Portable Audio, 1960s-Style

Portable Audio, 1960s-Style

Written by Frank Doris

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.


Howard Kneller’s audio and art photography can be found on Instagram (@howardkneller, @howardkneller.photog) and Facebook (@howardkneller).

This article first appeared in Issue 149.

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