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Seller refurbished: An item that has been restored to working order by the eBay seller or a third party not approved by ... Read moreabout the condition

Here is a classic 1960s original Dansette Record Player The lesser seen "Challenge" fully restored & serviced to as new working condition! finished in a nice combination of coco & cream check rexine, The turntable is a quality BSR Monarch in the lesser seen coffee & cream it plays speeds of 16, 33, 45 & 78rpm & record sizes of 7" 10" & 12", about 8 records can be stacked & will then be played in turn or manually if prefered, two chrome capped controls are mounted on the front one a combined on/off volume, & a tone, The iconic Dansette badge is the bottom left, the Challenge badge is picked out in silver, a red pilot lamp is on the front that illuminates when the player is switched on.    

This Dansette "Challenge" dates from about 1965 making it a true 60s item as other Dansettes like the Major , Conquest etc were in fact designed & released in the 1950s, It was the Dansette that brought music to the nations teenagers quality record players in many colour scemes they are now regarded as design icons & they truly sum up a golden age of music of the 1950s & 60s perfectly!

This "Challenge" has been stripped & cleaned inside & out, the colours are not faded but are once again bright & vibrant the rexine is the original & has NOT been recoverd, its not absolutely mint but after nearly 50 years its in very good shape, the chrome latches & hinges are originals & have been removed and cleaned to look as new as possible, the turntable mat is original & is perfectly soft & has not hardended at all! the turntable is very clean with hardly any marks!      

The single valve amplifier has been serviced with any out of spec components being replaced,  for safety an insulated earthed mains cable is fitted, a 3amp correct fuse is fitted to the plug, when new the Challenge was fitted with a Ful-fi TC8H crystal cartridges these today are very very rare to have in working order & this has a perfect one fitted with loud & crisp output! most Dansettes you will find today have been restored with later flip over cartridges this destroys the original look by having a hole in the front of the playing arm also many later ceramic cartridges just dont have the volume of a properly working Ful-fi! this one has the original look & proper sound! I must point out that Ful Fi cartridges are Mono & should not be used with stereo records but If you want the authentic look & sound for Mono lps & 45s & 78s then this is for you! If the winning bidder prefers then i can fit a stereo compatible later cartridge just let me know when the auction ends. a new Lp/45 stylus & 78 stylus are fitted, The turntable has been lubricated & works as it should on ALL speeds, there is no crackle from the volume or tone controls that are fully responsive!

I will include a copy the original BSR turntable instructions. 

This is a great chance to own a iconic original Dansette, the "Challenge" is a distinctive design that captures the swinging 60s era to perfection!, it has a great authentic vintage powerful sound that you only get with valve amplifiers it would make a fantastic center peice in any room, it should also prove to be a sound investment... 

The player will be well packed for delivery or it can be picked up if prefered I have sold many vintage record players with 100% positive feedback so bid with confidence.

Many thanks for looking..






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