JVC RC-M80

The RC-M80’s little brother, the RC-M70 seems to receive all the attention these days and perhaps it’s unjust. Dezzy found this on eBay for a fraction of what one would pay for the lower model. Check out all of those slide controls and the tiny logic controls for the cassette. This model was hi-tech in its day, mainly due to the unusual receiver. This model has a synthesized tuner allowing the user to scan the band for frequencies. The readout is diplayed with an array of LEDs. If you’re in an area with no radio coverage, you’ll get the Battlestar Galactica Cylon effect, as Craig calls it. Craig, the King of LEDs also owns this model and provided a nice closeup of the tuner section. Check out his LED Museum, too!

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