An AR-XA turntable, circa 1960s. As Ivan Berger noted in his article in Issue 105, hundreds of thousands were sold.
Elegant simplicity: the AR-XA pivot and counterweight.
This example even has the original box. Photos by Howard Kneller, from The Audio Classics Collection.
That's the signpost up ahead! Your next stop: the audio Twilight Zone, by way of this early 1970s Wega Studio 3300 music system.
From the people who brought you the Etch a Sketch: a circa 1967 Mighty Tiny record player, made by Ohio Art.
This article first appeared in Issue 149.