Posts Tagged: 1977

Pioneer TX-9500 II

There was a short period in the history of hi-fi when many people considered this tuner to be the best in the world. It wasn’t a universal view, but along with the Yamaha CT-7000 of a few years before, this

Pioneer TX-9500 II

There was a short period in the history of hi-fi when many people considered this tuner to be the best in the world. It wasn’t a universal view, but along with the Yamaha CT-7000 of a few years before, this

Technics SH-50P1

This beautiful electronic stylus pressure gauge was originally designed to be bundled with Technics’ EPA-500 tonearm, itself made to match the SP-10mkII transcription turntable. It was also made available separately however, and by 1978 most of the world’s hi-fi magazines

Technics SH-50P1

This beautiful electronic stylus pressure gauge was originally designed to be bundled with Technics’ EPA-500 tonearm, itself made to match the SP-10mkII transcription turntable. It was also made available separately however, and by 1978 most of the world’s hi-fi magazines

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Sharp RT-3151

Billed rather ambitiously as ‘The First Computer that Plays Music’, the Sharp RT-3151 (called the RT-3388 in the United States and Canada) was actually a fairly standard two-head, single capstan tape deck with an undistinguished permalloy record/reply head and an

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Sharp RT-3151

Billed rather ambitiously as ‘The First Computer that Plays Music’, the Sharp RT-3151 (called the RT-3388 in the United States and Canada) was actually a fairly standard two-head, single capstan tape deck with an undistinguished permalloy record/reply head and an

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Akai GXC-310D

A true museum piece, this! It hails from a time when Akai was a highly respected Japanese tape recorder specialist, selling the world’s most popular open reel (the 4000DS, of course). The company also had designs on the fast-growing Compact

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Akai GXC-310D

A true museum piece, this! It hails from a time when Akai was a highly respected Japanese tape recorder specialist, selling the world’s most popular open reel (the 4000DS, of course). The company also had designs on the fast-growing Compact

JVC JAS-11G

Any audiophile will venture towards the pages of a hi-fi magazine from time to time – if they’re not avidly reading them every month, that is. Had you picked up a copy of What Hi-Fi in 1977, the chances are

JVC JAS-11G

Any audiophile will venture towards the pages of a hi-fi magazine from time to time – if they’re not avidly reading them every month, that is. Had you picked up a copy of What Hi-Fi in 1977, the chances are

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Sony TC-229SD

Sometimes a design is just right. Perfection is achieved when the designer puts in just the correct amount of features and quality, then wraps the whole lot up in a decently styled package. This was very much the case with the Sony

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Sony TC-229SD

Sometimes a design is just right. Perfection is achieved when the designer puts in just the correct amount of features and quality, then wraps the whole lot up in a decently styled package. This was very much the case with the Sony

Arcam E77

Not long after it introduced its award-winning A60 integrated amplifier, the Amplification and Recording company of Cambridge (A&R Cambridge, latterly ARCAM) began work on a series of high quality affordable moving magnet cartridges. The first to reach dealers was the

Arcam E77

Not long after it introduced its award-winning A60 integrated amplifier, the Amplification and Recording company of Cambridge (A&R Cambridge, latterly ARCAM) began work on a series of high quality affordable moving magnet cartridges. The first to reach dealers was the