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  • #46
    Re: The Ghettoblaster

    I remember seeing some hi-fi equipment with a spatial setting, but didn't really know what it did.

    Some mono recordings of songs were reprocessed with 1 channel slightly out of sync by a fraction of a second to supposedly make it sound like stereo.

    This "fake" stereo wasn't liked much by music buyers.
    The Trickster On The Roof

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    • #47
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      God, no! The 'spatial stereo' setting was frightful. It was like listening to Tangerine Dream all the time.

      "Me fail English? That's unpossible!"

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      • #48
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        Here's was I was talking about: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duophonic
        The Trickster On The Roof

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        • #49
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          Just been looking through another thread of an old Argos catalogue and lo and behold there is my Ghetto blaster



          Middle line on the right, the Phillips.
          Quoted here as 119.95, can't remember how on earth I afforded it then.
          I still use it to this day as my PC amp and speakers.
          Had an electronic tape drive that always was a pain and has now has given up the ghost.
          Last edited by Paulos; 02-03-2010, 17:10.
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          • #50
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            Haha just realised mine's the same as Sixyten's.
            SNAP
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            • #51
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              This ws mine...Had it in 1983.....it didnt do much more than the basics but I loved it....I want another! Anyone got one?!

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              • #52
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                A friend of mine had a JVC RC-M90. This was a beast of a ghetto blaster and sounded better than most hi-fi's at the time (early to mid 80's) the biggest downfall was the size and weight it was nearly 3 foot wide and about a foot and a half tall. We only put batteries in it once (took 8 D size), this was for a holiday and when we took it on the coach the bus driver nearly stopped us from getting on until my friend showed a pair of headphones, but sitting on a coach for 5 hours with that on our knees was not the smartest thing to do.

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                • #53
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                  Originally posted by Paulos View Post
                  Haha just realised mine's the same as Sixyten's.
                  SNAP
                  it looks class paulos.

                  but have you still got it mate.
                  FOR THE HONOUR OF GRAYSKULL

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                  • #54
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                    Originally posted by yelever View Post
                    Still got my first ever ghettoblaster made by Sharp. Then I upgraded to this


                    Mine was the newer version. Remember being in the park with mates and blastering this out.

                    Oh and if anyone wondering why I haven`t been online for awhile coz I`ve been travelling.
                    I had one of these - it was the speakers for my Amiga for about 10 years. My Brother-In-Law has it now. FANTASTIC sound.
                    Their light of pocket torch, of signal flare,
                    Licks at the edge of unsuspected places,
                    While others scan, under an arc-lamp's glare,
                    Nursery, kitchen sink, or their own faces.
                    -Kingsley Amis

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                    • #55
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                      http://forum.zelfbouwaudio.nl/downlo...8612&mode=view


                      http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-EBxy5w9VAb...od_boombox.jpg

                      http://fetchonfire.files.wordpress.c...ttoblaster.jpg
                      FOR THE HONOUR OF GRAYSKULL

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                      • #56
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                        I liked those Ghetto Blasters with a TV in.

                        I did mention in a previous post one of my friends had one.

                        It's something my parents wouldn't have ever bought for me.
                        The Trickster On The Roof

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                        • #57
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                          i never knew or dont remember ones with a tv built in it also seems to have a built in cassette player like the ones u get with a commodre 64.

                          Originally posted by Richard1978 View Post
                          I liked those Ghetto Blasters with a TV in.

                          I did mention in a previous post one of my friends had one.

                          It's something my parents wouldn't have ever bought for me.
                          FOR THE HONOUR OF GRAYSKULL

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                          • #58
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                            i had one but got fed up carrying it so moved to cassette walkman easyer carry round the one i had was tape and radio but was gutted when it fell out my pocket when i was night fishing on the river seven leaned over to unhook a fish and in the river it went gutted had that for years too
                            THE TRUTH IS OUT THERE TRUST NO ONE

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                            • #59
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                              I've got quite a collection of these, my faves are probably my Sharp GF-9000, Sharp 9696, Sharp 9494, Pioneer SK353 and my Crown 5100. Although the Crown is a stunning looker it's a big black box of air inside and not a great performer. Wouldn't be brave enough to take one out with me anymore though!

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                              • #60
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                                Originally posted by Chris-T View Post
                                I've got quite a collection of these, my faves are probably my Sharp GF-9000, Sharp 9696, Sharp 9494, Pioneer SK353 and my Crown 5100. Although the Crown is a stunning looker it's a big black box of air inside and not a great performer. Wouldn't be brave enough to take one out with me anymore though!
                                You dont see folk walking down the street with their box anymore lol

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