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One for the audio-nerds..
« on: 22 March 2018, 13:33:18 »

I bet none of you (ok, except for our German audiophile) have seen one of these before: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nBNTAmLRmUg

(For those who are allergic to Youtube, google "Tefifon")

What an odd looking thing..
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Re: One for the audio-nerds..
« Reply #1 on: 22 March 2018, 13:45:01 »

Great find, Aaron, that's an amazing bit of kit. Got to be someone on here who remembers them.
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Re: One for the audio-nerds..
« Reply #2 on: 22 March 2018, 13:48:32 »

I am wondering if Zirfeld does (now that I've remembered his username :oops: )..
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Re: One for the audio-nerds..
« Reply #3 on: 22 March 2018, 14:09:57 »



Wunderbar !
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Re: One for the audio-nerds..
« Reply #4 on: 22 March 2018, 15:32:51 »

Interesting. I'd heard of them but have never seen one in the flesh.  :y

One of my Hi-Fi nerd mates did find one of these recently: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vx3OQM55UJQ

We got it working and it appears to be a system whereby premises would rent cartridges of "background music" from some sort of central library. Handy if you own a particularly bad restaurant - or lift, I guess. ;D

The music it played once resurrected was, predictably, absolute bilge. ;D
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Re: One for the audio-nerds..
« Reply #5 on: 22 March 2018, 15:51:55 »

Came across something similar to this at a geek meet yesterday evening too:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AOMnylaE06E

Really crude, plasticky miniature reel-to-reel with not even a capstan for speed stability. More work needed, but it did grumble a bit when we finally got it playing. Boxed with manual and some tapes and the selling point splashed across the front of the box? 4 transistors! :D

Still, if we're talking about miniature tape recorders, the only one I'd give house room to, and without which no cold war espionage agent would be complete:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3eJL49kL4RM

 :-* :-* :-*

I can even put up with the terrible jazz noodling to watch that play. ;D
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Re: One for the audio-nerds..
« Reply #6 on: 22 March 2018, 19:51:43 »

Ah they old Tefifon, they went out of Business due Counterfeit dodgy Chinese Cartridge Piracy.  ;D
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