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 ===//=== Please […]

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LINN: Moving from Isobarik speakers – Opinions and Advice requested

I am planning a move from Linn Kan(powered by Nait 2) to Linn Isobariks(powered passive by 300/500). I have an LP12 as front end, but am doing a lot of streaming using a squeezebox classic/beresford dac. I have settled on the Isobariks, just because they are something I have looked forward to upgrading for a […]

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QUAD: Vintage amps from Quad -70’s/80’s

I am looking to acquire a vintage/classic set up. I have read a lot on here regarding amps and speakers from the various ‘classic’ British hi-fi manufacturers such as Quad, Leak, Naim, Linn, Celestion,Tannoys etc…..Wow there is so much to learn about the pros and cons of older equiment. Here is the first of many […]

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Restoring HiFi

A have a question i need a pretty proffesional answer to. The only person i think could possibly head me to right direction is Anthony TD. It’s regarding the restoration of two Open Reel machines..I have some scratched paint that i will refinish as original but i will lose some transfers. The transfers in question […]

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ARCAM: Vintage pre-owned Arcam tuners – just how good are they these days?

The thread starts ….. Saw some cheap old Arcam alpha tuners on eBay etc are they a good make ? I seem to remember at the time early 80s they were quite expensive and British made ? Any advice most welcome thank you Please click HERE to continue reading ===//=== Please click HERE to access […]

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SONY: Professional Walkman WM D6C. ‘…. is WAY better (in terms of sound quality) than any bloody iPod!!

One thing that I’ve wanted for a long time is a Sony Pro-Walkman. In fact I’ve wanted one since about 1984 when my dad bought a Sony catalogue home, around the time he bought a Beta Hi-Fi VCR (which I now have ) The price at the time way way out of my reach (£200 […]

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The tyranny of hi-fi

This may invoke some negative criticism though i am willing to take it on the chin. I write of a personal experience that may or may not have been experienced in the past by others. About six years ago i was given the cold shoulder by friends of many years standing. At the time i […]

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