V-M & RCA 45 Player Parts
We have a selection of parts for the RCA 45 rpm player and the V-M 16 and 45 rpm player used in many brands of phonographs. Contact Us
with the RCA or V-M part number of the part you are looking for.
Commonly needed rubber parts can be ordered as follows –
click on the direct link to order it from its category home
V-M Model 625 and most RCA 45 rpm changers (wheels for RP193 changer and car 45 rpm changers available on
Phono Wheels and Turrets page):
||Idler Wheel RCA 74077, VM 17173
||Cam RCA 75764, VM 17210
||Motor mounts (order 3)
||Chassis mounting cones
||Large foot presses into 9/16 inch hole
||Small foot fits over 1/2 inch peg
V-M Model 630 and 301 with V-M 16 and
45 rpm (Model 1500) changers:
|Cartridges for the V-M Model 630, 301 and
1500 series changers are available (Contact Us for details).
The RCA 45 changers were used as stand alone attachments and in
numerous phono models – the less expensive versions had a 3 volt
cartridge and the more upscale models employed a 1 volt cartridge.
• For 1 volt models: The following kits are available to replace the original cartridge. Click on the link to see what's included and what's required to use these kits:
||Cartridge kit - requires shell from original cartridge, not included with kit. This kit is based on the P190 cartridge and is the most popular with enthusiasts. See picture of completed installation
||Cartridge kit - comes complete, and easiest to install for the novice. This kit is based on the P51 cartridge.
||Cartridge kit - comes complete, is very easy to install and has a robust 0.9 volts output. This kit is based on the P228 cartridge except it has a single 0.7 mil tipped needle. Unique cartridge mounting design allows player to handle up to 14 stacked records, like the original! For models with plastic tone arms. See picture (side view, lower right).
Tip: If you are not sure which kit to buy after reading the above, order the K45B.
• For 3 volt models: You can have your original crystal cartridge
rebuilt by West Tech Services (Links page) or replace it with a
modern ceramic and live with lower volume. The highest output alternative above is the K45D kit (0.9 volts).
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