Mexico brown 3500S with beige leather interior and 8 track music system.

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This vehicle has recently been serviced and has a great service history. The car is very much usable for everyday. The colour Mexico brown gives it some character with beige leather interior and 8 track music system. With original stainless steel hubcaps. Some minor repairs and cosmetics maybe required due to age.
:cool:looks good to me !! especially the 8 track music system, still got a few of those cartridges
spare on boot though :(
 

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Lovely P6 I am not to keen on the boot
having the wheel on the back, but I just might be able to look past the wheel, as it is a P6s :p
What’s an 8 track falks is that where you can fit 8 CDs in then player?
 
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basically it goes back to the reel to reel tape recorders

originally they were all 2 track, you play a reel then turn it over, there is track 2.

then some clever spark said "what about stereo?" so the halves of each tape were halved to allow 2 tracks per side, giving you Stereo but then it was 4 track.

we thought that was Advanced, but then they went 1 further and halved it all again, giving you 8 track, then some clever spark said "ok now we make a cartridge with the tape enclosed, nothing can go wrong!!"
 

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Well you learn something new everyday, thank you for explaining I have never seen anything like this I knew about normal tapes that you could turnover then CDs took over but not this set up, so I am guessing here, did you have to have a separate radio?
 
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no, I believe in the one I pictured it has an AM/ FM radio, there is a button there with 'AM' clearly visible ;)

Magnetic tape can either lose data by losing its magnetic charge (any magnetically charged storage medium will eventually lose its magnetic charge and subsequently its data), or when the layers of the tape start to separate. According to a handful of sources, manufacturers claim that tape can last up to thirty years. This can make it a useful medium for archiving. The problem with that number is that magnetic tapes will only last that long under absolutely optimum environmental conditions. That means you need to keep magnetic tapes in a place where both humidity and temperatures are stable. A more realistic lifespan for magnetic tape is about ten to twenty years. We might want to take note that they are more susceptible to wear and tear if used frequently.
I use the same CDs frequently as the music library i have built up I just love so much and I am sure that if I had relied on cassette tapes/ 8 track they just wouldn't be in the same condition as my CDs!! CDs RULE!! :D
 
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I'm about to update the Philips 'Harmony' radio/cassette in my 75 for the Alpine 'Symphony' radio/cassette. Twenty five watts per channel as opposed to 7wpc. I bought one of those new fangled screen-type headunits for her but decided l wanted to stay old-school. The screen things are a bit boring. Six CD player in the glovebox will be retained & an AUX socket wired in.
Mind you, l just uprated the four factory speakers & even the Harmony sounds spiffing now.

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I'm about to update the Philips 'Harmony' radio/cassette in my 75 for the Alpine 'Symphony' radio/cassette. Twenty five watts per channel as opposed to 7wpc. I bought one of those new fangled screen-type headunits for her but decided l wanted to stay old-school. The screen things are a bit boring. Six CD player in the glovebox will be retained & an AUX socket wired in.
Mind you, l just uprated the four factory speakers & even the Harmony sounds spiffing now.

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A word of caution, I dont know about Rover 75 wiring but some car manufacturers when using low power systems ie 7 watts cheapen out on the wiring and dont use separate wires for the + and - on the speakers as the 7 watt systems can have the negative wire going down to the chassis.
The problem with the high power systems is that the output does not work down to earth as in the low power systems and requires separate + and - wires for each speaker.

Graeme
 
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No worries with the 75 being so cheaply wired & it's a straight swap except for adaptors to match the rear configuration of the Symphony. The wiring looms were the same unless you ordered the top of the range Harmon Kardon speaker system. Mind you, it only had to compete with the standard factory speakers which are pretty poor quality to start with which you notice as soon as you swap them out for better kit.
 
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