I seen something last week I haven't seen in years.

Discussion in 'The Big Show' started by MIXMASTERMACHOM, Dec 7, 2017.

  1. MIXMASTERMACHOM

    MIXMASTERMACHOM DJ Extraordinaire

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    I hope this thread turns into a fun thread. I was at a doctor's office getting Acupuncture last Wednesday when I saw over the coat rack a small BSR Mcdonald speaker. I hadn't heard of them in I guess over 20 years. I remember they made some great speakers back in the day.

    I also remember Soundcraftman amps from back in the day as well. If you owned one of those you were a top of the line DJ as they were VERY expensive. Even their cheapest model cost a whole lot! They were well worth the money if you could afford to buy one. Any other brands you can think of from back in the day that were top sellers that are no longer made?
     
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  2. sonic-vision

    sonic-vision DJ Extraordinaire

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    Realistic speakers are raw??!!
     
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  3. steve149

    steve149 Urbane Legend

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    Many of the old names died out: Garrard, Carver (though Bob Carver still sells under his name), BIC Venturi, AR, Advent, Sansui, Aiwa, Fisher, Ohm

    Many were resurrected, reborn, or have a different focus: Dual, Advent, Marantz, Nakamichi, Thorens, Kenwood, Sanyo, Hafler

    Some still exist, though many don't notice: Harman Kardon
     
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    rickryan.com DJ Extraordinaire

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    Speaking of making a thread fun, acupuncture you say? Surely there are some good remarks the peanut gallery can come up with on that?
     
  5. Ausumm

    Ausumm Day Late and a Dollar Short

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    If you wanna see old skool electronics....
    you should see the Performance Room here at the radio station.
    (we use old audio stuff as a backdrop for artists performing)
    Some of it is close to 100 years old.
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    When I was growing up (pre DJ years)...it was all Radio Shack / Realistic.
    Especially those FM Converters for cars with AM radios.
    (the deluxe models had a 40-watt booster)
     
  6. MIXMASTERMACHOM

    MIXMASTERMACHOM DJ Extraordinaire

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    I saw in that picture a reel to reel. I had one when I first became a DJ. Never used it. I just had it. I wonder how much one would be worth today. They used to have one in Club Zanzabar that they played tracks from.
     
  7. sonic-vision

    sonic-vision DJ Extraordinaire

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    Are crate amps still around?
     
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    tunes4046 DJ Extraordinaire

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    Somewhere I have an 8 track to cassette adapter for a car stereo
     
  9. MIXMASTERMACHOM

    MIXMASTERMACHOM DJ Extraordinaire

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    Yes they are?
     
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  10. steve149

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    Is that a Canadian statement?
     
  11. Hank Davidson

    Hank Davidson Affordable, yet priceless.

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    Who else thought the answer was going to be "a paycheck"?;)
     
  12. Ausumm

    Ausumm Day Late and a Dollar Short

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    They are rare and valuable to collectors and audiophiles.
    But not in the general public.
    The TAPE that is used in R2R's is known to disintegrate, kinda like movie film..
    so having a machine to play it on isn't a big concern.
     
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  13. MIXMASTERMACHOM

    MIXMASTERMACHOM DJ Extraordinaire

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    I seen some online selling for well over 2k. I wonder how much that same unit cost back in the day? I forgot how I even got the one I had.
     
  14. Jeff Romard

    Jeff Romard Moderator Staff Member

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    That must be the standard radio station old gear storage shelving we have the same in our building lol. They threw most of the old stuff out now though

    I was going to ask if he lost weight ;)
     
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    azdeejay DJ Extraordinaire

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    Aiwa, that take's me back.
     
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    I still use my BSR linear tracking turntable and my dBx speakers. All more than 30 years old.


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  18. MIXMASTERMACHOM

    MIXMASTERMACHOM DJ Extraordinaire

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    I learned something new. I never knew DBX made speakers.