Archive for the ‘ebay’ Category

PS-F5 For Sale on US eBay

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017


Aaron contacted the site to say he’s just listed this on a Buy It Now, but with best offers accepted:

View on eBay

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PS-F5 For Sale on UK eBay

Friday, February 10th, 2017

A few days left to go on this auction- serviced and ready to go. This is a demo video of actual player.

Here’s the eBay page link

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PS-F5 & PS-F9s for spares on eBay

Wednesday, November 27th, 2013

For those of you who are after parts for your PS-F5, here are a couple of auctions that might be of interest:

2 PS-F9s



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Need a PS-F5 For Parts?

Sunday, September 29th, 2013

There’s one going on eBay here in the UK at the moment. Already the bids are high and there’s still a couple of days left…

Link’s here

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Hack an old Boombox to give line in

Saturday, September 21st, 2013

The execution’s a bit sloppy and as some commenters have pointed out, he could probably have just used the DIN socket, but the concept’s good:

Hacking a line-in socket into an 80s radio and cassette player

As well as allowing connection of phones and other media players, it will allow playback of the PS-F5/9 through the boombox speakers.  A relatively inexpensive way of getting good quality sound (good quality boomboxes can be had for some very reasonable prices on eBay) with the bonus of keeping your kit in the right decade 😉

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TNT Triple T Speaker Cables

Wednesday, August 14th, 2013

Over 10 years ago, a friend of mine (the original Og) gave me a pair of splendid home made speaker cables that he’d made from CAT5 network cable that was being thrown away at his work. They sat waiting to be used until about 2 years ago when I purchased a pair of Heco Victa 201s for a steal on a local pick up only eBay auction.


These speaker cables tick all of my boxes- they look good, are reusing old tech which would have probably ended up in landfill, and best of all they sound great.

If you’re after some inexpensive speaker cable, see if you can locate some used network cable and plait yourself some audio clarity. Somewhere like Freecycle (or its new guise in your location – mine’s called Greencycle which is part of the Freegle network: the best bet in the UK) would be a good place to ask, or maybe try calling a local networking company to see if they’ve ripped out any old cable lately.


Check the instructions and further info here.

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NOS APM-09 Speakers on eBay if you’re feeling flush

Sunday, July 8th, 2012

A nice set of APM 090s just appeared on eBay from a seller in New York. I got myself a pair of these a while back, but they’re nowhere near this condition.

Check the auction here…

Hadn’t seen the direct speaker connector before. Might have to make myself one of those (mine came with none of the extras).

The seller was good enough to upload scans of some of the instruction manual, which is good for me! Here’s the auction’s images (click to enlarge).


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Couple more PS-F5s on eBay

Thursday, February 9th, 2012

One in Germany and one in Italy.

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Tidy Looking PS-F5 For Sale on U.S. eBay

Saturday, January 7th, 2012

Looks fairly tidy, boxed with what looks like all the original items. Shame the photos look like they’ve been taken through an ice cube.

As I type this the bidding is up to US $224.60 and its still not met its reserve price with 6 days to go.

Seeing that manual reminds me, does anyone have one they could scan so I can share it on this site? That’d be nice.

eBay Auction page

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New Purchase – Sony APM 090 Speakers

Monday, August 8th, 2011

I recently bought a pair of these portable speakers from eBay. They’re a bit rough, but they work OK. Was just doing a bit of digging around online and found this image on AudioIdiots from the German 1984 Sony brochure:

They sound pretty good for their size. Powered by a 6 V AC adapter or 4 x C cells in the left hand speaker which houses the amplifying circuitry. I was initially a bit stumped as to why the right hand speaker also had a battery cover, space for 4 cells and the metal contacts for the speakers until I noticed a sticker stating “Put the spare batteries here”! So it’s both a way for Sony to save production costs by only having one moulding they used for both speakers and a way to carry a spare set of cells should you wish. I guess the metal springs & contacts are to stop the cells rattling around in there. The leads are both integral (main signal in and lead from right speaker which plugs into the left speaker with a mono 3.5mm jack. There’s room for them to stow away under the battery doors so they’re neat when not being used. They’ve also got wall hanging points, so I could mount them either side of my wall hung PS-F5 if I was so inclined…

Sadly I didn’t receive the carry handle, but happily both have their original “It’s a Sony” sticker.

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