in there (we killed our television two years ago, and the whole house became more peaceful from that day on).

I have a special room for the phonos and radios, similar to Brad's arrangement, though with nowhere near that many machines.
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 Post subject: Re: How many machines are in your living room?
PostPosted: Sat Feb 07, 2009 11:46 pm 
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My parents wouldn't let me put either of my two in our living room, but I have my own music room to put them in. They go well in there, understandably! ;)


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 Post subject: Re: How many machines are in your living room?
PostPosted: Sun Feb 08, 2009 6:59 am 
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Victor IV
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Valecnik wrote:
Only one, a Pathéphone no. 12 on matching cabinet and Aluminium Toursade (twisted) horn.

Now, that I would really like to see a picture of!

A No. 12 was quite a luxurious machine but to have the matching stand makes it far more interesting BUT to also have the aluminium horn "torsade" is the Holy Grail of Pathé collectors!

Please share the photos if possible!


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 Post subject: Re: How many machines are in your living room?
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My phonos are split up around the apartment. In the living room are the 8-30X with tooled leather panels and my "new" Victor V. In the foyer ("gallery" in the original floor plans of this 1929 building) are the 8-35 and VV-50, and in the dining room are the Victor VI, Columbia BII, and VV-120. My other Victor and HMV portables are stacked in a corner of the bedroom.
Adam


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