One of our readers sent in this project that uses a vintage record player as a base for an iPhone dock. I love adding new functionality to discarded antiques. Check out the link for more pictures of the build.
Umm… Yeah. So, about a month ago, I found an old Waters-Conley Phonola “portable” record player at the local Goodwill for $25. Peering through a screen on the back of the unit, I could just barely make out some tubes. Enough to make me bring it home without any further inspection. Though it appeared mechanically sound, the stylus was either smashed or rusted off- and even if it hadn’t been, I a bit uptight about what I play my records on… My main intention from the get-go was to harvest the amp anyway.
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