I am now the proud owner of the latest in early-1970’s portable music players: The Sanyo G-2615N-2Solid State Stereo Music Center.” It’s like a briefcase full of entertainment possibilities.

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  1. just found one of these clearing out my grandads house, its not got a 2 on the end of the model number by the way so it may be an earlier version… does anyone know the value of this? give me a shout if anyones interested in it 07825178766 [Ed. note: be careful dialing random numbers off of the internet, people.]

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  2. i found one at a thrift shop and would like to know its value also can you help?

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  3. Congratulations on finding one! Owning mine has turned out to be about 4000 times as great as I ever imagined. As far as the cost goes, I have absolutely no idea. Whatever you can get for it is probably far less than its value as the most outstanding entertainment system you will ever own.

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  4. Hello, I do own one of them, which my neighbor was throwing it to garbage..
    It was totally working but just with a bad needle.
    So i orfdered a needle from http://www.turntableneedles.com/Needle-617-D7_p_1226.html . which fitted perfectly if anybody else needs.
    My only complain is.. The guy i took that player didnt have the cover of the player. so no speakers at all.
    So probaly i’m gonna build a cover for it and install some speakers by myself…

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  5. Thanks for that update Oguzhan! I had never expected to find needles for this player; but now I can continue to use my G-2615N-2 without fear of wearing it out. Thank you for helping out (and helping all those that find this page).

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  6. Re the needle required for my Sanyo Solid State Music Centre G2615N-2.
    I tried the above site -turntableneedles .com but when I made a request for Needle 617-D7_p_1266.html I was advised that there was 0 available Any other ideas as I require
    this needle urgently

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  7. H i Sanyo G2615N-2 owners re my previous message – I managed to buy the stylus but
    now I find that the turntable motor has gone kapoop. Looking to buy a working turntable motor!!!

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  8. Hello, I’ve had one of these for years, charming gadget, perfect condition, needle is fine and lid/speakers/briefcase included, I was thinking of selling it which is how I found this page, if anyone knows the value of it or wants to make me an offer email me : stevytee@yahoo.co.uk, I’m based in the East Midlands in the UK.

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  9. hi i have a really nice one of these , it includes everything but i have lost the power lead does anyone have a spare or advise on where i could purchase one thjanks

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  10. Hello, Kev. Sorry to say, I haven’t been able to find a source for replacement parts. The power lead is probably one of the more generic parts of the unit, so an electronics store that tends to carry older electronic parts might be able to help you out.

    This probably goes without saying, but be sure to check the compartment on the top of the player — some people don’t realize that the power lead is hidden within the unit itself.

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  11. hi sanyo-owners and lovers,

    i also own one of these great portables.
    and i dj three times a month with it here in berlin.
    here are some impressions:
    http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=2057230&id=1273194215&l=a33bfaabdb

    http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=2038172&id=1273194215&l=70a9a86698

    for me its the perfect tool – anything out of the box – we managend to build a line out, so it can be connected to a pa. and for my moderations i use the original microphone.

    hope u enjoy the pictures – i found my new needle at: http://www.williamthakker.eu/advanced_search_result.php?keywords=05090&search_in_description=&x=0&y=0

    nice greetings from berlin.

    peter

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  12. I was given a G2915nk with 8track is this rare.

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  13. to day l have been to a car boot sale and it under the table for £18 but with no plug what type plug dose it use and were can l get one

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  14. tony25s: check the compartment in the upper-right of the unit. The power cords are hidden in there when not in use. I had looked for a newer cord on the market awhile back & couldn’t find a direct match. Your best bet might be to modify a similar power cord (if you can find one).

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  15. Hi Kev I too lost the power lead but have managed to power my set by using a normal lead and attaching the brown & blue leads to the connections on a 13amp plug with the holes fitting
    snugly over the relating pins of the set.

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  16. Hello, this brings back memories, I grow-up with one of this in my house. Yes, that was made in 70s and my parents still have it, it is not working anymore, when I was teenager I was crying around this machinery because it was dying, that was in 80s and since then i “hate” Modern Talking because I was not able to listen that music. That was many many ears a go in Romania. Probably it was the only “machinery” in that city. And… this is real, I believe my father was tortured by the secret police related to this device. Too sad, that was during the cold war era, I hate those guys. Why the world sold us to the Russians? we are people too.

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  17. Hi I have the G2311KL-2 it looks just like the one in the photos but has a 3 pin lead. The photo and comments above seem to suggest others had a two pin lead. As my neice lost the lead I am trying to track a replacement. The centre pin seems to be slightly larger than the side pins. Any help appreciated as it has been several years since it was last used

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  18. I recently bought the G-2311KL from a cgarity shop in London for £40 and i consider that to be a good price. the unit really puts a smile on peoples faces when i get it out and best (or worst) of all the microphone mixer button turns the unit into a Karaoke machine. Only problem is as with other on this page, mine has no power lead. I have looked around but no luck. mine has the three pin version. i am resigned to the fact i may have to rely on rechargeable batteries until i can figure out what to do next.. probably need to get an expert on the job to sort it out.

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  19. Hi My Sanyo G2615N-2 has been playing consistently till a couple of weeks back
    when the power belt in the record player went. Where can I buy a replacement bekt

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  20. I have found, whilst clearing my late fathers house,model Sanyo G-2615N-2, with 3 pin mains (2 pins closer together and the third with a slighty wider spacing). It has the deck, tape deck and radio. Both speakers are intact with the storage compartments each holding an original microphone and stand !!.Unusually the mains(Sanyo) lead is with it as well as a (?) period related headphone set and extention jack plug lead.Not sure how old it is but the case is also very good – haven’t had chance to test yet.

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  21. If eny body want have one i have one for sale

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  22. Hello, great to find this site. I also have one for sale: model#G2615H – everything works and it’s all there – save one side cover for the speaker wires.

    I’m stateside and about to toss it on Ebay for $70.00 – i’ll let you know what it sells for.

    Email me if your interested:

    Waylonkain@hotmail.com

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  23. I am looking for a power cord for the G-2915n-k model. Anyone have any ideas?

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  24. Hi guys I have one of these aswell, the motor has gone on the record player, did anyone ever manage to find replacement ones. Thanks Pete

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  25. Hello

    I have had one of these for almost 40 years
    I may part with it now for $100 plus shipping

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  26. Hey all! I dug my mums old one out of the loft this weekend model G2311KL – has anyone found anywhere to source power cable? There’s sadly a battery spring missing and the battery points have rusted so keen to see if it’s working by attaching to mains power! If anyone has a clue please please get in touch as I would love to save this – amy_frank777@yahoo.com

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  27. Replacement power cord repair. you can fit a “2.5A Figure of 8 Mains Power Inlet” Maplin part number RY16S to replace the original power socket and use a standard figure 8 power cord. To do this requires a little knowledge and a little soldering.

    Step 1. Remove the insides. Undo 6 Phillips, left, middle and right at the top and bottom of the unit. There are no additional connections between the unit and the case.
    Step 2. Remove (undo two screws) and de-solder the three wires from the old socket. The centre wire (black) is the earth and this needs to be insulated and coiled up out of the way. The two remaining wired go directly to the power transformer.
    Step 3. Get a suitable piece of stiff plastic (old cassette case will do) and cut it to size for the hole left by removing the old power socket. Drill holes to match the two fitting screws.
    Step 4. Make a correct hole in the stiff plastic to fit the “2.5A Figure of 8 Mains Power Inlet”. Two new fitting nuts and bolts will be needed to hold the new socket in place.
    Step 5. Solder the two wires (red and white ones) to the new socket making sure to slide the two transparent insulators over the new solder joints.
    Step 6. Re-fit the replacement Figure 8 socket back where the old one was using the original screws. You can now use a standard power cord, but the unit is no longer earthed. This should not be a problem as the entire unit and box is made of plastic.

    Note: When this repair was completed and the unit run from 220V AC, there was a significant amount of AC hum. I would also suggest replacing the 220uF 10 volt capacitor in the power supply with “470µF 16V 105°C Radial Electrolytic Capacitor” Maplin Part N90KF for example. This would remove the hum.

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  28. I have got the Sanyo G-2915NK.its the one with the 8-track.
    Every thing works perfect.Also the case is in a perfect condition.I have both microphones with it and the stands.Sadly there was no power lead.But I solved that problem with using a power lead from a electric shaver.Just had to make hole a little larger with a screw and it fits perfect.Now I am looking for a new needle.Looking on here its a 617 so if any one has got a new one or knows where to get one I appreciate that.

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  29. Hello Dutchy

    I can’t help you with the needle I am afraid but if you take the unit into a specialist they should be able to find one that fits.

    can you let us all know which shaver model you used for the electric cable please as this has been the biggest problem, not many of us on here actually have a power cable.

    regards

    Martin

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  30. Hello Martin.
    My sanyo has the 2 pin connection.The lead I used for power was from an old Philips shaver.The one where the lead fits into the shaver.All I had to do was make the hole a little bigger and it was a perfect fit.But I think you can use any lead what goes into a shaver Regards Dutchy

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  31. Just bought one yesterday for 25$ at good will ,I saw it the day before that and hide it benind old TV’s so I could come back for it,I’m glad I came back I also got a falcon /hawk hunting book worth about 300$’and a card dice role playing game from 70,s,I scored,but just like everyone else no power cord,..it works sounds great with batteries

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  32. Bought another with a power cord!!! i plumbed direct into the main transformer and fitted the socket for a kettle lead into the side of the case. Both now work as intended

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  33. Got a power razor cord too work just like the other guy on here,but a different brand razor cord(Norelco) I need a new razor that’s cool I only used power razor a few times a year to cut my sideburns or if I had a hot date..

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  34. got a sanyo music centre g-2165n turntable works on 45rpm and 33rpm but not on 78 runs but slow anybody have any idea what could be causing this please

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