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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

mini hifi

mini hifi

mini hifi

mini hifi

mini hifi

mini hifi

mini hifi


18 April 2015

Vertical CD player (part 2 KYOCERA)


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This is part 2 of our series dedicated to first generation vertical loading CD players. This part is dedicated to the Cybernet by KYOCERA based CD player family. The Cybernet by KYOCERA DA-01 model was in fact first advertised in the USA as Cybernet (a company that KYOCERA recently bought) in 1982. That was before the official launch of the Compact Disc. A series of rebadged units were made based on this player, the strangest being the Phase Linear because at this time Phase Linear belonged to Pioneer and they had their own first generation CD player. See all models of this range:

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KYOCERA DA-01

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AKAI CD-D1

cd player
MICRO SEIKI CD-M1

cd player
Phase Linear 9500

cd player
Rotel RCD 870

cd player
Tensai TAD 2000

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betalaser ADD 200


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