Monday, May 2, 2011
After The Somewhat Disappointing Estate Sale Yesterday I Found This BeeYooTeeFul Grundig Delmonico Stereo / Drybar. Status: Drybar? Youbetcha! (Oh...and it's Available! Er, was available...gone now.)
This helped make Saturday's Estate Sale bust go down a little easier. I was on my way home after the sale (didn't get a call today...guess my bid box offer wasn't good enough ::shrugg::) when I decided I should make a stop at the local Salv. Army thrift store. I had actually just passed up the turn when I decided I should make the side trip. I'm glad I turned around.
It's not perfect by any means. I can't get any sound out of the record player needle and there is
a defect in the finish on the left side where a screw almost poked through from the inside.
There was also some sort of black paint spatter all over the front that I've removed but I
couldn't remove it from the push buttons on the front. But it still looks and sounds amazing! It's
that warm tube driven amplifier.
Here it is all scared and alone after being abandoned by it's former owners. You can just barely
see the black spatter on the front. I wonder if this is why it was donated? The paint came off
pretty easily although it took some time.
Here's the "before and after" of some of it after I had already removed a large section of it.
Goof Off was used with a cotton swab to remove each little spot then I quickly wiped the
cleaner and detritus off the finish with a paper towel dampened with Murphy Oil Soap mixed
Neat huh?! Check out the "Pop Out" side speakers. Space saving efficiency. Oh those
Germans. Always coming up with stuff.
I didn't even know that the side speakers popped out like this until I got the unit home and
started messing around with it. Bonus!
Like I said above, I haven't yet been able to get sound out of the turntable section but that may
be an easy fix. The turntable spins and all the mechanisms work. The FM turner and amplifier
work nicely. Great sound and there is a Tape Input so an Ipod like device or CD player can be
connected and that works as well! I think I might try to hook up one of my other Turntables and
see if the short is in the included Turntable. Hopefully it's an easy fix. Sounds like fun, huh?
Oh yeah, the best part! An included dry bar! How cool is that. Now this is an entertainment
center! I'll probably be making this available soon...liqueur not included.
Update: Gone to a happy new home as of 06/12/11.