Posts Tagged: 1979

SEE Corporation Revolver

Made by Sundown Electronic Engineering, Ltd. (also called The SEE Corporation) in Warrington, England, the Revolver turntable was aimed at a very specific niche of the nineteen eighties affordable audiophile turntable market. It sold through a network of small independent specialist

SEE Corporation Revolver

Made by Sundown Electronic Engineering, Ltd. (also called The SEE Corporation) in Warrington, England, the Revolver turntable was aimed at a very specific niche of the nineteen eighties affordable audiophile turntable market. It sold through a network of small independent specialist

Technics EPC-205C MK3

The nineteen seventies vinyl world was awash with high compliance moving magnet cartridges. Shure’s M75ED – introduced in 1974 – dominated the scene. With its super light body and high compliance, the company claimed it could track securely down to

Technics EPC-205C MK3

The nineteen seventies vinyl world was awash with high compliance moving magnet cartridges. Shure’s M75ED – introduced in 1974 – dominated the scene. With its super light body and high compliance, the company claimed it could track securely down to

Sony TA-F55

By 1979, Sony amplifiers had abandoned their exotic but unreliable V-FET output transistors, and were innovating in different ways – the challenge was to add an interesting twist to a conventional design. So from the middle of the new TA-F

Sony TA-F55

By 1979, Sony amplifiers had abandoned their exotic but unreliable V-FET output transistors, and were innovating in different ways – the challenge was to add an interesting twist to a conventional design. So from the middle of the new TA-F

Japan – Quiet Life

When Japan formed in 1974, the band had a long way to go to reach the brilliance of its third studio album, Quiet Life. Still, the signs were encouraging – although a little too obsessed with the style and sound

Japan – Quiet Life

When Japan formed in 1974, the band had a long way to go to reach the brilliance of its third studio album, Quiet Life. Still, the signs were encouraging – although a little too obsessed with the style and sound

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Sony TC-K55/II

Sony made cassette decks from 1974 to nearly 2004. During those three decades, the machines changed enormously; they started as top-loading designs with small VU meters with slow ballistics, Dolby B and Chrome tape functionality, and little else. By the

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Sony TC-K55/II

Sony made cassette decks from 1974 to nearly 2004. During those three decades, the machines changed enormously; they started as top-loading designs with small VU meters with slow ballistics, Dolby B and Chrome tape functionality, and little else. By the

Elite Electronic Industries 700

The late nineteen seventies cartridge market was a vibrant one, as you would expect. This was the height of the vinyl boom, when the format was all-conquering and the only way to play back recorded music in high quality stereo

Elite Electronic Industries 700

The late nineteen seventies cartridge market was a vibrant one, as you would expect. This was the height of the vinyl boom, when the format was all-conquering and the only way to play back recorded music in high quality stereo

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Aiwa AD-2000

Apart from Nakamichi, few other Japanese names were so closely associated with cassette as Aiwa. Sony, JVC and Pioneer made some very fine examples of the breed, yet did other notable products too. Aiwa made a full range of equipment

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Aiwa AD-2000

Apart from Nakamichi, few other Japanese names were so closely associated with cassette as Aiwa. Sony, JVC and Pioneer made some very fine examples of the breed, yet did other notable products too. Aiwa made a full range of equipment

Heybrook HB2

“I started Heybrook with my friend Stuart Mee because we both realised we would love to own a small loudspeaker with a very wide bandwidth, and such a thing didn’t seem to appear at the time”, says Peter Comeau. It

Heybrook HB2

“I started Heybrook with my friend Stuart Mee because we both realised we would love to own a small loudspeaker with a very wide bandwidth, and such a thing didn’t seem to appear at the time”, says Peter Comeau. It

Hitachi Lo-D HA-5700

The nineteen seventies saw Japanese companies experimenting with different types of output devices in a bid to bring better sonics and greater power – for example, Sony and Yamaha launched super sounding but unreliable V-FET amplifiers at the beginning of that decade. But

Hitachi Lo-D HA-5700

The nineteen seventies saw Japanese companies experimenting with different types of output devices in a bid to bring better sonics and greater power – for example, Sony and Yamaha launched super sounding but unreliable V-FET amplifiers at the beginning of that decade. But

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The second age of Sony cassette decks

Sony set out its stall as a high end cassette deck manufacturer as far back as 1974 with the TC-177SD. A top loading, dual-capstan, three-head design, it was one of the most sophisticated machines around at the time, and presaged some excellent recorders

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The second age of Sony cassette decks

Sony set out its stall as a high end cassette deck manufacturer as far back as 1974 with the TC-177SD. A top loading, dual-capstan, three-head design, it was one of the most sophisticated machines around at the time, and presaged some excellent recorders

The Crusaders – Street Life

By the time of this album’s release at the end of the nineteen seventies, disco music was fast becoming an artistically spent force. Saturday Night Fever was now yesterday’s news, and the genre was becoming the province of cynical pop

The Crusaders – Street Life

By the time of this album’s release at the end of the nineteen seventies, disco music was fast becoming an artistically spent force. Saturday Night Fever was now yesterday’s news, and the genre was becoming the province of cynical pop

Kenwood L-07C/L-07M

The Trio/Kenwood Stereo Control Amplifier Model L-07C and DC Power Amplifier Model L-07M monoblocs hail from a different age. Launched in 1979 at the very zenith of the audio boom, hi-fi was a hugely popular pursuit across the western world – and seen as

Kenwood L-07C/L-07M

The Trio/Kenwood Stereo Control Amplifier Model L-07C and DC Power Amplifier Model L-07M monoblocs hail from a different age. Launched in 1979 at the very zenith of the audio boom, hi-fi was a hugely popular pursuit across the western world – and seen as

Pioneer PL-600

A fine turntable that seems to have slipped down the back of the sofa, so to speak, Pioneer’s PL-600 was extremely impressive when it came out in 1979. Streamlined and futuristic, it was a generation ahead of the company’s previous record players. It was

Pioneer PL-600

A fine turntable that seems to have slipped down the back of the sofa, so to speak, Pioneer’s PL-600 was extremely impressive when it came out in 1979. Streamlined and futuristic, it was a generation ahead of the company’s previous record players. It was

Syrinx PU2

The tale begins at the end of the nineteen seventies, with the arrival of Linn’s Ittok LVII tonearm. It put the cat amongst the pigeons in an analogue landscape dominated by the SME 3009S2, which appeared on virtually every turntable motor unit at

Syrinx PU2

The tale begins at the end of the nineteen seventies, with the arrival of Linn’s Ittok LVII tonearm. It put the cat amongst the pigeons in an analogue landscape dominated by the SME 3009S2, which appeared on virtually every turntable motor unit at

ADC 1700

In November 1979, British company BSR launched a range of budget-to-mid priced turntables under the ADC brand. BSR was a challenged brand, so it made sense to use the name of the American company it owned. The Audio Dynamics Corporation

ADC 1700

In November 1979, British company BSR launched a range of budget-to-mid priced turntables under the ADC brand. BSR was a challenged brand, so it made sense to use the name of the American company it owned. The Audio Dynamics Corporation

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Akai GX-625

Back in the nineteen seventies, Akai was a mighty brand, catering for discerning buyers of tape recording equipment. In the cassette field, it wasn’t quite up in Nakamichi territory, but its top decks weren’t far off, and one look at Akai’s reel-to-reel

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Akai GX-625

Back in the nineteen seventies, Akai was a mighty brand, catering for discerning buyers of tape recording equipment. In the cassette field, it wasn’t quite up in Nakamichi territory, but its top decks weren’t far off, and one look at Akai’s reel-to-reel