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Who here remembers the Oasis Turntable ??

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Posted on December 22, 2012 at 10:17:09
drlowmu
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CES show, MANY years ago. Water driven platter. Anyone got a picture to show all ??

Jeff Medwin

 

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Can you supply more clues?, posted on December 22, 2012 at 10:31:29
Lew
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Brinkmann uses the name "Oasis" on one of their direct-drive models. Otherwise, I am stumped.

 

I remember the Oasis Turntable , posted on December 22, 2012 at 12:04:44
hifitommy
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i saw one at a hifi show in LA in the 70s and wondered why it didn't make a bigger SLASH. heheheh. that was an accidental pun but i had to leave it in.

i talked to brooks berdan once about it and he said he had one to restore. he has since passed on but it might still be in the museum for future restoration or sale. you could always try contacting brian berdan at the store for info if youre looking for parts, he might part with it.
...regards...tr

 

RE: Can you supply more clues?, posted on December 22, 2012 at 15:14:16
drlowmu
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Hi Lew,

You got email. Not a Brinkman at all. LMAO Lew, you should have seen this !!!

Guessing it was about 1981 or 82, about the same year Hill introduced his Plasmotronic speaker as I seem to recall. What a CES show that was.

The Oasis had two paddle wheels, horizontally displaced, in what looked like a see-through fish tank, and the bottom wheel was motor driven, and it coupled to ( and propelled ) the top paddle wheel via WATER coupling, (with each wheel NOT touching the other). The platter and record mat were on the top wheel.

Hey hifitommy, I lived in W.L.A. back then. So far, its only you and I recalling it! Did the Oasis "get you going" when you viewed it for the very FIRST time? I almost started laughing out loud. I WISH someone could show others here a photograph of that table, while it was spinning and the water was churning. Rube Goldberg ...designer ?? Ohh man.

Jeff Medwin

 

If you mean the Brinkman Oasis Turntable . . ., posted on December 22, 2012 at 15:29:14





 

NOPE, WAY WAY earlier !!! 1981 or so...., posted on December 23, 2012 at 00:24:57
drlowmu
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Water driven platter, see the thread.

Jeff

 

RE: Who here remembers the Oasis Turntable ?? , posted on December 23, 2012 at 06:30:26
basaker
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Good Morning Jeff: I remember you from your California days. My self and my partner Tony had a Audio shop in Brea,CA. I owned an Oasis Turntable. I remember meeting the designer Dave back in the 1970's. He is now in located in Las Vegas, NV. A couple of years ago I donated my Oasis Turtable to my dear friend Brooks Berdan to put it in his shop to show the world this fine product. It was a fantastic turntable. Back when Tony and I started our shop we set the Oasis up and used it for awhile. In the production I think there was only 13 or 14 tables ever made. Tony and I bought two of them. The production shop was torched and burned down. It was in Orange County, CA. That was the end of its production. Dave had U.S. patend's on its design. You can find them in the patend office. I have some pictures of the table used in my home system from years gone by. I will look for them and will post them if posable. I rember you Jeff when you would bring Fulton products in to our shop. We sold the Fulton 80 speakers, and Fulton Brown and Gold Speaker wires, and other goodies. We were dealer's for you for some years. Hope to hear from you.
Richard

 

RE: Who here remembers the Oasis Turntable ?? , posted on December 23, 2012 at 15:30:40
drlowmu
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Well hello !!!

I think I recall your shop, Orange County, were you a Linn Dealer or user also? I seem to remember an A-B between a Fulton and a Linn phono unit, set up on the rug in your store, guessing 1982 plus or minus !!

Richard, if you can post some photos of that Oasis table, it will AMAZE some present-day L.P. enthusiasts.

Hell, I'd like to see it myself again, I never forgot it.

Thanks,

Jeff Medwin

 

they had a tendency to run a little hot ! , posted on December 24, 2012 at 15:19:47
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RE: Who here remembers the Oasis Turntable ?? , posted on December 25, 2012 at 06:44:23
basaker
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Good Morning Jeff, Merry Christmas. I am still looking for some photo's of my Oasis Turntable. I have 45 years of photo's to go through. When I find them I will post them on this site. Also I remember times long ago you and Bob Fulton, did demo's in my shop the SOUND CELLAR, IN BREA,CA. How audio has changed, some good some bad. Have a great day!
Richard

 

RE: Who here remembers the Oasis Turntable ?? , posted on December 31, 2012 at 08:01:09
basaker
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Good Mornig Jeff, I am still looking for those pictures of my Oasis Turntable. If I can't find them I will take a trip to Brook's audio shop and take some pictures of my donated Oasis Table. Have a GOOD NEW YEARS,
Richard

 

Baasner Turntable?, posted on July 18, 2013 at 11:55:17
caligari
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"Water driven platter. Anyone got a picture to show all ??"


Maybe water driven tonearm?







 

RE: Baasner Turntable?, posted on July 18, 2013 at 12:08:26
Rockethead26
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What a ridiculous contraption!

 

RE: Who here remembers the Oasis Turntable ?? , posted on January 6, 2017 at 09:18:50
Lyall@oz.net
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Hello, first post and just registered after finding this Oasis Turntable thread. After almost 26 years in storage I'm documenting the restoration of my Oasis.

I came here after finding the picture of two tables together. I believe the one on the left is my table. I purchased this table from a good buddy in 1983 (JD Brill). JD is pretty sure he bought it from Tony Vorell. JD was my equipment guide and before this table I bought the 3D Acoustics 3D6/10B Sat/Sub system thru Whittier Music. I still run those speakers today in my garage.

I'm currently in contact with the designer Dave Gillespie who is very interested in this table restoration.

Lots of pictures on my Vinyl Engine thread here

www.vinylengine.com/turntable_forum/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=90120

Picture of mine with new tank after the original fractured over the years. Watertight and ready to spin first time in almost 26 years.

Hope you folks enjoy, I'm having a blast tracing my tables history and I now think I have the full story.

Lyall

 

RE: Who here remembers the Oasis Turntable ?? , posted on January 9, 2017 at 15:33:22
basaker
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Good Evening Lyall,
Sorry I have been very busy putting a new roof on my home and just getting
around to this email. My self and my partner Tony Vorell had purchased our Oasis
turntables from Dave and were just 2 of a few that survived from Dave's little
production, around 1977 or 78. The one you have is Tony's. We used your table as
a show item in our shop when we opened up. Mine had been in storage for about 27
years. I donated it to my good friend Brooks Berdan audio museum. Brooks passed
away a few years ago RIP and his wife took over the shop. His son Brian Berdan
got screwed out of his dads shop who Brooks was divorcing Shelia when he died.
Brian started his own shop which is Audio Ae Element in Pasadena, CA. One day I
was on their web site and Shelia Berdan was selling off a lot of the items in
the museum, and their was my Oasis table up for sale. I was pissed. I called her
up and picked my table and other equipment back to my possession. She is doing
my friends business wrong. Some background on us, Tony and I Started The Sound
Cellar Audio in Brea, CA. Tony had sold Whittier Music Co. to go in to
partnership with me to sell high end audio. When you talked about JD Brill, that
is a name that I have not herd from for many years. I knew him through Tony. I
know that Tony sold some of his system to JD. JD used to work at a electronics
shop up on Whittier Blvd. After Tony and I shut down the Sound Cellar I had a
partner Dan Ovando and started the Difinitive Electronics Co. We built custom
tube Pre-Amps, tube Head Amps, and tube Amps, and some Sub-Woofers. I still work
with high end audio these days. I build turntables for friends, and consult on
audio systems for my clients. May be some day I will redo my Oasis table. I
checked out your photos on your table and it looks good. It is nice to know that
Dave is doing well. I will have to get in touch with him. Let me know if their
is any thing audio I can do for you. Please Email me directly at
basa_ker@twc.com

 

RE: Who here remembers the Oasis Turntable ?? , posted on January 10, 2017 at 22:36:13
Ken Lyon
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