This is the Cetec/Sparta Section of
The Broadcast Archive

Maintained by:
Barry Mishkind - The Eclectic Engineer
Last Update 7/8/12


CETEC/Sparta Electronics

Sacramento, CA

Sparta Electronics began operation in 19xx,  Founded by Bill Overhauser to manufacture the Spot-O-Matic cart machine he designed, using a Viking deck and some foil sensor heads. The machine was renamed Sparta-Matic.  Overhauser sold Sparta in 1967 to CETEC (Computer Equipment Technology Corp.), although he stayed on as GM until 1976. The company expanded to other audio products, from consoles to transmitters, buying Jampro in 1967 and Bauer in 1970.

The audio and automation line (Schaefer) were sold to Bob Dix:

Shaefer World Communication
PO Box 31
Marion, Va. 24353
(540) 783-2000
(540) 783-2064 FAX


Studio Gear

Click on picture for a larger image
A-15   196x
5 Pot Mono Console
AS-30B   196x
5 Pot Stereo Console
A-20B     196x
8 Pot Mono Console
Centurian  196x

A Viking deck with foil sensors.



Sparta 600P Rack Mount. A record amp was available.
CD-15    196x
Cartridge Delay unit
A-16R    196x
5 Pot Mono Rack Mount Console
RA4      196x
Remote Amplifier

Is it safe to come out now? <g>
Here is the program contoller.