26 June 2021

AKAI GXC-570D (1978) - Out of This World Sound.

 

cassette deck

This prestige tape deck was designed for the ultimate in convenience and recording and playback quality. The GXC-570D employs Akai's renown wear-free GX recording and playback heads. The recording and playback heads are mounted in a single head holder. This arrangement provides perfect parallelism of recording and playback head gaps. The GXC-570D also features a unique 3-motor mechanism as well. The capstan motor is a C.P.G. (center pole frequency generated) type AC servo motor used in a closed loop dual capstan drive system while for reel drive the GXC-570D emplys two Direct Drive DC motors. Other features include: 3-way (Normal-Chrome-FeCr) tape selector switch sets the machine to ideal bias and equalization according to the tape being used. Fast forward and rewind speed control. Pitch control for playback. Double process Dolby NR.  A calibration tone switch activates a built-in oscillator to supply a 400 Hz recording signal for recording calibration adjustment. This feature is especially convenient and effective when making a Dolby recording. AKAI's built-in A.D.R.(automatic distortion reduction) System not only automatically adjusts the recording equalization at high frequencies, but also suppresses intermodulation distortion for clear sound over the entire frequency band. 

Peak-VU meter indication switch. When set to VU Meter position, the meters indicate normal VU recording and playback levels and when set to Peak Meter position, the meters are set for professional quick response peak level indication to utilize the full dynamic range of the tape without incurring distortion. Independent Mic and Line input jacks and controls facilitate easy sound mixing from separate sources. Akai's exclusive "Sensi-touch" control system allows you to go from one mode to another without ever pushing a button. You just touch them lightly. The GXC-570D features a push-button Door Opener which activates an independent motor to open or close the smoked acryl door which covers the upper front panel controls. Technical data: Wow and Flutter less than 0.06% WRMS (0.17 DIN) | Frequency response 30 Hz to 15,000/16,000/19,000 Hz (=/-3 dB Normal/Chrome/FeCr) | Dimensions 440x255x225 mm | Weight: 13.5 kg. Optional accesory: RC-17 or RC-18 wired full function remote control.

cassette deck

cassette deck

20 June 2021

Sansui (1978) TV ad.


Sansui Hi-Fi (1978) TV ad. 
Beautiful Engineering. 
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13 June 2021

Technics SL-P8 (1984) - TV advert


Technics SL-P8 (1984) TV Ad. The Science of Sound More vintage audio: https://www.1001hifi.com/ Support Us: https://www.patreon.com/1001hifi #1001hifi #vintageaudio #technics

05 June 2021

TELEFUNKEN TLX 3 Professional (1978) - Space Age Technology

 

Loudspeaker

Introduced in 1978 the TLX Professional series from Telefunken featured a series of high-tech solutions. The largest model of this series was the TLX 3 Professional which was later replaced by the slightly upgraded TLX 33 model. While the enclosure of the TLX 3 is a traditional particle board with either "metallic-brown" or matte black finish, the front baffle was made of a new type of composite material - a blend of wood particles reinforced with glass-fiber for lower resonance. Built as a 4-way sealed speaker the TLX 3 features a 245 mm long-throw woofer, 65 mm mid-bass dome, 33 mm mid-high dome and a 25 mm dome tweeter. All the dome drivers feature a ferrofluid cooling system borrowed from space technology that helped increasing power handling and damping. The 25 mm dome tweeter is a 3-layer sandwiched material with aluminium as the middle layer. Additionally the tweeter and midrange can be adjusted to adapt reproduction to ambient conditions and to the frequency characteristics of the amplifier and sound sources, the LED bass and treble overload indicator helps you to safely operate the loudspeaker while the tweeter has an additional "Sensistor" protection. Technical data: 200 W Music 120W Nominal power handling | Impedance 8 ohm | Frequnce range 22-25000 Hz | Cross-over frequencies 500/2700/5000 Hz | Dimensions: 35,5x54x27 cm | Weight: 19kg | Original sales price: 750 DM. 

Loudspeaker

Loudspeaker

Loudspeaker

Loudspeaker

Loudspeaker

Loudspeaker