I'm growing nostalgic about the old school stereo systems from the 80-s. no 5:1 surround sound, very old tech but still they looked cool.
Unfortunately, these are getting rarer and rarer.
Yesterday I saw an ad for a Radio Shack M-601 system that is claimed to be in a good working order. $150 and local pickup.
Any ideas who made these things? It's made in Japan.
That's a little pricey for rat shack.. IIRC they didnt sound that great. My Buddy was in sales for Allied and he "borrowed" a lot of gear.
But neither did the Yamaha mid level stuff sound too great, being bright and dynamically constrained.
At that time I think I was running a Conrad Johnson PV4 Tube preamp and a Apt Holmann power amp. Spinning records was a Thorens semi automatic turntable. and a Grace F9e or Promethius Green modded Grado doing Cartridge duty. Many loudspeakers came and went From A/D/S 810 II (U.S. Braun) to KEF Corelli.
By the 80's I had moved on past the grey sounding Shure V15 or the resonant Audio Technica or Signet..
But, I still think the old V-15 M91ED with a good nude diamond stylus was the better Shure than its later units Like that overhyped and surprisingly underperforming V15 Type V MR.
Ahh the good old days when I could hear.