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Does it play tape or is it just a pocket radio?
It's an AM/FM radio,...my father had the same one. It was pretty state of the art back then.
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Old 04-23-2012, 06:57 PM
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It's an AM/FM radio,...my father had the same one. It was pretty state of the art back then.
it has AM, FM, and FM Stereo
only trick is to get on the station with the thumb wheel tuning.
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Old 04-23-2012, 06:59 PM
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it has AM, FM, and FM Stereo
only trick is to get on the station with the thumb wheel tuning.
Yup!!! I see why my father really loved it!!!
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Old 04-23-2012, 07:07 PM
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Yup!!! I see why my father really loved it!!!
Let’s not forget it has a 3-band EQ and L/R Balance
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Old 04-23-2012, 07:35 PM
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Let’s not forget it has a 3-band EQ and L/R Balance
It WAS hi-tech when he had it in the 80's,...I miss the old coot so much.
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Old 04-23-2012, 07:39 PM
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It's an AM/FM radio,...my father had the same one. It was pretty state of the art back then.
Excellent. Now to fish meself a vintage bakelite pocket transistor radio that accepts a now-standard battery. I've came across countless vintage bakelite pocket transistor radios before. Just no way to power them. And those models accepting C- and D-cells are more like "hand-held" devices.
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Old 04-23-2012, 07:43 PM
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It WAS hi-tech when he had it in the 80's,...I miss the old coot so much.
I wasn't making fun of it, my dad had something similar but bigger and with 5 bands IIRC. I don't recall the brand but if I run across it, I'll take a pic to post.
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Old 04-23-2012, 07:50 PM
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I wasn't making fun of it, my dad had something similar but bigger and with 5 bands IIRC. I don't recall the brand but if I run across it, I'll take a pic to post.
WG, I didn't think you were making fun of it,...sorry if you thought so. I was just missing my father is all. Sorry for the confusion,...
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Old 04-23-2012, 07:59 PM
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Y'know, every time I see something like this that's still in working condition, I cry a little.
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Old 04-23-2012, 08:00 PM
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WG, I didn't think you were making fun of it,...sorry if you thought so. I was just missing my father is all. Sorry for the confusion,...
NP, I miss mine too, he passed almost 2 yrs ago :/
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Old 04-23-2012, 08:20 PM
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NP, I miss mine too, he passed almost 2 yrs ago :/
I'm sorry for your loss my friend. My father passed in 2004,...seems like yesterday.

Ok, sorry for the derailment,...back on topic.
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Old 04-23-2012, 10:13 PM
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Let’s not forget it has a 3-band EQ and L/R Balance
yup listening to it right now with my sennheiser HD490
If i remember they were 40-50$ big bux for a radio
when single speaker radios cost 7.99$
glad it brings good memories
i think of my mom everyday (2000)
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Old 04-24-2012, 06:12 AM
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Seeing double... guess I should lay off the booze.

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Old 04-24-2012, 06:52 AM
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Seeing double... guess I should lay off the booze.
I guess you managed to acquire the other model??? A coworker BEGGED me for mine,...and BROKE the headphone cable a week later!!! They do EQ and amp pretty well, if I remember correctly.
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Old 04-24-2012, 07:37 AM
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The new ones are the German Maestro GMP 8.35 D - they're the company that make the housings (and maybe the drivers too?) for the Canadian DBI phones. They do sound quite a bit different than the PRO-700. Some useful reviews on Amazon, for once: http://www.amazon.com/German-Maestro.../dp/B002LVUKFQ

Btw, this video is worth a watch, regarding the build quality of the German Maestro/MB Quart/DBI housing.

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I believe that German Maestro also builds the housing and driver of the Charter Oak SP-1. Perhaps they are now trying to gain some momentum under their own brand.
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Right, the SP1 look just like the GMP 450.

Here's the slightly confusing history of the German Maestro brand, for those interested: http://wiki.faust3d.com/wiki//index....PMB_/_MB_Quart - by the way, they also made the drivers for the fetching Jecklin Floats.
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Old 04-24-2012, 05:11 PM
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@DFKT: are these the 35ohm or 300ohm model? And when you say they sound different, do you mean different or GOOD different!!!

Just askin',...
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Old 04-24-2012, 06:59 PM
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Seriously give it another listen, did he say "you can even use with a portable device because of the low impotence" On a more serious note, the fact that they can handle all the abuse is impressive.
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Old 04-24-2012, 10:16 PM
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any word on sound quality on those indestructible headphones? From my experience (mostly with earbuds) you can get either good SQ or good durability.
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