14 December 2016

7 Beautiful Mini Audio System from the 90's

mini audio systems

DENON D-F10 (1996)

DENON UPA-F10 55W/ch amplifier, DENON UTU-F10 RDS tuner, DENON UCD-F10 LAMBDA-Super-Linear-Converter CD player, DENON UDR-F10 Dolby HX-Pro cassette deck, DENON SC-F10S 2 way loudspeaker.

denon d-f10

JVC (Victor in Japan) HMV 1993

JVC AX-V1 dual mono amplifier, JVC X-V1 20bitK2 CD player, JVC TD-V1 3 head cassette deck, JVC SX-V1 2 way loudspeaker. The front and top cover for all components is a one piece aluminium (like the PHILIPS mini 109) while the loudspeaker also has a metal front.

jvc hmv

ONKYO Liverpool (1993)

ONKYO T-411RDS tuner, ONKYO A-911 70W/ch amplifier, ONKYO K-611 3 Head 3 Motor Dual Capstan cassette deck (it features a conventional door not a tray), ONKYO T-409 tuner, 
ONKYO C-711 singe-bit CD player, ONKYO K-R609 auto-reverse cassette deck.

onkyo liverpool

PIONEER Impresso 5 (1995)

PIONEER F-C3 tuner, PIONEER A-C5 45W/ch amplifier, PIONEER T-C3 Auto BLE cassette deck, PIONEER PD-C5 Legato Link / Stable platter CD payer, PIONEER S-C5 2 way loudspeaker.

pioneer impresso

SONY 5000 Series (ES on some markets) (1998)

SONY TA-F5000ES 45W/ch MOS-FET amplifier, SONY CDP-X5000ES Fixed pick-up mechanism CD payer, SONY SS-AL5 2 way loudspeaker.

sony 5000 series

TEAC H-Series (1997)

TEAC A-H500 50W/ch amplifier, TEAC T-H500 RDS tuner, TEAC PD-H500 1 bit CD payer, TEAC R-H500 auto-reverse cassette deck.

teac h-series

YAMAHA Classic Line (1995)

YAMAHA AX-10 100W/ch (DIN 4 ohm) amplifier, YAMAHA TX-10 RDS tuner, YAMAHA CDX-10 22 bit Pro-bit CD player, YAMAHA KX-10 3 Head 3 Motor cassette deck, YAMAHA NS-2 2 way loudspeaker.

yamaha classic line

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02 December 2016

01 December 2016

Master and the Clones

This was not the first time in the history of High-Fidelity when a component was rebadged under several other brand names. This pre-amplifier / power amplifier combo from 1989 is perhaps the one that saw the most versions, most notably in Germany. The original was made by LOTTE of Korea and you can see below the "clones". Most of them had the same lettering and some even kept the model number as well. There were two versions made, one was 200 W/ch while the other one was 150 W/ch.

LOTTE LA-1200 (150 W/ch) and the clones


LOTTE LA-1200 front
LOTTE LA-1200

LIFE LA-1200
LIFE LA-1200

Lenco AF 3302
Lenco AF 3302

PALLADIUM LA-1200
PALLADIUM LA-1200

PHILIPS PA-1200B
PHILIPS PA-1200B

UHER Reference 1
UHER Reference 1


LOTTE LA-2500 (200 W/ch) and the clones


LOTTE LA-2500
LOTTE LA-2500

Lenco system
Lenco system

UHER Royal UMA-400
UHER Royal UMA-400

More clones to come, until then visit www.1001hifi.com for more vintage audio.