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Old 12-20-2009, 07:19 PM
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Ever seen one of these? Morse Electrophonic Total Music System.......Pic's

Well I never have, have you? Sorry for the bad pictures, Craigslist posting...very interesting..........8 track, turntable, tuner, lights play to the music.
Maybe I'm too young, almost 40 here........lol.


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Old 12-20-2009, 07:21 PM
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Old 12-20-2009, 07:22 PM
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I've seen them at the Goodwill, and a local pawn shop has one. Might be cool for a "70's Room, Andrew.
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Old 12-20-2009, 11:50 PM
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Well I never have, have you? Sorry for the bad pictures, Craigslist posting...very interesting..........8 track, turntable, tuner, lights play to the music.
Maybe I'm too young, almost 40 here........lol.
Yep, you missed the fun of the 70s: Color organs, blinky lights, cheezy electroncs, shag carpet, lava lamps, Mateuse wine, 8-tracks that switched in the middle of a song.....yep, you missed it. Don't look back.....look to the future...you didn't miss anything.

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Old 12-21-2009, 12:09 AM
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When I was a kid, I hacked up some Christmas lights, and wired one bulb to each channel of my stereo and they flashed with the sound. It was pretty cool at the time.
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Old 12-21-2009, 12:20 AM
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Ah, a staple of late '70s game show prize packages: the Morse Electrophonic stereo, "with lights that dance to the beat of the music," as Jay Stewart so often put it.
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Old 12-21-2009, 12:55 AM
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When I was a kid, I hacked up some Christmas lights, and wired one bulb to each channel of my stereo and they flashed with the sound. It was pretty cool at the time.
I did that too once except with truck headlights(and no speakers), you know the fascinating thing about it was that the bulbs were making sound. you could kinda make out what you were hearing as music.
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Old 12-21-2009, 02:22 AM
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I would sick that in my living room in a heartbeat.
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Old 12-21-2009, 07:16 AM
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Very overpriced compact Stereo. Sold for $500 new in 1977. And that's when you could get basic separates for that. Nice light show but otherwise a $129 Morse/Electrophonic compact stereo.
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Old 12-21-2009, 07:25 AM
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Yep, you missed the fun of the 70s: Color organs, blinky lights, cheezy electroncs, shag carpet, lava lamps, Mateuse wine, 8-tracks that switched in the middle of a song.....yep, you missed it. Don't look back.....look to the future...you didn't miss anything.

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Lyrics from Social Disease from Goodbye Yellow Brick Road released in 1973 by Elton John

Although my observations in the 70s were that a lot of people were consuming Boone's Farm or T.J. Swan!
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Old 12-21-2009, 09:08 AM
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Hi 325!
That is a nice piece of retro equipment you have there.

I still have a working one of the Morse/Electrophonic floor stander units similar to that without the lights. Everything works but the TT as I ripped the guts out to keep my now ex-wife from using it.

The little Morse 3.5 speakers still sound very nice. I bought it new in 1980.

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Old 12-21-2009, 09:29 AM
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Neat little unit...I can't shake the feeling that it's an all-in-one with color organs. Though, for the price original color organs are fetching, I may stick with these groovy little 70's gems. Probably doesn't sound all that bad...not great, i'm sure, but maybe reasonable quality. Would look great in a side room or something.
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Old 12-21-2009, 09:44 AM
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Yep, you missed the fun of the 70s: Color organs, blinky lights, cheezy electroncs, shag carpet, lava lamps, Mateuse wine, 8-tracks that switched in the middle of a song.....yep, you missed it. Don't look back.....look to the future...you didn't miss anything.

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