Showing posts with label BLAUPUNKT. Show all posts
Showing posts with label BLAUPUNKT. Show all posts

12 December 2017

15 Designer Racks - More Then Audio.

KODO by Joachim B. Stanitzek for BLAUPUNKT 1988
KODO by Joachim B. Stanitzek for BLAUPUNKT 1988

Normally when we say audio rack we think of a simple piece of furniture with shelves and wheels or a more "profesional" system holding components via front panel mounting screws. There were however some exceptions as well, with manufacturers asking artists or designers to come up with unique concepts for audio storage. Below you can see a selection of such concepts initiated by manufacturers like BLAUPUNKT or PHILIPS. 

BLAUPUNKT had collaborated with Joachim B. Stanitzek, Susanne Neubohn, Christian Schneider-Moll and furniture manufacturer interlübke. PHILIPS had collaborated with world famous designers like Ettore Sottsass (founder Memphis Group) or Andrée Putman.

In some cases there were in house creations as well like the ones from PHILIPS, SONY or by Jakob Jensen as Bang&Olufsen designer.

Joachim Stanitzek, Media Component Holder BG-1, 1988-1989
Joachim Stanitzek, Media Component Holder BG-1, 1988-1989

Vis-ä-Vis by Susanne Neubohn for BLAUPUNKT 1987
Vis-ä-Vis by Susanne Neubohn for BLAUPUNKT 1987

Baobab by Christian Scnaider-Moll for BLAUPUNKT 1988
Baobab by Christian Scnaider-Moll for BLAUPUNKT 1988

interlübke Caddy RO 63 for BLAUPUNKT 1988
interlübke Caddy RO 63 for BLAUPUNKT 1988

interlübke for BLAUPUNKT 1988
interlübke for BLAUPUNKT 1988

PHILIPS 1998
PHILIPS 1998

Ettore Sottsass PHILIPS Design Edtion No.2 1994
Ettore Sottsass PHILIPS Design Edtion No.2 1994

Mediathek Andrée Putman PHILIPS 1994
Mediathek by Andrée Putman PHILIPS 1994

PHILIPS R 900 for Series 900 components 1994
PHILIPS R 900 for Series 900 components 1994

sony 1998
SONY 1998

sony 1998
SONY 1998

Sony 1993
SONY 1993

ATTYCA 1 by Jakob Jensen  Bang&Olufsen 1986
ATTYCA 1 by Jakob Jensen  Bang&Olufsen 1986

Studio Metamorfosi office by Studio Alchimia  1984
Studio Metamorfosi office by Studio Alchimia  1984


06 February 2016

Quadraphonic - Surround Sound Amplifiers

quadrophonic

Quadraphonic is a forgotten Surround Sound system from the early 1970s.
This system used four channels with speakers positioned at the four corners of the listening room. It was never a huge success because of the expensive equipment, conflicting formats and available albums. True, four separate channels, were used in the UD-4, CD-4, Quad-08 and Q4 systems. A different approach was the encoded system where the four channels were converted (encoded) in two channels (usually a vinyl LP) These records were decoded with a decoder in four channels. Some of the formats were the Matrix H, EV-4, and the completely different SQ and QS.

Here are some examples of quadraphonic amplifiers and decoders made in the early 1970s.


AKAI AS-980 quadro receiver (SQ, RM, CD-4)
AKAI GX-280D SS 4-channel tape deck (1973)
akai quadro

BLAUPUNKT Delta 6011 V quadro receiver (SQ-decoder) (1974)
blaupunkt quadro

Victor (JVC) Ssystem 105 - stereo / quadro components
jvc quadro

JVC 4VR-5456X quadro receiver (1977)
JVC MCA-V9 quadro amplifier
jvc quadro

Victor (JVC) MCA-V9 quadro amplifier
JVC 4VR-5426X quadro reeceiver (CD-4) (1977)
jvc quadro

JVC 4VN-990 quadro amplifier (SQ Matrix) (1977)
JVC JA-X9 quadro amplifier (CD-4, Matrix) (1977)
jvc quadro

LOEWE QR 320 quadro receiver (1975)
LOEWE QV 300, QV 310 quadro amplifier
loewe quadro

marantz Model 4400 quadro receiver (1973)
marantz Model 4060 quadro aplifier, Model 4415 quadro receiver
marantz quadro

PIONEER QC-80 QM-80 and QA-80 quadro amplifiers (1971)
PIONEER quadro system
pioneer quadro

PIONEER QX-8000, QL-600, QT-6600, QC-800A, QM-800A, 
QA-800A, QL-800A, QD-240 quadro components
pioneer quadro

PIONEER QL-60 quadro amplifier
PIONEER QX-80 quadro receiver
pioneer quadro
Sansui QRX-3000, QRX-3500 quadro receivers (SQ Matrix) (1973)
sansui quadro

Sansui QS-1, QS-100 quadro amplifiers
sansui quadro

SONY SQD-2020 quadro decoder (SQ Matrix)
SONY SQR-6650 quadro receiver
SONY SQA-200 quadro decoder (SQ Matrix)
sony quadro

SONY SQD-2020 quadro decoder (SQ Matrix) (1973)
sony quadro

SABA HiFi-Studio 8200 quadro receiver (1974)
SABA HiFi-Studio 8280 quadro receiver (1975)
saba quadro

TELEFUNKEN TRX 2000 hifi qudro receiver (1978)
KENWOOD KR-8340 quadro receiver (1973)
telefunken kenwood quadro

NORDMENDE Quadronado QXL-160 quadro receiver (SQ, CD-4) (1974)
YAMAHA quadro system
nordmende yamaha quadro

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19 January 2016

CLASSIC minis - part 2

1001hifi classic minis

AIWA my Pace - mini series 80 (1980)
Shown components: L80 stereo cassette deck, R80 digital tuner, C80 preamplifier, P80 power amplifier 
See the AIWA 80 in our collection.

aiwa my pace 80
AIWA my Pace - mini series 80 (1980)

BLAUPUNKT Micronics (1980)
Shown components: A-60 amplifier, T-60 tuner, C-60 stereo cassette deck


blaupunkt micronics
BLAUPUNKT Micronics (1980)

Cybernet Minipack 50 (1981)
Shown components: 50-A power amplifier, 50-T tuner-pre-amplifier, 50-C stereo cassette deck
Cybernet sold these components to other brands who sold them as rebadged components such as the KRAUS 50A,  Lenco-Italia MC 70
In the US they were sold under the Realistic brand name by Radio Shack.

cybernet minipack kraus lenco realistic
Cybernet Minipack 50 (1981)

ROTEL Micro 90 (1982)
Shown components: RMA-90 amplifier, RMR-90 remote control center, RMT-90 digital tuner, RMC-90 stereo cassette deck. A different model from ROTEL was rebadged as UHER PACO2

rotel micro 90
ROTEL Micro 90 (1982)

SANYO System PLUS 20 (1980)
Shown components: PLUS T20 digital tuner, PLUS C20 preamplifier, PLUS P20 power amplifier, PLUS D20 stereo cassette deck. We have in our collection the rebadged version of this system 

sanyo plus siemens
SANYO System PLUS 20 (1980) / SIEMENS 666

Technics Concise System C01 (1979)
Shown components: SE-C01 power amplifier, SU-C01 preamplifier, ST-C01 stereo tuner, SH-C01 power supply, RS-M02 stereo cassette deck


technics concise
Technics Concise System C01 (1979)