Sony Concert 2
All-in-one systems for the japanese market.
For the price of a Concert system, one could buy a TA-8650
V-FET integrated or... half of a TC-880-2.
started with big all-in-ones in 1968 (HP series and siblings), then
came the set formula: full-size systems made of separates and sold
with attendent speakers and racks. And many of them got made :
the original Listen sets (1972),
the Concert (1975),
the Airport (HMK series)
the Falcon systems
then the original Session (1979)
and New-York (1979),
Sound Sensor (1979),
the Liberty (1981, aka Prodigy),
the Manhattan (1981),
the super cute Heli
the Liberty Star (1984),
Liberty Club (1985),
the first Pixy (1989),
the Stanz (1991),
the Bard (1991),
the Pixy Pro (1992, electrostatic speakers
the Pixy Pro ESPRIT (1993, bis repetita).
to forget the related but somewhat different due to much more expensive
pricetags and sonic ambitions: the Precise
P7 (1978), the Scenario
(aka "S7", 1989), the Placido
(1991) and the 3000
series - all of which you can already see on this website.
these systems online on TVK would be very interesting as they'd
show the evolution of the audio market at large far more finely
than any "real & serious" audio separates could. I
have all to do so but it would prove terribly time-consuming, unfortunately.
to the Concert - comparing the size
and design of the racks with the 1980s equivalents I find to be