The Victor Talking Machine Co. is back! (sort of)

Discussion in 'Audio Hardware' started by vwestlife, Dec 3, 2019.

  1. vwestlife

    vwestlife Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Location:
    New Jersey, USA
    Some company has bought the rights to the Victor trademark and is putting it on a range of inexpensive and not-so-inexpensive turntables and "Orthophonic" Bluetooth speakers. They claim to be based in Camden, NJ, just like the original Victor company.

    Here's their top-of-the-line turntable, selling for $429 with a "VictorMag" cartridge (that looks like an Audio-Technica) and a lifetime warranty:

    Victor Victrola VOYAGER Turntable — Victor Records

    What really caught my eye was this badge on it:

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    Nipper, my how you've changed! And I bet the "final assembly in Camden, NJ" involves slapping that sticker on a Chinese-made turntable and boxing it up.
     
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  2. Rick Bartlett

    Rick Bartlett Forum Resident

    'Nipper'!
    Good grief!
    (Love your youtube video's man!)
     
  3. csgreene

    csgreene Forum Resident

    Location:
    Idaho, USA
    The bandwagon certainly is rolling.
     
  4. ayrehead

    ayrehead It was like that when I found it...

    Location:
    Mid South
    Nipper looks more muscular than he used to. This could spell the end of digital as we know it. :wantsome:
     
  5. Rick Bartlett

    Rick Bartlett Forum Resident

    'Nipper' looks like he's been working out at the Gym and on steroids!
     
  6. soundboy

    soundboy Senior Member

    Maybe that’s not Nipper. That dog could be Victor the pit bull.
     
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  7. vwestlife

    vwestlife Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Location:
    New Jersey, USA
    Here is their factory tour video. They show taking fully assembled black plastic turntables, gluing a piece of green felt onto the platter, and putting them into custom-engraved wooden cabinets:

     

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