Built in 1977 by Setton (a partner or subsidiary of Pioneer), this uncommon tuner is said to have been designed by Pierre Cardin, who has dabbled in things other than clothing. It’s my Dad’s. I have fond memories of playing with the smooth controls as a child. The aluminum dials and buttons have a heavy, well-built feel that is rare these days. Changing the volume reminds one of power steering. And you gotta love those hefty handles.
The type is a pre-digital version of Eurostile Extended.