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Who remembers?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by bagman, Jun 28, 2020.

  1. bagman

    bagman Well-Known Member

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    Who remembers boosters and equalisers .... couldn’t afford the ones with the flashing lights ..although I could turn on my hazard lights .... you were pretty important looking when you turn these on ... CCF4721A-525A-49A9-8B95-041CA2282DC1.jpeg
     
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  2. oldman

    oldman Super Moderator Staff Member

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    ......damn, I thought that they were still “normal” equipment ! :rolleyes:
    Gotta get out more.........
    Cheers,
    Mark
     
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  3. MAP77

    MAP77 Well-Known Member

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    I saved up Tony and had the Pioneer KP-4000B Cassette Stereo dash mounted and the equaliser that I mounted under the glove box area.

    The flashing lights were mandatory to be in tune with Meatloaf, ELO, Fleetwood Mac and Aussie Crawl!
     
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  4. bagman

    bagman Well-Known Member

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    That’s the one ... and to the tune of ride like the wind .... always made it feel like you were going fast .
     
  5. wirrah

    wirrah Well-Known Member

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    I had an equaliser in my '78 Sopru. It had about 8 sliders to control the frequency response!
     
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  6. MAP77

    MAP77 Well-Known Member

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    Mine was similar to this model
     
  7. bagman

    bagman Well-Known Member

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    Lights up like a Christmas tree
     
  8. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    Yep...mine was under the passengers seat so I didn't get the light show:(.
    Cheers
     
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  9. Nozza

    Nozza Well-Known Member

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    Decent head unit and decent speakers, equalisers and stuff should no longer be required.
    Early years in my Escort panel van I had all sorts or amps and equalisers.
    Even at home now, we have Sonos syrstem with no bass or treble control, much less equaliser.
    Sam has a Retrosound head unit and four speakers.
    Satisfies me and the young daughter.
    Unless you want to sit at the lights competing in the doof doof contest, don't bother.
     
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  10. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    So what did the Power DEFEAT do ? :rolleyes:
     
  11. oldman

    oldman Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Defeat is Equaliser-speak for off.....
    Can't just say on/off if you have that much tech.;)
    Cheers,
    Mark
     
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  12. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Possibly they should have renamed ON to WIN or CONQUER :rolleyes:
     
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  13. paul77

    paul77 Well-Known Member

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    I had an alpine equaliser, always trying to adjust to reduce tape hiss. CDs were the beginning of the end for these I think?
     
  14. bagman

    bagman Well-Known Member

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    Who remembers push button radios ... not like touch screens of today that have a mind of their own .
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  15. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    The cassette tape chewer.

    Also remember the ribbons of tape, from failed cassettes strewn along the roadsides.........
     
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  16. wombatventures

    wombatventures Well-Known Member

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    I've got boxes of old tape decks and radios. The plan is to one day get them freshened up to put in my cars. By then there probably won't be any radio stations left though!:oops:
     
  17. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Oh yeah ;) you could still hit the right button going over a bump .... touch screens no such luck :confused:
     
  18. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Rotary Dial Telephones -

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    New Zealand had to be different and have reversed order of the numbers :rolleyes:

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  19. Barry

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    Wonder if it had something to do with their emergency number being 111

    I heard ours was 000 as it is the longest to dial so less accident dials??
     
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  20. bagman

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    Ah yes mine had a high pitch squeal when it was about to happen - then that’s when the pencil in the glove box came handy .
     
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