Sony’s portable battery-powered turntable from 1983 has become a highly desired and expensive collectors piece. However before I can demonstrate this one, I’ll need to get it working.
Sony Global Design History Pages
Ebay (well it doesn’t cost anything to look)
UPDATE: After uploading the video, it occurred to to that Sony have in fact revisited their back catalogue recently with the re-launch of the Aibo robotic dog. Hopefully this will continue and we’ll get to see some more modern reinterpretations of classic Sony products.
OMISSION: I forgot to mention that I pulled out any remnants of the old felt washer that was protruding from between the cogs before installing my replacement cloth tape.
Also perhaps I should have clarified that the gears unit was welded on at both ends, there were no retaining washers or e-clips that could be removed to disassemble it.
Lots of people want me to say the word *Clutch* to describe the gears mechanism as if somehow this will fill a void…so here we go
I suspect nothing has changed.
There’s also a fan website dedicated to the Sony PS-F5 that has some additional information – https://www.ps-f5.com
A few people think the Sound Crocodile drawing shown on the advert for the Sound Burger is a real thing (?!????!!!?) – It’s not, here’s a picture of the full advert http://ift.tt/2Bz5hpM
The bicolour records used for the demonstrations were:
1) Stax Number Ones (Yellow & Red)
2) Lou Reed – Transformer (Black & Yellow)
These were limited editions from http://ift.tt/1VMYzDH
Both are now discontinued – however they have plenty of other exclusive coloured discs to choose from.
Standard black vinyl editions of both are readily available
Stax – Number Ones
Amazon US http://amzn.to/2iDygSa
Amazon UK http://amzn.to/2iAEjqq (very over priced)
Lou Reed – Transformer
Amazon US: http://amzn.to/2zUuUnb
Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/2zYhRin
Back to the Future Picture disc was also from Amazon
Q) Where did the 45 with the puppet picture come from.
A) See this video for more. https://youtu.be/VVZwPLzjqeI
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Jerobeam Fenderson for the intro animation: http://ift.tt/2e85xAh
Over Time – Vibe Tracks https://youtu.be/VSSswVZSgJw
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ThatSFXGuy – https://youtu.be/5M3-ZV5-QDM
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