A Sansui 2000x receiver, made from around 1971 to 1975. Delivering 30 watts per channel, these older receivers used to be looked down upon by high-enders, but have gained cachet in recent years. They certainly were built well.


    Detail of the 2000x. Photos by Howard Kneller, taken at Angry Mom Records, Ithaca, New York.


    Blue in green...a National Panasonic transistor radio, circa 1960s? Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons/Joe Haupt.


    Tell me this doesn't bring back memories. Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons/Joe Haupt. He's posted a lot of very cool images of vintage gear online, so we can't resist including some from time to time.


     Save your best moments, says this circa 1960s Philips ad. Say, what happened to your nose?


    Howard Kneller’s audiophile adventures are documented on YouTube (The Listening Chair with Howard Kneller) and Instagram (@howardkneller). His art and photography can be found on Instagram (@howardkneller). He also posts a bit of everything on Facebook (@howardkneller).

    One comment on “Blue In Green”

    1. My Dad had that Phillips Recorder. He bought it Germany in the mid 1960’s and brought it with him to Canada in ‘65. I tried making some recordings on it in High School. But the Fidelity just sucked. For many years I kept it as a decoration piece.

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