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#1 Old school Scott

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Posted 07 April 2010 - 04:09 PM

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Posted 07 April 2010 - 04:10 PM

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Posted 07 April 2010 - 04:12 PM

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Cheers OSS :afro:

#4 Gluecifer

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Posted 07 April 2010 - 05:01 PM

Ohhh interesting!

I have a Reader's Digest box that's a clone of my Crown CSC-960F, only it doesn't have the AMS gear but does have nice big VU meters.



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#5 snoop918

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Posted 07 April 2010 - 05:09 PM

Nice Old school Scott. Now break out the 8 track tapes and let's jam.

#6 ViennaSound

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Posted 08 April 2010 - 01:22 AM

I have this old readerĀ“s digest:
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and rick is right, i think the most ones are manufactured by CROWN:
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#7 Fatdog

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Posted 08 April 2010 - 07:36 AM

Very interesting! :yes:

#8 jaetee

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Posted 08 April 2010 - 07:42 AM

When I saw this thread title I thought it would be about a scan of an old boombox advertisement in Reader's Digest or something like that...

I had no idea they branded boomboxes.... and with built in 8-track even...

Very interesting.

If you're not going to read, cassettes are still the best way to "listen" to books IMHO. You can stop and not lose you place...

Before long road trips I'm always looking for books on tape for the car. Music is great, but books on tape can make a long drive go by pretty fast if you really get into the book.

Thanks for posting these pics. I learn something new on this site every day!!!!

#9 Master Z

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Posted 08 April 2010 - 08:07 AM

Those look like older models. I have a buDdy who has the center section of a readers digest 3 piece box in his garage. Its missing the speakers but he has it wire up to some bookshelf speakers and it sounds decent. Its also got cool analog vu meters!

#10 radiodayz

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Posted 08 April 2010 - 08:29 AM

I have two like that--mine are AM-FM-SW-cassette mono (different models)...very old but still working (one needs a belt for the cassette)...have no idea who made them but I think both were made in Japan. :-)

#11 ViennaSound

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Posted 08 April 2010 - 12:25 PM

I also owned a tape-only unit from them.
Found on dump.
But bad condition , so i parted it out and throw it away. :thumbsdown:
It had an little "controller", like a sewing machine.
Must have been a language laboratory or something. :hmmm:
An italian learning tape was inside, i remember....

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Posted 15 February 2017 - 07:02 PM

I found one at this on now fixed. I like the separate Bass and Treble control on this mono box.  Does anyone know who made this one I have read that some models are clones of Prosonic and Crown? 

 

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#13 Reli

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Posted 15 February 2017 - 10:15 PM

Those look like older models. I have a buDdy who has the center section of a readers digest 3 piece box in his garage. Its missing the speakers but he has it wire up to some bookshelf speakers and it sounds decent. Its also got cool analog vu meters!

 

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 06:05 AM

I found one at this on now fixed. I like the separate Bass and Treble control on this mono box.  Does anyone know who made this one I have read that some models are clones of Prosonic and Crown? 

 

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If you need parts, you could have mine. ;-)



#15 JVC Floyd

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 06:59 AM

Ha nice see you again viennasound been wondering how how you been and where you been.

#16 blu_fuz

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 12:50 PM

Did Readers Digest give those to magazine subscribers?



#17 MyOhMy

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 02:50 PM

Did Readers Digest give those to magazine subscribers?

 

Nah, they were prizes awarded to folk for receiving the 1,000,000th junk mail envelope.



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Posted 20 February 2017 - 10:32 PM

 

I found one at this on now fixed. I like the separate Bass and Treble control on this mono box.  Does anyone know who made this one I have read that some models are clones of Prosonic and Crown? 

 

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If you need parts, you could have mine. ;-)

 

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#19 Ghetteaux Les Fabulous

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Posted 27 February 2017 - 06:30 AM

So... Reader's Digest condensed stereo boomboxes into monoboxes... :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: