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Topic: TK discosound
Posted By: colint
Subject: TK discosound
Date Posted: 11 July 2010 at 5:05pm
Just saw this on flea bay!



http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/TK-DISCOSOUND-RoadStar-Club-DJ-Mixing-Turntables-Tape-/200493850214?cmd=ViewItem&pt=UK_AudioTVElectronics_HomeAudioHiFi_Turntables&hash=item2eae5d5e66#ht_6854wt_1036 - http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/TK-DISCOSOUND-RoadStar-Club-DJ-Mixing-Turntables-Tape-/200493850214?cmd=ViewItem&pt=UK_AudioTVElectronics_HomeAudioHiFi_Turntables&hash=item2eae5d5e66#ht_6854wt_1036


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Posted By: GregM
Date Posted: 11 July 2010 at 7:02pm
Ive got one of those stashed away - it's absolutely massive, slightly too wide to be picked up by one person and even if you had the arms of an ape, it's very very heavy.  Very nice piece of old skool history though, a console I always aspired too in the past, but having picked one up on ebay a year or so ago, now realise I would never have been able to move the bu**er!

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Posted By: jbl_man
Date Posted: 11 July 2010 at 7:58pm

Haahaa,yes it is rather massive..almost as big as the Matamp show consoles...does it contain an amp as well? i see there is a sound to light unit built in.

I have to say i personally dont like any consoles with a built in cassette feature,(as on the similar Citronic Thames for that matter),they just take up space and add weight...and the built-in cassette decks were rather mediocre quality,certainly not a Nakamichi or high end Teac!
 
Personally i would rather have an Avon or Hawaii,and add your own separate pukka cassette deck if you wanted that feature.....but as piece of vinyl-covered retro hugeness,this TK discosound is unbeatable!


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Posted By: Mhamplification
Date Posted: 11 July 2010 at 9:04pm
That is a beauty   I would love that  but no chance to pick it up Id give £80 for it
It is  powered Ian if you look at the 3rd pic you will see the speaker outputs on the rear left side panel   2 x 175 watts   See your page on the Roger Squires catalogue thread about midway down the page for full specs

By the way   I have got  loads of more goodies recently  But just soooooooooooo busy at the moment
Havent even unwrapped or tried most of it
  Roll on September


Posted By: Muckerbarnes1
Date Posted: 12 July 2010 at 12:12am
Originally posted by colint colint wrote:

Just saw this on flea bay!



http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/TK-DISCOSOUND-RoadStar-Club-DJ-Mixing-Turntables-Tape-/200493850214?cmd=ViewItem&pt=UK_AudioTVElectronics_HomeAudioHiFi_Turntables&hash=item2eae5d5e66#ht_6854wt_1036 - http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/TK-DISCOSOUND-RoadStar-Club-DJ-Mixing-Turntables-Tape-/200493850214?cmd=ViewItem&pt=UK_AudioTVElectronics_HomeAudioHiFi_Turntables&hash=item2eae5d5e66#ht_6854wt_1036
Bloody Nora!
 
I used to fix shed loads of these............ memories.............


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Posted By: colint
Date Posted: 12 July 2010 at 4:58am
Originally posted by jbl_man jbl_man wrote:

Haahaa,yes it is rather massive..almost as big as the Matamp show consoles...does it contain an amp as well? i see there is a sound to light unit built in.

I have to say i personally dont like any consoles with a built in cassette feature,(as on the similar Citronic Thames for that matter),they just take up space and add weight...and the built-in cassette decks were rather mediocre quality,certainly not a Nakamichi or high end Teac!
 
Personally i would rather have an Avon or Hawaii,and add your own separate pukka cassette deck if you wanted that feature.....but as piece of vinyl-covered retro hugeness,this TK discosound is unbeatable!

I had a TK console but the mixer was where the cassette is on this model and it had 4 pockets for 7" singles on the front of it, Now that was heavy, Never seen another one like it though so it could well have been a custom job? oh! and it was mono!



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Posted By: kedwardsleisure
Date Posted: 12 July 2010 at 7:21pm
That console is either very big or has specially small turntables!

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Posted By: The Builder
Date Posted: 12 July 2010 at 7:23pm
My second ever was a TK, after  a failed Saxon. Rotary knobs, lovely.
Collect onlyThumbs Down


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Posted By: djeddie
Date Posted: 12 July 2010 at 9:18pm
Originally posted by kedwardsleisure kedwardsleisure wrote:

That console is either very big or has specially small turntables!


VERY big... you need arms like Mr. Tickle for that one.


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Posted By: GregM
Date Posted: 29 July 2010 at 9:05pm
Well now, I'll have to be truthful, I gave in - having watched the buy it now price drop and drop and drop each time it was relisted, I've finally given in and nabbed this beauty for a whole £29.15.......
 
My partner is going to go collect it for me tomorrow (hoping there's some muscle about to put the beast in the car for her!), following which I'll see if it does actually work.
 
Sorry chaps, but I couldn't resist. Big smile If anybody's interested I'll let you know.


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Posted By: Joseph P.Keegan
Date Posted: 29 July 2010 at 10:24pm
Congrats !

Just think of how much fun you can now have playing at a 70's / 80's night with the real mc coy.

Don't forget the weetabix.

I have the smaller brother with the built in mono amp , rotary controls , belt drive turntables and ceramic cartridges.
One quirk I found was that you lost some of the bass if the PFL switch was still switched to the deck that you were playing. After cueing the record , I used to turn the PFL switch to the aux position and no bass lost.

Enjoy,I don't envy lifting the likes again .

Joe .


Posted By: Mhamplification
Date Posted: 29 July 2010 at 11:26pm
Well done Greg I wanted to buy that console but i cant get to the Uk at the moment and it would have cost hundreds to send it
It is good to know that it has gone to a good home   Just the amps alone are worth the buy it now price
Let us know how it performs when You have it home



Posted By: jbl_man
Date Posted: 21 August 2010 at 7:45pm
Another TK dIscosound on ebay now...looks in nice condiition...and comes with loads of other stuff.FAL amp etc...Martin,you fancy a trip to Yarmouth? Big smile
 
 
 
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/disco-/200509057130?pt=UK_AudioTVElectronics_HomeAudioHiFi_Turntables - http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/disco-/200509057130?pt=UK_AudioTVElectronics_HomeAudioHiFi_Turntables


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Posted By: TONY.A.S.S.
Date Posted: 21 August 2010 at 9:12pm
Do you all know that TK electronics was a Southend firm, along with DJ electronics which were a lot bigger. TK was owned and run by a guy called Dave Woods.

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Posted By: jbl_man
Date Posted: 21 August 2010 at 9:38pm
Arr,ok,thanks Tony,i didnt know that...it seems a lot of these disco firms were based in essex.
 
Incidentially,do you know who actually made the "glitter systems" cabinets with the shiny laquer finish that Disco supplies use to sell?


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Posted By: GregM
Date Posted: 21 August 2010 at 10:06pm
Originally posted by jbl_man jbl_man wrote:

Another TK dIscosound on ebay now...looks in nice condiition...and comes with loads of other stuff.FAL amp etc...Martin,you fancy a trip to Yarmouth? Big smile
 
 
 
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/disco-/200509057130?pt=UK_AudioTVElectronics_HomeAudioHiFi_Turntables - http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/disco-/200509057130?pt=UK_AudioTVElectronics_HomeAudioHiFi_Turntables
 
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Wooah, good spot that man!,
 
I'm guessing from the other kit it comes bundled with, this would be either the mono 'Midas' console?, or maybe (due to the 70's light boxes), maybe the slightly more exotic Magister with built in sound to light do-dah?
 
Either way, the start bid seems entirely reasonable - albeit it's collection only from the far side of nowhere.....
 
Greg
 
 


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Posted By: TONY.A.S.S.
Date Posted: 23 August 2010 at 10:42pm
Originally posted by jbl_man jbl_man wrote:

Arr,ok,thanks Tony,i didnt know that...it seems a lot of these disco firms were based in essex.
 
Incidentially,do you know who actually made the "glitter systems" cabinets with the shiny laquer finish that Disco supplies use to sell?

I don't know where they came from, but it became a popular finnish and other DJ shops used to do them. It was probably a woodwork shop that got persuaded to do them and went broke or moved on. Lets hope it was the latter.


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Posted By: The Builder
Date Posted: 23 August 2010 at 10:49pm
Originally posted by Joseph P.Keegan Joseph P.Keegan wrote:

Congrats !

Just think of how much fun you can now have playing at a 70's / 80's night with the real mc coy.

Don't forget the weetabix.

I have the smaller brother with the built in mono amp , rotary controls , belt drive turntables and ceramic cartridges.
One quirk I found was that you lost some of the bass if the PFL switch was still switched to the deck that you were playing. After cueing the record , I used to turn the PFL switch to the aux position and no bass lost.

Enjoy,I don't envy lifting the likes again .

Joe .
Yes, I had this exact model, brand new, indeed you have jogged my memory, the PFL switch did do that!

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Posted By: simonreed
Date Posted: 07 February 2011 at 8:14pm
hi.
Just bought a TK Discosound Magister - mono with Autopulse sound-to-light.
 
It's in glorious mono, but anyone any idea of the amp power rating?
 
Thanks


Posted By: GregM
Date Posted: 07 February 2011 at 10:19pm
Simon,
 
I dont think the TK Magister included built in amp(s) - if you take a look through the first couple of pages of the 'Roger Squires' thread you'll see that the whole Squire brochure has been posted and includes details of all the late 70's/early 80's TK range.
 
Take a good look at the number of controls yours has in comparison with the whole TK range and I'm sure you'll find it.  The TK built in amps were generally a solid 175w RMS each, I've got a couple of the Roadstar decks with the inbuilt amps and they're plenty grunty!
 
Later in the Squire thread you'll see the astonishing original prices of the quality kit of the day.....
 
Greg


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Posted By: simonreed
Date Posted: 13 February 2011 at 6:39pm
hi - well it's definately a 'Disco Magister' which from the other Roger Squires posts is the same as the Magnum Mk II but with the 'convenience' of a built in sound to light.
 
I found all the triacs were fried so have replaced them and have now got one channel of teh 'Autopulse' working. I think there is a fault in the other two that I am trying to replace.
 
Photos of the amp and internals etc follow (when I work out how!)
 


Posted By: simonreed
Date Posted: 13 February 2011 at 6:52pm
Those pictures
The 'Proof ' of what it is
175watts of Mono. Signed on the test sticker as 1979
Autopulse Unit and view of ths R.H.S
Overall Layout
For any of our newer members the Round thing in the middle is a 45 rpm 'record' - I had to explain this to my family
 


Posted By: woody2
Date Posted: 15 February 2011 at 2:28am
the decks may not be the originals, back in the late 80s citronic offered the turntables as a separate. we used to fit them into all sorts of consoles. it was around £45 a deck +psu, cheaper than buying a new console!   


Posted By: jbl_man
Date Posted: 15 February 2011 at 9:00am
Ditto that,i think those Citronic turntables are a later addition....originally would have had BSR or Garrard sp25 mk 1V?
 
Nice photos by the way Simon.Well done.


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Posted By: simonreed
Date Posted: 19 February 2011 at 8:09am
Yep - I agree looks like that as the deck start switches are now not illuminated as they are no longer pulling 240v and the wiring is not to the same standard as the original.
 
 
Still - I aren't going to worry unless a couple of SP25 Mk IVs come up very cheap.
 
 


Posted By: urbex13
Date Posted: 08 May 2011 at 8:47pm
I have just bought a Discosound Magnum Mk I, I can confirm that mine has Garrard turntables, can anyone help me out with regards to the styli I need? I presume they're available on the net somewhere? 


Posted By: Mhamplification
Date Posted: 09 May 2011 at 8:21pm
You will have to see what type of cartridge it has  then look on ebay for stylus for that cartridge
it should be either Stanton 500al or Shure N75 or 70B


Posted By: Muckerbarnes1
Date Posted: 09 May 2011 at 10:26pm
I'd reckon on Shure N75. If you are not sure post us a pic of the cartridges.

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Posted By: Wrighty
Date Posted: 10 May 2011 at 9:59am
Somewhere, I've got a TK Discosound amp which somebody gave me to fix "whenever I had time". Unfortunately, that time doesn't seem to have happened yet! I'll have to dig it out and take some photos one day.

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Posted By: Nachural
Date Posted: 10 May 2011 at 10:18am
It's incredible just how much of this stuff has survived the years. Makes you wonder how having sold so much kit how these companies ever went out of business!

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Posted By: urbex13
Date Posted: 10 May 2011 at 3:02pm
Thanks guys, that's really useful, I'll stick a picture up when I get a chance. I picked mine up the other day in a Bric a Brac shop with a couple of meaty speakers, it was quite a steal. Has anyone got any idea what sort of wattage it would run at? It's a pretty chunky piece of kit, it's sitting next to my Sony HP-239, I'm going through a serious vinyl revival stage at the moment despite being too young to really remember vinyl in shops.


Posted By: GregM
Date Posted: 10 May 2011 at 3:40pm
Well, done, good find - do please ping up some photo's for us eh?
 
The TK amp were generally a meaningful 175w RMS, so there'll be plenty enough power to keep you entertained.....
 
The Roadstar i picked up last year (the pic is on the very first posting in this thread) has a couple of the amp modules built in, and is well and truely grunty enough to fill the local village hall.
 
Do please show us some photo's, speaker too if they're interesting - there's some seriously knowledgable folk on here who need regular 'fixes' of new finds!
 
There's a good thread on here with scanned copies of many Old Skool type kits, which may interest you - you'll find the basic spec of the TK range about a 3rd of the way down page 1 (although this is the MkII versions (I'm not sure I've ever seen the MkI model)):
 
http://forum.speakerplans.com/stuff-from-the-early-days-roger-squires_topic28079.html" rel="nofollow - http://forum.speakerplans.com/stuff-from-the-early-days-roger-squires_topic28079.html
 
Oh, and welcome to the vinyl revival.....!
 
 
Greg


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Posted By: GregM
Date Posted: 14 August 2011 at 7:17pm
More TK Discosound on ebay - collection only from Lancashire though so of no interest to me, but somebody else maybe?
 
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/twin-disco-decks-/280722895001?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&hash=item415c637099" rel="nofollow - http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/twin-disco-decks-/280722895001?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&hash=item415c637099
 


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Posted By: vcmazz
Date Posted: 23 November 2011 at 10:52pm
Originally posted by GregM GregM wrote:

More TK Discosound on ebay - collection only from Lancashire though so of no interest to me, but somebody else maybe?
 
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/twin-disco-decks-/280722895001?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&hash=item415c637099 - http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/twin-disco-decks-/280722895001?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&hash=item415c637099
 
Hi all,
 
I'm the mate that 'The Builder' referred to earlier. Back in the late 70s and early 80s I was a big user of TK Discosound stuff. I wouldn't use anything else for several years. They were the poor man's Citronic (I was the poor man). Having hung up the turntables over a decade ago, I decided to put a small show on the road again and The Builder has been helping me put it together. If only I'd have seen this ad a couple of months back I could have saved him a lot of aggravation Smile.
 
Couple of things. Someone stated on another thread that TK Discosound was a Southend based company. This must have been before my time. Towards the end of their life they were a very small operation - I think there were only a couple of guys left - in the Balls Pond Road, North London.
 
No doubt to me that the mystery deck is a TK Discosound, although it is strange that this one has no markings. The lower end models were the Midas (unpowered mono), the Magister (powered mono and 175W as someone else has stated). There was also the Magnum which I THINK was powered but with magnetic carts - not sure about that. Their stereo brothers were the Delta (unpowered) and the Dart (175W x 175W). To confuse matters more, there was the Mk1, Mk2, Mk3 and Mk4 (I think it stopped there but there might even have been a Mk5) of each.
 
If I had to lay money on it I would say that the mystery console is a Mk2 Magister. On reflection, it can't be the Dart. It has two speaker outputs on the left of the mixer - I'm pretty sure the Dart had four jack sockets on the sides for running four speakers. The Delta and the Midas were unpowered and therefore had no speaker outputs - that rules them out.
 
So a Magister it must be. It's older than Mk3, by then the decks had sliders and a sound to light unit was included (although not the full one as seen on this ad - it was just a flick switch auto sound to light thing and a bulgin socket on the side of the unit). And those knobs are of the Mk2 (and the rest of the Mk3 mixer) variety. The Mk1 had much wider, silver knobs. So assuming the knobs are original, I'd say Mk2 Magister. 
 
The one is this ad is, I reckon, a Dart Mk4 (possibly 5). And I want it LOL.
 
 


Posted By: vcmazz
Date Posted: 23 November 2011 at 10:59pm
Sorry, should point out that I am referring to this mystery deck
 
http://forum.speakerplans.com/mystery-deck_topic58516_page1.html Wink.


Posted By: The Builder
Date Posted: 24 November 2011 at 6:00pm
Ooh, you need to get out more PhilWink

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Posted By: jbl_man
Date Posted: 24 November 2011 at 6:51pm
Well done vcmazz,its nice to see some of this old English gear being looked after and used again,you with the TK discosound,Martin has all the Citronic range,Greg has a large collection of HH,and i have a heap of vintage ASS,RSD Studiomasters,Matamp,and Citronic....

Now all we need is someone with a collection of FAL,and we have the 1979 Roger Squires brochure covered!

Or how about something even more exotic? some Phase Linears anyone? Midas 1kw block amps?


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Posted By: vcmazz
Date Posted: 24 November 2011 at 7:07pm
Originally posted by jbl_man jbl_man wrote:

Well done vcmazz,its nice to see some of this old English gear being looked after and used again,you with the TK discosound,Martin has all the Citronic range,Greg has a large collection of HH,and i have a heap of vintage ASS,RSD Studiomasters,Matamp,and Citronic....

Now all we need is someone with a collection of FAL,and we have the 1979 Roger Squires brochure covered!

Or how about something even more exotic? some Phase Linears anyone? Midas 1kw block amps?
Sadly not the case jbl_man. I don't actually own any Cry. Just love looking at this stuff through nostalgic eyes.
 
Not so sure about the FAL though. Dreadful business. I remember you used to be able to order that stuff from your mum's catalogue. It was inbetween the car radio/cassettes and the lingerie Big smile.


Posted By: vcmazz
Date Posted: 24 November 2011 at 7:09pm
Originally posted by The Builder The Builder wrote:

Ooh, you need to get out more PhilWink
Ouch Any more of that and I'll tell everyone about your FAL Ranger Embarrassed.


Posted By: vcmazz
Date Posted: 24 November 2011 at 7:38pm
Originally posted by The Builder The Builder wrote:

Ooh, you need to get out more PhilWink
Very first post of this thread ... remember when Keith Mills (Cloudburst) bought one of these Roadstars brand new for more than a grand? Used to take three of them to carry it. Well, two and KG LOL. Seriously enormous piece of equipment. I think it's beautiful Cry.


Posted By: GregM
Date Posted: 24 November 2011 at 8:31pm
[/QUOTE]I think it's beautiful Cry.[/QUOTE]
 
It is indeed and, and, and, best of all, it's mine! - shamefully I paid all of £29 for it a year or so ago, and I love it.
To be fair, it's still in the same place I left it, simply because it's so soddin big - I'm seriously considering building a skate-board shaped wheel board to shuffle it about on, and one of those rolly-over-thingies used to rotate large sound desks.

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Posted By: vcmazz
Date Posted: 24 November 2011 at 8:48pm
Originally posted by The Builder The Builder wrote:

My second ever was a TK, after  a failed Saxon. Rotary knobs, lovely.
 
I remember it well. Because I eventually bought it from the chap you sold it to. Twas the unpowered TK Discosound Midas Mk1 in glorious mono Cool.


Posted By: vcmazz
Date Posted: 25 November 2011 at 3:13am
The lower end models were the Midas (unpowered mono), the Magister (powered mono and 175W as someone else has stated). There was also the Magnum which I THINK was powered but with magnetic carts - not sure about that.  
 
 
 
Got it now. The Magnum was the powered version of the Midas and the Magister was the same as the Magnum but with a built in 3 channel sound to light controller. Nothing to do with magnetic carts Embarrassed. Therefore I'll correct myself and say that the mystery console on the other thread has to be a Magnum Mk2 as there is no light controller switch on the mixer. It's all over here.
 
 - http://forum.speakerplans.com/stuff-from-the-early-days-roger-squires_topic28079.html


Posted By: GregM
Date Posted: 04 December 2011 at 3:05pm
Somebody's still trying to knock out this old TK deck - a tad enthusiastic at £175 though:
 
 
 
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/disco-equipment-twin-decks-/280781401407?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&hash=item415fe02d3f" rel="nofollow - http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/disco-equipment-twin-decks-/280781401407?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&hash=item415fe02d3f
 


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Posted By: vcmazz
Date Posted: 04 December 2011 at 3:12pm
Those speakers that come with it look like old Squires cabs. Any thoughts?

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Posted By: GregM
Date Posted: 04 December 2011 at 4:09pm
Originally posted by vcmazz vcmazz wrote:

Those speakers that come with it look like old Squires cabs. Any thoughts?
 
Yep, they've got something of the old low budget XL100 look about them.....


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Posted By: vcmazz
Date Posted: 04 December 2011 at 4:20pm
Originally posted by GregM GregM wrote:

Originally posted by vcmazz vcmazz wrote:

Those speakers that come with it look like old Squires cabs. Any thoughts?
 
Yep, they've got something of the old low budget XL100 look about them.....
Can't remember for sure, but I've a feeling TK might have marketed a range of speakers. Might well have been the Squires ones. 

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Posted By: Mhamplification
Date Posted: 05 December 2011 at 10:57am
Ian
Dont forget Cloud  Very nice consoles
I have a series 6,7,8,9,and 10 and powered versions of some too
Martin


Posted By: vcmazz
Date Posted: 05 December 2011 at 4:51pm
Originally posted by jbl_man jbl_man wrote:

Ditto that,i think those Citronic turntables are a later addition....originally would have had BSR or Garrard sp25 mk 1V?
 
Nice photos by the way Simon.Well done.
Yeah BSR. To my knowledge TK never used the more expensive Garrards which were considered the biz at the time. I always got on fine with the old BSRs myself. But the CL12D was a masterstroke by Citronic. They came at a time when all the budget consoles were fitting these totally unusable cheapo BSRs and as woody2 says, people were simply buying the consoles, throwing the so called turntables in the bin, and fitting CL12Ds which were great for the price.
Citronic must have been selling them by the shed load Clap.
 
 


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Posted By: Joseph P.Keegan
Date Posted: 05 December 2011 at 10:19pm
[/QUOTE] Can't remember for sure, but I've a feeling TK might have marketed a range of speakers.
 
Yes , TK Discosound did indeed had their own range of speakers.
2 X 12 without horn in black rexine.
2 X 12 with horn in in black rexine in a slightly bigger cabinet as above.
2 X 12 with flared horn in larger cabinet in brown rexine. This was a real back breaker.
I have pair of these in garage that belonged to a late good DJ pal of mine.
 
The TK Discosound speakers models were sold as Saturns,Stars and the third I cannot recall the name.
I was talking to Phil of Aquairius Sound & Light this evening who sold the TK Discosound range here in Ireland and asked about the names of the speakers.The third name he could not remember either but when he does I will pass it on.
 
Keep the memories going lads.     Smile
 
 
Regards
 
Joe
 


Posted By: GregM
Date Posted: 05 December 2011 at 10:36pm
Ooh, now suddenly I remember seeing those big brown speakers somewhere - any chance of a
Piccy for us?

I do recall TK doing their own speaker range - how much would I like a genuine pair to go with my old Roadstar console?

I'll dig out the catalogue collection at the weekend, see if I can fill in the missing blank.
Greg

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Posted By: GregM
Date Posted: 17 December 2011 at 5:36pm
Right then, as promised I've found my old TK catalogue so can confirm their speaker range was:
 
  • Venus 1x12" 50w cone - £52.92
  • Saturn 2x12" 2x 50w cones - £85.32
  • Star 2x12" 50w cones plus 1 horn - £118.00
  • Sun 2x12" 100w cones plus 2 horns - £194.00
  • Jupiter W bin, 100w plus horn at top.  Doesnt spec driver size but cab was 500mm wide, so maybe 15"? - £194.00
  • Add on horn box, with an 'intergral 4 element crossover'- £52.92

All built with that TK signature ali edge trim, proudly built out of 3/4" 'high density fibreboard'(!), and covered in black PVC.  No mention of a brown option.

The fact they were built from 'fibreboard' may explain why they're a tad rare these days.....LOL
 
Greg


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Posted By: Jippit
Date Posted: 25 April 2013 at 7:25am
Hello - selling this Discosound console here - 99p start price - so a potential bargain

Be keen to hear what people think -

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/300893929039?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649 - http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/300893929039?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649

A good chance to use as a restore project or as is I guess?




Posted By: Jippit
Date Posted: 25 April 2013 at 7:26am
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/300893929039?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649 - not sure how to post a link on here!


Posted By: lm11
Date Posted: 15 July 2013 at 1:40pm
Hi Everyone, had been trying to find out more about my set of TK speakers for a while now!
 
I believe I have a set of Star speakers, TK Electronics on the front plate - Discosound / Star on the back.
 
I will get some pictures up soon, in fairly good condition too :)
 
Is there any more information on this company or any old catalogues with more information?
Can't seem to find much online.
 


Posted By: Muckerbarnes1
Date Posted: 15 July 2013 at 2:17pm
Hello Lloyd and welcome. A couple of posts above is Greg ^^^. He may well know. Hopefully he will respond.
 
Also look here;
 
https://www.facebook.com/groups/olddjgear/" rel="nofollow - https://www.facebook.com/groups/olddjgear/
 
There are a few more Anoraks like me there too LOL.


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Posted By: GregM
Date Posted: 18 July 2013 at 9:40pm
Hi all, just back after a few days away and, wooah, a post I can actually help with......
 
Lloyd, I have a stash of old disco catalogues piled up 'cos I'm another if the anoraks (the Roadstar console at the very beginning of this thread is now part of my collection).
 
I'll post up scans of the TK disco speaker range tomorrow, what else do you want to know/see?
 
Greg


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Posted By: GregM
Date Posted: 19 July 2013 at 10:44am
Here you go Lloyd, a Dropbox link to the Discosound brochure:
 
https://www.dropbox.com/s/g0ujg59ekg01frl/TK%20Discosound%20zip.zip?m" rel="nofollow - https://www.dropbox.com/s/g0ujg59ekg01frl/TK%20Discosound%20zip.zip?m
 
Greg


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Posted By: Nachural
Date Posted: 19 July 2013 at 11:15am
Nice one Greg, I think I'll have to spend an hour in the sun this evening reading them!
 
It's brilliant to see any old catalogues but even better when the original price list is included.


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Posted By: GregM
Date Posted: 19 July 2013 at 11:59am
Originally posted by Nachural Nachural wrote:

Nice one Greg, I think I'll have to spend an hour in the sun this evening reading them!
 
It's brilliant to see any old catalogues but even better when the original price list is included.
 
Oh dear Chris, what have you started?, I have loads, catalogues, brochures and price lists.
 
Most of the main ones are already scanned so if you're genuinely interested I'll find some time to zip 'em and add to dropbox.
 
Greg


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Posted By: Nachural
Date Posted: 19 July 2013 at 1:12pm
Greg, please do!
Smile


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Posted By: EssexAndy
Date Posted: 21 July 2013 at 2:35am
Originally posted by GregM GregM wrote:

Here you go Lloyd, a Dropbox link to the Discosound brochure:
 
https://www.dropbox.com/s/g0ujg59ekg01frl/TK%20Discosound%20zip.zip?m" rel="nofollow - https://www.dropbox.com/s/g0ujg59ekg01frl/TK%20Discosound%20zip.zip?m
 
Greg

This brings back some memories - a lot of the accessories I bought (atop of the Magnum console) are shown.

It's been mentioned elsewhere but what caught my eye was the weight of the Roadstar Stereo console: 129 lbs - 58.5 kilos - was it lead-lined? 


p.s. just spotted the Stereo Studio Roadstar - a hernia inducing 136 lbs   62 kilos!


Posted By: lm11
Date Posted: 21 July 2013 at 11:39am
That's brilliant thanks Greg, just downloading them now - looking forward to sifting through :)

I think that was it really, I couldn't find anything about who made them, how old they are and more importantly where can I get more!

Would love to find another set, listening to some tunes through the TK Speakers as I type!




Posted By: GregM
Date Posted: 21 July 2013 at 11:58am
Pleasure - I think they're very hard to find these days, I've never seen any in 9 yrs

G

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Posted By: lm11
Date Posted: 08 January 2014 at 1:52pm
Finally had a chance to get some pictures!




Posted By: vcmazz
Date Posted: 08 January 2014 at 2:47pm
TK Discosurroundsound. Delightful. :-)


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Posted By: burningbush
Date Posted: 08 January 2014 at 3:19pm
Grateful deads stereo?

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Posted By: Ondie Woods
Date Posted: 21 January 2018 at 8:56pm
Just read this post all these years later!
Dave Woods is my dad, who made all the Tk discosound equipment!
From Southend on sea.
Great memories!


Posted By: GregM
Date Posted: 21 January 2018 at 9:34pm
Well hello there.

Are you on Facebook by any chance?, there's a large group of us on there who love the old 70's/80's kit.

If you join the group 'Double Deck Consoles from Citronic and others', you receive a very warm welcome from many who originally bought TK kit, and a fair few who still own/use pieces of it.

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Posted By: Ondie Woods
Date Posted: 21 January 2018 at 9:52pm
Yes Greg I am on Facebook and will look that up now.
Thank you sounds great!



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