Posts Tagged: 1979

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