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Old 16th Aug 2020, 5:56 pm   #1
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Default Ekco 350

This was an ebay purchase, i just liked it and thought why not.
I have since found out it is from 1978 and i assume one of the last PYE products using the ECKO name.
It was made in Japan for Pye and it shows, its very well built and quite a heavy radio for its size.
So when it arrived i gave it a try, radio worked fine just scratchy pots, but the cassette was another matter, belt had degraded but instead of black goo on the pulleys it had simply fallen off and made a mess in the bottom of the case.
I had a big bag of replacement belts so it was trial and error to find the right size. A good wipe down of the case and a shot of servisol, has it sounding very good, the tape deck gives a good account of itself, its been sat here playing Elvis as it was his birthday today.
Im very happy with the result

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Old 16th Aug 2020, 8:30 pm   #2
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If I had that in 1978 (a teenager) I would be very chuffed. Ticks all the boxes for a radio fan.
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Old 16th Aug 2020, 8:57 pm   #3
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i was 9 in 1978 i had an AKai CT5 cassette radio, my dad has no idea what he did with it, probably had a clear out when i left home and tossed it, ive searched for one a long time, all ive found is the instruction manual, maybe one day i will find one, for now though im happy buying some off ebay and bringing them back to life.
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Old 19th Aug 2020, 3:24 am   #4
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Congratulations! That does look like something many of us would have wanted in 1978. I was in college then.
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