Spaceage Rosita Stereo 'Commander Luxus 2000'
Ultra rare space age stereo audio console, 48 years old. An interesting collectors piece of German audio equipment from 1974, manufactured by Theo Schmitz GmbH.
Consisting of a Rosita made mixing console with tuner, Philips automatic turntable (45T/33T) and a stereo audio cassette player/recorder. The built in stereo side speakers and the 2-channel amplifier are making a complete audio console of this space age design piece.
The Commander Luxus 2000 is exhibited at different museums around the globe, among which the Radiomuseum in Köln, the Radiomuseum Bocket in Waldfeucht and the Cassette-Recorder museum in Romania.
The company started in 1955 with the production of radio consoles and combined their furniture designs with technical equipment from Grundig, Philips, Dual, Hitachi, Audion, Sony and others. Rosita Tonmöbel / Theo Schmitz GmbH ceased to exist in 1988.
Theo Schmitz GmbH (Schloss Neuhaus, Paderborn)
Commander Luxus 2000
Made in Germany
* Rosita exclusive HiFi stereo chassis R 700 (named 910 HiFi) from Südfunk with 2 x 50w amplifier
* Philips turntable Type GC 060 / GA160
* Philips cassette recorder/player 2505 / N2506
* Stereo 2-way loudspeaker system; 2 low + 2 mid/high speakers (side positioned)
White body on silver floor stand
Height: 109 cm (ground stand included)
Width: 63 cm
Depth: 64 cm
Nice vintage condition, light wear consistent with age and use.
The Rosita Stereo Commander includes amonst other audio equipment a stereo cassette player. Lou Ottens, a Dutch engineer working with the major Dutch manufacturer of consumer electronics was credited with inventing the cassette tape. He played also a major role in the development of the first CD. Lou Ottens has died aged 94 (2021) at his home in the village of Duizel in North Brabant.
This item is sold ‘As is’ Collectable Object (Art. 9 Terms and Conditions)