Few people have heard of it, yet many consider John Blankenbaker's KENBAK-1 to be the first commercial personal computer.

Koss introduced these headphones over 40 years ago, and they remain affordable favorites to this day.

Kenwood Marble Based Turntable


My father was a marble importer by trade, so we had a lot of marble "scraps" used around the house - marble tabletops, marble windowsills - anything possible.  Given his predilection for marble handicraft, I wish that my father could have seen this - a turntable from Kenwood with a marble base!  Okay, it's some kind of faux marble stuff, but it's heavy and cool to the touch just like marble would be.Kenwood2_1

Kenwood offered a few models in the late 70's with this marble-esque base, and they were a big hit with audiophiles because of their stability.  The design of the belt drive also dampened the turntable for the detailed sound that many music fans prefer (though there was also at least one direct drive model that I can find). 

Sadly, mine needs some repair but I'm looking forward to someday putting it on one of my father's marble tables, and listening to some of the old man's records in Czech.


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