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Seller refurbished
28 Jul, 2012 16:51:08 BST
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shipley, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom


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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

This is a very early Dansette Record Player "The Automix" fully restored & serviced, finished in blue & grey check rexine, fitted with a quality early BSR Monarch autochanger turntable with speeds of 33, 45, & 78rpm that will play record sizes of 7" 10" & 12" up to ten 45rpm singles or ten 33rpm Lps or ten 78rpm singles can be stacked & will then be played one after the other! or you can play one at a time manually, a gold lattice panel (totally undamaged!) adorns the front, two controls are mounted on the front one a combined on/off volume & a tone, also on the front there is a very discreet red pilot light that comes on when the player is switched on you dont see it until its turned on (see my pictures)

This Dansette "Automix" dates from 1954 so they dont come much more vintage than this! being a very early Dansette the wood for the case is much thicker as is the rexine and as such is less prone to damage than later Dansettes were! The speaker is also larger than later models had so has a much richer sound! The "Automix" did not sell in large numbers & did not have a long production run so today you see very few compared to others like the Major or Tempo that seem to turn up all the time, so if you are after a Dansette thats hard to find today then this is for you!     

Dansette record players are the most iconic players of the 1950s & 1960s & today are collectors items that represent a golden era of popular music.

Cosmetically the player has been stripped & cleaned inside & out, the front panel was removed & given a re coat in gold to look as new as possible, the colours are not faded but are once again bright & vibrant, all the hinges are originals & are not rusted! its not quite mint with the odd mark but after almost 60 years its very good condition, the turntable matt is a felt replacement, the turntable is very clean with hardly any marks, the "Dansette" badge lid label is the original.   

The Valve amplifier has been serviced with any worn capacitors being replaced, for safety a new mains cable has been fitted, a 3amp correct fuse is fitted to the plug, This "Automix" is still fitted with the original BSR TC2 Mono turnover cartridge & its the 1st one I have seen in fully working order in years! this is a collectors item just on its own! as there can be very few working max output TC2 cartridges around! its fitted with a new TC2 lp/45 stylus, & a 78rpm stylus, this cartridge is suitable for Mono vinyl records & 78rpm shellac records only but its so rare it seemed crazy to replace it! the turntable has been lubricated & works as it should on ALL speeds, there is no crackle from the volume & tone controls that are fully responsive!

This is a great chance to own a much harder to find iconic Dansette, the "Automix" is one of the less seen models made, it would make a fantastic center peice in any room! it should also prove to be a sound investment, & with the bonus of having a fully working original cartridge it plays all records with a loud clear sound that you can only get with the original cartriges & brings out the best in vintage records..

I will also include a copy of a 1957 Dansette advert for this player & a copy of stylus replacement instructions!

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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