ZX81 denigrated! (was Re: Approaches to projects)

From: Dave Woodman <dave_at_naffnet.org.uk>
Date: Tue Nov 30 01:43:22 2004

Tony Duell wrote:

>Now, this nect bit is very off-topic, but.... I've got a older Philips
>Reel-to_-Reel recoerder with a strange socket for the record player
>input. According to my shelf of schematics for such things, several other
>Philips-made tape recorders (sold also under the Cossor and Stella names
>had this connecotr, either on its own, or with a normal DIN socket wired
>in parallel. The connector has 5 flat pins in a line, arranged something
>like :
> | -- -- | --
>There is no overall screening can. The pins are named p, q, r, s, t,
>every alternate pin is chassis ground, the other 2 being the 2 audio
>channels. According to the service manual for my machine, it's called an
>'IEC socket' and I have the Philips part number for the socket and the
>mating plug.
>What I can't find, though, is any reference to the plug ever having been
>used. I can't find any mention of a record player fitted with said plug
>on the pickup cable. Has anyone ever come across it.
Have you tried asking on the UK Vintage Radio Repair and Restoration
website? They have a vintage tape recorder section at


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