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WELTRON 2005 AM/FM Space Age Stereo 8-Track Turntable w/2006 Speakers
This listing is for a beautiful rare collector's piece- the Weltron 2005 Space Age Stereo with the stand and a matching set of the Weltron 2006 external speakers! I apologize in advance for the huge description. Even considering the cosmetic blemishes I am about to mention, and even considering its functional issues, this player is in really nice condition for its age. This hard-to-find piece was produced in the 70's when plastic was hip and is associated with brand names such as Weltron (obviously), G.E.C., and B.S.R. What I have to say about cosmetics may be apparent from the pictures but you may not notice everything, so please read this as you check out the pictures below:
The Weltron 2005 Space Age Stereo
The Weltron 2006 Speakers
-Please make note of the various scratches and scuffs on the unit. There are also micro-scuffs. Given that the plastic shell is very thick, you wouldn't have a problem buffing these out if you wanted to polish this thing up.Functionality-
-The aging plastic has minor yellowing. This is especially apparent in pictures taken without a flash. This is likely due to variations in the chemical composition of the plastic or due to uneven exposure to sunlight. If you plan on buffing this unit, the yellowing may only be skin deep!
-The smoked plastic lid and its plastic hinge is cracked. The lid is almost in three pieces. Since it's so brittle you may actually receive it in three pieces. A little crazy glue may go a long way, but I doubt a full repair on the lid could be carried out.
-There's a little dust build-up on the grills of the internal speakers.
-There's some discoloration on the bottom of the unit in spots.
-Two of the four plastic wheels are missing.
-There's some dust in the turntable tray.
-The unit powers on just fine.
-All of the inputs and outputs were tested and found to work well
-The AM/FM Tuner works and the 8-Track Player works. They both sound great. The FM tuner has great reception without an external antenna compared to my vintage receivers (Pioneer, Luxman, Sansui, etc).
-The Turntable is mechanically frozen- the platter barely turns by hand. The lubricant used to keep these machines running smoothly ironically solidifies over the years. I would assume the belt needs to be replaced as well. The turntable may also be otherwise damaged. The turntable section was made by B.S.R. so parts will be very easy to come by for this unit, though!
-The turntable needs a new cartridge/needle because the needle in there now is pretty much gone. I can say, however, that the electronics are in good order here (tapping what's left of the needle produces stereo sound).
-A few bulbs will need to be replaced- the tuner is half illuminated and the two bulbs on the sides of the turntable trough are out.
-Please make note of the various scratches and scuffs. Like the Weltron 2005, these speakers have some wear but are still quite nice, shiny, and presentable.Functionality-
-One of the speakers has a couple slightly dented corners.
-Both speakers are missing a screw.
-One of the speakers has an improvised rubber foot.
-Each speaker has a functional Pioneer 66-80 tweeter and a functional 20-70 Woofer. As far as I know, these are original to the 2006 speakers.
-The sound output is balanced between the two to my ears- no need for stereo equalization.
-They appear to be in solid condition!
-There's an expected amount of scuffing. There is a crack developing where the shaft connects to the base, but the stand as a whole is very sturdy and doesn't wobble.
Thanks for looking, please check out the pictures below!These items will ship in three well-packed boxes (stereo, stand, speakers) via UPS Ground within the continental US, and/or USPS Priority Mail International for non-US customers. 1" Styrofoam sheets will be used to protect the contents from all sides during transit. Bubble-wrap, packing peanuts, newspaper and cardboard may also be used as seen fit.As always, please feel free to ask a question or make an offer! I'll do my best to respond to those quickly and helpfully!I normally only ship to the continental US within 3 days of receiving a cleared payment. If you are elsewhere, please contact me before buying or offering to make sure everything is OK. The shipping costs are nonrefundable. It is your responsibility to be aware of the potential Customs/Imports duties/taxes/tariffs/fees you may be charged upon receiving your items.PayPal is the only form of payment accepted at this time.When you receive your item(s), please use/test it(them) right away! If you're satisfied with our transaction at that point, please leave me some positive feedback! I'll do the same once I know you're happy. In the unfortunate situation in which you're not satisfied (i.e. if something went wrong or something isn't as described), please contact me as I'm willing to work things out with you.