Singin' in the Studio

Singin' in the Studio

Written by Frank Doris

Portable listening fun: an RCA VZP11B record player. Admit it: how many of you owned turntables or record players where the LP was bigger than the platter?


You could get one in either Cadet Blue or Maple Sugar. Yum!


The VZP11B could run on either batteries or AC power. Photos by Howard Kneller, taken at Angry Mom Records, Ithaca, New York.


 It came from the 1969 Lafayette Radio catalog: the ultimate in compact high-fidelity equipment. And who could resist adding the speakers for only $40 more? Thanks to reader John Goodman for sending me the catalog.


 We want to know what that red knob does. Radio and Television News, April 1951.


Howard Kneller’s audiophile adventures are documented on his YouTube channel (The Listening Chair with Howard Kneller) and on Instagram (@howardkneller). His art and photography can also be found on Instagram (@howardkneller.photog). Finally, he posts a bit of everything on Facebook (@howardkneller).




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