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1970 Electrohome Apollo 862 Record Player With Custom Fiberglass Base

Mel and I have had this player for some time. This is the table top model, but they also made ones that had a tulip base stand.

We purchased this base that was originally for a terrarium, but was missing the plastic ball terrarium topper. I wasn’t sure what to do with this base until we saw online an exhibit that San Francisco Museum of Modern Art did about the 70’s. In the exhibit, they used the same record player paired with a similar base. With that idea, I was excited to bring these two pieces together.

I could have painted the base a hundred different colors, but I felt that black looked best with the black accents on the record player. After the paint dried, I had to drill holes to route the cord through the center.

I also wanted to cut out three holes on the bottom to keep the cord and speaker wires separate from one another.

After all the drilling and painting was done, all I had to do was bring these two together. I love the results!

I think this unit looks really slick now!

This is way more space age looking.

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Ultra Rare RCA Record Player, Radio and Cassette Player

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As always, I was skimming over Craigslist and came across this unit in Alameda, California. It had been posted for 5 days, and I figured it must have sold already. I decided to send an email anyway in hopes it was still available.

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According to the research the guy did that I bought this from, he said this was produced in the 1970’s and they only manufactured 50 of these units. This makes you wonder how many are left.

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This unit has a record player, radio and cassette. All three work, but the record player needs a new cartridge.

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This unit even has its original microphone and stand to record.

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I am a child of the 80’s, so I actually have a huge collection of cassettes.

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I think it is really sleek how the record player is hidden away.

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This unit produces some great sound!

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The speakers are huge and sound great. I need to redo the fabric on them because the previous owner had a cat.

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I plan to keep this until I fall out of love with it, which might take a while. I plan to see if my good buddy Justin from Stellar Electronics can add a jack so my iPhone can play through the unit.

Here are some other cool Panton Era units…

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Weltron, the new shape of sound

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Apollo 861/Circa 711 system ELECTROHOME CANADA

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Wega 3300 Hi-Fi System

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Electrohome

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1976–1978 Rosita Stereo Commander Luxus | Model: mit GC061

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1960s Clairtone Model G stereo

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