A VOX DISCOTAPE UNIT, c. 1972
The Vox Disco unit (initally called the "Discotheque") was first promoted by "Vox Sound Limited" at the British Musical Instrument Industries Fair in August 1971. The chassis and Z-legs were in effect those of the Vox Continental single manual organ, a design worked out by JMI in late 1967 - see this page for further details.
In 1972 the "Discotheque" became the "Discotape", though the two names seem to have been used fairly interchangeably. Some units were covered in deep red vinyl, others in black. The "Discotape" below is designated a "DT50" on its identification plate, serial number "072", i.e. the seventy-second made.