Long before Bluetooth

There was a time when background music at the beach used to be a bit more complicated than it is today:

Portable-ish studio by Stephens

This 40-track (!) beastie dates to about 1974, and if it doesn’t weigh a ton, it’s probably close enough.

3 comments »

  1. fillyjonk »

    17 June 2019 · 10:38 am

    Is that a wheeled vehicle being pulled through the sand? (allegedly, of course, it’s an ad).

    Man, if I actually tried something like that, I know what would happen within the first five feet: the wheels would jam up in the sand, the wagon would tip over, the expensive tape deck would break when it hit the ground AND sand would irreparably scratch the magnetic tape.

    I’m glad I came of age in the Era of Walkman.

  2. CGHill »

    17 June 2019 · 11:34 am

    Well, it’s riding on something, though I’m not entirely sure what.

  3. fillyjonk »

    17 June 2019 · 12:56 pm

    At first I literally thought “giant tortoise?” but the tracks in the sand look like wheels. So I don’t even know.

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