Panasonic claim that they have made the worlds first car stereo with a vacuum tube amplifier. Well despite the fact that that claim could easily be disputed by the likes of Motorola who were making them in the 1920s its a fantastic piece of kit. It plays CDs, CD-RWs, and MP3 encoded CD discs. Considering it build quality and specification its price of $650 seems quite reasonable. Now if the Japanese manufacturers started turning out affordable high quality hifi separates like this I would be a happy man. Details on on the Panasonic site here – warning its all in Kanji script Japanese.
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