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Hello, I was wondering if anyone out there could help me locate a
record player / phonograph. I saw a review not too long ago about a
wireless gadget you would place at the begining of the album and it
would work its way around the record playing the music through its own
little speaker. It would look like a little car "driving" through the
grooves of the record. It would be a cool conversation piece if I had
one. Any help would be appreciated...thank you!
 
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The ACME Vinyl Lathe.

On 25 Jul 2004 20:06:19 -0700, tbuitron@rgv.rr.com
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>Hello, I was wondering if anyone out there could help me locate a
>record player / phonograph. I saw a review not too long ago about a
>wireless gadget you would place at the begining of the album and it
>would work its way around the record playing the music through its own
>little speaker. It would look like a little car "driving" through the
>grooves of the record. It would be a cool conversation piece if I had
>one. Any help would be appreciated...thank you!
 
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On 25 Jul 2004 20:06:19 -0700, tbuitron@rgv.rr.com
(sugarcandymountain) wrote:

>Hello, I was wondering if anyone out there could help me locate a
>record player / phonograph. I saw a review not too long ago about a
>wireless gadget you would place at the begining of the album and it
>would work its way around the record playing the music through its own
>little speaker. It would look like a little car "driving" through the
>grooves of the record. It would be a cool conversation piece if I had
>one. Any help would be appreciated...thank you!

Was it called a Lirpa?

Chris Hornbeck
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"sugarcandymountain" <tbuitron@rgv.rr.com> wrote in message
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> Hello, I was wondering if anyone out there could help me locate a
> record player / phonograph. I saw a review not too long ago about a
> wireless gadget you would place at the begining of the album and it
> would work its way around the record playing the music through its own
> little speaker. It would look like a little car "driving" through the
> grooves of the record. It would be a cool conversation piece if I had
> one. Any help would be appreciated...thank you!

There were a couple of devices like this in the 1980s; one of them looked
like a small Volkwagen microbus. It won a "Golden Turkey" award from Hi-Fi
News magazine.

Peace,
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sugarcandymountain <tbuitron@rgv.rr.com> wrote:
>Hello, I was wondering if anyone out there could help me locate a
>record player / phonograph. I saw a review not too long ago about a
>wireless gadget you would place at the begining of the album and it
>would work its way around the record playing the music through its own
>little speaker. It would look like a little car "driving" through the
>grooves of the record. It would be a cool conversation piece if I had
>one. Any help would be appreciated...thank you!

In the 1980s, these were available from Oriental Trading Company. They
are probably valuable collectors items now. Isn't it a weird world?

You might try asking Archie McPhee in Seattle. If they are still made,
the McPhee buyers will know.
--scott
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I had a couple of these (they came from Archie McPhee's in Seattle), and gave
away most to audiophile friends. Mine was a sea-foam-green ice-cream truck. I
still have one in storage.
 
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In article <ce33lj$1nn$1@panix2.panix.com> kludge@panix.com writes:

> sugarcandymountain <tbuitron@rgv.rr.com> wrote:
> > I saw a review not too long ago about a
> >wireless gadget you would place at the begining of the album and it
> >would work its way around the record playing the music through its own
> >little speaker.

> In the 1980s, these were available from Oriental Trading Company. They
> are probably valuable collectors items now. Isn't it a weird world?

Unless it has a whole lot of memory, it has to go around at the same
velocity (exactly) as the linear velocity of the stylus relative to the disk.

Somehow I can't see something as large as a toy VW bus running around
a circular track 11-1/2 inches in diameter, making 1.8 circuits every
second and not flying off. Have I missed something in the description?



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> Somehow I can't see something as large as a toy VW bus
> running around a circular track 11-1/2 inches in diameter,
> making 1.8 circuits every second and not flying off. Have I
> missed something in the description?

It has rubber tires? And they grip the grooves?

"Like giant hands, Armstrong tires grrriiiiiiip the road!"

I have one. It works.
 
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Mike Rivers wrote:

> Unless it has a whole lot of memory, it has to go around at the same
> velocity (exactly) as the linear velocity of the stylus relative to the disk.
>
> Somehow I can't see something as large as a toy VW bus running around
> a circular track 11-1/2 inches in diameter, making 1.8 circuits every
> second and not flying off. Have I missed something in the description?


It drives *very carefully*.
 
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Don Cooper <dcooper288000@comcast.net> wrote:
>Mike Rivers wrote:
>
>> Unless it has a whole lot of memory, it has to go around at the same
>> velocity (exactly) as the linear velocity of the stylus relative to the disk.
>>
>> Somehow I can't see something as large as a toy VW bus running around
>> a circular track 11-1/2 inches in diameter, making 1.8 circuits every
>> second and not flying off. Have I missed something in the description?
>
>It drives *very carefully*.

No, the only thing that Mike is missing is that it doesn't work very well
and it destroys records.

This is fine, because the world is filled with Mantovani and Lawrence Welk
records that are in need of destroying.
--scott
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"Don Cooper" <dcooper288000@comcast.net> wrote in message
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> Mike Rivers wrote:
>
>> Unless it has a whole lot of memory, it has to go around at the same
>> velocity (exactly) as the linear velocity of the stylus relative to
>> the disk.
>>
>> Somehow I can't see something as large as a toy VW bus running around
>> a circular track 11-1/2 inches in diameter, making 1.8 circuits every
>> second and not flying off. Have I missed something in the
>> description?
>
>
> It drives *very carefully*.

It uses ground effects. ;-)
 
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Scott Dorsey wrote:

> >It drives *very carefully*.
>
> No, the only thing that Mike is missing is that it doesn't work very well
> and it destroys records.
>
> This is fine, because the world is filled with Mantovani and Lawrence Welk
> records that are in need of destroying.


I have some Percy Faith that you'd really like.

101 Strings, maybe?
 
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In article <10gaao56a9h8038@corp.supernews.com> williams@nwlink.com writes:

> I had a couple of these (they came from Archie McPhee's in Seattle), and gave
> away most to audiophile friends. Mine was a sea-foam-green ice-cream truck. I
> still have one in storage.

I guess what I've missed is that the "music" that it plays through its
own speaker isn't what's on the record, it's what comes with the
gadget (toy?).

Is that the secret?

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> I guess what I've missed is that the "music" that it plays
> through its own speaker isn't what's on the record, it's what
> comes with the gadget (toy?).

> Is that the secret?

Not at all. It plays the record. Otherwise, what would be the point of putting
it on an LP?
 
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Scott Dorsey wrote:

> No, the only thing that Mike is missing is that it doesn't work very well
> and it destroys records.

WFMU radio sent one out as a bonus item for a contributing, but they
expressly called it a "vinyl killer." It's kinda fun though if you have
an old worn-out LP to run it around.

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On Mon, 26 Jul 2004 15:45:01 -0700, "William Sommerwerck"
<williams@nwlink.com> wrote:

>Not at all. It plays the record. Otherwise, what would be the point of putting
>it on an LP?

So there really is a Lirpa 1 record player? Get outta town!

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>> Not at all. It plays the record. Otherwise, what would be
>> the point of putting it on an LP?

> So there really is a Lirpa 1 record player? Get outta town!

Really. And it's electrical, not acoustic.
 
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mrivers@d-and-d.com (Mike Rivers) wrote in message news:<znr1090855092k@trad>...
> In article <ce33lj$1nn$1@panix2.panix.com> kludge@panix.com writes:
>
> > sugarcandymountain <tbuitron@rgv.rr.com> wrote:
> > > I saw a review not too long ago about a
> > >wireless gadget you would place at the begining of the album and it
> > >would work its way around the record playing the music through its own
> > >little speaker.
>
> > In the 1980s, these were available from Oriental Trading Company. They
> > are probably valuable collectors items now. Isn't it a weird world?
>
> Unless it has a whole lot of memory, it has to go around at the same
> velocity (exactly) as the linear velocity of the stylus relative to the disk.
>
> Somehow I can't see something as large as a toy VW bus running around
> a circular track 11-1/2 inches in diameter, making 1.8 circuits every
> second and not flying off. Have I missed something in the description?

Manufacturer 'Tamco', made in Japan, ceramic cartridge mini-VW bus, 33
1/3 only (no speed switch to do 45's), operates on one 9V battery.

Mine's gold, I've seen other other colors available (on Ebay.)

A very amusing (or annoying, depending on my mood) WTF to pull out for
clients every now and then. Of note, the doppler (i.e. Leslie) effect
is very pronounced as it spins around your record. 'Enhances' any
record!

Cheers,
-Robert
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In article <10gb2ebeba3sad4@corp.supernews.com> williams@nwlink.com writes:

> Not at all. It plays the record. Otherwise, what would be the point of putting
> it on an LP?

I guess this is just something I'm going to miss out on until somebody
shows me one. It sounds fascinating, even if it ruins the record and
sounds bad. I'm impressed that it doesn't fly off the disk.

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On 26 Jul 2004 13:32:02 -0400, kludge@panix.com (Scott Dorsey) wrote:

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>This is fine, because the world is filled with Mantovani and Lawrence Welk
>records that are in need of destroying.
>--scott
Uh oh. Wait wait, I like Mantovani.

Edi Zubovic, Crikvenica, Croatia
 
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