This picture reminds me of a song, the cassette-corder would probably be singing to the vp129: "Ooo. you make me live / whatever this world can give to me / It's you, you're all I see / Ooo, you make me live now honey / Ooo, you make me live / You're the best friend"
That thing is fun. Old stuff like that was clunky in innocent sort of way. But they also had amazing space-age designs too! Check this site out. what a great turntable! http://www.prins.net/70s/index.html
I love that 70's design. I love how so often, cutting edge "futuristic" designs still used wood as a key material. Check out this "http://www.clairtone.ca/" a great chapter in Canadian design history. They have one on display in the Design Exchange in Toronto...very hip.