Showing posts with label CYBERNET. Show all posts
Showing posts with label CYBERNET. Show all posts

03 May 2020

Cybernet mini HiFi (1980) - Even the cat is Amazed

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Cybernet was a lesser known Japanese company that exited the audio market rather quickly but not without leaving their mark in this field. After a modest presence during the 70s in 1982 they have presented one of the first CD players that was also rebadged as AKAI CD-D1, MICRO SEIKI CD-M1, Phase Linear 9500, ROTEL RCD 870, TENSAI TAD 2000 or in France as betalaser ADD 200 (see here). They have always made their products available to other manufacturers as well and in the late 70s they have set up offices in Germany and the USA. This is when the Cybernet mini series 50,100, 200, 300 were introduced. These components were rebadged in Germany as KRAUS or Lenco Italia while in the USA/Europe they were sold by Radioshack/Tandy. What's interesting is that while the top remote controlled model was sold as Cybernet mini 200 in Europe, in the USA it was sold as the Cybernet 300RC System. On top of this the Lenco Italia model was a "custom" combination of components ... sans remote. In the 1001 Hi-Fi collection we have a KRAUS Minipack 50A power amplifier (see here) and a Lenco-Italia MC 70 cassette deck (see here), all well built and good sounding.

These are the components of the "mini 200" / "300 RC" system.
What is more confusing is that the model numbers from the text do not match with the model numbers printed on the pictured model ... but real life models have the model numbers from the text.

Cybernet RCA-200 (pictured MM-70R) - 70 W/ch (IHF) power amplifier with fluorescent power meter
Cybernet RCP-200 (pictured MC-70R) - (system) remote controlled amplifier with electronic volume control
Cybernet RCC-200 (pictured MC-70R) - 2 motor logic controlled deck with sendust head and fluorescent level meters
Cybernet RCT-200 (pictured MT-70R) - Digital Synthesizer tuner with 6 presets for FM and AM

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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.

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AIWA my Pace - mini series 80 (1980)

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


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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.

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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

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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 

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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


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Technics Concise System C01 (1979)