RetroTech – KORG Personal Karaoke (1989)

From Techmoan. A look at a portable Karaoke player from 1989 Japan. Even if you don’t entertain Karaoke or it doesn’t entertain you, the chip tunes this device produces may still win you over. Chapters 00:00 Intro 01:06 The bundle 02:21 The Hi-Kara 03:57 The cards 06:17 The display 07:49 Finally some music 08:37 Mixed…

When Mini-DVD tried to go big

From Techmoan. I’ve accidentally brought a format back from an alternate timeline where it appears there’s no such thing as a bad idea. AFFILIATED Link to Amazon US for people who enjoy bad ideas executed with minimal effort. https://amzn.to/33PQKqW Wooden DVD Writer – Affiliated Amazon UK link https://amzn.to/31WcHlD —————SUBSCRIBE—————— http://www.youtube.com/user/Techmoan?sub_confirmation=1 ————-Merchandise—————– https://teespring.com/stores/techmoan-merch ————-SUPPORT————— This channel…

Tapes on a plane (All-in-one edition)

From Techmoan. A look at an aircraft BGM & Announcement player and the Emergency Announcements contained on the tape. CHAPTERS 00:00 Intro 00:45 Exterior & Tapes 01:53 Tape Heads 03:35 Machine Interior 04:51 Tape Interiors 07:24 Dubbing the tapes 10:07 HEAR THE ANNOUNCEMENTS 14:04 Summary 14:55 How to buy your own 15:27 Patreon Credits If…

REPAIRING the Flip-Clock Cassette Deck – Pioneer CT-50T

From Techmoan. My month long mission to get an unusual ‘Junk’ cassette deck ready for its close-up. Earlier video about Pioneer decks in the 1970s https://youtu.be/4ONtCoB0L70 —————SUBSCRIBE—————— http://www.youtube.com/user/Techmoan?sub_confirmation=1 ————-Merchandise—————– https://teespring.com/stores/techmoan-merch ————-SUPPORT————— This channel can be supported through Patreon https://www.patreon.com/techmoan *******Patrons usually have early access to videos******* ———-Outro Music———– Over Time – Vibe Tracks https://youtu.be/VSSswVZSgJw ——Outro…

Cassette tape cleaner – What, how & why?

From Techmoan. Ever feel the need to clean the tape in a compact cassette? Back in early ‘80s Japan you could buy a machine that did just that. Chapters 00:00 Stupidity 01:08 What? 02:20 Repair 04:31 How? (Demo) 06:35 Why? (Reasons to clean a tape) —————SUBSCRIBE—————— http://www.youtube.com/user/Techmoan?sub_confirmation=1 ————-Merchandise—————– https://teespring.com/stores/techmoan-merch ————-SUPPORT————— This channel can be supported…

PCB DUST-OFF Ryobi mini compressor vs Compu-Cleaner Xpert

From Techmoan. I was recommended two devices to try for blowing dust out of components. A compressor and a computer cleaner. Let’s find out which one is most suitable for my requirements. 00:00 Introduction 02:49 Compu Cleaner Xpert 05:04 Ryobi 18V Mini Compressor 11:45 Dusting 12:19 Summary 15:11 Warning Messages WARNINGS 1) Apparently blowing compressed…

Mid ’70s tape-deck natural selection and a Japanese time-machine dead-end

From Techmoan. I’ve imported a cassette deck that has an uncommon feature. Showing this oddity creates an opportunity to talk about the accelerated evolution of cassette deck design in the mid 1970s. Attributions & Links: The First Stereo Cassette Recorder (VWestlife Youtube) https://youtu.be/V6kfdtqrNvc HiFi Brochures & Pictures: https://www.hifiengine.com https://www.hifi-archiv.info https://www.cassettedeck.org Pioneer Company History: https://global.pioneer/en/info/history/chronology/ Green…

2020 LED Kits – Polonium Cube & Nixiecron M4 Clock

From Techmoan. Assembly & Demo of two new LED kits. *AFFILIATED LINKS BELOW* Ebay store: https://ebay.to/30LDUIO New 4-Digit Clock https://ebay.to/37vWpCc Original 6-Digit Clock https://ebay.to/3e6cZLg Polonium Cube & clock kits available from the Official Website (German): https://www.led-genial.de (Any downloads and updates are also available from here). CHAPTERS 00:00 Intro 01:48 Cube assembly 11:30 Cube demo 15:23…