The rise of Japanese stereo component systems parallels the popularity of Japanese cars. Since it’s already been determined that retro electronica bands love the styling of 80s Japanese cars, what about the devices used to play them?
What’s the coolest JNC stereo deck?
This is the OEM stereo in the JNC Cressida wagon. It’s a massive double-DIN unit, has a 9-frequency equalizer, and the tape deck boasts something called “logic control,” which sounds like a world domination device Dr Mindbender would invent. In night driving, it lights up like the bridge of the Starship Enterprise. Sure, it sounds like the music’s being played through a pillow compared to modern systems, but it looks so damn cool we can’t bear to part with it.
What say you, dear reader? As always, the most entertaining comment by next Monday will receive a prize. Scroll down to see the winner of the last QotW, “What’s the best shade of JNC blue?”
The most entertaining comment this week came from bert, who had this to say about the AW11′s azure hues:
My vote for best blue goes to Toyota’s 8B8 Light Blue Metallic. Only available on the MK1 MR2 for the 85-86 model years, it is the rarest of the first-gen paint codes. More of an Electric Blue, in person a well preserved fully polished 8B8 MR2 flashes by like a light ship out of Tron, resplendent in all it’s 80s analog glory. Are we stuck in the Master Program? Or is this one of those obvious (but totally cool and groundbreaking) computer effects like in The Last Starfighter? Such a cool color that it made the MR2 page for Wikipedia.
Omedetou, your comment has earned you a set of decals from the JNC Shop!