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#1 Nickeccles

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Posted 15 March 2019 - 04:02 PM

Spotted this on eBay last week & was very surprised!!

Now I've seen these "System 50" Aiwa's before but either beaten to fook or overpriced to a degree that makes you piss yourself laughing

I pondered for the usual 2 minutes before offering £35 which was accepted & just two days later she landed here!!

What can I say? If you think the "System 30" is nice, then this series will be a nice surprise............

Never had my hands on one or indeed any 50 series components before - These are real HiFi units once again but built to a crazily high standard & very beautiful too!

This is suffering from all belts disintegrated as expected & not much else it seems.........

I do think however that this deck will be a challenge to repair even for me!

Look at how much is packed in there & how many cables to be moved aside........

Once deck is out, I think it will be easy to rebelt with just cleaning of all the idlers & flywheel plus a drop of machine oil on the capstan!

I am loving the Led meters on this & I think they are tri-colour like the L30 deck just much longer in length & range!!

Of course this means that once repaired, I will be after System 50 digital tuner & a pre/power amp combination! Maybe they do an integrated amp? I don't know..........

Look out for the restore sometime soon............

Anyone want to buy a System 30??

Et Viola:



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#2 MyOhMy

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Posted 15 March 2019 - 04:30 PM

I like these space-saving mini Hi-Fi units but the problem(?) with these and all other feature packed small audio items is the inside - they're jam packed with wires and components.  This would never put me off but I'd be so reluctant to poke around inside that I'd (probably) buy a GWO/refurbished unit.  All that said, I like this unit, it's the looks and functionality that'd keep me content for a long time to come.  Nice one, Nick.  :thumbsup:



#3 Brutus442

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Posted 15 March 2019 - 06:58 PM

Nice one Nick! 

 

I have a Sony of similar design to this model. I think there was a shift of thought from the manufacturers to provided "bookshelf" HIFI for the space conscious customer. 

 

 

P.S. I love your "usual 2 minute" decision making! You'd never make it in politics I'm afraid.....you have to defer all decisions till a later date :lol:



#4 Transistorized

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Posted 15 March 2019 - 08:21 PM

Wow! One of the few units i have seen with Fero-Chrome type III setting.



#5 MesaAZGuy

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Posted 15 March 2019 - 08:43 PM

Nice one! Clean and new looking. Enjoy!



#6 Fatdog

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Posted 15 March 2019 - 10:10 PM

I like these space-saving mini Hi-Fi units but the problem(?) with these and all other feature packed small audio items is the inside - they're jam packed with wires and components.  This would never put me off but I'd be so reluctant to poke around inside that I'd (probably) buy a GWO/refurbished unit.

That's a lovely compact deck, and I'm sure I would be mighty tempted if I saw one, but I agree with Christine about the innards.  Oof!  :-O :blink:



#7 TechnicsDan82

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Posted 25 March 2019 - 06:27 AM

thats a nice deck fairplay !