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stereorob
12-21-2011, 08:55 AM
i really dont tolerate them, but im shure some people do like them, and whenever i find one thats not so common with obscure styling i tend to pick it up. so lets see yours, and tel us why you like the one you have. hell 1980s bpc is the new vintage, we gotta imbrace the shape of things to come you know!

Robroy
12-22-2011, 11:09 AM
i really dont tolerate them, but im shure some people do like them, and whenever i find one thats not so common with obscure styling i tend to pick it up. so lets see yours, and tel us why you like the one you have. hell 1980s bpc is the new vintage, we gotta imbrace the shape of things to come you know!
My personal feeling is that a piece of gear can never have too many angles and turquoise accents - especially if it's black.*liar*

SilverFox
01-06-2012, 01:28 PM
This what my first stereo looked like back in 1988 when I turned 5. The speakers were worse.
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5109/5677893595_fb878f6ebb.jpg

Patrik
01-06-2012, 04:07 PM
This what my first stereo looked like back in 1988 when I turned 5. The speakers were worse.
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5109/5677893595_fb878f6ebb.jpg

That's not bad for 5 year old!

Personally I only ever wanted all-in-ones (apart from ghettoblasters) when they were flat, and had a top-loaded cassette deck next to the turntable. I lusted for a Panasonic that a teacher of mine had. Sounded really good to, for that age (about 1978).

stereorob
01-06-2012, 07:48 PM
This what my first stereo looked like back in 1988 when I turned 5. The speakers were worse.
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5109/5677893595_fb878f6ebb.jpg

wow that takes me back! i used to have one of these just like this when i was 6! and yes the speakers are worse. i actully remember them, with shiny plastic grills. aint seen one of that exact model in 20 years.

SilverFox
01-20-2012, 12:51 AM
After that I moved up to a Koss stereo from '93. I can't find any pics of it but it was a separate tuner/"amp" and dual cassette deck. It was a total piece of crap but I did have RCA jacks for the tape deck plus two aux jacks that I hooked up my Sony Discman and Super Nintendo audio to and a digital tuner. I remember how much I loved this stereo since it also had an equalizer and bass boost. The cassette deck sucked though. It didn't like chrome tapes and would do a terrible job re-recording over type II tapes.

My next all in one was an Aiwa stereo like the one below but with the 3 disc changer. When got it, I sorta wished I got a more totl unit with the full logic tape deck and 3 way speakers, but this did just fine. The one thing I loved about it was that I had an alarm so I could wake up to my CDs or the radio not the annoying buzzer of my alarm clock.
http://pic1.bookoo.com/pic1/i/2011/1/24/47720d28d313a74537eae8.jpg

stereorob
01-20-2012, 06:55 AM
My next all in one was an Aiwa stereo like the one below but with the 3 disc changer. When got it, I sorta wished I got a more totl unit with the full logic tape deck and 3 way speakers, but this did just fine. The one thing I loved about it was that I had an alarm so I could wake up to my CDs or the radio not the annoying buzzer of my alarm clock.
http://pic1.bookoo.com/pic1/i/2011/1/24/47720d28d313a74537eae8.jpg

i think at some point in life, if you were born in the 1980s and grew up in the 1990s, everyone from our generation had atleast one of these awia all in one jobs *grin* they didnt sound half bad for what they were but the cd players in these things were notorious for pre-mature failier, its a shame really, awia built these shelf systems like crap, but they sounded good. i think if they didnt cut sooo many corners in build quality they coulda been a reputible brand. *bigthumbdown*

CK1991
01-20-2012, 06:59 PM
i think at some point in life, if you were born in the 1980s and grew up in the 1990s, everyone from our generation had atleast one of these awia all in one jobs *grin* they didnt sound half bad for what they were but the cd players in these things were notorious for pre-mature failier, its a shame really, awia built these shelf systems like crap, but they sounded good. i think if they didnt cut sooo many corners in build quality they coulda been a reputible brand. *bigthumbdown*

my dad bought an Aiwa unit in the late 90's (z-r555). 5 disc cd changer, dual cassette deck, tuner, 30 wpc amp, and a detached record player (which is still in the box 10+ years later). it was actually a very nice system for being what it was (an all in one). IIRC the cd player still works on it. he said he was going to buy the cheaper mini (3 disc changer) system since it was cheaper but the salesman demoed both units and the mini system sounded awful when cranked up.

CK1991
01-25-2012, 07:26 PM
heres one I saw at the thrift store. its a magnavox. it came with tiny bookshelf speaker with 4 inch mids in them
http://i987.photobucket.com/albums/ae356/jetthreatkevin/stereo%20stuff/IMAG0139.jpg

stereorob
01-25-2012, 07:44 PM
bwahahaha! did you buy it?

CK1991
01-25-2012, 07:48 PM
bwahahaha! did you buy it?

HELL NO!!!!!! the stock person was too lazy to stock the shelves that day. there were carts full of stuff all along the back wall of the store. I think they wanted 9 or 10 bucks for it and the speakers
this was also there. it did not turn off once I powered it up, and the volume didnt work until it was turned halfway up
http://i987.photobucket.com/albums/ae356/jetthreatkevin/stereo%20stuff/IMAG0140.jpg

stereorob
02-27-2012, 09:15 PM
that sony looks kinda cool. if it was cheap i woulda bought it.

ke4mcl
02-27-2012, 09:26 PM
that sony looks kinda cool. if it was cheap i woulda bought it.

hoarder... *nerd*

CK1991
02-27-2012, 09:59 PM
apparently someone bought it. it was gone in about 2 weeks. poor saps.

the magnavox dual deck/ tuner/ record player is still there though (less its mini speakers)

braxus
02-29-2012, 09:04 AM
Favorite? Here's my favorite piece to hate- the Yorx BPC stereo.

http://www.tapeheads.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=27590&d=1330531429

JaeTee
02-29-2012, 11:00 AM
Pardon my ignorance, but what does BPC stand for?

ke4mcl
02-29-2012, 11:27 AM
black plastic crap

general derogatory term for cheapened audio products from the 80's. they were usually made of black plastic.

mrfoxboy
02-29-2012, 08:20 PM
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b211/rave2k5/Pioneer%20Progression%20IV/IMG_0224.jpg

I want one of these systems. It looks decent as well. I have the cassette deck, and it sounds quite well. Not on the level of full-size decks, but it still makes some pretty good recordings, and it's playback is quite a sound! It does have automatic tape selector (It has all the necessary sensors for it. I made a tape-to-tape copy off of a BASF Ferro Super onto a Memorex dB for Knight2001 and the sound seems quite good.

stereorob
02-29-2012, 09:29 PM
Favorite? Here's my favorite piece to hate- the Yorx BPC stereo.

http://www.tapeheads.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=27590&d=1330531429

aah yes! the ultimate in low fidelity! *grin* if i had a dollar for every one of these ive pulled from the trash, simply to take home and smash with a hammer i would be ritch! *grin*

classic BPC, double cassette deck, remote control compartment, bullshit 5 band EQ, and chinsey TT with the ceramic pickup.. plug in speakers! no AUX input ! 2 wpc wide open!!!

Timothy1964
06-20-2012, 08:36 PM
This was my first "real" stereo system when I bought it in 1983 after I graduated from high school (with my graduation money). It was my prized possession for nearly a year and a half...until the cassette deck "went" almost on cue to getting my Sharp dual cassette boombox for Christmas 1984! I eventually got the cassette deck fixed, but it just wasn't the same after that. One thing I didn't like about this system was the fact it didn't have any line-in/out jacks so you could connect additional components such as a second cassette deck or CD player.http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k187/timothyt1964/th_Panasonic.jpg (http://s88.photobucket.com/albums/k187/timothyt1964/?action=view&current=Panasonic.jpg)

ttyR2
01-01-2013, 01:17 PM
CK1991, My dad had a sony that looked very similar to that one except it had a cassette player on the left past the volume/tone controls. The cassette went in sideways. I vaguely remember the tape deck died in it pretty quickly and a repair guy told dad that the design was bad and wasn't worth fixing. Dad bought a brand new Teac CX-310 deck to use with it and had that for a number of years.

It also had a turntable built in to the top.

CK1991
01-02-2013, 05:20 PM
CK1991, My dad had a sony that looked very similar to that one except it had a cassette player on the left past the volume/tone controls. The cassette went in sideways. I vaguely remember the tape deck died in it pretty quickly and a repair guy told dad that the design was bad and wasn't worth fixing. Dad bought a brand new Teac CX-310 deck to use with it and had that for a number of years.

It also had a turntable built in to the top.

A sideways loading tape deck...LOL...what will Sony think of next? Given the issues that unit in the store had when I demo'ed it, I would imagine that they weren't very good when new either.

8tracker
01-03-2013, 09:02 PM
This what my first stereo looked like back in 1988 when I turned 5. The speakers were worse.
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5109/5677893595_fb878f6ebb.jpg
I found one of those at a thrift last year for $5, the tape decks just barely worked (although luckily they were AC biased *grin*), the turntable had a bad belt and the absolute worst wow and flutter of any turntable I have ever owned (worse than the one built into the yorx all-in-ones) and everything and i mean EVERYTHING in this thing was flimsy black plastic *eyepop*, but at least they priced it just right at the store *grin*.