Thursday, January 27, 2011
New Vintage Stereo by Miida. 8 Track Listenin' Heaven! Status: Taking It's Rightful Place In The Lounge
Not only does this sound really great, it's just Oh So Mod!
I got this down at the old stand by: Value Village (North County). I find something
like this there about once every other month or so. I don't always pick it up though.
I know a guy in New Orleans that I'm always looking for Mod Units for. When I find
something REALLY interesting I shoot him some quick cell phone pics and see
what he says. I dropped off some really cool stuff down in the Big Easy.
See where it says $15 as is. Nope...it had another price written on top of $5.85.
When I got it home I fond that the 8 track player didn't work. The belt had
disintegrated. I replaced it and the unit works great. Unfortunately the speaker
outputs are RCA jacks and all I had was stripped speaker wire. Luckily I was able
to find speaker wire with RCA ends at Radioshack.
Notice the front AND rear speaker outputs. On the front control panel there is a
button marked "effect 4" / "stereo". I need to get some more speaker wire with
RCA ends so I can connect another set of speakers and hear this "effect 4"! I'm
thinking there's probably a simple reverb effect built in to simulate a live "hall"
sound. Should be fun. Anyway, this replaces the silver JVC boombox component
unit in the bar. Now I don't have to worry about what to do with my 8 track tapes
when I sell the stand alone 8 track player.