BillShatnersToupee

So, if you could go back in time...

Recommended Posts

Super Wammer
4 minutes ago, BillShatnersToupee said:

:-) It cost him about £400 all-in for the HFC101, the LS4038 speakers and the Akai 1721L. I haven't checked but I bet that's about five grand in today's money. Scary. 

Well £400 was five times the cost of the Quad Electrostatics, so quite possibly!  

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Moderator

I forgot to include my Sony TC160. Closed loop dual captain. Note the VU meters, and slide controls :love:

33009797328_f4999130ac_b.jpg

Still available on eBay for about £45. IIRC, I had the 160D, which was the Dolby version.

Edited by jkbmusic
  • Like 4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

First half-decent cassette deck I ever remember hearing was my brother's Aiwa AD1250 he bought out a mail order catalogue in the late 1970s. My dad was never into cassettes much, preferring open reel, but he did buy a Philips N2506 shortly after buying the Dynatron set up (£65 in the advert on the first page). My main memory of it is it was utter garbage.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 24/01/2019 at 13:37, bigfool1956 said:

I have the Akai 4000DS which was a 21st birthday present. It's sitting in a cupboard, and I keep meaning to digitize the tapes and sell it, as I won't use it again otherwise.

My 4000DS also sat in a box from the late 70s until a few months ago when I gave it to a guy that installed a dishwasher. I then checked ebay prices -Doh! At least gone to an enthusiast and looked mint.

Many thanks for that ad from 73. I bought the B&O Beomaster & Gram -1200 I think in that year. Plus Celestion Ditton 25s. Had long forgotten the price, but was probably best measured by how many double shifts and Sundays I worked at my local hospital! A year or two later, my mate bought the same with B&O speakers - still has it in his flat in HKG but has now got the Beomaster 4000 with the fancy tangental arm.

To answer the headline question - believing the hype in 1983 and spending big on a Cd player and dozens of now unlistenable CDs. Out went my Vinyl collected over 15 years. Doh again! First press Led Zep 1-4, sticky fingers with the denim and zip, and many more.

  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If I could go back, I’d go to 1992 and purchase every LP12 available.. I purchased a 1976 original with an SME3009 on it and all for £80! 

No media then like eBay but if you knew where to look, you could find them in the small adds for silly money... all going cheap because of CD convenience!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.