Have seen other types of portable record players that look similar to this one, but they don't play cassettes like this one does. The rubber piece to the left is not only the 45 adapter, but also used to rest the tonearm when not being used.
Plays with the lid open or closed. The sound quality is considered very good for a device of this type. This type of unit came out before the high dollar "Boom Boxes" became popular in the early 1980's. Some of them had turntables on them.
The unit is completely intact with no breaks or chips. The smokey colored transparent plastic areas are very clear and are free from scratches or haziness. Except for the bottom, the white plastic has a golden iridescent metalic look to it. May have been discolored by exposure to sunlight. Hard to tell exactly.
The lid locks into place when not in use.
There is one head for the cassette player since it doesn't record and you can't erase tapes. It has a fast forward button, but lacks reverse. It's just for playing.
The rubber on the turntable has been reconditioned with "Rubber Renue". It is in excellent shape. The cartridge and needle are in very good shape and also comes with an extra needle.
The left side shows various controls. Has a tone control for high or low. The black slide switch near the top is for locking the lid down. The eject button is a nice feature since cassettes can be difficult to lift out of the playing mechanism.
Back side showing other functions. The strap has been taken off. It's a nice feature that you can select the speed to play.
Has RCA jacks for connecting to external receiver/amplifier as a line level output. Also has 2 headphone jacks which also work well with portable amplified speakers. Could probably connect it to a television. The strap is in excellent shape.
Right side of unit exposes cut away. Designed so that tonearm can swing out to play 12" records.
Bottom is of a lighter color than the sides and top. The label is in excellent condition.
Battery compartment is very clean and holds 3 "C" cell batteries. The foam on the lid that is used to hold the batteries in place is in very good condition and doesn't show any signs of deterioration. Often battery covers are loose or partially broken. This one snaps in tight and has no cracks or breaks in it.
Believe this to be an Arista 1494 ceramic cartridge. It is a stereo cartridge with 4 blade type connectors. The cartridge screws into the tonearm through a small plate on the back of the cartridge with a screw hole in it. It may have a diamond needle or perhaps it's sapphire. Its hard to tell. The screw seen here is to hold down the tonearm wires. Once this is removed then the wires can be removed and lastly the cartridge. The cartridge and needle is still available as of January 2018. The needle will cost around $10, but the complete cartridge will set you back for about $70. Ouch, that's expensive!
Internal view of the mechanism. Unusual double belt driven turntable. The platter is solid cast aluminum and weighs a little over 9 ounces. Surprisingly heavy. There are 4 square belts needed for the unit and they are as follows: Cassette player smaller wheel to larger wheel(lower pulley channel) ---→ 0.039 inches X 4.3 - 4.6 inches circumference, Cassette player larger wheel (upper pulley channel) to motor ---→ 0.039 inches X 5.1 - 5.4 inches circumference, Motor to brass pulley (top channel) ---→ 0.039 inches X 5.1 - 5.3 inches circumference, Brass pulley (lower pulley) to turntable --→ 0.054 inches X 10.5 - 11.1 inches circumference. It would be difficult to find the exact size for any rubber belt needed, but there are a range of sizes that will work.
Top side of main circuit board. All buttons, switches and controls have been deoxidized. There are 23 electrolytic capacitors. None of them seem to be leaking or bloated. There are three adjustment controls for speed : 1 for the tape player and 2 for the record player. They are located in the 4 o'clock (45 r.p.m.), 5 o'clock (tape speed) and 6 o'clock (33 1/3 r.p.m.) positions from the volume control.
Box that the unit comes in. Still intact, but shows signs of wear. Not enough room in the box to add an 4.5 volt AC/DC adapter. Must have been an optional accessory.
Verit Sky Studio PC-1000 AC/DC Record and Cassette Player, Circa 1978
A collection of images from a semi-restored rare portable record and cassette player made in Hong Kong. It is belt driven and plays 45 and 33 1/3 speed records. it also plays cassettes. Has line level RCA jacks for connecting to external amplifer/receiver and 2 headphone jacks that can be connected to portable amplied speakers. Runs on 3 "C" cell batteries or a 4.5 volt AC/DC adapter. It is in excellent condition and only has minor scuffs and some discoloration to the white plastic.
The camera flash makes the unit look more dusty or dirty than it really is. You can zoom in on the images if you mouse over them. During autoplay zoom is disabled.
Valued in the range of $225 - $325.