Panasonic

SG-J500

Turntable, Tape Machine, Radio Receiver, Amplifier, Integrated

Main Details
Maker Panasonic Brand
Function
Form Factor Portable
Made In Japan
Date Produced 1984
Dimensions (Closed) 15.5" x 8" x 11" (Open) 15.5" x 12.5" x 13"
Weight 11 LB
Power Source AC/DC
Frequency Response Not that remarkable
Notes Compact portable boombox / bookshelf system with a stow away mini turntable. Perfect for taping songs from your friends record collection during a visit and playing them back almost anywhere. An optional travel adapter allowed for powering from a vehicle's cigarette lighter.
Additional Specifications
Speed Select 33⅓ rpm
Speed Select 45 rpm
Drive Type Direct Drive
Batteries 8 x 'D' cells
Car Adapter 12 VDC Panasonic part # RP-952
Displays/Indicators
Type: Power
Indication: Red LED
Connections
Power cord
Connector: Other
Headphones
Connector: 1/4" Phone Jack (6.35mm)
Microphone
Connector: 1/4" Phone Jack (6.35mm)
Controls
Parameter: Function buttons
Control Type: Latching Push Switch
Parameter: Tuning
Control Type: Rotary Encoder
Parameter: Tape controls
Control Type: Latching Push Switch
Parameter: Volume
Control Type: Slide Pot
Parameter: Tone
Control Type: Slide Pot

Comments

pkny posted 1 year ago:

I have 2 of these: one is working as far as radio and turntable, but needs the function buttons either cleaned or replaced. I have to wiggle the buttons to get both speakers to output sound. The other unit is semi-working, and was mainly bought for parts/learning how to open up the unit for repair.

Dick__cheeseyum posted 2 months ago:

Hey there y’all,
Wondering what’s a good alternative for a power source ? Lost the ac power cord.

pkny posted 2 weeks ago:

I finally got around to cleaning up the buttons on the semi-working unit, now doing the same on my main unit. Info on the steps collected in this [this thread][https://www.radiodiscussions.com/showthread.php?686172-Any-hints-tips-pointers-about-the-buttons-on-a-Panasonic-SG-J500].

pkny posted 2 weeks ago:

I finally got around to cleaning up the buttons on the semi-working unit, now doing the same on my main unit. Info on the steps collected in this this thread.

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