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Broken Mac Classic? - Just add water
 
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Can washing a faulty Apple Macintosh Classic II really bring it back to life? BLOG ENTRY: http://goo.gl/Z0EIxB AFFLIATED LINKS/ADVERTISING NOTICE All links are Affiliated where possible. When you click on links to various merchants posted here and make a purchase, this can result in me earning a commission. Affiliate programs and affiliations include, but are not limited to, the eBay Partner Network & Amazon. I am a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to AMAZON Sites (including, but not limited to Amazon US/UK/DE/ES/FR/NL/IT/CAN)
Views: 671776 Techmoan
Forgotten Audio Formats: DCC & Elcaset
 
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An affectionate look at two failed, but entertaining cassette formats. Information on the other items featured in this video HERE: http://goo.gl/LchEls CORRECTION - The Elcasets were offloaded in Finland, not Norway. ------AFFLIATED LINKS/ADVERTISING NOTICE------- All links are Affiliated where possible. When you click on links to various merchants posted here and make a purchase, this can result in me earning a commission. Affiliate programs and affiliations include, but are not limited to, the eBay Partner Network & Amazon. I am a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to AMAZON Sites (including, but not limited to Amazon US/UK/DE/ES/FR/NL/IT/CAN)
Views: 672087 Techmoan
Vintage Electronics - The Tefifon
 
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Here's a video about something different. A vintage German audio player that's an intriguing marriage of record and tape. PART 2: With a wired direct Tefifon Recording HERE: https://youtu.be/9tTURrAWVYE Additional information - the Tefifon model I demonstrate does not have a built in speaker, although portable devices with speakers were available. The music plays from the beginning of the tape to the end in one go, at which point it needs to be stopped manually. There is no need to manually move the stylus on the tape to different songs. More of my HiFi related videos here https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list... My website: Techmoan.com: http://goo.gl/BN1f6P Tefifon on ebay: http://goo.gl/Zj6C4E How were the carts made? .... see here http://www.radiomuseum.org/forum/tefi_cassettes_how_were_they_produced.html?language_id=3 AFFLIATED LINKS/ADVERTISING NOTICE All links are Affiliated where possible. When you click on links to various merchants posted here and make a purchase, this can result in me earning a commission. Affiliate programs and affiliations include, but are not limited to, the eBay Partner Network & Amazon. I am a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to AMAZON Sites (including, but not limited to Amazon US/UK/DE/ES/FR/NL/IT/CAN)
Views: 826762 Techmoan
The Amazon Locker Experience
 
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No more missed Amazon parcels for me now the lockers have come to town. ------AFFLIATED LINKS/ADVERTISING NOTICE------- All links are Affiliated where possible. When you click on links to various merchants posted here and make a purchase, this can result in me earning a commission. Affiliate programs and affiliations include, but are not limited to, the eBay Partner Network & Amazon. I am a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to AMAZON Sites (including, but not limited to Amazon US/UK/DE/ES/FR/NL/IT/CAN)
Views: 365619 Techmoan
Hidden Mini Double-Tap Unlock Trick
 
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I stumbled across this undocumented feature on my Mini the other day and thought it too good not to share. -------------SUPPORT--------------- This channel can be supported through Patreon https://www.patreon.com/techmoan Patrons usually have early access to videos ---------------SUBSCRIBE------------------ http://www.youtube.com/user/Techmoan?sub_confirmation=1 -------THANKS TO ------- Jerobeam Fenderson for the intro animation: http://oscilloscopemusic.com/
Views: 196465 Techmoan
Retro HiFi - The Missing Link
 
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This is a video about two HiFi components that could do with making a comeback. The video features two devices, The first is the Realistic APM-200 - an external add-on VU meter sold in the 1970s & 1980s through Radioshack and Tandy. The main subject of the video though is the Onkyo U30 - an RCA Switchbox/Pre-amp. I really don't see why an enterprising manufacturer couldn't bring back either one or both of these types of devices. If they were to go a step further and add in a DAC, then we'd really have an handy all-in-one HiFi component. Perhaps I've just given someone the idea for a Kickstarter. The Techmoan channel can be supported via Patreon https://www.patreon.com/techmoan
Views: 505504 Techmoan
1950 Curta Calculator
 
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In December 2014 I made six short videos. This is one of them. It features the Curta Model 1 Calculator.
Views: 966820 Techmoan
The World's Smallest Cassette Tape - Sony NT
 
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A quick demo of the Sony NT Cassette in the NT2 recorder Blog & Purchasing info here: http://goo.gl/QvX5E5 Apologies for the oversaturated (blown-out) audio recording...you can hear a better demo here: https://youtu.be/unj79pzEHNQ?t=5m36s ------AFFLIATED LINKS/ADVERTISING NOTICE------- All links are Affiliated where possible. When you click on links to various merchants posted here and make a purchase, this can result in me earning a commission. Affiliate programs and affiliations include, but are not limited to, the eBay Partner Network & Amazon. I am a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to AMAZON Sites (including, but not limited to Amazon US/UK/DE/ES/FR/NL/IT/CAN)
Views: 378646 Techmoan
Maglite Torch CREE LED DIY Upgrade
 
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The CREE LED shown in the video is a 220 Lumen XLamp XP-G2 and came from this UK based ebay seller: 3-6 Cell Torches https://ebay.to/2Ka7TOH 2 Cell Torches https://ebay.to/2I7yGuw ------AFFLIATED LINKS/ADVERTISING NOTICE------- All links are Affiliated where possible. When you click on links to various merchants posted here and make a purchase, this can result in me earning a commission. Affiliate programs and affiliations include, but are not limited to, the eBay Partner Network & Amazon. I am a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to AMAZON Sites (including, but not limited to Amazon US/UK/DE/ES/FR/NL/IT/CAN)
Views: 248370 Techmoan
HiFi - Swapping a Turntable Cartridge & The Cambridge Alva Duo Phono Pre-Amp
 
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A couple of Hi-Fi upgrades/side-grades - The Goldring E3 MM Turntable Cartridge & Cambridge Audio Alva Duo Phono Stage Links (All links are affiliated - see note at bottom) Goldring E3 MM Cartridge UK: https://amzn.to/2HyHxIY Cambridge Audio Alva Duo Phono Pre-amp UK: https://amzn.to/2JritFy US: https://amzn.to/2JrizNq DE: https://amzn.to/2UMR16o Wooden Bull Leather & Cork Turntable Mat UK: https://amzn.to/2UIceOZ Turntable Cartridge Protractor UK: https://amzn.to/2Ycg1Gh US: https://amzn.to/2Ycgmc1 Stylus Scale UK: https://amzn.to/2TQ4rlC US: https://amzn.to/2ULvw6f DE: https://amzn.to/2OhoTWK ---------------SUBSCRIBE------------------ http://www.youtube.com/user/Techmoan?sub_confirmation=1 -------------Merchandise----------------- https://teespring.com/stores/techmoan-merch -------------SUPPORT--------------- This channel can be supported through Patreon https://www.patreon.com/techmoan ********* Patrons usually have early access to videos ********** ----------Outro Music----------- Over Time - Vibe Tracks https://youtu.be/VSSswVZSgJw ------Outro Sound Effect------ ThatSFXGuy - https://youtu.be/5M3-ZV5-QDM ------AFFILIATED LINKS/ADVERTISING NOTICE------- All links are Affiliated where possible. When you click on links to various merchants posted here and make a purchase, this can result in me earning a commission. Affiliate programs and affiliations include, but are not limited to, the eBay Partner Network & Amazon. I am a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to AMAZON Sites (including, but not limited to Amazon US/UK/DE/ES/FR/NL/IT/CAN)
Views: 139142 Techmoan
1950s Wondergram ‘Pocket Phonograph’ Repair & Demo
 
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Today I'm taking a look at a beautiful piece of late 1950's miniaturisation. A record player you could fit in a (big) pocket, The Wondergram. ---------------SUBSCRIBE------------------ http://www.youtube.com/user/Techmoan?sub_confirmation=1 -------------Merchandise----------------- https://teespring.com/stores/techmoan-merch -------------SUPPORT--------------- This channel can be supported through Patreon https://www.patreon.com/techmoan Patrons usually have early access to videos -------THANKS TO ------- Jerobeam Fenderson for the intro animation: http://oscilloscopemusic.com/ ----------Outro Music----------- Over Time - Vibe Tracks https://youtu.be/VSSswVZSgJw ------Outro Sound Effect------ ThatSFXGuy - https://youtu.be/5M3-ZV5-QDM
Views: 184974 Techmoan
Revisiting the 8-Track with a New 1975 Pioneer HR-99 Recorder
 
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The Techmoan 2013 Christmas Holiday Special (I open a parcel in it). A look at the 8-Track Cartridge system. An explanation of the technology, what can go wrong, how to repair it and the unboxing and demonstration of a 1975 8-Track Recorder that's been stored away, new and unused, in it's box, for close to 40 years. BLOG: http://goo.gl/hKsJ7g (Including a chance to buy your own new H-R99) ------AFFLIATED LINKS/ADVERTISING NOTICE------- All links are Affiliated where possible. When you click on links to various merchants posted here and make a purchase, this can result in me earning a commission. Affiliate programs and affiliations include, but are not limited to, the eBay Partner Network & Amazon. I am a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to AMAZON Sites (including, but not limited to Amazon US/UK/DE/ES/FR/NL/IT/CAN)
Views: 486342 Techmoan
Turntable SOS : 'Repairing’ a Pioneer PL-88FS drawer-loading turntable
 
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The Pioneer PL-88FS (circa 1984) *was* supposed to be one of the better quality drawer loading record players. However that was 35 years ago and this turntable has had a hard life. ---------------SUBSCRIBE------------------ http://www.youtube.com/user/Techmoan?sub_confirmation=1 -------------Merchandise----------------- https://teespring.com/stores/techmoan-merch -------------SUPPORT--------------- This channel can be supported through Patreon https://www.patreon.com/techmoan *******Patrons usually have early access to videos******* ----------Outro Music----------- Over Time - Vibe Tracks https://youtu.be/VSSswVZSgJw ------Outro Sound Effect------ ThatSFXGuy - https://youtu.be/5M3-ZV5-QDM *The end of this video is intentionally farcical. https://www.dictionary.com/browse/humor
Views: 164367 Techmoan
Compact Cassettes: Don't Digitise - just enjoy
 
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The JVC KD-A7 tape player was the last component I needed to finish assembling my unusual HiFi. In this video I also show any HiFi components that I didn't cover in other videos and throw in a few tips if you are thinking of putting together your own. (CLICK SHOW MORE) Below are links to currently available items that are seen in the video. Rolling Stones GRRR! on Bluray Audio http://amzn.to/1mFGsdN Sony MDR-1R Headphones http://amzn.to/1m36ZQA Sonos Play 1 Speaker http://amzn.to/SmU847 Pro-ject RPM Genie 1.3 Turntable http://amzn.to/SmU6cv Mistral DT-307S Bookshelf Speakers http://amzn.to/1mZSNep ------AFFLIATED LINKS/ADVERTISING NOTICE------- All links are Affiliated where possible. When you click on links to various merchants posted here and make a purchase, this can result in me earning a commission. Affiliate programs and affiliations include, but are not limited to, the eBay Partner Network & Amazon. I am a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to AMAZON Sites (including, but not limited to Amazon US/UK/DE/ES/FR/NL/IT/CAN)
Views: 268862 Techmoan
Classic Retro Hi-Fi - The Sansui XR-Q7 Automatic Turntable
 
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A quick look at the latest addition to my classic retro Hi-Fi setup. You can find my other Hi-Fi videos here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLN2yCnHTG_6qjr-JAECy9Qnl_t6ek4CXD Techmoan Blog Article: http://goo.gl/dYCz7q AFFLIATED LINKS/ADVERTISING NOTICE All links are Affiliated where possible. When you click on links to various merchants posted here and make a purchase, this can result in me earning a commission. Affiliate programs and affiliations include, but are not limited to, the eBay Partner Network & Amazon. I am a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to AMAZON Sites (including, but not limited to Amazon US/UK/DE/ES/FR/NL/IT/CAN)
Views: 210308 Techmoan
Planetron Hi-Fi
 
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In December 2014 I made six short videos. This is one of them. It features the Planetron 8-Track/Radio Space Age Hi-Fi.
Views: 114645 Techmoan
Rescued 1980s Relic: The Sharp RP-114 Vertical Turntable
 
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Unusual 80s fully-automatic record player - New and unused. Finally unboxed after 30 years - but will it work? My associated blog post for this video: http://goo.gl/NKdF4I ------AFFLIATED LINKS/ADVERTISING NOTICE------- All links are Affiliated where possible. When you click on links to various merchants posted here and make a purchase, this can result in me earning a commission. Affiliate programs and affiliations include, but are not limited to, the eBay Partner Network & Amazon. I am a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to AMAZON Sites (including, but not limited to Amazon US/UK/DE/ES/FR/NL/IT/CAN)
Views: 559071 Techmoan
A quick look at the Amazing Mova Globe
 
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A globe that rotates using magic (well solar power) and costs a small fortune. AMAZON LINKS: http://amzn.to/1HS2W7S (US) http://amzn.to/1HS30V8 (UK) More on Techmoan.com: http://goo.gl/J6Jav7 AFFLIATED LINKS/ADVERTISING NOTICE All links are Affiliated where possible. When you click on links to various merchants posted here and make a purchase, this can result in me earning a commission. Affiliate programs and affiliations include, but are not limited to, the eBay Partner Network & Amazon. I am a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to AMAZON Sites (including, but not limited to Amazon US/UK/DE/ES/FR/NL/IT/CAN)
Views: 238483 Techmoan
TEAC O'Casse Open Cassette -  Reinventing the Reel
 
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A look at an unusual cross between an open reel tape and the compact cassette. As far as I know the O'Casse was only available in Japan. - you can usually find them on ebay http://goo.gl/XW6kx8 (at great expense) alongside the brilliant Sony WM-D6C Walkman that’s also featured in this video http://goo.gl/TVk5ir Also on Techmoan.com http://goo.gl/4kFGyP AFFLIATED LINKS/ADVERTISING NOTICE All links are Affiliated where possible. When you click on links to various merchants posted here and make a purchase, this can result in me earning a commission. Affiliate programs and affiliations include, but are not limited to, the eBay Partner Network & Amazon. I am a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to AMAZON Sites (including, but not limited to Amazon US/UK/DE/ES/FR/NL/IT/CAN)
Views: 772025 Techmoan
Add the magic of Valves to any HiFi - with The Yaqin SD-CD3 tube processor
 
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A look at a Tube Processor - which promises to add some of that rich silky smooth oldie world tube goodness to any plain old solid-state Hi-Fi. You can buy it on Amazon(US) http://amzn.to/1ZSUMSG or Amazon (UK) http://amzn.to/23tkHVJ If you want to know more about the device I didn't buy - here's a link http://ifi-audio.com/portfolio-view/micro-itube/ ------AFFLIATED LINKS/ADVERTISING NOTICE------- All links are Affiliated where possible. When you click on links to various merchants posted here and make a purchase, this can result in me earning a commission. Affiliate programs and affiliations include, but are not limited to, the eBay Partner Network & Amazon. I am a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to AMAZON Sites (including, but not limited to Amazon US/UK/DE/ES/FR/NL/IT/CAN)
Views: 280437 Techmoan
What a lovely VU : A metre of meters*
 
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A look at three audio level meters - one old, two new. AFFILIATED eBay links to the items shown in this video below: Mini Spectrum Analyser Available with or without the Aluminium case from these links UK https://ebay.to/2PaO0ea US https://ebay.to/2KJbQiz CA https://ebay.to/2ICbpnt DE https://ebay.to/2V1fAzR NL https://ebay.to/2DhMfXZ Dodgy Multi-colour LED spectrum analyser UK https://ebay.to/2Gg1LUV US https://ebay.to/2v5E0cT Classic RTW 1206 Peak Level Meters make occasional ebay appearances: UK https://ebay.to/2PghqYE US https://ebay.to/2ImL3qj DE https://ebay.to/2UkeTxs They’re listed more frequently on the German (DE) ebay. *Dimensions approximate Post credits comedy sketch available on its own here: https://youtu.be/-uL9HDQkGvU or as part of the Comedy Playlist https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLN2yCnHTG_6rlyYFpwUX2u0m_HVHpHO0F C64 Game featured in outro = https://doublesidedgames.com/shop/commodore/abbaye-des-morts/ ---------------SUBSCRIBE------------------ http://www.youtube.com/user/Techmoan?sub_confirmation=1 -------------Merchandise----------------- https://teespring.com/stores/techmoan-merch -------------SUPPORT--------------- This channel can be supported through Patreon https://www.patreon.com/techmoan *******Patrons usually have early access to videos******* ----------Outro Music----------- Over Time - Vibe Tracks https://youtu.be/VSSswVZSgJw ------Outro Sound Effect------ ThatSFXGuy - https://youtu.be/5M3-ZV5-QDM ------AFFILIATED LINKS/ADVERTISING NOTICE------- All links are Affiliated where possible. When you click on links to various merchants posted here and make a purchase, this can result in me earning a commission. Affiliate programs and affiliations include, but are not limited to, the eBay Partner Network & Amazon. I am a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to AMAZON Sites (including, but not limited to Amazon US/UK/DE/ES/FR/NL/IT/CAN)
Views: 184569 Techmoan
Rare DCCs and the mystery of the missing lyrics
 
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A look at some Digital Compact Cassette rarities and more information about those non-existent lyrics. DCC Museum - https://www.dccmuseum.com DCC Museum’s YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/user/ralfie225 Older videos My 2014 DCC video https://youtu.be/CkGMJBqZawA Odditapes 2017 https://youtu.be/unj79pzEHNQ Audities 3 2018 https://youtu.be/brD1lq7kvy4 ---------------SUBSCRIBE------------------ http://www.youtube.com/user/Techmoan?sub_confirmation=1 -------------Merchandise----------------- https://teespring.com/stores/techmoan-merch -------------SUPPORT--------------- This channel can be supported through Patreon https://www.patreon.com/techmoan *******Patrons usually have early access to videos******* -------THANKS TO ------- Jerobeam Fenderson for the intro logo oscilloscope animation: http://oscilloscopemusic.com/ ----------Outro Music----------- Over Time - Vibe Tracks https://youtu.be/VSSswVZSgJw ------Outro Sound Effect------ ThatSFXGuy - https://youtu.be/5M3-ZV5-QDM ------AFFILIATED LINKS/ADVERTISING NOTICE------- All links are Affiliated where possible. When you click on links to various merchants posted here and make a purchase, this can result in me earning a commission. Affiliate programs and affiliations include, but are not limited to, the eBay Partner Network & Amazon. I am a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to AMAZON Sites (including, but not limited to Amazon US/UK/DE/ES/FR/NL/IT/CAN)
Views: 158656 Techmoan
Panasonic 8 Track TNT Dynamite - Updated for 2014
 
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I bought a 'non-working' 1975 Panasonic RQ-830S Dynamite portable 8-track player. In this video I fix it up and drag it into 2014 with a much needed speaker upgrade. http://www.techmoan.com/blog/2014/7/22/adding-some-boom-to-a-1975-panasonic-tnt.html ------AFFLIATED LINKS/ADVERTISING NOTICE------- All links are Affiliated where possible. When you click on links to various merchants posted here and make a purchase, this can result in me earning a commission. Affiliate programs and affiliations include, but are not limited to, the eBay Partner Network & Amazon. I am a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to AMAZON Sites (including, but not limited to Amazon US/UK/DE/ES/FR/NL/IT/CAN)
Views: 210373 Techmoan
Fixing Mr Dengon
 
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An unusual vintage voice recorder from Japan. ---------------SUBSCRIBE------------------ http://www.youtube.com/user/Techmoan?sub_confirmation=1 -------------Merchandise----------------- https://teespring.com/stores/techmoan-merch -------------SUPPORT--------------- This channel can be supported through Patreon https://www.patreon.com/techmoan Patrons usually have early access to videos ----------Outro Music----------- Over Time - Vibe Tracks https://youtu.be/VSSswVZSgJw ------Outro Sound Effect------ ThatSFXGuy - https://youtu.be/5M3-ZV5-QDM
Views: 148528 Techmoan
Tefifon Update -  more info, more music, bigger.... and smaller.
 
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Another look at the Obscure 1950s German HiFi equipment - the Tefifon. In the second (and last) of my two videos about this player - I clear up a few questions, show a couple of things that weren't in the first video and you get to hear a direct recording from a Tefi Cart - so you can judge the sound quality for yourself. Downloadable MP3s of the Intro & Outro chimes here: http://goo.gl/k6euvT The FIRST TEFIFON VIDEO is here: https://youtu.be/nBNTAmLRmUg The name of the track played at the end of the video is "Cuba-Baion" - that's all the info I have. How were the carts made? .... see here http://www.radiomuseum.org/forum/tefi_cassettes_how_were_they_produced.html?language_id=3 AFFLIATED LINKS/ADVERTISING NOTICE All links are Affiliated where possible. When you click on links to various merchants posted here and make a purchase, this can result in me earning a commission. Affiliate programs and affiliations include, but are not limited to, the eBay Partner Network & Amazon. I am a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to AMAZON Sites (including, but not limited to Amazon US/UK/DE/ES/FR/NL/IT/CAN)
Views: 296767 Techmoan
Retro HiFi: DBX Disc - The best thing you probably haven't heard
 
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In this video I demonstrate DBX Discs, and am blown away to find that that this forgotten 40-odd year old technology sounds as good (or better) than anything that I've ever heard. You can still find old DBX Disc decoders on ebay http://goo.gl/3dC8qX where you can also find some DBX encoded records. The Discogs marketplace is also a good place to source DBX discs. https://www.discogs.com/search/?q=dbx+encoded&type=all If you want to read the vinyl inlay card info about DBX disc - it can be downloaded from here: http://pc.cd/pUPctalK My related blog entry: http://www.techmoan.com/blog/2016/6/5/retro-hifi-the-dbx-disc.html Click here to subscribe: http://www.youtube.com/user/Techmoan?sub_confirmation=1 This channel can be supported via Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/techmoan One more thing - I didn't try this before because to me it seemed a patently ludicrous idea....however seeing as so many asked for this, today I tried playing a non-dbx vinyl record through the decoder to see what happened. It should come as no surprise to anyone that when you use a decoder to decode something that hasn't been encoded....it doesn't work.. The results sounded terrible. Like putting a pillow over a speaker. Or putting your fingers in your ears. Unlistenable. Rubbish. Awful.. Poor. Bad. As The Jam once said "The public gets what the public wants"....so in a (soon to be proved misguided) attempt to placate the angry crowds brandishing pitchforks and flaming torches - HERE IS A DIGITAL RECORDING of the first two minutes of Pramlatta's Hips. http://pc.cd/7pCctalK Wow whatever happened to humour....so many people pointing out “that’s not a lady” on the DBX information card. I mean come on, there is a humourous air to the video overall, it’s got flipping puppets in it so you know straight off it’s not going be the News At Ten, then on top of that it actually says “*j/k” overlaid on the screen during the joke itself. I don’t know how it would be possible to to signpost a joke any more that that other than saying...”the following words are a joke” but that would surely become tiresome. Try to lighten up a bit...have some fun, you’re only here once. ------AFFLIATED LINKS/ADVERTISING NOTICE------- All links are Affiliated where possible. When you click on links to various merchants posted here and make a purchase, this can result in me earning a commission. Affiliate programs and affiliations include, but are not limited to, the eBay Partner Network & Amazon. I am a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to AMAZON Sites (including, but not limited to Amazon US/UK/DE/ES/FR/NL/IT/CAN)
Views: 399616 Techmoan
Tip - Banana Plugs into AV Amp Speaker Wire Binding Posts
 
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How to attach speaker wires with banana plugs into Amps that use binding posts. BUY Banana Plugs - HERE http://goo.gl/F0rMR AFFLIATED LINKS/ADVERTISING NOTICE All links are Affiliated where possible. When you click on links to various merchants posted here and make a purchase, this can result in me earning a commission. Affiliate programs and affiliations include, but are not limited to, the eBay Partner Network & Amazon. I am a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to AMAZON Sites (including, but not limited to Amazon US/UK/DE/ES/FR/NL/IT/CAN)
Views: 489035 Techmoan
Doorbell Q&A (Yes really)
 
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A follow-up answering a few questions generated by this earlier video: https://youtu.be/o9CpalDdd04 Product on Banggood https://goo.gl/6j7R0w Techmoan can be supported via Patreon at http://patreon.com/techmoan ------AFFLIATED LINKS/ADVERTISING NOTICE------- All links are Affiliated where possible. When you click on links to various merchants posted here and make a purchase, this can result in me earning a commission. Affiliate programs and affiliations include, but are not limited to, the eBay Partner Network & Amazon. I am a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to AMAZON Sites (including, but not limited to Amazon US/UK/DE/ES/FR/NL/IT/CAN)
Views: 96894 Techmoan
Eumig 8mm Camera
 
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In December 2014 I made six short videos. This is one of them. It features the Eumig C3R 8mm Cine Camera.
Views: 147999 Techmoan
The Nixie Watch
 
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A look at the incredible Nixie Watch from http://www.cathodecorner.com 2016 Square Nixie Watch Video here: https://youtu.be/7T22CdK4MDQ Errors in this video - Nixie Tubes are not Vacuum Tubes, and the digits are not filaments. AFFLIATED LINKS/ADVERTISING NOTICE All links are Affiliated where possible. When you click on links to various merchants posted here and make a purchase, this can result in me earning a commission. Affiliate programs and affiliations include, but are not limited to, the eBay Partner Network & Amazon. I am a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to AMAZON Sites (including, but not limited to Amazon US/UK/DE/ES/FR/NL/IT/CAN)
Views: 3868530 Techmoan
What a 10hr music playlist looked like in 1992
 
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Creating a playlist of your favourite tunes can take quite a while - but spare a thought for the mixtape playlist pioneers of 20-odd years ago. In 1992 playing 10 uninterrupted hours of your own selection of music took a lot more preparation and used some rather specialised Hi-Fi equipment. Techmoan Blog Entry: http://www.techmoan.com/blog/2015/12/30/what-a-10-hour-music-playlist-looked-like-in-1992.html AFFLIATED LINKS/ADVERTISING NOTICE All links are Affiliated where possible. When you click on links to various merchants posted here and make a purchase, this can result in me earning a commission. Affiliate programs and affiliations include, but are not limited to, the eBay Partner Network & Amazon. I am a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to AMAZON Sites (including, but not limited to Amazon US/UK/DE/ES/FR/NL/IT/CAN)
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Neat old Technics Turntable meets rubbish new speakers
 
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Testing new speakers with a built in phono preamp & taking a good look at a classic Technics SL6 turntable. Linear Technics Turntables on ebay US https://ebay.to/2HdGnBt UK https://ebay.to/2HdGNYz DE https://ebay.to/304jJmm ***I returned the Auna speakers and got a refund*** Better Phono Speakers Review - Red Roth VA4 (other colours are available) https://youtu.be/r6d9Sj9-4gs The Roth VA4 speakers are Available from eBay UK - refurbished for around £92 (just under £100 off) https://ebay.to/2Je6ESj AMAZON in the UK RED http://amzn.to/2kQjAS7 BLACK http://amzn.to/2jUgCYI WHITE http://amzn.to/2jCaOC5 In the USA - KANTO sell speakers with the same features BLACK: http://amzn.to/2jVA3CO RED: http://amzn.to/2jBR2qC WHITE: http://amzn.to/2kqGj6k GREY: http://amzn.to/2kqP805 The vinyl demo record was - Show Me by YrLad: https://www.yrlad.com My suggested budget compact separates system Yamaha A-S201 Amp: https://amzn.to/30duId9 Mordaunt Short M10 Speakers: https://amzn.to/30ef1m3 Add a Technics Turntable https://ebay.to/2HdGnBt ---------------SUBSCRIBE------------------ http://www.youtube.com/user/Techmoan?sub_confirmation=1 -------------Merchandise----------------- https://teespring.com/stores/techmoan-merch -------------SUPPORT--------------- This channel can be supported through Patreon https://www.patreon.com/techmoan *******Patrons usually have early access to videos******* -------THANKS TO ------- Jerobeam Fenderson for the intro logo oscilloscope animation: http://oscilloscopemusic.com/ ----------Outro Music----------- Over Time - Vibe Tracks https://youtu.be/VSSswVZSgJw ------Outro Sound Effect------ ThatSFXGuy - https://youtu.be/5M3-ZV5-QDM ------AFFILIATED LINKS/ADVERTISING NOTICE------- All links are Affiliated where possible. When you click on links to various merchants posted here and make a purchase, this can result in me earning a commission. Affiliate programs and affiliations include, but are not limited to, the eBay Partner Network & Amazon. I am a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to AMAZON Sites (including, but not limited to Amazon US/UK/DE/ES/FR/NL/IT/CAN)
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Retro Tech - The PlayTape
 
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Another trip down HiFi memory lane ... but probably more like a magical mystery tour, since very few people remember this one. Please CLICK 'SHOW MORE' to see all info. You can often find playtapes - sometimes BNIB on eBay - http://goo.gl/7aGAeN See my other HiFi videos here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLN2yCnHTG_6qjr-JAECy9Qnl_t6ek4CXD There are some useful playtape links on my blog: http://www.techmoan.com/blog/2016/1/13/heres-something-old-the-playtape.html AFFLIATED LINKS/ADVERTISING NOTICE All links are Affiliated where possible. When you click on links to various merchants posted here and make a purchase, this can result in me earning a commission. Affiliate programs and affiliations include, but are not limited to, the eBay Partner Network & Amazon. I am a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to AMAZON Sites (including, but not limited to Amazon US/UK/DE/ES/FR/NL/IT/CAN)
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DC International & the forgotten audio cassette format war
 
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When is a cassette not a Cassette? When it's a DC International Cassette. The odd tale of a Philips' project that turned against them. The single spool (Einloch) cassette prototype from 1962 mentioned in the video can be seen here: https://philips-cassetten-recorder.beepworld.de The Comedy Outro Video can be viewed on its own here https://youtu.be/NtmtFkxOnrg ---------------SUBSCRIBE------------------ http://www.youtube.com/user/Techmoan?sub_confirmation=1 -------------Merchandise----------------- https://teespring.com/stores/techmoan-merch -------------SUPPORT--------------- This channel can be supported through Patreon https://www.patreon.com/techmoan ****PATRONS USUALLY HAVE EARLY ACCESS TO VIDEOS**** ----------Outro Music----------- Over Time - Vibe Tracks https://youtu.be/VSSswVZSgJw ------Outro Sound Effect------ ThatSFXGuy - https://youtu.be/5M3-ZV5-QDM
Views: 212712 Techmoan
REVIEW: The Bacon Express - You Had One Job!
 
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The Bacon Express is a toaster shaped kitchen appliance that has just one function - to cook bacon, so you'd think it would be good at it.... You can find this for sale on Amazon. Amazon US: http://amzn.to/2x6hm4s Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/2y5rI3Q If you think my review is flawed in some way - I'd suggest checking out the reviews on Amazon. -------------SUPPORT--------------- This channel can be supported through Patreon https://www.patreon.com/techmoan Patrons usually have early access to videos ---------------SUBSCRIBE------------------ http://www.youtube.com/user/Techmoan?sub_confirmation=1 -------THANKS TO ------- Jerobeam Fenderson for the intro animation: http://oscilloscopemusic.com/ ----------Outro Music----------- Over Time - Vibe Tracks https://youtu.be/VSSswVZSgJw ------Outro Sound Effect------ ThatSFXGuy - https://youtu.be/5M3-ZV5-QDM ***LINKS: All Amazon/eBay links are Affiliated where possible.*** ***Affiliate Advertising Notice*** I am a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to AMAZON.COM & AMAZON.CO.UK.
Views: 252767 Techmoan
'Hologram Fan' - animated images in ‘mid-air’
 
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An eye-catching display that looks like something out of Blade Runner. Affiliated ebay links below The seller I used is out of stock - the links below will lead you to alternative sellers of the same device. UK: https://ebay.to/2XnVIVk US: https://ebay.to/2UvZJFo DE: https://ebay.to/2VVM107 CA: https://ebay.to/2VgMQU6 NL: https://ebay.to/2PpAa84 AU: https://ebay.to/2ZyfqQa IE: https://ebay.to/2Iy93H1 Big Clive’s Video about travel adaptors https://youtu.be/ESIzuV6kdWY ---------------SUBSCRIBE------------------ http://www.youtube.com/user/Techmoan?sub_confirmation=1 -------------Merchandise----------------- https://teespring.com/stores/techmoan-merch -------------SUPPORT--------------- This channel can be supported through Patreon https://www.patreon.com/techmoan *******Patrons usually have early access to videos******* ----------Outro Music----------- Over Time - Vibe Tracks https://youtu.be/VSSswVZSgJw ------Outro Sound Effect------ ThatSFXGuy - https://youtu.be/5M3-ZV5-QDM ------AFFILIATED LINKS/ADVERTISING NOTICE------- All links are Affiliated where possible. When you click on links to various merchants posted here and make a purchase, this can result in me earning a commission. Affiliate programs and affiliations include, but are not limited to, the eBay Partner Network & Amazon. I am a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to AMAZON Sites (including, but not limited to Amazon US/UK/DE/ES/FR/NL/IT/CAN)
Views: 217134 Techmoan
The Gramovox Vertical Turntable - REVIEW
 
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The Floating Record Vertical Turntable was a successful Kickstarter campaign.The idea was to make a quality turntable that takes up less shelf space, looks great and sounds good. Did they deliver - watch the video to find out. The official website is: http://www.gramovox.com For interesting looking vinyl exclusives (colours/pictures etc) visit https://www.newburycomics.com/collections/exclusive-vinyl The techmoan channel can be supported via https://www.patreon.com/techmoan Titles of Records Shown Picture Disc 12” - Back to the Future Soundtrack - Various Glow in the Dark Green 10” - Ghostbusters - Ray Parker Jr Red 10” Rock Tonight - Lord Funk Feat Davjazz Black 12” - No one can do it better - The D.O.C Red 7” - Soul Almighty - Bob Marley Yellow 12”- When Life gives you Lemons you paint that shit gold - Atmosphere Red/Yellow/Green 12” - Legend - Bob Marley Clear 12” - After the Rain - Muddy Waters Gold 12” - Greatest Hit Singles - Isaac Hayes Picture Disc 12” - Thriller - Michael Jackson Clear with Coloured Dots - Casanova 70 - Air Red/Gold - Number Ones - Stax Yellow 7” - Soul Rebel - Bob Marley Blue - Willy and the poor boys - Creedence Clearwater Revival Black/Gold - Transformer - Lou Reed Red - Organix - The Roots Clear Green - Changesonebowie - David Bowie There are links to some of these discs here - http://www.techmoan.com/blog/2016/5/6/gramovox-vertical-record-player-review.html ------AFFLIATED LINKS/ADVERTISING NOTICE------- All links are Affiliated where possible. When you click on links to various merchants posted here and make a purchase, this can result in me earning a commission. Affiliate programs and affiliations include, but are not limited to, the eBay Partner Network & Amazon. I am a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to AMAZON Sites (including, but not limited to Amazon US/UK/DE/ES/FR/NL/IT/CAN)
Views: 644148 Techmoan
Bluetooth Star Trek Communicator Review
 
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The prop replica - that actually works. A list of stockists can be found on the official website here - http://www.thewandcompany.com/communicator/ You might also find some on ebay http://goo.gl/hSWEi8 ...but the cheapest place in the UK - seems to be Zavvi: http://www.zavvi.com/merch-accessories/the-wand-company-star-trek-bluetooth-communicator/11182731.html This channel can be supported through Patreon https://www.patreon.com/techmoan You can subscribe to this channel by clicking here - http://www.youtube.com/user/Techmoan?sub_confirmation=1 ------AFFLIATED LINKS/ADVERTISING NOTICE------- All links are Affiliated where possible. When you click on links to various merchants posted here and make a purchase, this can result in me earning a commission. Affiliate programs and affiliations include, but are not limited to, the eBay Partner Network & Amazon. I am a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to AMAZON Sites (including, but not limited to Amazon US/UK/DE/ES/FR/NL/IT/CAN)
Views: 253632 Techmoan
3000 ROMS shipped from Amazon...plus a dodgy console
 
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I wondered what the deal was with these 3000-in-1 retro consoles...so I bought one. ---------------SUBSCRIBE------------------ http://www.youtube.com/user/Techmoan?sub_confirmation=1 -------------Merchandise----------------- https://teespring.com/stores/techmoan-merch -------------SUPPORT--------------- This channel can be supported through Patreon https://www.patreon.com/techmoan Patrons usually have early access to videos ----------Outro Music----------- Over Time - Vibe Tracks https://youtu.be/VSSswVZSgJw ------Outro Sound Effect------ ThatSFXGuy - https://youtu.be/5M3-ZV5-QDM There are some audio issues with this video.
Views: 216031 Techmoan
RETROTECH - The Bone Fone
 
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A look at the Bone Fone. The 'bone conduction' AM/FM Radio from 1979. Previous Videos - Sennheiser Surrounder: https://youtu.be/3Ll-o4JttQk Neck Speaker Comparison: https://youtu.be/Lk4vcqUr2vQ Aftershokz Trekz Air: https://youtu.be/a27T7ldoLdE The comedy outro on it's own: https://youtu.be/NHI2T4otriU ---------------SUBSCRIBE------------------ http://www.youtube.com/user/Techmoan?sub_confirmation=1 -------------Merchandise----------------- https://teespring.com/stores/techmoan-merch -------------SUPPORT--------------- This channel can be supported through Patreon https://www.patreon.com/techmoan Patrons usually have early access to videos -------THANKS TO ------- Jerobeam Fenderson for the intro animation: http://oscilloscopemusic.com/ ----------Outro Music----------- Over Time - Vibe Tracks https://youtu.be/VSSswVZSgJw ------Outro Sound Effect------ ThatSFXGuy - https://youtu.be/5M3-ZV5-QDM ------AFFILIATED LINKS/ADVERTISING NOTICE------- All links are Affiliated where possible. When you click on links to various merchants posted here and make a purchase, this can result in me earning a commission. Affiliate programs and affiliations include, but are not limited to, the eBay Partner Network & Amazon. I am a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to AMAZON Sites (including, but not limited to Amazon US/UK/DE/ES/FR/NL/IT/CAN)
Views: 175819 Techmoan
Bond on a budget - The Seiko SNZF17 K1 "Sea Urchin"
 
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It's not a smart-watch, but it is a very Smart Watch. [email protected] AMAZON http://amzn.to/1vxiuWy (UK) http://amzn.to/1n3eM7C (US) EBAY http://goo.gl/vRr0Ct (UK) http://goo.gl/6akeFz (US) http://goo.gl/qiJ1dF (CA) http://goo.gl/u3I27T (AUS) http://goo.gl/s8bsFA (DE) http://goo.gl/g5YXc4 (NL) AFFLIATED LINKS/ADVERTISING NOTICE All links are Affiliated where possible. When you click on links to various merchants posted here and make a purchase, this can result in me earning a commission. Affiliate programs and affiliations include, but are not limited to, the eBay Partner Network & Amazon. I am a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to AMAZON Sites (including, but not limited to Amazon US/UK/DE/ES/FR/NL/IT/CAN)
Views: 710825 Techmoan
Seeburg 1000 BGM Part 2: The DIY version
 
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Part 1 is here: https://youtu.be/8kCHx3_vu9M You can also stream the music at http://seeburg1000.com/ Other items visible in the video Lametric Clock: https://youtu.be/aEIhc-2vmIM Roth Speakers: https://youtu.be/r6d9Sj9-4gs JBL Pulse Speaker: https://youtu.be/9RyeHoKX4ss 3D printed adaptors on ebay: https://goo.gl/o9rp03 Seeburg 1000 on ebay https://goo.gl/TrgmXX Any opinions expressed by the puppet characters are theirs alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Techmoan corporation. Popular Question: Didn't you make a 120V 60Hz Machine? Yep - A couple of months *after* I shot the footage used in this video, I set about making a universal 60hz power supply and the results of that can be seen in this video from August last year. https://youtu.be/_dgO0HdPMds However this solution is only really suitable for demonstrating things temporarily in a video - it's not something you'd want to use for long periods due to the size, fan-noise and power inefficiency. -------------SUPPORT--------------- This channel can be supported through Patreon https://www.patreon.com/techmoan Patrons usually have early access to videos ---------------SUBSCRIBE------------------ http://www.youtube.com/user/Techmoan?sub_confirmation=1
Views: 176615 Techmoan
1950s MP3 Player Wallbox
 
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The most beautiful (and possibly most expensive) remote control in the world. A mini tabletop MP3 Jukebox using a Seeburg Wall-O-Matic. Links - I bought my wallbox from here: http://goodstuffnowllc.com MP3 box (or iPod) adaptor can be purchased here: http://cdadapter.com If you are happy to take a chance, you can buy vintage wallboxes on ebay: http://goo.gl/YMdrXq AFFLIATED LINKS/ADVERTISING NOTICE All links are Affiliated where possible. When you click on links to various merchants posted here and make a purchase, this can result in me earning a commission. Affiliate programs and affiliations include, but are not limited to, the eBay Partner Network & Amazon. I am a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to AMAZON Sites (including, but not limited to Amazon US/UK/DE/ES/FR/NL/IT/CAN)
Views: 162671 Techmoan
ROKBLOK Follow Up & Tear Down
 
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Answering a few common questions raised by my RokBlok review - https://youtu.be/LPIJVdQkb1Q UPDATE: Lots of people suggesting the motor wires have been reversed - and if they were the other way around it would run the RokBlok in the other direction - however that isn't is is the way it's designed to work - look at any video of it in action and you'll see the control stick is on the inside of the block as it runs counterclockwise around the record. I'm finished with this one now - no more experiments - it is what it is. It didn't work out for me (and some others https://youtu.be/wV0Du72uTpI ) - but I take no pleasure from seeing a product fail - I would have been much happier if I could have shown you this working well. Anyway, onwards and upwards. -------------SUPPORT--------------- This channel can be supported through Patreon https://www.patreon.com/techmoan Patrons usually have early access to videos ---------------SUBSCRIBE------------------ http://www.youtube.com/user/Techmoan?sub_confirmation=1 -------THANKS TO ------- Jerobeam Fenderson for the intro animation: http://oscilloscopemusic.com/ ----------Outro Music----------- Over Time - Vibe Tracks https://youtu.be/VSSswVZSgJw ------Outro Sound Effect------ ThatSFXGuy - https://youtu.be/5M3-ZV5-QDM LINKS: Amazon/eBay links are affiliated where possible.
Views: 242494 Techmoan
Tips and advice for the Reel-to-Reel buying newbie
 
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Buy a reel-to-reel machine for your house and it's guaranteed to draw more attention than any piece of art you could have picked up for the same money...(CLICK SHOW MORE)... How much does one cost, what can you play on it and where do you get one.? Some of these questions may be answered in this video. I've also put some useful Reel-to-Reel links on my blog HERE: http://goo.gl/6uKiKI ------AFFLIATED LINKS/ADVERTISING NOTICE------- All links are Affiliated where possible. When you click on links to various merchants posted here and make a purchase, this can result in me earning a commission. Affiliate programs and affiliations include, but are not limited to, the eBay Partner Network & Amazon. I am a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to AMAZON Sites (including, but not limited to Amazon US/UK/DE/ES/FR/NL/IT/CAN)
Views: 434586 Techmoan
MQS SD - The Newest Physical Retail Music Format
 
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A look at a Hi-Res pre-recorded physical music format, MQS SD. There is some important info in this video description text box... MQS SD is sold in South Korea & HK for use with the Astell & Kern Hi-Res Personal Audio Players which feature MicroSD card storage slots. Astell & Kern use MQS to define HD Audio in a FLAC format with a 24bit encoding. According to their specs the KHz sample rate can vary depending on the source between 48KHz and 192KHz. The Beatles LP seems to be a special case because it’s just 44.1 KHz and I suspect this is because that’s the best source currently available. Back in 2014 manufacturers and record companies got together to define a system to code HD audio files. Here’s what they came up with. MQ-A - Taken from an Analogue Master Source MQ-C - Sourced from a 16bit 44.1KHz CD master and upsampled MQ-D - Sourced directly from a Direct Stream Digital DSD Master MQ-P - Sourced from a minimum 20bit master with a minimum 48KHz sample rate I haven’t seen these in use anywhere since, perhaps the descriptions were considered too verbose when you then combine them with the filetype AIFF, ALAC, FLAC or WAV. So what is MQS? Well as the video shows it’s not exactly nailed down in A&K’s description and I suspect that it’s just a simplification of the existing system. If you look at this South Korean music download site http://www.groovers.kr/mqs/chart/domestic?d=-1091701920 you can see they use MQS to identify HD tracks and then use a code like MQS 24/192 to identify the quality. The logo stands out in red on the page and the system is slightly simpler than stating a file is “HD Audio MQ-D FLAC 24/192” Whether the average human ear is capable of hearing the difference between all these things - I haven't a clue and I don't have a horse in that race...I'm just interested in collecting formats. I'm particularly interested in physical packed pre-recorded music...music in a box sold as a retail product. This is the most recent packaged music format (as far as I know). Yes SD cards and FLAC are not new...but putting them together in a nice box with cover-art and a booklet is...and that's what this video is about...something you probably weren't aware existed. SNAKEOIL - It's a flippant joke at the vague definition of the benefits of MQS over normal FLAC HiRes audio files...is there really any difference? It appears MQS is just 24 bit FLAC. I AM NOT SAYING HI-RES AUDIO IS SNAKEOIL ...just that I can see no discernible technical differences between 24 bit FLAC and MQS. Perhaps there is one...and if so A&K need to do a better job of defining exactly what the specific benefits of MQS difference are. Here is a link to all the MQS SD Card Albums. http://mall.groovers.kr/front/productlist.php?code=001000000000&listnum=12&sort=&block=0&gotopage=1 I bought my Beatles MQS SD Album on ebay - here's a link that should find any for sale https://goo.gl/MMOKDM Don't overpay though! Incidentally there's also another file format called MQA - here's some info on that http://www.soundandvision.com/content/hi-res-label-unamas-release-10-mqa-recordings This seems to have no connection to the MQ-A categorisation I mentioned above (which describes the origin of a recording - like AAD or DDD you used to see on CD's) This MQA (without the dash) actually seems to be a separate format that is backwardly compatible with some other formats...it's all very confusing. UPDATE No one has to buy these. Your existing choice of music delivery medium will continue to function irrespective of the success or failure of MQS SD. I didn't anticipate that showing an obscure music delivery format that is only marketed in South Korea for playback of audio via the micro SD card slot on a high-end digital media player would be so controversial. -------------SUPPORT--------------- This channel can be supported through Patreon https://www.patreon.com/techmoan Patrons usually have early access to videos ---------------SUBSCRIBE------------------ http://www.youtube.com/user/Techmoan?sub_confirmation=1 ------AFFLIATED LINKS/ADVERTISING NOTICE------- All links are Affiliated where possible. When you click on links to various merchants posted here and make a purchase, this can result in me earning a commission. Affiliate programs and affiliations include, but are not limited to, the eBay Partner Network & Amazon. I am a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to AMAZON Sites (including, but not limited to Amazon US/UK/DE/ES/FR/NL/IT/CAN)
Views: 735719 Techmoan
The Picocassette - Smallest Analogue Cassette Tape ever made
 
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A look at 1985's impossibly small Picocassette from Dictaphone. You can still get hold of these on ebay here: https://ebay.to/2plruDx AFFLIATED LINKS/ADVERTISING NOTICE All links are Affiliated where possible. When you click on links to various merchants posted here and make a purchase, this can result in me earning a commission. Affiliate programs and affiliations include, but are not limited to, the eBay Partner Network & Amazon. I am a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to AMAZON Sites (including, but not limited to Amazon US/UK/DE/ES/FR/NL/IT/CAN)
Views: 381074 Techmoan
Forgotten Format: The Sabamobil
 
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The Sabamobil is one of the rarer tape formats from the 60s. The cartridges may look strange but they hide a simple secret inside. Click 'Show All' to read the FAQs Potential FAQs Q) What speed does the tape run at A) 3.75 ips Q) How much audio can a tape hold. A) My tape contained a total of approx 90 mins of mono audio when tracks A,B,C & D were added together. Real FAQs Q: What's the name of the track at 07:50 A) Kurt Henkels: Junger Mann aus gutem Hause https://youtu.be/T7_Hje0-8UM Q) What's the name of the song at 08:03? A) Peppermint twist. https://youtu.be/g7m6AOn22Hk The version on the Sabamobil is a soundalike group. Q) Does it have an auto-stop mechanism? A) Well if it does, it isn't working on mine - the motor continues to spin at the end of a side and slips on the rubber wheel until the mechanism is manually switched off. Q) Why didn't I pan the audio to the left and right on the reel to reel so I could play the separate tracks. A) I needed to record the tape on a PCM recorder to include those recordings in this video - so dubbing two tracks at once was great because it takes half the time. -------------SUPPORT--------------- This channel can be supported through Patreon https://www.patreon.com/techmoan Patrons usually have early access to videos ---------------SUBSCRIBE------------------ http://www.youtube.com/user/Techmoan?sub_confirmation=1 ----------Outro Music----------- Over Time - Vibe Tracks https://youtu.be/VSSswVZSgJw ------Outro Sound Effect------ ThatSFXGuy - https://youtu.be/5M3-ZV5-QDM
Views: 335859 Techmoan
Commodore SX-64  Faults & Fixes
 
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In this video you can see amateur repairs performed upon the Commodore SX-64 Executive Computer involving the SID, PLA, Graphics Memory, Keyboard Cable, Disc Drive. (CLICK SHOW MORE..) There's also a bit of entertainment. Here are some links you might find useful: C64 SD Card Reader: https://goo.gl/Elvvwv SX-64 Computers on ebay: https://goo.gl/yVvH8A Replacement Chips & Heatsink Kit (UK): http://store.retroleum.co.uk/c64-chips Diagnosis & Repair of the SX-64: http://www.zimmers.net/commie/docs/sx64.txt The soldering iron kit I bought Amazon UK http://amzn.to/2dc6zLj Short Male to Female 25 Pin Ribbon Cable https://goo.gl/UwxQlW Epyx Fast Load Cartridge: https://goo.gl/1Ssiqz All three Seasons of Halt & Catch Fire can be seen on Amazon Prime in the UK: http://amzn.to/2dc900k FAQs I anticipate one comment may be suggestions that I could use a C64 emulator instead - and if that's what you want to do, then there's nothing stopping you, go and have some fun. My preference is to use the original hardware, because I'm as interested in the hardware as I am in the software that runs on it. And pleeeeeeese, no more electronics tips....I read the same ones on all the videos whenever I show a circuit board... desoldering guns, hot air, desoldering wick, desoldering braid, where to cut the legs, the heat of the soldering iron, where to hold the iron, how long to hold it, what type of rosin solder to use, tin the tip, use flux, use flux off, use IPA...etc etc etc etc....I understand you want to help, and thanks for that...but in reality it's all just a bit off-putting. The issue is that I'M JUST NOT VERY GOOD AT IT...and no amount of repeating that back to me will make me brilliant at it...it's just like a hundred dads shouting at a kid playing football (soccer) that he's rubbish at it and they were much better at it than him and he should try curving the ball into the net rather than falling over his own feet all the time. He's not going to get better...he's going to decide he doesn't like football as it's no fun....and stay at home to play on his Spectrum instead. So just relax...soldering only takes up 30 seconds of this 25 minute video...just try and enjoy the rest. By the way...the soldering worked out fine anyway. UPDATE - since 98% of the comments posted are about soldering - it seems like I'm in the minority in not being interested in the subject. Looks like there's a great opportunity here for someone to start a soldering chat website (...but it won't be me). 3D Printed SX-64 Keyboard Cable. - so here's a thing, there is a 3D model for a SX-64 cable on Thingverse...now whilst I don't have a 3D printer, you can click a button to 'order this printed' - so I did...paid the money, and a couple of days later I get a refund with the message 'this design cannot be printed' - so that's the end of that story. Hey why not use a Gender Changer?...because it doesn't work. I tried one and the pins don't extend far enough to connect with the connectors in the keyboard....I then tried to cut it down and it disintegrated...so No, Gender Changers Don't Work This video is a month of real time condensed into a few minutes...there's lots of things not in here...a full hour of desoldering...three different cables....waiting for chips in the post, what you see is the stuff worth showing...the boring frustrating unsuccessful dead-ends aren't in the video for reasons of entertainment. -------------SUPPORT--------------- This channel can be supported through Patreon https://www.patreon.com/techmoan Sometimes Patrons have early access to videos ---------------SUBSCRIBE------------------ http://www.youtube.com/user/Techmoan?sub_confirmation=1 ----- OTHER LINKS------- Commodore SX-64 Advertisement: https://youtu.be/5PygDf6E94o New C64 Games to buy on disc & tape - https://goo.gl/hxf8kA The C64 is being re-made (hopefully) more info http://www.the64.computer Techmoan Accompanying Blog Entry: http://www.techmoan.com/blog/2016/10/5/two-faulty-sx-64s-vs-one-man-with-half-a-plan.html
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Setting up a Drobo 5D
 
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My new Drobo 5D turned up, so I made a quick video about the set-up procedure. Drobo 5D on Amazon UK http://amzn.to/M7iGdZ Amazon US http://amzn.to/1jy3h1Y Blog: http://www.techmoan.com/blog/2014/2/17/the-drobo-5d.html This video doesn't really have a purpose other than to remind people to back up any precious files. ------AFFLIATED LINKS/ADVERTISING NOTICE------- All links are Affiliated where possible. When you click on links to various merchants posted here and make a purchase, this can result in me earning a commission. Affiliate programs and affiliations include, but are not limited to, the eBay Partner Network & Amazon. I am a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to AMAZON Sites (including, but not limited to Amazon US/UK/DE/ES/FR/NL/IT/CAN)
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