June 11, 2013 10 years ago Posted in Geek, Gravitas | Tagged High Fidelity So much nostalgia in here! 14″ TV! CDs! Videos! A handful of cassette tapes! High Fidelity!
I’ve been holding out against taking my 1987 “ghetto blaster” to the recycling. Hels says it should go. I’m strangely attached to it.
It is very important that you keep it. Don’t ask me why, you’re just going to have to trust me that it’s very important.
My old Panasonic “Cobra top” Ghetto Blaster died (at long last) a couple of years back. It’s still much missed – a total beast of a thing, 6 speakers and 4 amps in there.
My sister had (has?) the cobra top with the motorised lid. Hells did I covet that.
Yep, that’s the one. Motorised top, twin cassette (motorised tops), CD (motorised tray) and awesome output.
Excellent bit of kit.
How could we even *see* that telly?
I bought my first CD player (a small all-in-one with a tapedeck) with money earned from working in a shop at the age of 14. My sister got one for Christmas that year. The next year I bought a 14″ TV for about 150UKP and my sister got one for her birthday a month or so later.
I began to be very suspicious.
I kept the stereo until uni, when I bought a nice little set with separate speakers, and I kept that and the TV til moving to the states in 2004…
I even played all my PS2 games on that TV, at a range of about 4 feet…