Ben Heck’s Atari Video Music Teardown

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Lilly

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  • Mister Hat

    Potentiometers. Not capacitors. If someone is paying you to shill their site, try to get things right.

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  • batterymaker

    I spy an Arvin in the background…

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  • James Roseboom

    Techmoan brought me here. Good stuff! Need to check out some more videos from ya.

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  • mikeissweet

    Here from Techmoan

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  • youtuuba

    Why are the potentiometers repeatedly referred to as "capacitors"?

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  • Drew Freeman

    Your daughter is full of excitement… So wonderful to see. I found this at Techmoan's youtube page.

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  • N / A

    You should get ahold of a STAX SRM – T2 (legendary headphone amp), would love to see repair work on one of those.

    A bit of info from a random forum: "I wonder how many treasures like this may be in an attic somewhere….. or at a swap meet….. Any idea on how many were ever made? How much did they originally cost?"
    "There were close to 250 units made but exact numbers are hard to come by. The prices varied quite a bit in those days since Stax changed dealers in the US quite often just before they went bust. A few of these sold for 6500$ with a SR-Omega back in 1995. 😮 "

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  • Sebastian Miethe

    Can you do a Sega Master System II teardown (and repair)?
    Got my old one here, but its not working anymore 🙁

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  • nickademuss42

    Did anyone point out that the knobs are actually variable resistors, not caps? And the plastic shafts keep it from shielded from static….

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  • GermanAnimeFans

    "Haven't come across anything that's TOO rare to take apart…yet"

    That explains the shoddy treatment of the Nintendo Playstation, because that was just one among thousands…

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  • Bilal Patel

    that woman is annoying af

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  • Browningate

    I spy a Moto X Pure Edition and a Mitsubishi rear projection HDTV. I thought I was the only one who still had that combination!

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  • A Floyd

    Removes knobs off potentiometers, calls them capacitors. FAIL.

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  • Terra_Byte

    Amazing video as always! I hope one day we can have someone do a full analysis / breakdown of how the AVM works. I was particularly impressed by the wide range of colors it could output. (i do realize this was mostly an analogue system, but im really interested in what role the digital components really played in this)

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  • Ayad Mustafa

    I came from Techmoan channel

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  • Willameena Siever

    I would suggest using 2 y audio adapters for both left and right audio inputs. One for the source and the other for the stereo preamp to hear the music. Or using an RF splitter to separate the video and the audio.

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  • KubaVideos

    rf u dummy

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  • dizolv R

    would be interesting to circuit bend one of those

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  • Steven Michael

    What model of TV are you using during the tests? It looks A LOT like the Sony SXRD A3000 series. The KDS-55A3000 is still my Living Room TV. I bought it in 2007!

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  • Matthew Suffidy

    dbi dbi dbi dbi Way to go Buck!

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  • BAZFANSHOTHITS

    I just came from techmoans atari music and he says it nit rare. Ben heck says its rare. hhhhmmmmmmmmmm

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  • Hanro50

    Wait…Atari did something else than video consoles

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  • INDOORS/OUTDOORS

    remember kids,
    Leather has many health benefits when digested

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  • Brandon Petroski

    Fingerless gloves…

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  • Travis Parker

    Wasn't the chip in this thing based on Atari's TIA? The video music and the VCS came out at almost the exact same time.

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  • cornz38

    That's proper leaded solder, not the crap eutectic stuff that passes for solder these days.

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  • zap wazzup

    Atari tried to sell these to Discos back in the late 1970's like the Mad Hatter Disco that was in Milwaukee, Wisconsin back then . Sorry to say no takers so they Dumped them on the wholesale market and I got one back in 1978 for $100 at Lafayette Electronics and it was fun to watch the patterns while listening BTO or Pink Floyd but the best was Isao Tomita .

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  • Carl Smith

    This wouldn't be the Techmoan guy that gave you that would it? he just did a video on this device

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  • Marout Yasuo Sluijter-Borms

    Is that Felix laughing in the background? 🙂 🙂
    You have me in stitches… 'It tastes like a high school gym…'

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  • Jeff Oltman

    Great..i'm playing on the same thing right now! It reminds me of how cheesy some of this stuff was back then when it was all easy..Blast from the past. I'm reading zero current with my Sencore AT..I suspect not getting power. I would love to have a copy of that schematic.

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  • Gigidag77

    So why didn't you add composite like you said earlier in the video ?

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  • kebman

    No! Not ABBA!!!!

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  • Noah Nobody

    Today I saw a grown man chewing an Atari product.

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  • Emmanuel Florac

    Techmoan tested it, too 🙂

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  • ZipplyZane

    "This is the rarest thing I've taken apart." What about the Nintendo Playstation?

    Oh, this is old. Weird. Normally videos unrelated to what I was watching before are the newer ones.

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  • Malcolm Wolfe

    the '70's stunk.. except that there were still arcades with pinball everywhere… now sucks worse for the lack of pinball…. 😀

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  • Martin D A

    First time I ever saw someone try and nibble the lid of a repair item. Kudos.

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  • Shawn Brezny

    awesome work!!

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  • beez1717

    We need to get an iTunes visualizer that emulates this device!

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  • Trace&Tracey Elliot

    we need the old chick back 😉 ,………. because this weird woman?? you can keep !! everything she does is an act ,.. waking up for her is an act , brushing her teeth? … is another act ,…. this chick is sooo fake in everything she does that it hurts the channel ,….please get rid of this wack inthehead girl asap

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  • Ian Schimnoski

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  • Ian Schimnoski

    …Loading complete!!!

    Why did 64 people dislike this?

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  • arjovenzia

    Techmoan fans??

    also, not the first video visualisation tool, an old hippie mate told me of the "silly scope" . basically, hook a audio amp to the horizontal or vertical coil of a TV deflection coil (pay attention to the impedance of the coil). either get a 'guitar string' effect or a ruddy oscilloscope. try it ( do research first), CRT's are cheap as in free. looks really cool tho. this dude had a TV on his amp stack in the day. probably stole the TV, and had no use for it. damn hippie.

    have zoned out to a silly scope many a time. looks excellent (if your tv has enough knobs inside to dial in the picture)

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