AI NO DERRIDA

Friday, 15 February 2013

Ctepeo

Charity shop find.

1972 (sez Discogs) stereo test record, manufactured in the USSR, with the usual instructions - in English - for optimising your stereo listening experience.

There just *has* to be a hidden message or two on there, right?

Btw, this is the only test record I've found so far with a usuable method for ascertaining whether or not your speakers are out of phase - turns out mine were!

6 comments:

  1. I have a copy of this too. One of my favourite stereo checkout records almost as much fun as the old classic "This Is A Journey Into Sound, Stereophonic Sound, For D-D-D-Dance Music" EMI recording.

    Now your speakers are in proper phase at last, you should be able to un-scramble your sleeper cell activation code with ease.

    I know I did.

    Comrade.

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  2. [nervous laugh] Heh heh, good joke, "comrade"![/nervous laugh.

    *cough cough
    Подводная лодка позиции на микродот в конце этого предложения. cough hack*

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  3. ..... tis a strangley common record North of the border, weird how often it crops up considering its origin.

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  4. Really? Wee! If you do an image search for "rigonda" it becomes clear that there was a Russian hi-fi brand of that name, so presumably this was sold with or alongside the same-brand equipment. Are Rigonda record players more common up north as well? I'm picturing Russian freighters unloading in Northern ports.

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  5. I must try to find one. Must trek North in my search.

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  6. I remember that there were shedloads of Rigonda hi-fi sets and bits in some shops on the Edgware road london in the late 70's . I picked one up for £8 (was working too) and the insides looked like they were made in the early 60's although date stamped 1978. They had a fab deep varnish finish on the wooden cabinets. That record is a great find indeed.

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