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What was your first stereo?
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Post 46 made on Tuesday April 29, 2014 at 22:11
modom
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Ernie, My Thorens was slightly newer. It was almost 20 when I bought it though.
I did happily explain that all my stereo system was made in England by little old ladies. It's funny but true. In the owners manual, there is a photo of the assembly line that I swear looks like the cast of Monty Python in drag. Still sounded great.
Mark
Post 47 made on Wednesday April 30, 2014 at 16:26
Ernie Gilman
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modom,
that's pretty funny. My mom's parents came to Canada in 1911 or so, then eventually moved into the US. (He went into the Canadian Army for WWI and my mom and her mom went back to England for the duration. When they returned after the war, it was to where they lived in Halifax, which was totally messed up. Look up "Halifax Explosion" for an unbelievable story.)

Anyway, my grandmother could have been one of those little old ladies. When she married at 22, her marriage certificate listed her occupation as "spinster." She knew THE WAY to make tea. And the house had a nice complement of doilies she had made.

Please scan that manual and put it up where people can see it. There's something you can do to add to the world's knowledge of those days.
A good answer is easier with a clear question giving the make and model of everything.
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Post 48 made on Wednesday April 30, 2014 at 17:35
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A little late to the party but...

My systems from the 70's to early 80's.

1).
Garrard SP25 Mk? turntable.
Garrard SP25 v034

Eagle amplifier (can't remember the model).

Wharfedale Linton 3XP loudspeakers.



2).
Sony PS8750 turntable.


Yamaha CA2010 amplifier (class A/B switchable).


KLH Loudspeakers (can't remember the model).

Ortofon MC20 (my first MC cartridge), followed by the Lentek Entré 1




3).
Technics SP15 turntable (with rosewood plinth and EPA 500 tone arm - two arm tubes).


Lentek amplifier.


Lowther Classic 400 loudspeakers.


Lentek Entré 1 followed by a Linn Asak MC cartridges


Nakamichi 1000ZXL cassette deck (with rosewood cabinet).



4).
Michell Gyrodec turntable.


Fidelity Research FR64S tonearm.


Kiseki Blue MC cartridge.


Meridian 101B Preamp.


Meridian M10 active loudspeakers.



Then I got married...

Last edited by djy on May 6, 2014 09:50.
Post 49 made on Wednesday April 30, 2014 at 20:45
Ernie Gilman
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On April 30, 2014 at 17:35, djy said...
Then I got married...

and you can't even list them in reverse order!
A good answer is easier with a clear question giving the make and model of everything.
"The biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place." -- G. “Bernie” Shaw
Post 50 made on Thursday May 1, 2014 at 04:54
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On April 30, 2014 at 20:45, Ernie Gilman said...
and you can't even list them in reverse order!

There's an awful lot I can't do these days.
Post 51 made on Thursday May 1, 2014 at 12:20
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On April 30, 2014 at 17:35, djy said...
A little late to the party but...

My systems from the 70's to early 80's.

1).
Garrard SP25 Mk? turntable.


Eagle amplifier (can't remember the model).

Wharfedale Linton 3XP loudspeakers.


2).
Sony PS8750 turntable.


Yamaha CA2010 amplifier (class A/B switchable).


KLH Loudspeakers (can't remember the model).

Ortofon MC20 (my first MC cartridge), followed by the Lentek Entré 1



3).
Technics SP15 turntable (with rosewood plinth and EPA 500 tone arm - two arm tubes).


Lentek amplifier.


Lowther Classic 400 loudspeakers.


Lentek Entré 1 followed by a Linn Asak MC cartridges


Nakamichi 1000ZXL cassette deck (with rosewood cabinet).


4).
Michell Gyrodec turntable.


Fidelity Research FR64S tonearm.


Kiseki Blue MC cartridge.


Meridian 101B Preamp.


Meridian M10 active loudspeakers.


Then I got married...

Audio Porn!
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Post 52 made on Friday May 2, 2014 at 05:17
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On May 1, 2014 at 12:20, Mr. Stanley said...
Audio Porn!

I suppose that's one way to look at it, but actually I just chanced upon this thread (I don't often sally forth in the CI Lounge), gave it a little thought and surprised myself at how much I could remember. The pics were also a surprise, particularly the more obscure items such as the Lowthers and Lentek amp (the latter being designed, in part, by Phil Swift and Derek Scotland, who later went on to form Audiolab.)
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