this cd deck is on ebay. it was from 1986, same time at the 7909
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Vintage 1st Car CD/player GenI
Here is a vintage Sanyo FT EC2 CD player. This is one of the first CD players ever produced for a car. It was manufactured December 1986. It is generation one meaning it used multi pole analog filtering instead of Digital filters. Sampling rate is 44.1khz with a 16 bit D/A converter. It has a very clean sound to it. It also features a separate tape input for a cassette. It has a built in security system as well, though I never used it. It has no amplification (front and rear pre-out with level adjustments). The tuner and power supply are separate boxes. This is a piece of automotive audio history. For those folks who donít know about the introduction of the CD players it was a conglomeration between Philips, Sony, Sanyo and JVC. Almost all of these early CD players (if you can find one) weíre manufactured by Sony, Sanyo, or JVC no matter what name was on it. The Sanyo had the least amount of problems, and I believe was one of the first to feature 3-beam tracking.
I tested it recently and it still works, but is sold as is do to its age. It even played a CD-R that I made! It does show some ware by the buttons, after all Iíve used it for more than ten years! It comes with a copy of the owners manual and service manual and an extra sled motor belt (this was the only part that had to be replaced after a couple of years). The ownerís manual looks like it was typed on a typewriter! This would be a nice conversation piece for anyone into vintage car audio. There is no reserve, but starting bid is $25.00, a far cry from the $760 I paid for it in 1987! I donít have the box any more unfortunately, I remember it had the price tag on it. My dad thought I was nuts paying that kind of money for it, hence the reason Iíve had it so long. Winning bidder to pay shipping costs. I reserve the right to refuse any bidder who has excessive negative feedback.
Dukk, or SUX2BU, do you have any knowledge of this deck? I'd love to pick it up off ebay for that price. If it goes any higher, I'll have to pass it by.
Swanton, why are you surprised. When DVD players came out they were a fortune. Now you can buy them for less than a 100 dollars. This is the deal here.
As for the deck, you are only gonna take up space putting it up on your shelf + I dont think anyone would care so much to come over and look at the old piece. I guess thats why its up on E-bay for so long, assuming.