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 Post subject: Victor Improved Concert reproducer
PostPosted: Fri Mar 05, 2010 9:41 am 
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Would anyone please post a photo or photos of a Victor Improved Concert reproducer?

Thanks in advance!
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 Post subject: Re: Victor Improved Concert reproducer
PostPosted: Fri Mar 05, 2010 10:27 am 
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Thanks Sonny, got your PM. Would you mind posting it on the board just for reference purposes?
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 Post subject: Re: Victor Improved Concert reproducer
PostPosted: Fri Mar 05, 2010 10:40 am 
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Drawing a blank...
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No problem. Here is a Victor Improved Concert reproducer on eBay right now.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... K:MEWAX:IT


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 Post subject: Re: Victor Improved Concert reproducer
PostPosted: Fri Mar 05, 2010 12:15 pm 
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Interesting soundbox.


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 Post subject: Re: Victor Improved Concert reproducer
PostPosted: Fri Mar 05, 2010 3:25 pm 
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They are cool, Shane. Sound isn't anything really special if you ask me, even once they're rebuilt. I have one, but I couldn't tell you the last time I ever played it!

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 Post subject: Re: Victor Improved Concert reproducer
PostPosted: Fri Mar 05, 2010 6:17 pm 
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OrthoSean wrote:
They are cool, Shane. Sound isn't anything really special if you ask me, even once they're rebuilt. I have one, but I couldn't tell you the last time I ever played it!

Sean


I tend to agree. I have two of them (one in gold, one in nickle). Still need to rebuild them, but considering there is no isolator, and it doesn't look like there's much play in the needle bar, I can't imagine rebuilding will improve them too much...although one of these days I will get around to rebuilding mine...just for the sake of having them rebuilt.


But I had to have them, just for the sake of being able to say that I own them (I also have a couple of orthophonic reproducers, but have never owned, and probably never will own an orthophonic machine...but gosh darn it, I can say I own the reproducer!!)


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 Post subject: Re: Victor Improved Concert reproducer
PostPosted: Fri Mar 05, 2010 10:39 pm 
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When exactly was this reproducer offered? I'm sure it is an improvement over the original Concert, but it has no isolator(!) and the mass of its needle bar is obviously more than the Exhibition and Vic 2.


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 Post subject: Re: Victor Improved Concert reproducer
PostPosted: Fri Mar 05, 2010 10:59 pm 
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wjw wrote:
When exactly was this reproducer offered? I'm sure it is an improvement over the original Concert, but it has no isolator(!) and the mass of its needle bar is obviously more than the Exhibition and Vic 2.


According to the Victor Data Book, it was introduced in 1912, and was offered as an option to the Exhibition, and discontinued with the introduction of the No 2 in 1917.


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 Post subject: Re: Victor Improved Concert reproducer
PostPosted: Sat Mar 06, 2010 12:06 am 
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Thank you, Zep.


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 Post subject: Re: Victor Improved Concert reproducer
PostPosted: Sun Mar 07, 2010 1:38 am 
I had one of these a few years ago. Bought it off Ebay, eventually got around to rebuilding it, was unimpressed with the sound and sold it for $100.oo more than I paid.

Jim


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