Posted 3 years ago
Vintage Crown Portable Record Player with Detachable Speakers.
Model STP-503, Crown Radio Corp.; Tokyo:
Suitcase design with detachable speakers, battery powered.
I did not even know they had actually built portable record players this big. I do not commonly collect radios or record players, but this is so gorgeous, I immediately fell in love with it when I saw it on the sidewalk at my local flea market (and quite a bargain!). Now it holds a special place in my collection.
Thanks to Eckhard Wegner for the following info [from Radiomuseum.org]:
Year: 1962–1964 : Type: Radio - or past WW2 tuner
Semiconductors (the count is only for transistors) : 14:
Principle : Super-Heterodyne (Super in general)
Wave bands : Broadcast plus 2 Short Wave bands.
Details : Record Player (not changer); Radio with other functions
Power type and voltage : Batteries / addl. power jack / 6 x 1,5 Volt
Loudspeaker : 4 Loudspeakers / Ø 6 inch = 15.2 cm
Power out : 2 W (unknown quality)
from Radiomuseum.org : Model: STP-503 - Crown Radio Corp.; Tokyo
Material : Leather / canvas / plastic - over other material
Shape : Portable set for batteries > 8 inch (with or without mains).
Dimensions (WHD) : 5.5625 x 23.375 x 13.5 inch / 141 x 594 x 343 mm
Notes : Crown STP-503 MW / SW1 / SW2 3-Band , 3-speed Stereo Radio Phonograph with detachable speakers, Speed: 33 1/3 , 45 & 78 rpm, pick-up: ST-LP,SP turnover ceramic. With external DC socket for AC-adaptor use.
Net weight (2.2 lb = 1 kg) : 18 lb (18 lb 0 oz) / 8.172 kg