Showing posts with label PHILIPS. Show all posts
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14 August 2021

PHILIPS N4520 (1979) - Truly Professional Results

 

reel to reel

King of PHILIPS tape recorders, this is the PHILIPS N4520 reel to reel tape recorder introduced to the market at the end of 1978 begining of 1979. This high quality 3 motor 3 head tape recorder was available both as a 4 track recorder (N4520) and 2 track recorder (N4522) both featuring 38, 19 and 9.5 cm/s tape speeds. The reel drives were using direct drive motors while the capstan drive was using a belt drive PLL Quartz controlled motor. A high precision digital display was used to measure tape length in meter and decimeter. The use of FSX/Ferrite heads and a continuosly variable BIAS made possible to achive high quality recordings with speeds up to 38 cm/s. There is provision for separate microphone/DIN and line level input that can be mixed together while the sound on sound function could be used by home musicians to record their multi instrumental (vocal) recordings. Accurate recording levels can be achieved with the use of two needle type selectable VU/Peak level meters with Peak LED level. For fast winding there is a variable speed control while for headphone output there is a separate headphone amplifier. Technical data for N4520: Frequency response 30-26,000 Hz (38 cm/s) 30-20,000 Hz (19 cm/s) Signal to noise: 64 dB (38/19 cm/s) Dimensions: 530 W x 527 H x 230 D mm Weight: 25 kg.

reel to reel

reel to reel

reel to reel

reel to reel

reel to reel

reel to reel



20 February 2021

PHILIPS N5421(N2537) (1979) - All The Sounds of This World

 

cassette deck

The first version of this deck, the N2537, was introduced at the end of 1978. It was a black rack mountable model offered as matching component for the Philips Flat Line Top Components - The Black Tulip (170T tuner, 270SA pre-amplifier and 370PA poweramplifier). A year later, in 1979, the N5421 presented here was introduced as the matching silver component for the AH799 Top Receiver. Visually they match perfectly adopting the same turn-knob design. In the same year Philips introduced the Sound Project Series components where this same cassette deck was named N2537 again, but this time with silver front and different turn-knob design. As the Sound Project components were available as rebadged models under several Philips sub-brand names this deck can be also found as ... read more

cassette deck

cassette deck

cassette deck

cassette deck


12 September 2020

PHILIPS FB1000 (1990) - World-Class Technology. European Excellence.

 

Loudspeaker

A little bit out of the ordinary, appealing to those with a specialist interest, those appreciative of the finest construction and materials. The FB 1000 is the pinnacle of PHILIPS loudspeaker design. Though incorporating four drive units the FB 1000 is basically a World-Class two way loudspeaker. The lower two drivers (a super tweeter and second woofer) are "contour definition transducers" to provide real bass below 150Hz and to extend treble out to 40kHz. The complete four-way package is a true high-performance loudspeaker with maximum 300W high-power handling. The computer designed cabinet is divided into two independent non-parallel compartments giving an ideal air load for the two bass drivers and minimizing internal standing waves further reducing colouration. 

All new bass drivers have been developed for this exceptional loudspeaker. A newly developed mix of polypropylene and chopped carbon fibres is injection moulded to form exceptionally rigid, lightweightcones. Low colouration, Isophase ribbon tweeters and super tweeters are used for fast transient response, low colouration and zero phase shift. A computer developed high-performance crossover integrates these drivers @ 500Hz/2,2kHz/13kHz. A rebadged version of this model was the marantz LS-95, part of their Music Link series products. Both loudspeakers were manufactured at the PHILIPS factory in Belgium. 

Specifications: 40 Hz -40 kHz (-6dB) / 47 Hz - 32 kHz (+/- 2 dB) / Power Nominal 180W / Max. 300 W / 1360*400*340mm / 70 kg

Loudspeaker
Woofer

Loudspeaker
Alnico magnet with copper shunt rings

Loudspeaker
Ribbon tweeter cast frame

Loudspeaker
Diaphragm of ribbon tweeter

Loudspeaker
Crossover frequency response

Loudspeaker



03 January 2020

PHILIPS F 009 (1980) - Super HiFi-minisystem

HiFi-minisystem

This mini HiFi system was introduced by Philips in 1980. It was advertised as a "HiFi Jewel" or "Super HiFi-minisystem" while officially it had an ever changing name: 109, F 109, F 009. The components of this Super HiFi-minisystem are the N 5581 cassette deck featuring an open cassette compartiment, fluorescent VU meters, digital counter and Metal tape capability. The tuner was the AH 109 T, a Quartz Synthesizer AM/FM tuner with 14 presets. The amplifier section consisted of the AH 209 pre-amplifier and AH 309 power amplifier capable of delivering 55 W/ch at 8 ohm. Alternatively the power amplifier could be replaced with Philips MFB loudspeakers directly connected to the pre-amplifier. Dimensions of the components are 26 x 5(10) x 18.3 cm (WxHxD). All components have a one piece aluminium front - top cover.

HiFi-minisystem

HiFi-minisystem

HiFi-minisystem

HiFi-minisystem

HiFi-minisystem

HiFi-minisystem

HiFi-minisystem

18 October 2019

PHILIPS N4450 (1972) - 6 Head 3 Motor 3 Speed

reel to reel

Top of the line reel to reel recorder from the 1972 PHILIPS line-up. This is a 3 motor 3 speed electronically controlled 4 track 2 channel tape recorder that can handle tapes up to 26.5 cm diameter. The recorder is capable of both way recording and playback using 6 heads in a typical 3 head configuration, bothways. The recorder has a built in 20W/ch amplifier, clock/timer for programmed reording in a 24 hour interval, multiplay and echo recording and illuminated tape control keypad. A four digit tape counter with counter adress search system enables quick program finding while the N6719 (sold as accesory) allows remote operation of the tape recorder. Technical data: Frequency response 40-20.000 Hz (19 cm/s) Dimensions 520 (W) x 500 (H) x 210 (D) mm Weight 22 kg.

reel to reel

reel to reel

reel to reel

reel to reel

reel to reel

11 May 2019

STUDER D731 (1993) - For Professionals by Professionals

cd player


The D731 is part of a succesfull studio CD players that started with the introduction of the Studer A730 in 1988. Several upgrades have been made to this initial model and in 1993 there was introduced the D731 and the corresponding D730 rackmountable version. The CDS Series are a STUDER and PHILIPS Development product for studio use. In professional audio applications the reliability is of utmost importance. The best technical specifications have only theoretical value if a unit breaks down during on-air operation or if does not survive a shaky tip in an OB van. This applies to CD players as well. The moderator or DJ must be able to rely on the editing and display precision if the music program or show is to become a flawless performance. Highly rigid die-cast aluminum alloy chassis are used wherever the precision and long-term performance to the original specifications is important. The basic chassis of the new CD-drive mwchanism has a sufficiently large mass for excellent shock resistence, but small moving mass for excptional responsiveness. The drive principle has remained unchanged: Balanced linear drive with play-free, low-friction bearings - in other words the well-proven moving coil principle in its most advanced design. 

The STUDER D730 compact disc player can also be flush mounted into a console while the D731 can be rack mounted. Both are based on the same technology and their operating ergonomy and display concepts have been devised so as to make them practically identical for both units. Initially conventional CD players had problems not only with the SKIP functions but also with playing back CD-Rs (a new technology back then) that have not been completely recorded, i.e. without TOC. On the STUDER D730 and D731 such CD-Rs can be played without difficulty. In a quick scan they create a table of contents in memory and then play the CD-R without TOC. The CD players can be controlled from a PC via the RS232 interface, whereas the parallel interface supports various versions from simple controls up to external full-key pads. A parallel remote control with or without display used for the A727 or A730 CD player can also be connected to the D731/D731. Audio outputs are available for direct digital connections (XLR) and for analog signals in transformer balanced (XLR) and unbalanced (cinch) configurations. The format of the digital output can be configured according to AES/EBU as well as SPDIF.


cd player

cd player

cd player

cd player

cd player

cd player

19 December 2017

PHILIPS Black Tulip - The Rack Systems

PHILIPS BLACK TULIP

The first rack system for the PHILIPS Black Tulip components was the PHILIPS LFD 4819 metal rack from 1979. For this version there was a small LFD 4803 rack module where all the components were mounted then the whole rack module was inserted into the LFD 4819 metal rack. Soon after this rack system was replaced by the 800 Series Metal Rack built in 4 different versions. These were modules specifically designed for components or various component and vinyl archiving modules with glass door. The 800 Series had the following components: AH 008/00 - AH 008/01 - AH 008/02 - AH 008/03.

PHILIPS LFD 4819
PHILIPS LFD 4819 

PHILIPS BLACK TULIP
PHILIPS LFD 4803 module

PHILIPS AH 008/00
 PHILIPS AH 008/00

PHILIPS AH 008/00
PHILIPS AH 008/00 + AH 008/01

PHILIPS AH 008/00 + AH 008/01

PHILIPS AH 008/00
PHILIPS AH 008/00

PHILIPS AH 008/00 + AH 008/01
PHILIPS AH 008/00 + AH 008/01

PHILIPS BLACK TULIP
PHILIPS BLACK TULIP


More PHILIPS Black Tulip components.......in Silver, here and here.




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