My Musical Blast from the Past


Well here we go my first tech review. Well I wouldn’t go as far as calling it a review. I would more call it my experience with this HiFi system. As you may have read on my blog, I really love retro tech. So I thought, what a better way to begin than with this Sony HiFi system. For anyone that might care it is a Sony LBT-V302.

At fist glance it is an absolutely massive device. In today’s world of Nano Technology and iPod nanos it certainly isn’t subtle, or as functional. But then who said it needs to be. It’s the sheer size and peculiarity that draws me to it. Ever since I seen it in my loft last year I knew I had to have it. According to my mum, its a genuine piece of 90’s technology. I have to say though, I nearly put my back out trying to get it down. Let’s just say the difficulty in maneuvering two large slabs of electronics through a small loft hatch is not something I would choose to do again.

Device Info

Back to the device though. Although it may not have all the Bluetooth/Wireless bells and whistles that a Sonos has nowadays, that’s not the point I am going for. It does however have the following:

  • Vinyl Player
  • FM/AM Radio
  • Twin Cassette Deck
  • 5 CD Player

*Waits for Sound of Amazement*

Vinyl is the best?

My obvious favorite features are the Vinyl and Cassette components – I will do a post on my Walkman Cassette Player in the near future. I don’t want to start a Vinyl vs CD vs Download type argument. However I truly believe in the sound quality of a vinyl record. I don’t know what it is but, like everyone, I have my own reasons. For a start I love being able to hold the record in my hands, I suppose it is better having something to show off than have hidden away. Also, there is just something about the way the sound comes out of the speaker. It sounds much richer and deeper than a CD or from something like Spotify.

I love that Vinyl has made a comeback, anyone who is alive right now will have seen the vast number of Vinyl Players on the market and the range of records we can buy. As a recent convert to this medium of music I would encourage everyone to try it out so they can be the judge. I’m not sure how many people will read this post but I can assure you that current Vinyl Players are much more stylish (and portable) than the one I’ve got.

I will leave you with my final opinion that sometimes old music may just be the best.


For anyone who has read this, thanks for spending your time doing so. As this is my first post, any suggestions or tips would be appreciated.

Please leave comments or questions.


Enjoy what you read and stay curious. 


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