Music system looks like our first stereo

From Japan, high school memories

Newlaunches

Break out those leisure suits--this sound system may be new, but it looks right out of 1974.

The "Gene Sound TAS-100" ("Gene Sound"?) combines digital and analog music in a system that can play and record old LPs and CDs as well as MP3 files, according to Newlaunches. The all-in-one system, made by Seagrand Japan, goes for an affordable $170.

There are a lot of systems that convert old and new recording media , but few have the distinctively retro look of this one, at least from this particular era. Regardless of how it sounds, you've got to give credit to Seagrand for not be afraid to wear its bellbottoms in public.

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