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Old 09-23-2012, 10:43 PM
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NOS late '60's Packard-Bell shelf stereo system

I found this late '60's Packard-Bell stereo in a warehouse; but, unfortunately, the box and speakers were ruined from water and rodent damage. Fortunately, the stereo itself was not harmed; so, I took the stereo and left the rest behind. Although not shown, I have the dustcover and the paperwork that came with the unit.

This looks like it will be a decent stereo and uses a Garrard 3000 record changer, fitted with a Tetrad ceramic cartridge.

I have not tested it; but, I'm sure it will need the same type of overhaul as one that's been in constant use would need.

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Old 09-24-2012, 10:52 AM
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Old 10-23-2012, 09:01 PM
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Very nice looking set. Likely very good quality. Does it have a Pickering V 15 installed or a ceramic?
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Very nice looking set. Likely very good quality. Does it have a Pickering V 15 installed or a ceramic?
He said in the post that it had a tetrad ceramic cartridge installed, so probably not as high of quality as one might hope out of a unit that looks this nice.
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Old 10-05-2015, 07:49 PM
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I would love to find a 3000 series changer like that in bronze or black. But can that arm actually be fitted with a MM cartridge? I know the AT-6 can, but I thought that the 3000-series arm only accepted a ceramic cartridge.
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Old 10-05-2015, 07:52 PM
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Here it is in action:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZOGGDjejSYI
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Old 10-05-2015, 09:29 PM
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The lighter tracking Tetrad ceramic was decent. Philco used their 2 gram tracking competitor to the Zenith/CBS Micro-Touch system in the Philco consoles in that era. Repaired a few such equipped Garrard 3000 changers, they were OK.
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What was the model of this audio system? I'd really desire finding one and getting it restored.
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Old 12-13-2016, 09:21 AM
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Actually I found your video. RPS-02.
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Looks like it was made by Sansui, front panel is made similar to the Sansui 1000 of the same era.
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I had a Sylvania console with that Garrard changer labeled as "Sylvania custom Deluxe" It also had a Tetrad plug-in ceramic cart
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Looks like it was made by Sansui, front panel is made similar to the Sansui 1000 of the same era.
Has a Sansui look but I doubt they built a non-magnetic amp.
Seen a few other P-B stereos from late 60's & 70's. They were built
by Panasonic, if it has red screws a dead give a way. TV's I remember
were garbage GE 18" compactron sets. When they made there own
TV's they were pretty good but a rarity in the North East.

We did a HUGE needle business so I never liked Tetrad with its endless
needles & head shells. PIA ! Finally just bought all the different color coded
cartridges & just sold them. Only cost a little more than just a
diamond needle so popped them out & glued a new un in.........

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