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Old 02-14-2017, 05:07 AM
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Hi my name is Tim and I enjoy working on record players. I restored a few RCA Skippers and I always love to learn new things.
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Old 02-14-2017, 10:10 AM
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Hi Tim, I'm Tim as well!
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Old 02-14-2017, 10:43 AM
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ah, the RCA "Skipper" somebody in RCA's marketing department dropped the ball on that name.. not a good name for a record player...
Welcome to VK! I 'm also more into record players(mostly changers) than TVs, although Ive beeen getting into them too.
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Old 02-14-2017, 11:24 AM
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Welcome to VK! If you haven't checked it out, our sister forum audiokarma.org has plenty of folks into older turntables, etc. Just check out the "Turntables"forum...guarantee you'll waste a lot of time there
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Old 02-14-2017, 11:31 AM
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ah, the RCA "Skipper" somebody in RCA's marketing department dropped the ball on that name.. not a good name for a record player...
Wonder if it was the same person who later went on to name RCA's "Dimensia" line of TVs?
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And also, yes, that is a ludicrous name for a record player.
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Old 02-15-2017, 10:41 AM
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ah, the RCA "Skipper" somebody in RCA's marketing department dropped the ball on that name.. not a good name for a record player...
Welcome to VK! I 'm also more into record players(mostly changers) than TVs, although Ive beeen getting into them too.
Outside of a poor product title, RCA lost a lot of money on that unit. It was a battery operated portable radio, 45 RPM phono. It used a battery pack for the radio and 4 "D" cells for the phono motor. It had a connector on the bottom for an AC adaptor, as it could be a little costly to operate on batteries.
RCA contracted with another firm to build the AC adaptor. The adaptor became NLA, shortly after the unit came out and RCA sold them out cheap to get rid of them.
Mail order firms like Olsons was selling them for $29.95. The original price was supposed to be around $100.00 .
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