THORENS: TD125 – still viable today or merely silly nostalgia?

I must admit to being a little unhappy with the Technics SL-150. The motor itself is excellent in every department (and that’s before adding quartz-locking as on the current model), but the structure of this deck is too “live” and it was only the NAS SpaceMat that even began to make it managable for me […]

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GARRARD: Buy a Technics SL-1200 or Renovate Garrard 401/SME 3009

Well, my Pro-ject RPM 4 Turntable hardly gets used, because it just doesn’t sound good enough compared to my digital sources, so I’m thinking of flogging it and putting the money into another project. I have an old Garrad 401, with an SME 3009, fitted in an old wooden plinth (painted white) – this hasn’t […]

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Profile speakers: Curiosity got the better of me, and I just had to have these at a local auction house

Curiosity got the better of me, and I just had to have these at a local auction house today: I hadn’t quite fathomed how bloody massive they are before put them up against my resident speakers! The back just says “Profile Model 10 / 8 ohm / Made In England”… Does anyone know *anything* about […]

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CELESTION: Ditton 15 – any good, or what?

I imagine there are a few people here who will remember celestions as being pretty common a couple of decades ago. It seems their popularity has waned throughout the years, though based on the quality of these examples I cannot think why. When you take into account the age of these speakers, it may be […]

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TANNOY: Vintage ones; what’s all the fuss about?

The thread starts ….. I am getting fed up reading about vintage Tannoys, as a person who has never had the pleasure to hear a pair, can any AOSers please educate me as to why they seem to have such a cult following- and do l need to listen to a pair? http://theartofsound.net/forum/showthread.php?32756-What-is-so-special-about-vintage-Tannoys Also ….. […]

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TANNOY: Glenair 15″ or Tannoy Turnberry SE (Prestige) and why?

 Tannoy Glenair 15″ or Tannoy Turnberry SE (Prestige) and why? Recently heard the DC10a’s and a while back had the pleasure of hearing some 15″ monitor golds in York cabs. The DC10a’s I wouldn’t give tuppence for…absolutely dreadful; the old timers were wonderful in a warm and cuddly fashion. The only one’s I haven’t heard […]

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