This was mistakenly advertised as a Karaoke machine. It isn’t a Karaoke machine. Nevertheless I took a punt on buying it as I had the feeling that I owned the unusual cartridges it plays. In this video you can see if my hunch paid off and learn more about a rare format through an even rarer player.
My earlier video about this format https://youtu.be/Q_9IBIcsYj4
I) The machine appears to date from approx 1976. A helpful person on Patron spotted a date code on the speaker.
II) Crown? Weren’t they a US/U.K. brand? (delete as applicable) – not this Crown https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Crown_(audio_brand)
00:40 The machine
07:37 What did it do?
10:31 How did it work?
12:48 The 50/60Hz issue
15:44 A look inside
22:20 Cart player mech
28:20 A load of carts
30:10 Inside a cart
31:51 Internal speaker
32:45 Blank carts & recording
38:43 Patreon credits
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