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Setton RS 220 Receiver

Photo by Stephen Coles on Flickr. Imported on Jan 9, 2012. Artwork published in 1977.
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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.

More pics from a unit sold on eBay.

The type is a pre-digital version of Eurostile Extended.

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“Danger, Captain! We have heat! And clipping! The good news is we also have protection. Let's hope it spares us from the heat and clipping.”

Source: http://www.flickr.com. Uploaded and tagged with “eurostile” by “Stephen Coles” on Flickr. License: Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial Share Alike.

1 Comment on “Setton RS 220 Receiver”

  1. FoSeriousYo says:
    Oct 23rd, 2012  8:28 am
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    Wow, normally I think of Eurostile as more of a beefy typeface, but at this size and in this context it really has some delicacy here that adds to the overall design of the object.

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