A test for many qq'ers remembering when, and what was their first quadraphonic system and first quadraphonic album DY-4D , EV-4 , QS , SQ , H , RM, CD4 , UD -4 , UHJ 4ch, and multi , ETC , Also discreet tapes : Q8 , Q4 , QC !?
Welcome, John. We hope to see more posts from you.About a week ago. I was just browsing for turntables on Facebook Marketplace. I found a Panasonic record changer for $20 from a nearby seller. It was dirty and the platter was stuck solid. I didn't know what it was till I got it home and started working on it.
It's a Panasonic SL-721 CD-4 with a EPS451QD cartridge, original stylus, and built in CD-4 Decoder.
I've cleaned it up and freed up some stuck parts, there is still more to do, but it's works.
I've hooked it to a Radio Shack mini amp and using headphones to test with regular stereo LPs.
The turntable is actually a BSR C141R1. The idler drive is working, 33 rpm speed is close.
I don't yet have any CD-4 LPs to test it with, but it works for stereo.
So I've now got the ability to play CD-4 Quadradiscs and here I am joining this forum.
Oh , I knew Jon Urban from his "Quadramensions" sales flyers in the 4 Quad/Evolution Monthly started by Jay Frank .(in 78 or 79)For me, it was after discovering the forums here and making friends with Jon Urban, Cai Campbell & Philly Bob Squires, as well as Bob Romano.
The other guys came later (you know who you are) and I was introduced to vintage Quad in the form of the Alan Parsons mix of DSOTM.
I had the same experience with my starter Hafler system (for which I made my own box I still have) except the record was "The Full Spectrum of Quadraphonic Sound" on Realistic, made by Columbia.I was in high school. I hooked up a Dynaquad system sans the Dynaquad Quadaptor. I had four unmatched speakers. My first quad album was the Columbia SQ introductory disc. Remarkably, Chase‘s horns in Open Up Wide seemed to rotate around the room despite this crude setup and not having an SQ decoder.