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Pye 1005 'Achiphon' stereo record player, 1960s: details and images

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Pye 1005 Achiphon 1960s - autochanger [12KB]
This player is fitted with an autochanger. When a disc is placed on the turntable, subsequent discs are stacked on the offset part of the central spindle and kept level by the changer arm. The next disc is dropped onto the turntable when the arm has moved all the way back, allowing for further playing.

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Pye 1005 Achiphon 1960s - speakers [12KB] Side view of the unit with speaker grille removed, showing the three loudspeaker units (treble, midrange and bass). Internally, the sound would have been electronically split into the three frequency bands and each sent to the appropriate speaker.

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Pye 1005 Achiphon 1960s  - licensed design plate [13KB] Stereophonic Projection was the name used by Pye for the unit, which is a licensed design from CBS (COLUMBIA) USA. The player was intended to be placed in a corner to aid the projection of the music around the room.

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Pye 1005 Achiphon 1960s  - control knobs  [10KB] The unit's separate control knobs: Volume / Balance / Treble / Bass. Treble and Bass separation was considered sophisticated at the time. The unit was very expensive: 69 Guineas (£72.45), a very large sum indeed for many people. An example of this unit is often seen in the television series Heartbeat.

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Pye 1005 Achiphon 1960s - control panel  [8KB] An oblique view of the control panel showing the careful detailing of the knobs and the surrounding plate.

Rotations and views

A selection of views from the interactive rotations, to view the whole set of rotation images you can download pye.zip (7MB) which contains all 36 images.

Pye 1005 Achiphon 1960s  [15KB]
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Pye 1005 Achiphon 1960s  [13KB]
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Pye 1005 Achiphon 1960s  [14KB]

 
 

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