Do you think that the old 78 platters might make a comeback ? I have a bunch of them that I occasionally crank up on my old Edison victrola. It still works, and you literally do have to crank it up, about once every two 78s. But you don't ever have to replace the batteries, and it works when the power is out, too.
2003 Ford F-350 V-10 Crew Cab 4WD Long Bed
2004 Jayco Designer Medallion 29 RLTS 5th wheel
Bill, Gayle, and Mindi (dachshund)
Retired at last !
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