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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


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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