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yelever
14-01-2010, 01:48
Ok own up, who wanted one. These midi systems where suppose to be to notch at the time but got my hands on one in the 90`s and it wasn`t as good as it let on lol. Also need a little help trying to locate a model number for a philips midi system that came out around late 80`s from the great universal cataloge. Had a turntable, radio and twin tape decks. 3 band graphic equalizer. The model up from it had a mic input for dubbing.

sixtyten
14-01-2010, 10:25
I wanted one. No idea what the sound quality would have been like, but I'd have killed for a four track back in those days.
I did get a proper Fostex four track in 1988, which cost a small fortune at the time


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wyewGF9xkmE&feature=player_embedded

stuckinthe80's
14-01-2010, 14:02
I had a really nice Ferguson hifi system in about 1983. I got it for Xmas. It was in a wooden cabinet with a glass door but the whole unit slid out of the cabinet and wasn't fixed in like the Amstrad and Fidelity ones. The sound quality was really good too!

Paulos
02-03-2010, 16:41
We had one of those Amstrad fake stack systems in the cabinet with a glass door, made more to look like a piece of furniture than a hi fi.
I seem to remember my parents bought it in Rumbelows.

It was a bit like this but had a double tape deck that we thought was really cutting edge.
http://i914.photobucket.com/albums/ac348/paul2571/old%20stuff/th_tv4.jpg

Richard1978
02-03-2010, 18:58
We had one of those Amstrad fake stack systems in the cabinet with a glass door, made more to look like a piece of furniture than a hi fi.
I seem to remember my parents bought it in Rumbelows.

It was a bit like this but had a double tape deck that we thought was really cutting edge.
http://i914.photobucket.com/albums/ac348/paul2571/old%20stuff/th_tv4.jpg

My gran had one of those for years, I used to be impressed by the automatic recorder player arm.

I once time I was there I bought some 2nd hand singles & played them on the turntable, but forgot to set the disc size back to 12".

Afterwards she was wondering why it kept playing her LPs from the middle!

clAss_A_wAtts
09-03-2010, 19:17
My father directed that commercial!

Trickyvee
20-02-2011, 21:59
I'd like to find a picture of my first hifi. It was a panasonic with the obligatory turntable, double cassette deck, radio dial and equaliser slider buttons. It was made of black ash wood (very 80's!) with a black plastic front and *I think* green markings where the equaliser was and perhaps some orange markings too. It also had a smokey brown transparent plastic lid over the turntable. It didn't come with a cabinet. Mine came with a black ash stand that had black metal legs. Bought in the spring of 1989 and very well loved by me. I had it for donkey's years!

sixtyten
20-02-2011, 22:48
Anything like this one?

http://i636.photobucket.com/albums/uu86/DarrenLeeStephens/Screenshot2011-02-20at214511.png

scotchmist
07-03-2011, 04:09
I remember buying an Amstrad stack system Hi-Fi with tower speakers back in 1985 with my University Grant money! It looked the business in its smoke-tinted glass fronted wooden cabinet....but what a pile of **** it turned out to be! Turn-table played too slow and had all the tracking ability of a greasy chop-stick! Tape deck frequently devoured my tapes, the only decent thing about it was the radio! Seem to remeber it had some interesting "features" however, I have yet to see "rumble filters" and "scratch filters" on any other make of sound equipment! Alan Sugar is a bloody crook and should be shot and he can sue me for saying that cause I aint boverred!

branny
07-03-2011, 15:20
My old fells upgraded from a GEC music centre to the first Philips midi sytem with a cd player (cost around 320 in 1987). The cd player was ok but everything else was very basic. The record deck was first to go. Either the motor or the belt went because records wouldn't play at the correct speed. He didn't bother repairing it, it just went in the bin.

Trickyvee
07-03-2011, 22:20
Anything like this one?

http://i636.photobucket.com/albums/uu86/DarrenLeeStephens/Screenshot2011-02-20at214511.png

Very very similar! Mine didn't have the LCD bit on the front and some of the buttons look a bit different, but it's definitely from the same range. Brilliant!

Colin
02-07-2011, 13:48
I still have the Sharp VZ1610 Midi system that I bought in 1987. It had an interesting feature of being able to play both sides of the disc, the arm being power driven and when it reached the centre of the record, lifting the tone arm, then tracking to the opposite side of the disc before flipping under it. Whilst this was happening, the turntable would stop then start to rotate in the opposite direction.
The FM radio has all but given up (I suspect a dry joint) but the two tape decks and the turntable still work, although I had to replace the drive belt about 10 years ago when the original perished

sf1378
02-07-2011, 15:54
I still have my Mums Amstrad Hi Fi system. Its a lot like the pic of the one posted with the fake wood panels and smoked glass door...I want to get rid of it as I've already binned the speakers. Anyone want it?

big kid
03-07-2011, 14:13
this ferguson studio 1000 belongs to my mum. i think she bought it in 1982 from the telebank. it's not been used since 1986.

3171

stuckinthe80's
03-07-2011, 14:25
Wow. That's really nice big kid!

stuckinthepast77
25-09-2014, 11:46
had several mini systems-amstrad being one-currently own a mid 70s sanyo music centre with quadraphonic sound,built in record player and tape player,still has its owners manual,2 original speakers and one reciept for repairs,totalling 20 pounds from about 1983.you CANNOT beat the old school sound can you.nothing modern comes even close;)