Lafayette Capacitor Analyzer TE-46

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Date: 1962
Number of Tubes: 2
Power type and voltage: Alternating Current supply (AC) / 117 or 220 Volt
Material: Metal case
Model: Capacitance - Resistance Analyzer TE-46 - Lafayette Radio & TV Corp; New
Dimensions (WHD) 265 x 195 x 140 mm / 10.4 x 7.7 x 5.5 inch

Bridge for capacitance and resistance measurements, with a magic eye and built-in instrument for testing capacitors for breaks, short circuits, and leakage currents.

Measuring ranges: 10pF-5nF, 1nF-0.5µF, 0.1µF-50µF, 50µF-2000µF; 2Ω-500Ω, 200Ω-50kΩ, 20kΩ-5MΩ, 5MΩ-200MΩ.

Lafayette Radio Electronics Corporation was an American radio and electronics manufacturer and retailer from approximately 1931 to 1981, headquartered in Syosset, New York, a Long Island suburb of New York City. The company sold radio sets, Amateur radio (Ham) equipment, citizens band (CB) radios and related communications equipment, electronic components, microphones, public address systems, and tools through their company owned and branded chain of retail outlets and by mail-order.

Lafayette was quick to jump on industry trends, embracing first open reel tape recorders and later 8-track cartridge recorders and compact cassette recorders,along with an array of gimmicks, supplies, and accessories. During the mid-1970s, the company's stores were one of few places one could actually experience four channel ("quadraphonic") sound. However the lack of a single industry standard (Columbia SQ vs. JVC's CD-4 and Sansui's QS) dampened sales, and the experiment ended in 1976.

Lafayette also sold a variety of electronic musical equipment made by different manufacturers. There were solid-body and hollow-body electric guitars, probably made by Teisco or Harmony. Microphones, amplifiers, and various electronic effects such as reverbs were available, many of which sported the Lafayette brand name, most notably the Echo Verb and Echo Verb II.Among the most famous guitar effects that Lafayette sold was the Roto-Vibe and Uni-Vibe, used by many musicians, most notably Jimi Hendrix. Robin Trower, Stevie Ray Vaughan and others later used the effect to emulate Hendrix's sounds and achieve new ones of their own.


Kenwood Corporation (株式会社ケンウッド, Kabushiki-Gaisha Ken'uddo) (originally known as Kasuga Radio Co. Ltd. and later Trio Corporation) was a Japanese company that designed, developed and marketed a range of car audio, hi-fi home and personal audio, professional two-way radio communications equipment, and amateur radio ("ham") equipment. Since October 2011, Kenwood survives as the brand of JVCKenwood Corporation.
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