Saturday, February 5, 2011
More Mod Stereo Coolness from Days Gone By. This is Long Gone and Somewhere In New Orleans. Status: Out-a-site...but not Out-a-mind!
I picked this up off craigslist specifically for an acquaintance in New Orleans a while back. Sadly he had some bill issues and had to re-sell it. How often will you come across something this Mod-tastic?!
Right, made by Brother. The typewriter manufacturer? How weird is that? This all
in one has a turntable, AM - FM - Stereo, and an 8 track built in. It sounded pretty
good too. Especially when I hooked up those white B & W Rock Solid bookshelf (or
wall mount) speakers.
Can you believe how good the condition of the cover is? This is obviously from the
'70s which makes it at least 30 years old and probably closer to 40! The guy I
bought it from had it out in his garage. It's a miracle it never got broke or seriously
I almost wish I had kept it, but the guy it went to is a much more serious collector of
cool audio! He also got two pair of those Zenith Barrel speakers from me. The
second set was near mint. I found them at the Big Bend Antique Gallery and felt
really bad since they looked SO much better than the first set that I found for him. I
ended up giving him the second set since he was kind enough to put us up in his
apartment for a couple days last spring.
Don't the B & W Rock Solid speakers look like they were made to go with the
Brother? They were produced perhaps 20-30 years apart! I have another set of
the B & W speakers that I'm using now. They aren't just cool looking, they handle
a lot of power and sound pretty good. Some day I hope to find a nice (and cheap)
set of Bose 901s and a vintage Bang and Olufsen stereo to power them!