Vintage Equipment

Gavaxeman

Well-Known Member
Joined
May 16, 2019
Messages
1,813
Location
United Kingdom
So thanks to @Black Sheep Audio for the invite ..so here’s the story from 74

The original Hitachi SDT 2690R was my dads , brought new around 1975.. it was his pride and joy and I was NOT allowed near it ! Eventually I had my own slightly lesser Hitachi all in one before moving on to a Pioneer multistack with my first job and the arrival of CD’s.
When I brought my first house as a bachelor pad , I had my own music room , and Dad donated his original Pride and Joy as he had moved on to CDs and I still had both vinyl and CDs ...so I used it a fair bit as it’s got a great sound. Sadly one day a bit of smoke started come out of the speaker ports one day , so I stopped using it! It sat forlorn for a few years ...
When I moved house for a third time I had no room for it , so I offered it back to my Dad for safe keeping ...unknown to me he hid it in his office at work ! To avoid my Moms gaze ....
Queue further house moves to where I am now, Mom and Dad moved about too...he eventually had to confess he’d kept the old warhorse and sent it to a charity shop when he moved jobs.
So when he retired last year I decided to see if I could track down a working Model as a present for him...which I did for £40 ..another £80 for a service, clean , new stylus and bulbs..and here she is. ready to pass on....

Except ,.he doesn’t want it ! Fear of mom strikes again ..on pain of death can he accept it ! So his loss, my gain ..... original speakers long gone but my Acoustic Energy’s have two inputs so it plays wonderfully thru them ...not bad for 46 year old tech ...think they were around £350 new
3DEEF60B-F09C-4210-878B-4EF1E0796FA2.jpegD892E409-32D8-42AA-B457-398710259E77.jpegAD3B584F-679A-4BC4-9957-43C1C5FCBE4C.jpegD8678CC7-F261-4FE3-B772-06BCD785D169.jpeg2B7DF760-16FA-4365-B7DA-DD2B7B6FD45E.jpeg
 
Joined
Aug 9, 2020
Messages
96
Location
Ernest Tubb Record Shop
So thanks to @Black Sheep Audio for the invite ..so here’s the story from 74

The original Hitachi SDT 2690R was my dads , brought new around 1975.. it was his pride and joy and I was NOT allowed near it ! Eventually I had my own slightly lesser Hitachi all in one before moving on to a Pioneer multistack with my first job and the arrival of CD’s.
When I brought my first house as a bachelor pad , I had my own music room , and Dad donated his original Pride and Joy as he had moved on to CDs and I still had both vinyl and CDs ...so I used it a fair bit as it’s got a great sound. Sadly one day a bit of smoke started come out of the speaker ports one day , so I stopped using it! It sat forlorn for a few years ...
When I moved house for a third time I had no room for it , so I offered it back to my Dad for safe keeping ...unknown to me he hid it in his office at work ! To avoid my Moms gaze ....
Queue further house moves to where I am now, Mom and Dad moved about too...he eventually had to confess he’d kept the old warhorse and sent it to a charity shop when he moved jobs.
So when he retired last year I decided to see if I could track down a working Model as a present for him...which I did for £40 ..another £80 for a service, clean , new stylus and bulbs..and here she is. ready to pass on....

Except ,.he doesn’t want it ! Fear of mom strikes again ..on pain of death can he accept it ! So his loss, my gain ..... original speakers long gone but my Acoustic Energy’s have two inputs so it plays wonderfully thru them ...not bad for 46 year old tech ...think they were around £350 new
View attachment 66427View attachment 66428View attachment 66429View attachment 66430View attachment 66431
Just a lovely unit and unique, It's the the only one I have ever seen. No Aux in ?
 
Top