Showing posts with label ALPINE. Show all posts
Showing posts with label ALPINE. Show all posts

26 January 2017

Alpage and the Clones

alpage al-300
Alpage AL-300

The Alpage AL-300 was a cassette deck introduced in 1980 by the Alpine Electronics Inc. which is, in turn, a member of the Alps Electric Group. The Alpage AL-300 was a top-of-the-line model, one of the best 3-head cassette decks on the market. The AL-300 has a 3-head design with Closed Loop Dual Capstan drive mechanism. The AL-300 was designed for use with metal tape (and CrO2, FeCr, Normal) with independent Dolby calibration for left and right channels and also independent BIAS adjustment controls.

alpage al-300
Alpage AL-300

A direct clone of this deck was the eumig FL-900 available with both silver or black fascia.

eumig FL-900
eumig FL-900

eumig FL-900
eumig Series 500

A slightly modified version of this deck was distributed by PHILIPS and several PHILIPS sub-brands accross the world. These versions had instead of the needle type VU meters Fluorescent Tube Peak Level meters and a large bright red LED tape counter. 

The following models were availabe: PHILIPS N5788 (black), N5781 (silver), ARISTONA SR3780, ERRES SR3788, LOEWE SR3788 and DUX SR3788.

philips
PHILPS with Digital counter

PHILIPS N5788
PHILIPS N5788

PHILIPS N5788
PHILIPS N5788

Fluorescent Peak Meter

ARISTONA SR3780
ARISTONA SR3780

LOEWE SR3780
LOEWE SR3780

ERRES SR3780
ERRES SR3780

For more about vintage cassette decks visit www.1001hifi.com


08 November 2015

Vertical CD player (part 3 TOSHIBA)


Part 3 of our series dedicated to first generation vertical CD players from 1982-1984 continues with the TOSHIBA based models. Originally created by TOSHIBA as model XR-Z90 this player was also available in Japan as Aurex XR-Z90. As a leader in CD audio technology this unit was sold as rebadged units as well. These were the KENWOOD L-03DP, LUXMAN DX-104 and the Alpine AD-7100.

TOSHIBA XR-Z90




TOSHIBA XR-Z90

AUREX XR-Z90
AUREX XR-Z90

KENWOOD L-03DP 1982
KENWOOD L-03DP 1982

LUXMAN DX-104 1983
LUXMAN DX-104 1983

Alpine AD-7100 1984
Alpine AD-7100 1984

Continue reading: Part 1   Part 2   More CD