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    Howdy Folks

    As I get into my second half of a century of my life I think about all the Really Cool Entertainment Devices that came out when I was in my 20's and I keep on seeing on Ebay a old friend the Atari Video Music which back in 1977 I was lucky enough to get a Brand new sealed in the box on of these devices at close-out for $100.00 .


    Now my Oldest brother (I am #5 of 5 boys and 2 girls in my family ) and he was a Assistant Manager at a Disco called "The Mad Hatter Disco" and back in 1976 he was talking about a Video Color Organ that Atari was trying to sell for I think 1K or $500 . Back the Discos were using colored Filament Light Bulbs behind thick plastic ( Look at the movie "Saturday Night Fever " for reference ) with a simple Transistor multi channel to control Red ,Blue , Green light bulbs .



    Here is a couple Youtube videos to explain the device:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wle0eqBwtL8



    And this is Ben Heck Fixing one of these old devices


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=INnpnJvDXDg
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    When things don't go right the 1st time , Step back ,Take a break and come back renewed. RGS

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    An Introduction to the World of Quadraphonic Sound

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WMALh1tMklQ
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    this fellow youtuber has a nice collection of music videos


    https://www.youtube.com/user/vwest1ife/videos
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    Default Re: Retro "The Future " Home Electronics Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by takethecastle57 View Post
    That is a pretty cool device! I checked eBay, and found one for only $2,495.00!
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/1959-SEEBUR...9FFY:rk:7:pf:0

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    You guys have me yearning to spin some vinyl today!

    I have one of these that I found at Goodwill years ago along with a carrying case of about 60 45's. It will also play my 33's and 78's. Sound is a bit scratchy but that goes with half of the childhood memories. I am still looking for an original spindle adapter for the 45's to stack on. Mine is very, very corroded.

    http://zenithtuberadio.cricket/1961_...r_restored.php

    Overture From Tommy (A Rock Opera) sounds pretty good!

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    I'd been going to the https://www.chicagolandshow.com/ several times over the last few years. I believe I've seen multiple of those there over the years. They can have some pretty cool stuff available. Last year they moved it further north, which it was already 3 hours away now it's over 4. I've not bitten the bullet to go to the new location.

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