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#31 eldorado

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Posted 16 November 2009 - 01:01 PM

SONY has some cool stuff about it,

it does have some styling of its own,

its like something, a little edge to it,

that makes it SONY.

I have always enjoyed SONY products.

those boxes look stylish.

#32 emmkayfive

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Posted 23 March 2011 - 03:44 PM

There was a Sony i remember from the early 80s. It looked like 3 cubes stuck together. The speakers could rotate upwards, and the tape deck was on top. Oh and it was red. Anyone know what I am talking about?


Sorry for bringing this topic up, and sligthly OT at that as well.

Back in the mid 80s I came in contact with an Akai item very similar to this Sony. It was silver with some marron bits, it also had the flush controls typical for Akai at the time - and if I recall correctly it had speakerdrivers on more than one side of the cubes.

Have not been able to source images on the web - but I am attemptig here to see if it jogs any memories.

Oh: I should add that I grew up with Sony and Phillips - my dad was a Audio/Video repair specialist and those two brands where big at the time here in Norway.

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Posted 23 March 2011 - 05:43 PM

There was a Sony i remember from the early 80s. It looked like 3 cubes stuck together. The speakers could rotate upwards, and the tape deck was on top. Oh and it was red. Anyone know what I am talking about?


Sorry for bringing this topic up, and sligthly OT at that as well.

Back in the mid 80s I came in contact with an Akai item very similar to this Sony. It was silver with some marron bits, it also had the flush controls typical for Akai at the time - and if I recall correctly it had speakerdrivers on more than one side of the cubes.

Have not been able to source images on the web - but I am attemptig here to see if it jogs any memories.

Oh: I should add that I grew up with Sony and Phillips - my dad was a Audio/Video repair specialist and those two brands where big at the time here in Norway.

Welcome aboard, emmykayfive. :-)

You are probably referring to the Akai PJ series of boomboxes. Some pictures can be found starting here:

http://shizaudio.ru/... ... d=9&page=4

#34 sony_apm_fan

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Posted 23 March 2011 - 05:47 PM

I love nearly all Sony gear. :yes:

#35 Styleking

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Posted 23 March 2011 - 05:58 PM

I think the lack of "Sony love" here might be because of the Sony's lack of commitment to the art of boomboxes. Admittedly, Sony has always been a legitmate electronics retailer worldwide but they lacked a flagship model during the boombox heyday. When you think of JVC you think: the M-90, Sharp had a flagship the GF 777Z, Sanyo had the Big Ben and Conion the C100. There is no pre-eminent Sony box. There a a few nice boxes but no flagship that lead to exctiement for other models in the brand. At least thats my opinon!

#36 Reli

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Posted 23 March 2011 - 06:14 PM

Yeah unless I'm mistaken, there aren't any Sony 1-pieces with top-notch sound.......like M70 or TPR quality sound......... At least I've never heard anyone say that about their Sony.

#37 sony_apm_fan

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Posted 23 March 2011 - 06:20 PM

Well, the CFS-9900 is a damn good sounding unit....and the CFD-5 also packs a punch.

#38 oldskool69

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Posted 23 March 2011 - 06:50 PM

Lessseeee...

I have an FH-5, CFD-5, CFS-9000, CFD-444, A mini with the FM tuner that pops out, another Sony mini, Walkmans of course, had a DW-55 and 66 with the rear firing sub, oh I have the D-5 Discman and another discman...


Maybe something else? :hmmm:


Yep, I got plenty of Sony love! :thumbsup:

#39 retrohead

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 04:14 AM

ive had the following sony models.....
cf 560s.....great little seventies box,well made,great sounding :thumbsup:
cf 570s.....another seventies box but larger,built like a tank,performance untested as it was totally duff sadly :thumbsdown:
cfs 77.....early eighties box,build quality not quite as good as previously but great sounding :thumbsup:
cfs 88.....just got this curious fold out box,build quality is solid,so too is the sound,its a great unit :thumbsup:
id love one of those zilbap sonys,as i would a cfs f5.but only time will tell if i spot one :hmmm:

#40 Gluecifer

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 06:43 AM

Nice timing to resurrect this thread.
In my post on the first page I was still lusting after a CFS-99

Ironically I have my third CFS-99 being shipped to me this week.. hopefully this one will finally allow me to get together one fully working one.



Rock On.

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 07:49 AM

i bought an FH-5 from norm --LOVED IT --
then he sent me a set of the FH-7 speakers --to improve it ............

its freeken awesome :drool: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :breakdance: :superduper:

#42 monchito

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 05:10 PM

glue i also have the cfs-99 and the 88.. 2 77 and a 66 a 580 a cfs 9000 there are 2 of the sony line i would like to get :-D

#43 kraftmatic

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Posted 16 September 2012 - 11:29 PM

Alright guys, let's see the CFS-99 pics then. :-)

#44 monchito

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 06:32 PM

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Posted 27 January 2015 - 12:10 PM

My gray SONY CFS-71L

 

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