Monday, December 12, 2011
This Killer GE Granville Console Stereo Was Also Procured From The Sale Down The Street. I Was The ONLY Bidder. Status: Cheap? You Betcha!
I only know it's a "Granville" because the previous owner was kind enough to keep the original sales brochure along with some other paperwork for the unit! Apparently it's a Model RC4331 and the previous owner was also kind enough to keep it in excellent condition...mostly.
Outwardly it is nearly flawless. At least for a 45+ year old console unit! But...inside something
is amiss. I tested it before bidding and while it does come to life, there is no sound. Gotta work
on that. Also the turntable wasn't bolted down. Somebody's been "in there" already me thinks.
Eh, whatever. It's solid state so it should be easy to fix and if I can't, well...I can always pull
the old electronics and install a more modern unit.
This danish style unit has to be the LOWEST of the long and low consoles that I've had.
It almost has the shape of a blanket chest like you might have at the end of your bed.
According to the literature provided with the stereo the speakers are enclosed and since
they are made of real wood and have separate woofers, tweeters, etc., they should sound
amazing once I get it all up and running again.
Check out the multi segment lid! Need just the stereo? Open the front portion. Gotta change
that record? Lift it all up. Then...since that lid is up and your playing those records, you can
display the album cover on the lid so your guests will stop asking what the heck they are