18 July 2013

PHILIPS N 2408 vintage audio cassette changer

Recently one of our visitors at www.1001hifi.com asked me the following question.

"I have an audio equipment question that has been bugging me for years, and one that you very well might know the answer to. When in college in the mid/late 70s, I saw a bizarre tape deck that automatically flipped the cassette out, up, around, and back into its well via a strange external track system--a Weird-O-Rama kind of early auto-reverse."

From our research at The Stereo Museum results that such a cassette deck was made by PHILIPS in 1976. It was the PHILIPS N 2408 - 6 cassette changer - with built in 2x15 W (music power) amplifier. For the changer mechanism there were 2 types of accesoires sold for the 6 cassette compartiment. In this picture from 1979 german catalog you can see the    N 6711 type. The other model was a simple transparent box that you put on top of the cassette compartiment loaded with 6 compact cassettes. After the cassette finished playing it was translated to the right in the empty box at the right side of the cassette mechanism.

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