RetroTech: Sony Flamingo PS-F9 Repair & Demo

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

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.

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

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

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

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

Jing Garcia : where's the puppets? :(

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

id104335409 : A Tech Moan Effect !!!

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.

Sam : Love you, dude. Simply love you.

日常卡屁 : finally the flamingo!

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

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

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

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

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

3MeatZk Official : YES!!! NEW TECHMOAN VIDEO!!! AND ITS ABOUT VINYL!!!

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 : )

thevi0lat0r : I got my PS-F9 about 2 years ago, and it suffers from the same issue that yours initially did. Although I upgraded the stylus and replaced the belt that drives the tonearm mechanism, I was too afraid to tamper with the clamp mechanism lest I break something. Thanks to you, I finally know how to fix this. Many thanks, sir!

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

UsernameThomaSS : It's clutch was worn out : ]

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.

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

Paul Blume : The Other Techmoan Effect is where you go out and buy music heard on one of your videos because its been stuck in your head all day. Sam and Dave (or their estate holders) should thank you.

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.

Bill Westfall : "not an inexpensive machine...if I break it that's the end of it..." *jams nail file and paper clip in delicate mechanism*

Duffel Bag Full of Tech : Phenomenal video as always! These past few weeks I have been going on a Techmoan binge watch, and no matter how many times I see your videos, I never get tired of them. Keep up the awesome work!

deereboy8400 : Looks like a steampunk GTX 1080

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.

Infinite loop : 14:03 Techmoan effect.... *LOL* 😂😂😂😂 (but I'll guess it can have some substance 🤔 )

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

Kevin Bhasi : 11:53 "I don't wanna move..." (moves tonearm)

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!

Eccentrus : wow, that really has a futuristic design, it still looks clean and cool compared to most 2017 things

Laatikkomafia : New Moan :3

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

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.

reeffeeder : This is groovy.

Peter Clapham : Something I didn’t know I needed but now want.

Paul Gascoigne : Needs more puppets

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

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.

Pilotguy : Great job Techmoan! Truly Fantastic!!!!!

Free Saxon : As always, an interesting video, thanks

Kate : they could go full nintendo and make a mini flamingo that played cds

Austin D : Wondering why techmoan was posting at 2 in the morning then quickly realized he's from the UK