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PostPosted: Nov Wed 06, 2019 4:55 am 
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I recently purchased this vintage stereo that absolutely sounds incredible. I am trying to do research and discover when it was manufactured what the potential value might be and where I could buy some parts for it. It's in great working order I perhaps need to change the stylus thank you for your input.


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 Post subject: Re: ****Help*****
PostPosted: Nov Wed 06, 2019 9:23 am 
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here's a thread from a few years ago I found searching
Google for acoustaphonic
https://www.antiqueradios.com/forums/vi ... 1&t=227889
and here is an auction that ended unsold
https://www.auction-tucson.com/auction/ ... ers-73449/

and this is a cartridge for an A534G, closest I could find doing a quick search, but they may have the exact one for you.
https://www.turntableneedles.com/find10 ... lect=Model

hope this helps some.
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Sams published the service data for this in early 1972, so it was probably 1971 or 1972. Photofact folder 1219-5 has schematics and parts list.

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 Post subject: Re: ****Help*****
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Help with what ? If you put what it is you are asking for help in the title, you will get a much better response. EXAMPLE: Help with this GE A534 vintage stereo system.
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Sorry, don't mean to be the title police, but I often skip titles like this. Anyway welcome to the forum and hope you get your answers..

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 Post subject: Re: ****Help*****
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Value-wise its negligible. Styling is everything when it comes to this era of console and this one has the not-so-desirable " Colonial American" styling. If it were in midcentury Danish modern style we would be talking anywhere from $500-$1,000. But this one? Probably more like $50-$75 max.


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 Post subject: Re: ****Help*****
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bobwilson1977 wrote:
Value-wise its negligible. Styling is everything when it comes to this era of console and this one has the not-so-desirable " Colonial American" styling. If it were in midcentury Danish modern style we would be talking anywhere from $500-$1,000. But this one? Probably more like $50-$75 max.


+1 on that Bob. Mid-Century is in good demand, and my personal favorite as well.
The American Colonial, Spanish, and those aren't selling for much if at all, too bad, they all sound decent enough.

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 Post subject: Re: ****Help*****
PostPosted: Nov Wed 06, 2019 9:16 pm 
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You can probably find a stylus at

https://www.thevoiceofmusic.com/


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The young people, the Millennials, the Gen Xers, they pretty much grew up in a world of hi tech, clean lines, and simplicity. The furniture that they tend to migrate towards is furniture that is simple and stylish, like what you'd find at an Ikea store. They tend not to care for anything that has that heavy 70s Mediterranean or Colonial look. The old country cubbard look is definitely out. To them, that's "Grandma" furniture.

Now, if you had something like this snazzy looking GE with Bluetooth installed, then you'd have a system that would easily be valued at around $750 to $1000.

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I would say your GE is worth somewhere in the $100 range, at best, assuming that everything is working perfectly.

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 Post subject: Re: ****Help*****
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Zenith called that style with a maple wood finish "Early American" and that piece along the back edge a "Galley".
Granted GE probably had different names.
Still, it sounds like a high end model. Enjoy it for what it is and don't worry about value. :D

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PostPosted: Nov Sat 09, 2019 7:49 pm 
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Yes, value is only important if you're interested in selling the set, or buying one. Some radios, television sets, and stereos do bring a high price, but only certain makes and models, to the right person.

As for parts, you're most likely to need stuff for the turntable; drive wheel, stylus, cartridge, and so on. If the turntable works at present, the stylus may be all that is needed.

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