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My 1959 Motorola SH18N "Portable" Stereo Phonograph Demo, Part 1

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Published on Mar 25, 2013

(This video is for Turkeydoodlers, hope he enjoys it!) There are other videos on YT now that feature the other version of this player (the SH18GL), but there are-to my knoweldge, at least-none that feature this model, the ever so slightly scarcer SH18N.

This barely-restored vintage beauty was an eBay purchase in the spring of 2012. I bought it from a seller in Oregon (who mailed it to me here in Minnesota via USPS), and to my surprise, it worked almost flawlessly from the moment I unpacked it and plugged it in! All it needed to work 100% again was a motor cleaning, updated cartridge and a new line-in jack on the left speaker...all of which are easy, standard repairs to a unit of this age and took only a few hours to do.

In this video, I show you the unit and talk about its features; in Part 2 of this series, I play two 45s for you that demonstrate how much ass this 50 lb unit can kick despite it being more than a half-century old with (mostly) original components!

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