RetroTech: Sony Flamingo PS-F9 Repair & Demo

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Techmoan : As with all my videos, there's a bit more information in the video description text box.  If you are viewing on a smartphone or tablet app click the downward pointing triangle to the right of the title below the video. If you are viewing on the web, click on the words “show more’.

Nutz4Gunz45 : What happened to you Sony? You used to be cool.

Quenz : I'd love to see you review one of those vinyl players that use a lazer to track the grooves rather than a needle.

Paul Hicks : Those two spinny things are called a clutch.

Zylon FPV : This honestly looks like it could have come out in 2017. How is it that some Sony products still look so modern?

Jing Garcia : where's the puppets? :(

CollinG Tech : Why not recreate that intro of yours with the turntable?

Nick MG : Quick everyone spam Sony, hopefully they'll remake this awesome little player!

Manny Calavera : I remember when you reviewed and restored that other vertical turntable how you'd like to have this one but it being too expensive. Good to see your videos are allowing you to get hold of that type of stuff anyway.

Chris White : i have never seen a record in two colours before

80s retro review : Look forward to all your reviews love this channel keep up the great work

Sherlock Holmes : What's the artist that made those dual colored records you used to test the Flamingo? It sounds lovely!

Я. B : If it would tip over, would it drive away?


chillstar : Nice one- I have similar clamping issues with mine, except had to 3D print one of the gears as a previous owner had glued the 2 gears together and a load of teeth had been stripped from one. I'm close to it working again, but it's now slipping like yours & I still have some work to do. The original spring was missing too, and I'm experimenting with different springs from my collection of spares. I'm going to try your tape idea-good call. I'd tried some different rubber washers, but they've all been too slippy. I think another reason that there's a clutch is to provide some give at each end of travel. You can remove the whole clamp motor mount assembly by removing two small screws at the front, but probably best to avoid doing so if possible as the motor is connected by a fragile looking ribbon cable. Cheers for linking to my website in your description : )

Sam E : Omg you must get an audio technica sound crocodile

UsernameThomaSS : It's clutch was worn out : ]

boijorzee : This thing would have looked so futuristic in 1983. It's a nifty device.

Joshua Harris Vlogs : I would have called it a peacock. It looks nothing like a flamingo

mcgreggor : Techmoan, the "Techmoan Effect" you mentioned is true. I went and looked up this item on eBay and the going price right now in USD is between $799-$1,292 after you posted this video. Last week this product was between $150-$400.

CitizenKang : Have you ever been to the Sony Archive Museum in Tokyo? You would love it.

Brpwn dood : Thanks, Techmoan, for putting the link to the Sony Design History site; very thoughtful.

DARKRYDER7 : i love your videos, I love the innovation of sony products. I studied product design at uni and I hate how much praise Apple gets from tutors when they've not done much.

Cinema Macabro : I would buy this for the new vinyls from Death Waltz, they really make amazing looking vinyls that should be displayed vertically. The best part of this video is the trial and error of repair that went into this thing, as a retro tech nerd, I found that truly entertaining!. Another great video @Techmoan

Rene Chaddock : Loved this video. Great suggestion for them to remake this product, I think if they did I would pick one up - Perhaps updating it to have a USB output like the more modern ones, although that isn't a must-have feature. Just the original remade would be a great item to have, and an attractive conversation piece around the house!

sam smith : Had one of these back in the day.

Laatikkomafia : New Moan :3

Asterra2 : Nothing is made in Japan anymore except maybe animal-themed pencil erasers. So if Sony reintroduced classic products, they would be built to the modern Chinese junk standard.

Николай Новицкий : So, you say, you can't disassemble that cogs to fix it "properly"? Can be it's riveted to a body? Oh, comment first, read notes later, so, welded. That's sad.

snolan1990 : The tracking force is surely fairly heavy if it can play the record vertically. It brings to mind the in car 7" record players that apply the stylus to the underside of the disk.


viscountalpha : I don't think Sony will ever be smart enough to do re-releases. They just don't care about their consumers. I hope some Sony executives reads this as a challenge and not an insult. It's only an insult if they keep their current garbage filled path.

Damonious Of Triangle : Sony: Please reissue this record player. Also could you please make it M-Disc readable/ photo addable.

Gilliatt83 : i love this. thank you.

Inflated Genger : When did you get your own 45 record?

Que Onda Canal : Sony was the Apple of those decades.

Onteo : I'm with you. We need more retro tech. I'd buy one, also the TNT 8 track player would be cool if somewhat limited.

Bilal Patel : I was hoping, when you were comparing the price of this product to other Sony product at the start, you were going to find a similar priced product and then find the same product in a European or British magazine to give us a price. As I still didn't get how much it cost back then

deereboy8400 : Looks like a steampunk GTX 1080

Gazza Gaming : Show us that Crosley! I literally found it on ebay half way through the vid, then you mentioned it at the end! I've now got my eye on one, but I want your opinion in your vid first. Thx!

Corey Willis : Sony would make a killing selling remakes of their old products! Genius!

The Marshall : Wow Techmoan is just like the rest of us... all the most obvious and logical fixes don't do shit but it turns out it was some stupid piece of foam all along...

Shannon Harvey : Ssssssony

pedazodeboludo : I wonder if it uses more or less power when horizontal or vertical... due to the energy required to keep turning it and gravity. May impact battery life.

re hash : It looks so pristine. The condition of this thing is freaking amazing.

Maxx Fordham! : Haha, how did you get your own puppet show music cut into vinyl?

re hash : I love tech from the year I was born lol.

MrWombatty : The problem with the friction-clutch wasn't with that part of the mechanism but with the lubrication of the clamping mechanism itself drying out over time. I'm certain that spraying a small amount of white-grease on that spiral section would have had it clamping properly! Agree that Sony should re-release devices like this that would have a market today, perhaps in contemporary colours like black & gun-metal to distinguish them from the classic collector items. However, what concerns me is what you didn't evaluate was whether there was an acceptable level of wow & flutter, or was it originally more of an example of Sony marketing miniaturisation at the expense of performance? Btw, do you sell those Techmoan singles, as I can see them becoming very collectable!?!


Sparkles 1 : Mitsubishi lt-5v is a wierd one. An entire box that sits upright