NATIONAL PANASONIC SG-6070 (JAPAN 1978)
Panasonic's SG-6070 "3 in 1" stereo was a top people's music center if ever there was one. It's got a Direct Drive turntable with LED stroboscope. A superb two motor logic-controlled cassette deck which, of course, has a Dolby noise reduction system. The radio is a supremely sensitive 4 band stereo receiver with no less than six FM pre-set station controls. Like all the main controls on the SG 6070 these are sensor touch operated. It also has a digital timer which allows you to set the radio or cassette to come on at a pre-set time. Or to pre-set the cassette deck to record from the radio. Since it's well known that top people love power, the amplifier delivers a whopping 45 Watts RMS per channel. The SB-67 3-way loudspeaker system was available separately. Dimensions: 740x430x190 mm | Weight: 23 kg.
SONY HMK-77 (JAPAN 1977)
The SONY HMK-77 from 1977 was the top model in the music center lineup. It features a radio section with FM Stereo, AM, LW and SW wavelengths, FM muting circuit, LED Stereo indicator and a FM Tuning/Signal Level indicator. There is a very good amplifier section that is rated at 35W/ch @ 8ohm and it features Loudness, Bass, Treble control and high filter. The cassette recorder section is a basic one motor mechanism featuring Sony's own Ferrite&Ferrite heads. Frequency response is 40-16,000 Hz with chrome tape. The cassette recorder also features Dolby noise reduction, 2 VU meters with manual record level and a LED Peak level indicator. The turntable section is equipped with a Direct Drive, S-shaped tonearm model with manual or automatic control. The music system was available in black or silver finish with the usual high quality brushed aluminium fascia. The recommended speaker model was the SS-2070. A later version of this music center was the HMK-80 with added FM presets, but otherwise identical. You can read more about the HMK-80 from the 1001 Hi-Fi Collection here. Dimensions: 663x177x490 mm | Weight: 19.3 kg.