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 Post subject: Model C reproducer "reproduction": suggestions?
PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2020 3:23 pm 
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Victor O
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Hi guys,

I recently picked up my first Edison Standard, which came with a Model H reproducer.

In shopping around for a 2-minute reproducer, I came across a Model C reproduction sold by Victrola Repair Services in VT.

In my research, it seems like there is a parity of cost between originals and reproductions.

Does anyone have experience with the reproductions? Are they a good product?

Thanks!


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 Post subject: Re: Model C reproducer "reproduction": suggestions?
PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2020 3:41 pm 
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If all things are equal, I would always prefer original over reproduction. What is the cost of the reproduction? I would think you could find a good playing C for $100 to $125.

Jerry B.


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 Post subject: Re: Model C reproducer "reproduction": suggestions?
PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2020 3:45 pm 
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I saw they are $165.00, seems steep to me.


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 Post subject: Re: Model C reproducer "reproduction": suggestions?
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If it’s a Paul Baker reproduction it think they not only play as well as an original but even better.

Rich Gordon


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 Post subject: Re: Model C reproducer "reproduction": suggestions?
PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2020 7:11 pm 
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Victor O
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Jerry B. wrote:
If all things are equal, I would always prefer original over reproduction. What is the cost of the reproduction? I would think you could find a good playing C for $100 to $125.

Jerry B.


I forgot to mention, they are $165. And that's about what I've been seeing on ebay for restored ones.

I guess it seems strange to me that there is a ready supply of reproductions of these particular reproducers, which make me feel like they were produced to be competitively the same as an original.

Is there a story behind it?


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 Post subject: Re: Model C reproducer "reproduction": suggestions?
PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2020 7:17 pm 
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I've got several extra originals if you are interested.


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