12 November 2022

FISHER MT-6360 (1980) - Micro Processor Controlled

turntable

The MT-6360 "programmable, full automatic, infrared remote control" turntable was introduced by Fisher in 1980. It is actually a rebranded Sanyo TP 880, Fisher being a Sanyo brand by this time. It is not really programmable, but it does have an infrared sensor next to the cartridge which can "read tracks" on the vinyl allowing you to select a track you want to listen. This can also be achieved with the use of the supplied remote control. Technically the turntable features a DC Servo Direct Drive motor, strobe light for speed adjustment and the tonearm came factory equipped with a Audio Technica MG-S100 cartridge. (Wow and Flutter is 0.035% and rumble is -70dB). The was sold both as a separate unit but also as part of various Hi-Fi system. When sold separately it was named MT-6360 and it came with it's own remote. When it was sold as part of the Fisher 9000 System it was called the MT-9000 and it was intended to be remote controlled through the CB-9000 control center of the system and its M-9000 full system remote control. Size of the unit is 440x135x385 mm, weight is 8.2 kg and it was originally sold for 798 DM in Germany.  

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29 October 2022

DIATONE DS-5000 (1984) - Grandage Speaker System

Loudspeaker

Diatone is a registered trademark of Mitsubishi Electric Japan, used for audio-visual equipment and it's one of Japan's leading speaker brands. In 2016 the brand celebrated its 70th Anniversary. The Diatone trade name was used for the first time in 1946 while the Diatone DS-5000 was introduced as a flagship loudspeaker model in 1982. This mirror image construction, bass reflex system loudspeaker is made of lauan plywood and it houses a 40cm aramid fiber honeycomb cone bass, 25cm aramid fibre honeycomb bass-mid, 6.5cm boron coated titanium dome D.U.D. diaphragm for mid-high and a 2.3cm boron coated titanium dome D.U.D. diaphragm for tweeter. (D.U.D. - Diatone Unified Diaphragm). The frequency range of this loudspeaker is 20Hz to 60 kHz while the 635x1050x460 mm enclosure weighs a whopping 87 kg. A special accessory, the DK 5000 acoustic cube made of Canadian maple was sold separately (8 pcs. 1 set) as speaker vibration block. Maximum input power of the loudspeaker is 250W, impedance 6 ohm and the crossover frequencies are at 300Hz, 1.25kHz and 4kHz. The loudspeaker is equipped with adjustment for room acoustic in the form of L-pads for mid and high frequencies.


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In 1987 Diatone merged with Akai Electric (AKAI) which joined Mitsubishi Group due to a financial crisis, and established the joint brand A&D (Akai&Diatone). After the disappearance of the A&D brand in 1991 Diatone adopted the form of made-to-order manufacturing.



22 October 2022

DENON D-F10 Series (1996) - The Way You Live

mini hifi

Introduced in 1995 under the slogan "To Fit the Way You Live" the D-F10 from Denon was one of those high-quality mini hi-fi components that can be operated individually if needed. (eg using the CD, cassette with a different system). The following components could be used to build a system of your preference: UPA-F10 stereo amplifier (R-core transformer, Discrete amp construction, Auto source select, 40W/ch 8ohm, 20-20000 Hz) | UTU-F10 FM Stereo tuner with RDS, 30-station random preset and timer | UDRA-F10 stereo receiver (RDS, R-core transformer, 30W/ch 8ohm, 20-2000 Hz) | UCD-F10 CD player featuring Denon's original LAMBDA Super Linear Converter, optical output | UDCM-F10 3-disc CD changer with LAMBDA converter | UDR-F10 cassette deck (horizontal loading auto-reverse 2-motor mechanism, HX-Pro, Dolby B,C. Manual recording level, 4-digit linear counter with remaining time mode) | DMD-F10 mini disc-recorder with LAMBDA converter | SC-F10S or SC-E313 loudspeakers. The whole system could be remote controlled with the remote delivered with the amplifier. All component have a 270x96 mm and 4 mm thick front panel. They were offered in both silver and black version. These components were Made in Korea by inkel and they were also available as Sherwood and inkel.

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mini hifi

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mini hifi

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mini hifi