Category Archives: Vintage Amplifiers & Hi-Fi

Dual 1219 Turntable

The Dual 1219 turntable, manufactured between 1970 and 1972, was a high-end unit with an original retail price of $189.
dual 1219 turntable

This Dual 1219 turntable is mounted in the original German CK-20 plinth with a very cool flip-down accessory drawer.  Models available for retail sale in the United States were typically housed in a walnut base with the United Audio logo badge.… Read the rest

Panasonic RE-7750 4-Channel Receiver

panasonic re-7750

First introduced in late-1971, this Panasonic RE-7750 receiver is from their “Series 44” line of 4-channel / quadraphonic / quadrasonic receivers and re-7750

The exciting new world of quadraphonic stereo surround sound was just taking off when Panasonic introduced a line of 4-channel products, including three different receivers (two with 8-track players built-in) and a quadraphonic turntable.… Read the rest

Akai AM-2200 Amplifier

Akai AM-2200 amplifier

The Akai AM-2200 was manufactured between 1976 and 1979. Its an integrated amplifier rated at 20 watts-per-channel and has quintessential 1970’s style with all-aluminum face, knobs and buttons. The Akai AM-2200 is a slightly obscure model, originally designed to compliment the Akai AT-2200 AM/FM tuner, but is still well-respected by its past and current owners.… Read the rest

The Ronco Record Vacuum

Ronco Record Vacuum

The original 1976 Ronco Record Vacuum!  Manufactured for Ronco Teleproducts by Southbury Manufacturing of South Britain, Connecticut, the Ronco Record Vacuum is an ingenious battery-operated device that  seems like such a ridiculous novelty that you’d think it couldn’t possibly work, and…well, the jury’s still out. … Read the rest

Sherwood S-7900A Receiver

Sherwood S-7900A Receiver

Sherwood Receiver S-7900A

This 1974-1975 vintage Sherwood AM / FM stereo receiver model S-7900A was a high-end unit from the Chicago company, clocking in at a respectable $479.95 retail price. This American-made unit has 60 watts per channel and a variety of unusual extras, including a dedicated mono speaker connection, front and rear “Dynaquad” speaker hookups, inputs for a four-channel quadraphonic adapter (and an FM quad adapter), and a tank-like build with a 3-piece brushed aluminum face and heavy-duty black steel cabinet.… Read the rest

Akai CR-83D 8-Track Tape Recorder

Akai CR-83D 8-Track Tape Recorder

This 1974 Akai CR-83D 8-track tape recorder / player is an awesome standalone unit with super-sleek looks and high-quality recording and playback. The perfect device to enjoy your old 8-tracks on, the Akai CR-83D has twin lighted analog needle VU meters that monitor both recording and playback, separate left and right record level control knobs, multiple play modes and auto stop function, pause and fast-forward capabilities, and a cool lighted counter timer that looks and works like a real clock.… Read the rest

Bang & Olufsen Beomaster 3000 Danish Modern Stereo System

Beomaster 3000 Stereo System

From Danish designer Jacob Jensen, the Beomaster 3000 stereo system has a stunning minimalist space age style. Like dozens of other Jensen-designed B&O products, this mid-1980s audio line was at the cutting-edge of ultra high-end aesthetics and electronic engineering.

The Beomaster 3000 Stereo Receiver

Beomaster 3000 receiver

This Bang & Olufsen Beomaster 3000 stereo receiver is a hard-to-find model 2939, first manufactured in 1985 for the West German market.… Read the rest

Weird Record Players & Novelty Turntables

Here’s our collection of somewhat silly, slightly offbeat, and downright fun vintage turntable record players that are more high-style than hi-fi. Miniature portable hand-held units, colorful briefcase models, onboard flashing psychidelic disco lights…the emphasis here is on appearance, not audio quality, so check out these cool pics and see our videos of these amazing devices playing obscure and forgotten hits!… Read the rest