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eBay watch: Fully-restored 1960s Dansette Monarch record player with legs

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When it comes to buying a Dansette off eBay, you have two choices. Either opt for something you need to do up yourself on the cheap or pay big for something that's already had the full treatment. Something like this fully-restored 1960s Dansette Monarch record player with legs.

This is a stunning example, without question. It is a valved amplifier auto changer record player complete with the 'correct length' black legs and dating from 1961. This particular model has a a powerful twin stage valve amplifier plus rectifier amplifier, feeding two large front mounted loudspeakers to give a high quality sound.

It is finished in the original red and cream upholstery, with a cream carry handle, and original chrome finish cabinet fittings. It also retains the original Dansette logo on the inner logo and houses the BSR Monarch deck in two tone grey, with matching original rubber turntable mat, operating at 16/33/45/78 speeds with automatic record size selection to play 12" 10" and 7" inch records,


The amplifier and record deck have both been professionally serviced, with the record deck cleaned, drive motor and automatic record change mechanism lubricated and set for perfect operation, stylus weight set correctly, and all electronic components and valve's 'meticulously checked'.

The bottom line here is 'superb' condition, after fifty two years of life and as such, it's up at a price. That price is £485 on a 'Buy It Now', but you can put in a cheaper offer if you want to chance your arm.

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