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#1 AE_Stereo

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 03:01 PM

Joining my collection - 1977 National MAC ST-5 (RS-4250), fully Working.
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The External Mic attachment provision
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All controls, Antenna and Belt are intact.
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Radio with moving dial.
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Cassette deck works fully including the Rewind-AutoPlay function.
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Sound quality is above average, for a 9V older technology amp. The body is made heavy with lot of ribbed reinforcements, giving good Bass response. Bass - Treble - Balance - Volume Controls.
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The inside was surprisingly clean for its age. All original and no repair has been made to the electronics. It looks like even the heads are original. See the motor date stamp.
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#2 womble71

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 03:14 PM

That is a sweet little unit. :thumbsup:

#3 kingrat2010

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 04:08 PM

fantastic, japan only i guess :thumbsup:

#4 THAFUZZ

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 04:34 PM

Hot Dog! That is very impressive. I'm loving it! :thumbsup:

#5 Lasonic TRC-920

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 04:39 PM

Wow, that's clean...never seen that model before....

I like the way the tweeters point UP. That has to give it some great spacial depth. Wild how they had Mic Ports for external mics. I tend to forget out important live recording was. :yes:

#6 Ken

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 04:41 PM

:drool: It almost looks like a Sencor. :jawdrop: :jawdrop: :jawdrop:

Love those '70s boxes... :blush:

#7 oldskool69

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 04:43 PM

Jiminy Crickets Man!!!!! :blink: :jawdrop: :blink: :jawdrop: :blink: :jawdrop: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Fantastic! :-D

#8 devol-toni

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 04:48 PM

:w00t: :drool:
Black swan

#9 hardmen

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 09:23 PM

Looks like an Army Box!!! :drool: :drool: :drool:

Lovely!!! ;-)

Cheers.

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 09:27 PM

Hot Dog! That is very impressive. I'm loving it! :thumbsup:


:agree: :drool: :drool:

#11 BoomBoomBlaster

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 02:18 AM

fantastic, japan only i guess :thumbsup:


it was also produced on the brand name panasonic for the european market. I had one of those, truly a unique looking box that is super rare to find. Keep that one - I miss mine :sad:

#12 TsEtSoMaN

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 02:57 AM

Missed the same one an year ago,great looking unit! :drool:

#13 kraftmatic

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 12:09 AM

I love these units, always wondered how they sound. Definitely a very cool look. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

#14 retrohead

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Posted 11 May 2013 - 02:48 AM

holy shite this is a nice one,back in the 70s when manufacturers were just starting out with portable radio cassette players,these style ones were among the best.you must be amazingly proud to get this one-70s boxes rule! :drool:  :drool:  :drool:  :drool:  :drool: 



#15 im_alan_partridge

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Posted 11 May 2013 - 04:02 AM

The veiw from above, looking down on the top of the unit, reminds me of a Stealth fighter, with all the angles and of course the black.

 

Yet from the front my first thought was one of those sharp double decker boxes.

 

Very unusal, nice find.



#16 jimmyjimmy19702010

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Posted 11 May 2013 - 05:09 AM

Now you're talking!! Just my style of box.

Congrats,

James

#17 skippy1969

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Posted 11 May 2013 - 01:29 PM

DROOL!!!!!!!!

Very nice! :drool:  :drool:  :drool:  :drool:  :drool:  :drool:  :drool:  :drool:



#18 Robb

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Posted 11 May 2013 - 09:54 PM

VERY NICE. It looks like new !



#19 AE_Stereo

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 09:52 AM

Thanks a lot to all for the good words.

 

holy shiat this is a nice one,back in the 70s when manufacturers were just starting out with portable radio cassette players,these style ones were among the best.you must be amazingly proud to get this one-70s boxes rule! :drool:  :drool:  :drool:  :drool:  :drool: 

 

Yes, I am proud and feel privileged to own this National. It is the most unique box in my collection.



#20 upbnsfrrfan

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 11:38 AM

Love those controls and the needle VU meters :drool:  Congrats on a RARE find!!! :-)



#21 retrohead

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 04:12 AM

it is beauty personified :drool: