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FOR SALE: Luxman - Suckface - RX-102 Receiver - 60 watts - KX-101 Cassette - Faces not sucking - Work/Sound VG

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Info: Luxman - Suckface - RX-102 Receiver - 60 watts - KX-101 Cassette - Faces not sucking - Work/Sound VG

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CAD $400.00
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Date Posted: Oct 12, 17 7:43am (PST)
Edited: Oct 15, 17 8:00pm* Updated!
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Apologies for inadequate photos...did the nighttime ones, forgot the rest. Will be a week or so before get a chance to add better ones.

Can check the web for images of other examples, to get a better idea what these look like. And can see the "suckface" procedure, in all its glory.

Trust me (what could go wrong?) - cosmetics on these very good - as in 8.5 to 9 out of 10, as compared to a few other unrestored examples.

Early 80s, and built with notable Luxman quality. Were quite innovative in design, and not cheap to buy. Build quality and sound quality are high - up to the Luxman name of the day.

The suckface and the translucent control buttons with red and blue lights were unique, and very cool today. Goes so well with your lava lamp.

Suckface? I'd never heard of such a thing until couple months back. The whole silver metal faceplate on right side is motorized. Not the rotary knobs though. So in one position the faceplate moves forward about 3/4 in to be flush with front faces of all the knobs. Faceplate can also be "sucked" back to allow access to the knobs. An interesting design indeed - offering the then "modern" flat face look that other brands were employing - with pushbuttons not rotary knobs. But keeping the "old style" rotary knobs.

Up to you - but wouild say that most vintage fans these day prefer actual rotary knobs. Either way - these units have it all?

Besides which - one should consider owning these just to be able to say "I have Suckface". ...or..."I don't suck, but my stereo does".

No - the suckfaces are not working on either of these units. Sad but very common, and probably fixable. Apparently the system uses a belt, a motor, and associated control electronics. I have no idea at this time what's needed to fix these. If not sold in awhile, I may take them to my tech and have a looksee.

Both faces are "sucked in" and stay that way - allowing access to knobs.

Condition of both is above average - both in cosmetics and function. Probably they travelled together from new.

Heavy, well built.

RX-102 Receiver
- $600 US retail in 1982 says one webplace
- 60 watts
- sounds good to very good - definitely useable condition as is. Service always recommended on any vintage gear, but other than few lights out no obvious need for any work. Considering its valued here at $250-300, sound quality is a bargoon.
- knobs function smooth without "scratchy" sound
- both channels good at same level both sides
- bass, treble, Balance, and Loudness all working well - Loudness is the variable type, not just a push button.
- haven't checked the phono stage, but have used all other inputs and they are fine, as are all the functions I tried (may have missed couple
- has Preamp out jacks
- digital tuner with presets. Working very well. God sensitivity and I can tell - am 100 km from FM stations, and I use a cheap dipole "T wire"
- lots of nice features - memory presets for tuner, power output indicator
- some of the lights are out in the cool translucent pushbuttons - these are used to select "FM", "Aux", and "Phono", etc.

KX-101 Cassette Deck
- $500 USA list price. 1982
- working very well - not all of them do
- same cool translucent with lights buttons as receiver
- 2 head deck - seems a good one
- I haven't tried recording, but plays back vintage prerecorded tapes very well. Sound quality is definitely useable.
- 3 tape types including Metal
- Dolby B and C
- fast forward and reverse quick and smooth,
- soft touch controls. Also known as "Full Logic Transport Control".
- digital tape counter and it works
- some of lights for the translucent pushbuttons are out

Not interested in separating the pair at this time - but let me know if you have interest in a single piece and maybe?

In central Alberta.

Willing to ship. I know how to package stuff.

No refunds or returns if shipped.

Free delivery to Calgary or Red Deer, on my schedule. Edmonton maybe as well for gas money, but could take awhile.

Free lava lamp with purchase at full price. Truly. I would not lie about something so vital.

Lowball offers go direct to spam and stay there.

Email...or cell/text 403-443-3229 not after 9 pm Mountain please



Includes:

receiver and tape deck...and...lava lamp






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