Philips crazy Ski Slope Cassette Deck

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As unusual cassette decks go - the 1970s Philips changers are some of the oddest.

00:00 Intro
04:18 The ‘Repair’
26:05 First Demo
30:13 Prices \u0026 History
32:38 More Demo
36:39 Wrap Up
38:22 Credits

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Akai Auto-reverse video kglove.info/sun/video/anumwd6g0ambu4M.html
Bi-colour Tapes from www.tapeline.info

EXTRA INFO
It’s very likely one reason the tapes didn’t always locate perfectly in the mechanism is because I was using short custom-wound tapes. As these have less tape inside...they will also have less weight than the average C90. When I ordered them I had no idea the tolerances in the machine would be so fine with regard to tape weight. My intention was to use the short lengths to demonstrate the continuous tape recycling feature activated by the tape end sensor...without having to wait for a full length tape to reach the end. In addition most new cassette shells are a bit rougher and more angular than ones from back in the 1970s - they'd be more smoothed off with rounder edges, and as a result they'd be far less likely to get caught up against the sides of the cassette well.


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  • Goerge Lucas

    Goerge Lucas

    2 саат мурун

    My father had one , you sent me a great memories of him ( Thankyou) ,dad was right into sound equipment !!

  • Dubravko Hubak

    Dubravko Hubak

    9 саат мурун

    i kinda miss the mechanical age of media :/

  • Leona Devon

    Leona Devon

    Күн мурун

    OMG that deck is so comical, got to love the '70's engineering :)

  • DM DIGITALS

    DM DIGITALS

    Күн мурун

    You are boss of vintage goods. lot of love from India .❤️🙏

  • Rango No Prato

    Rango No Prato

    Күн мурун

    Very very good i love cassettes

  • Stuart Conner

    Stuart Conner

    2 күн мурун

    LOL. Love your "minimum requirement to play both sides" selections!

  • Stuart Conner

    Stuart Conner

    2 күн мурун

    As far as the right only low output, I suspect the control knobs having oxidation in them. I recommend exercising the knobs to see if anything changes you may find that it crackles and jumps in and out as the wipers scrape away some oxidation. If there's progress, using a liquid de-oxidation/contact cleaner could finish the job. Keep in mind re-oxidation happens fast if you don't clean out the slightly corrosive (because that's how they work) cleaner and apply a lube/protectant.
    These high-end machines of the 70's and early 80's are tanks and often don't need too much electronic repairs, It's the mechanicals that usually need maintenance.
    Having said that, some 'philes like to re-cap them and replace opamp chips and or transistors in the audio path to make these machines sound even better than when they were new!

  • Stuart Conner

    Stuart Conner

    2 күн мурун

    I noticed that counter seemed to move too fast foe a cassette player. You found the reason, It was around the wrong part of the wheel, therefore it was running too fast due to the size of that part of the wheel and falling off because that groove isn't where it is supposed to go.
    Good, if difficult diagnosis! All repairers are tinkerers. Don't sell yourself short. That was a tricky one.

  • Stuart Conner

    Stuart Conner

    2 күн мурун

    Thanks for that "white tack" trick That's useful. I don't know why I've never seen or thought of that before.

  • PurpleSfinx

    PurpleSfinx

    4 күн мурун

    Did anyone else think this was for one tape at a time and it had to fire it with great speed to get it to flip over?

  • evlampii

    evlampii

    4 күн мурун

    I lived in Stockholm in 70;s and remember this devices from Phillips and DUX in Quelle catalogue of those years. It was of a price about 700 kronos which was a quarter of monthly salary of mid class man. For the same price you could get a good music combo with turntable, cassette recorder, tuner, amp and speakers - even with ultrasound remote!! Hence there were few families who would prefer this construction against a hi-fi combo from a same brand.

  • Marvin Gershowitz

    Marvin Gershowitz

    4 күн мурун

    I had a tray 12 cassette automatic changer from 1973.
    It wasn't a very good sounding machine, but it worked.
    I ended up using it at the college radio station where I would load up old shows I did and let them play all night after I left the station. I don't remember the brand and never saw anyone with something like after I was through with the deck.

  • orbsphere

    orbsphere

    5 күн мурун

    To play both sides purchase 2 of same tape with null cassette (would instantly advance to next tape to play side 2) loaded in between. I believe Philips sold their own tapes which would have been good gimmick to sell more pre-recorded tapes. BTW FWIW I have "Realistic (Radio Shack Cat No 44-223) Cassette Tape Hand Winder" (allows one to manually re-wind cassette faster (10x?) than machine). which is of same dimensions and just held by hand against cassette face to operate. Also have several Maxell Capsule cassette tapes (I think where known as "soft shells" State side which were available in non-conventional lengths, ex. 80 or 110 minutes to better match actual album time length) which have all long edges of cases rounded over claiming gals could carry their tapes in backside of bikini bottoms without having sharp edges digging in.

  • Thorium Heavy Industries

    Thorium Heavy Industries

    5 күн мурун

    Nice Heisenberg look. :)

  • Dana Lehouillier

    Dana Lehouillier

    6 күн мурун

    That is an incredibly satisfying use of physics. Thank you, Matt. Your perseverance has given us all a gift.

  • Paul Watkins

    Paul Watkins

    6 күн мурун

    You say you just tinker I like to do the same I will buy something not working just for the challenge of finding out how it works and making it work again if possible

  • kurisu7885

    kurisu7885

    6 күн мурун

    You may just tinker, but watching all you do to get these old machines going again I like to think it helps others who are working on similar projects to get these old machines running again.

  • T@wesomE

    T@wesomE

    6 күн мурун

    Also the aesthetics in those older machines is really beautiful,even though they are big as hell & not so impressive as a smarthpone today still holds up as a vintage valued era systems!

  • T@wesomE

    T@wesomE

    6 күн мурун

    Its a jukebox cassette player!!! I made thoughts if they ever build something like that back in the day once and here it is thanks to you my friend! Its really impressive to see so complex mechanical systems that do so much for entertainment only.The fact that this wasn't so popular i imagine is because they were malfunctioned easy i believe due to their complexity!

  • RuviaPawz

    RuviaPawz

    6 күн мурун

    Facanitnatonf work

  • gtmx 14

    gtmx 14

    6 күн мурун

    Amazing video, never heard or seen such a tape mechanism before.. wow!! Thanks again for posting this! Take care 👍

  • Muhaimi Mohamed

    Muhaimi Mohamed

    7 күн мурун

    mechanical programming at its best....

  • paulj0557

    paulj0557

    8 күн мурун

    I have a C'Qatron or Qatron STEREO-48 . It's a 12 8-track Tape carousel , automatic tape player. DEMO on my channel with awesome long playing multiple tapes, quirks. 8-track heaven! VIDEO- *C' Qatron [SEEK'ATRON] FINDS ELVIS AND OTHERS*

  • Vedraj r.m

    Vedraj r.m

    10 күн мурун

    You can record side A and side B in separate tapes and stack them up
    So that it seems like one continuous tape
    Or stack two of the same tape but different sides

  • Googol

    Googol

    10 күн мурун

    James May porn

  • Ben Pit

    Ben Pit

    10 күн мурун

    Imagine this with vinyls 😆

  • Beefchicken Industries

    Beefchicken Industries

    10 күн мурун

    Can we take a moment to appreciate the absurdity of a stage name that is “Engleburt Humperdinck”?

  • chloe devereaux

    chloe devereaux

    11 күн мурун

    at 27:30 the tapes either side of the one with the brown tape showing have no tape in them..... you can't even see the leader...

  • Oliver Hale

    Oliver Hale

    12 күн мурун

    Wow, those schematics! Seeing them really makes me appreciate the genius of the designers.

  • Bob Mclaughlin

    Bob Mclaughlin

    13 күн мурун

    Just like working on antique clocks.... You need (and have) infinite patience and a steady hand... You have to wonder... Who comes up with such machines...? Almost as complex as the VHS, vcr's. I really appreciate your videos. I'm a bit of an "eccentric tinkerer" myself.. 😁 You must know that feeling when you mess with something for hours, you power it up and it Works... 👍 And of course, frustration goes along with this as things go "sideways"... 😑

    • Bob Mclaughlin

      Bob Mclaughlin

      13 күн мурун

      Just one more thing, was " heath Robinson" on the design team?.. Or, if in N america, it would be Rube Golberg

  • Jack Egan

    Jack Egan

    13 күн мурун

    I always enjoy how you acknowledge you're not an "expert" but you still try to fix things and have fun doing it, your humbleness is seriously one of your best qualities Matt.

  • waylon murphy

    waylon murphy

    14 күн мурун

    Thats cool

  • andygozzo72

    andygozzo72

    14 күн мурун

    the service manual is available from the 'electrotanya' website free, unfortunately its not surprisingly in Dutch ..😉

    • andygozzo72

      andygozzo72

      14 күн мурун

      theres 2 electrolytic caps in the auto stop hold/delay circuit, they may be a bit iffy until they get charged for a while to reform them ,

  • SyFyJoe

    SyFyJoe

    15 күн мурун

    I've never seen a tape deck like that, thanks for the video. The first auto-reverse deck I saw was a Nakamichi.

  • Michael Craig

    Michael Craig

    15 күн мурун

    Fantastic!
    I repaired hundreds of tape decks in the '70s and '80s, but this is the first time I've seen one of these.
    Well done!

  • Alex Stewart

    Alex Stewart

    15 күн мурун

    But in the end this type of mechanism made for cassettes , red/ yellow included, went into the bin of history...yet fruit salad still sticks around...? By the way does Techmoan know that Carmen Miranda was a fellow European after all? Better own that affiliation, old chap..Lol...

  • Marek Zubko

    Marek Zubko

    15 күн мурун

    very good!

  • Rondo2ooo

    Rondo2ooo

    15 күн мурун

    Back when over-engineering in home appliances was a USP.

  • Vincent Groenewold

    Vincent Groenewold

    17 күн мурун

    So funny, I always just thought that a Phillips screw was from Philips. lol Nice!

  • David Butler

    David Butler

    17 күн мурун

    On the subject of replacing belts, the U.S. company TurntableNeedles has a special belt replacement tool. I'm sure it's available elsewhere as well. It is a metal rod with a blunt hook on one end for pulling belts and a blunt notched mechanism on the other end for pushing belts. I've found it really helpful in the past. Again, everything is blunt, so there is no worry about accidentally cutting belts.
    I recently repaired an Elcaset EL-5 machine which was very cramped inside, so I had alot of difficulty reaching the wheels with my hands. The machine even had a piece of old belt stuck to a wheel that was in a hard-to-reach position. The tool worked great for this job.

  • Raymond Courtois

    Raymond Courtois

    17 күн мурун

    Out of curiosity, any chance you found out what they charged for the ski slope attachment?
    When I saw the thumbnail for this video, at first I assumed it only played one tape at a time and some giant solenoid slingshotted the tape through the ski slope to flip it over..

  • Raven4K

    Raven4K

    18 күн мурун

    the players like Kill Me Kill Me!!!!!!!

  • John Smith

    John Smith

    18 күн мурун

    nifty

  • D Deschenes

    D Deschenes

    19 күн мурун

    it is a lot more, then it is worth. i want it.

  • Gagandeep Sharma

    Gagandeep Sharma

    19 күн мурун

    this is called technology

  • Stanley Cubrik

    Stanley Cubrik

    19 күн мурун

    Two things. Tapes in the early 70’s were a lot shorter duration than 90mins. Secondly the tapes you are using weigh less than a full length tape and so won’t settle into the machine properly.

  • Santiago Prieto Millán

    Santiago Prieto Millán

    19 күн мурун

    en españa no hay estos aparatos

  • Santiago Prieto Millán

    Santiago Prieto Millán

    19 күн мурун

    lo que funciona es lo de antes casete y vinilo es genial

  • FIXTREME

    FIXTREME

    20 күн мурун

    Man, what a stupid machine 😂but thanks for all your effort

  • MrTruth111

    MrTruth111

    20 күн мурун

    omg hahaha this is the best thing ever

  • Michal

    Michal

    20 күн мурун

    когда механика дополняет электронику

  • Clumsy Smurf with SackBoy #1

    Clumsy Smurf with SackBoy #1

    20 күн мурун

    Woah! 😲

  • Baloodini

    Baloodini

    20 күн мурун

    A lot of trouble with these old devices is that the old grease has gummed up and you need to administer a drop of light oil on the axis points sometimes to help make them operate smooth again.

  • KNY //

    KNY //

    20 күн мурун

    Now all this is replaced by memory chips this is insane

  • wdf aseer

    wdf aseer

    20 күн мурун

    Keep it for another 30 years, it will worth a million.

  • chubzdon

    chubzdon

    21 күн мурун

    am i the only on who noticed that the main reason they would get stuck is because of the little notch at the bottom of the tape. when all the tapes are stacked with the notches stacked on top each other it caused one side to be a little bit higher than the other. that corner blocks the tape sliding down the ramp

    also...





    why am i watching this

  • Rob Butterfield

    Rob Butterfield

    21 күн мурун

    Yes. Mine was Norelco

  • Rob Butterfield

    Rob Butterfield

    21 күн мурун

    I had one of those c. 1970_75

  • Joaco Rodriguez

    Joaco Rodriguez

    21 күн мурун

    the B sides of the tapes must be put in different tapes!! nice

  • Gregory Lenox

    Gregory Lenox

    21 күн мурун

    Hi

  • ehrichweiss

    ehrichweiss

    21 күн мурун

    This reminded me to look into a cassette deck I had back in the early/mid 1980s. It was an Onkyo and when you put the cassette in, it would pull it back about halfway into the machine. I know it wasn't just under the Onkyo name but I've yet to see one(in person) since the 1980s when mine finally died. Any chance you know which one I'm talking about? I looked and haven't seen anyone do a video on them as of yet.

  • Bruce Inraleigh

    Bruce Inraleigh

    21 күн мурун

    It makes you wonder why they didn't figure out auto reverse sooner. Much simpler.

  • Bruce Inraleigh

    Bruce Inraleigh

    21 күн мурун

    Today: Put 300 hours of music on a thumb drive. No flipping tapes. No motors. No mechanisms. Fits in your pocket. Goes anywhere.
    The "good old days" weren't really so good, eh?

  • Steven Asselman

    Steven Asselman

    21 күн мурун

    36:30 A sollution for this would be like this. Say we have Album A, B & C, side A & B of both. Instead of tape 1: AA & AB, 2: BA & BB, 3: CA & CB, you'd record them as 1: AA & BB, 2: AB & CA, 3 BA & CC. Then the playorder would be: AA, AB, BA, BB, CA, CB as it should be. Having that said, you would have to have sets of tapes, since if you add one more tape, you have to make another set if you would have it in order.

    • Steven Asselman

      Steven Asselman

      21 күн мурун

      Or just live with it. For backgroundmusic that's probably what they did. Late '72 they would probably record Alle 13 Goed! , Alweer Alle 13 Goed! & Alle 13 Goed Deel Drie! on tape. An LP Various Artists series by.... Philips :)

  • MatthewW

    MatthewW

    21 күн мурун

    2020 vision

  • Berk Karşı

    Berk Karşı

    21 күн мурун

    28:57

  • David Stevens

    David Stevens

    21 күн мурун

    Wow your video is a real memory jerker, It was 1974 when I purchased the N2407 which gave good service well into the 1980s I did consider the N2408 ski slope but didn't like the piano keys and possible reliability issues I also had a reel deck for long plays had them paired up with the Philips motional feedback speakers.
    Must give eBay a search on those.
    TV ads ended with the "Philips simply years ahead"

  • Luo Zheng

    Luo Zheng

    21 күн мурун

    Damn that manual!

  • Nitro The Cutie

    Nitro The Cutie

    22 күн мурун

    Woah

  • Dano C.

    Dano C.

    22 күн мурун

    Back in the mid 1980's I had a ADC Accutrac 4000 Turntable. For the time that thing was pretty advanced. Like a lot of things, wish I still had it. Just kinda took it for granted and left it in a friends storage garage with some other stuff and he ended up passing away and I never saw it again. Great job on this deck... Thanks for sharing.

  • Stoffe:mollan

    Stoffe:mollan

    22 күн мурун

    What ohms do you have on the speakers you have plugged in?

  • Metaconta

    Metaconta

    22 күн мурун

    Very good.
    Muy Bien.

  • Richard Dyer

    Richard Dyer

    22 күн мурун

    I wonder if that recording protection mechanism bar originally had a small plastic wedge on the end inside the cassette box. The wedge would have been small enough to fit into the square record protection hole in a record protected cassett and the wedge shape would allow the bar to be pushed away from the cassette when the eject mechanism moves the cassette toward the collection bin. Just and idea but maybe a non-starter, because that would probably require a recess in the cassette bay for the wedge to move into.

  • Carlo Cerato

    Carlo Cerato

    22 күн мурун

    A N A L O G I Q U E

  • Vito Matrosoff

    Vito Matrosoff

    22 күн мурун

    Да, это была прекрасная эпоха кибернетики, которая, к сожалению, закончилась.

  • STUART NICHOLLS

    STUART NICHOLLS

    23 күн мурун

    i had oneof these it was connected to my disco unit and also had the ski slope on it was a brillint piece of kit. used it in a club

  • Trevor Michael

    Trevor Michael

    23 күн мурун

    :D

  • visualdarkness

    visualdarkness

    23 күн мурун

    A clever simple design idea that is extremly advanced to actually pull of.

  • HughS

    HughS

    23 күн мурун

    Astonishing machine. Amused to see how similar the transport buttons are to those on my Philips 4307 reel to reel which dates from the late '60's. Generic Philips design I guess . . .

  • Azael Mtz

    Azael Mtz

    23 күн мурун

    Gotta apreciate the thumbnail

  • Dayanto

    Dayanto

    23 күн мурун

    This is like one big rube goldberg machine.

  • Edd VCR

    Edd VCR

    23 күн мурун

    What an odd, fantastical device. Thank you for all your videos, I really enjoy watching them! I love how you explain each device in depth including their history, as well as showing how you fix them.

  • Gerko Stuff

    Gerko Stuff

    23 күн мурун

    Wow. Brilliant job! 👍
    I remember a friend back in the 80's who worked in an audio shop and they also repaired equipment mostly high brands. They hated repairing Philips devices though because they were so complicated inside. I now understand why. 😂

  • GrimmSpector

    GrimmSpector

    24 күн мурун

    That's actually pretty cool, I like it. Thanks for repairing this and showing us!

  • Paul Taylor

    Paul Taylor

    24 күн мурун

    So can it actually record 9 hours of sound using the changer? That would be quite a lot more useful.

  • Dirk Simonsz

    Dirk Simonsz

    24 күн мурун

    This machine brings back great memories. They were made in Austria and in most ski resorts bars in the seventies they had one, all decked out with german Schlager hit cassettes and popular Eurodisco compilations, as well as Nana Mouskouri, Demis Roussos etc. So, while getting high on schnapps, I would sit and watch the cassettes slide down the ramp.

  • passtheparcel2007

    passtheparcel2007

    24 күн мурун

    Wow!
    Well done for perseverance an gentle patience.
    I was there in the 70s. But I don't ever remeber that feature on Philips cassette decks..

  • Grenville Phillips

    Grenville Phillips

    24 күн мурун

    It looks like the ideal piece of kit for Beverly Moss to play non-stop Demis Roussos for the duration of Abigail's Party!

  • A. V.

    A. V.

    24 күн мурун

    This is honestly the coolest cassette deck I've ever seen

  • Kindanyume .Kindanyume

    Kindanyume .Kindanyume

    25 күн мурун

    well ive seen a ton of strange shit over the yrs but that one ive not seen before so bonus!

  • Paul Davis

    Paul Davis

    25 күн мурун

    So cool. Lo-tech that was hi-tech in a way! The style reminds me of the tape decks that a technician would bring into the school classroom in the 1970's.

  • The Roommate Coach

    The Roommate Coach

    25 күн мурун

    This is great! It reminds me of, of all things, a donut machine my stepfather used in a snack bar he created for a Monkey Wards store many years ago. Batter would get squirted into a revolving circular metal "spider" that sat in a tray of hot cooking oil. Halfway around the circle, each (now half-cooked) donut would get flipped over, allowing it to cook on the other side.
    As a kid I got a kick out of watching them get flipped! Watching the cassettes make their way down the "ski slope" reminded me of that, odd association I know .
    Thanks for a great video. I have worked on things like this in my day so I know the frustration as well as the rewards when you get something to work.

  • SKD INTERCEPTOR

    SKD INTERCEPTOR

    25 күн мурун

    Great to see this tape deck in action. Very educational and enjoyable. Thank you.

  • Stephen Beale

    Stephen Beale

    25 күн мурун

    What patience you have! AMAZING to watch you take things apart (and put them back together again)!! I NEVER would have spent that much time on a freaking counter. This machine is WAY to mechanical...

  • Николай Шилов

    Николай Шилов

    25 күн мурун

    Having lived thru my childhood with cassette tape players and all that stuff, I gotta admit that's the first time I'm seeing this machine and all I can say is just WOW! This is an incredible design and also I wish I had one of these back in the days.

  • Хохлы обосрались на весь мир

    Хохлы обосрались на весь мир

    25 күн мурун

    Що происходит хде автокефалия хде томас Прыг скок с пяточки на ОКРАИНЕ

  • twochaudio mg

    twochaudio mg

    25 күн мурун

    wow very cool, untell you run into the Dragon

  • Scott S

    Scott S

    26 күн мурун

    Utterly absurd and utterly fantastic. Thank you for showing this.

  • Jason Day

    Jason Day

    26 күн мурун

    Dude your a genius on figuring things out. Don't they have repair manuals for this device? A lot of times old equipment has service manuals. Oh you did get the service manual but it looks like its just a parts breakdown

  • Adam Selene

    Adam Selene

    26 күн мурун

    The words "problem" and "issue" do not mean the same thing.