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 Post subject: Kalamazoo Duplex on eBay
PostPosted: Sun Jan 03, 2021 8:45 pm 
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Victor II
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Hi everyone...I just noticed a very nice Kalamazoo Duplex on ebay..I believe that it is one of Raphaels’s machines...Gorgeous!!
It would sure be a great addition to someone’s collection..Too bad I already have one..Check it out

https://www.ebay.com/itm/ANTIQUE-KALAMA ... 4621709010?


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 Post subject: Re: Kalamazoo Duplex on eBay
PostPosted: Sun Jan 03, 2021 10:31 pm 
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Victor O
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I like the looks of this machine and wouldn't mind owning one. But I can't help but wonder whether or not the original designers ever thought of the fact that one horn is out of phase with the other and consequently would give lower volume when the listener was directly in front of both horns.

Just thinking outside the box.


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 Post subject: Re: Kalamazoo Duplex on eBay
PostPosted: Sun Jan 03, 2021 11:55 pm 
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Beautiful restoration!

- Bill


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 Post subject: Re: Kalamazoo Duplex on eBay
PostPosted: Sun Jan 03, 2021 11:57 pm 
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That is gorgeous. And a bargain. I sold mine for $7,000 --- to a dealer.


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 Post subject: Re: Kalamazoo Duplex on eBay
PostPosted: Mon Jan 04, 2021 10:29 am 
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Thanks for the kind words. The market prices for these Duplexes have gyrated over the years; the only reason I am selling this so low is because I have an all-original one in superb condition that I keep for myself. The original one sold for about $8,000 a few years back and I then acquired it from the estate along with about 500 other phonographs. I only kept three pieces from the collection, of which the Duplex is one. A wonderful display piece, for sure.

If anybody here is interested in the one now on eBay, a direct sale of $4200 would do the trick. It includes a rare original Kalamazoo Duplex record and a repro instruction booklet.


Raphael


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