Retro Music Gadgets

If you grew up in the 50’s, 60’s or 70’s these gadgets might just be music to your ears.

While many recent music gadgets like the Walkman have gone to the gadget graveyard in the sky, some older music technology is making a comeback.

Here’s my pick of Retro inspired music gadgets (you can view the video clip from Breakfast here…)

Stylophone Personal Synthesiser

This little instrument has all the charm of the 1969 version, but now has added features more fitting with today’s technology, including an mp3 input and headphone socket. The most important remaining feature is that it is still a musical instrument that anyone can play and that everyone loves and for those old enough to remember has that great Stylophone organ sound.

Pricing: $99.95

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Rating: John gave it 3 out of 5. John’s wife gave it 0 out of 5.

Tangent Uno 2 Go FM/AM Radio

The new Tangent UNO 2go FM/AM radio is the latest addition to their retro inspired range of table-top radios, but with an extra dimension: portability.

The sound quality of the new Tangent UNO 2go is great. The powerful 3” driver unit offers vocal and musical renditions honouring the original recordings, with realistic reproduction as its driving force. If you’re using rechargeable batteries the Tangent UNO 2go automatically recharges these batteries when you connect it to the mains.

Price: $599.00 or $350 on sale

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Available from: Paul Money HiFi, Ph: (Mt. Eden) 09 6388 555, (Albany) 09 4444 32

Rating: 4 out of 5


This is a Pro-Ject manual turntable with fitted cartridge – good sound from sound technology

It comes with an Ortofon OM 5E cartridge fitted and a Pro-Ject 8.6 tonearm.

Plays nominal speeds 33 / 45 / 78 r.p.m. (78 optional)

Available in glossy black, glossy white, silver, red, yellow, blue and green

Price: $599

Available from: Paul Money Hifi, Ph: (Mt. Eden) 09 6388 555, (Albany) 09 4444 32

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Rating: 4 out of 5

All prices correct at time of publishing. Products subject to availability.