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Victor Victrola Orthophonic "Credenza" 8-35


The VV 8-35 is a smaller Credenza style phonograph that packs a sonorous punch in terms of volume and fidelity. This is an audiophile's dream machine!

 


The left side of the cabinet - original finish all around!

 


The right side of the cabinet shows the winding crank powering the FOUR spring motor. You'll get a lot of play out of this steady and quiet motor, and thankfully this one has not been electrified, like so many of them out of the factory or in later times.

 


The lid opens up to allow record changing, but still leaves you a spot to put your records and knick-knacks on the side!

 


The doors open up to reveal a simple grill.

 


Original Victrola albums on both sides.

 


Victrola catalogs of the period show that the original albums were multicolored... this is all part of the subtle style of the machine!

 


Accessory drawer on the left for your moonshine, er, booklets and manuals.

 


The drawer on the right houses the needle cups.

 


This machine had a packing slip in one of the drawers.

 


The leather bound turntable is a touch of class.

 


The ID plate reads 621! How often do you see such a low serial number on these production models?

 


Orthophonic tone arm and reproducer will not let you down.

 


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The Victrola Orthophonic system, promoted widely during the late 1920s, was the pinnacle of acoustic sound reproduction. Tens of thousands of such units were produced during the 1925-1930 period, and each promised loud, mellow thanks to the superb large stamped aluminum diaphragm and the long, exponential re-entrant horn. The cabinetry and mechanisms were, as always with high-end Victrolas, top-notch. What makes this machine so special is its scarcity: This unit is number 621, making it among the first 120 of this model produced (numbering started at 501), and that the VV 8-35 was among the last of the Orthophonics produced, and only about 5,000 of this model left the Camden, N.J. factory! By contrast, approximately 58,000 of the CREDENZA/8-30 models were made. Plus, the shelves are filled with the correct leather albums, the reproducer has been rebuilt and sounds great, and the cabinet is in fine original condition. This is a keeper!


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