Model 45J
Model 45J
Model 45J is a scaled down version of the Model 9-JY that was the first of the 45-only players.

This model was built and sold during 1949 and 1950 and required a radio with a phono amp input jack to amplify the sound from the record.

Model 45-J-3
Model 45-J-3 is a very rare version of the 45-only attachment and was manufactured by RCA for only one year (1950). The RP-193 record changer in this model is very unique in that it consisted of two rather large toothed gears linked to the spindle record changing mechanism. The heavy-duty gears seem somewhat out of place, when one considers the delicate 45RPM vinyl record they were designed to control.

This model required a radio with a phono amp input jack to amplify the sound from the record.



Model 45-J-3

Model 6-JY-1A



Model 6-JY-1B
Models 6-JY-1A and 1B are two unique versions of the 45-only attachment. Both included the RCA “Nipper the Dog” emblem engraved on to the tone arm. The Model 6-JY-1B sold during 1955 through 1958 included “handles” on the sides of the case. The case of this model was available in black, white or green.

Model 9EY3
Model 9EY3
Model 9EY3 is the first player to include a built-in 3-tube amplifier and speaker. Sound quality from this player is surprisingly good considering the simplicity of the amplifier and speaker. This model was manufactured by RCA in 1949 featured the RCA RP-168 changer, notorious for being rather “abrupt” when landing the all metal tonearm onto the delicate vinyl 45RPM record. Other versions of this model included the Model 9EY31 housed in a tan leatherette case and the Model 9EY32 housed in a red leatherette case. Additional models of this vintage included a Roy Rogers motif and a Walt Disney motif.
Model 45EY
Model 45EY, manufactured by RCA in 1950, featured a built-in 3-tube amplifier and speaker. This model is similar to the Model 9EY player above.  One unique feature of this player is the two-tone.

Model 45EY

Model 45EY2
Model 45EY2
Model 45EY2, manufactured by RCA starting in 1950, included a built-in 3-tube amplifier and speaker and featured a completely redesigned record changer known as the RP-190 changer. The new record changer boosted much smoother, quieter, trouble-free operation. The tonearm is made of plastic, is much lighter than its metal predecessor and was much gentler on the 45s.  This model is the favorite of collectors today.

 

Model 45EY3
Model 45EY3, manufactured by RCA starting in 1950, included a built-in 3-tube amplifier and speaker and featured a completely redesigned record changer as described in the Model 45EY2 above.  This player is unique in that it is portable and includes a completely enclosed case with lid and carrying handle. This model boasts excellent sound quality when the lid is closed and is also a favorite of collectors today.

Model 45EY3