UNRESTORED VINTAGE GEAR: Anybody using gear 30+ years old that hasn’t been restored?

Ok this thread isn’t necessarily for debate or argument, and certainly no nastiness. We know that the prevailing(and mostly right) opinion is that old gear should be restored. That said, I know that some of us haven’t heeded the call for various reasons and I’m one of them. So I’d like to know what you’re […]

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CLASSIC: What is so called ‘Classic’ Hi-Fi and does any deserve the title?

FYI: A thread – from a while back – that some might find contains interesting observations, advice and so on. Certainly worth dipping in and out of if you have only a few minutes to spare. Neil / editor in chief =========== So, we are now in an age where many Hi-Fi components are described […]

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CLASSIC KIT: What is the attraction?

Whilst my recent additions are for a secondary system, they certainly are competitive with today’s offerings at a corresponding price point (well, I believe so) albeit not likely to replace my main system. I could so easily have popped into Sevenoaks or the Classifieds and put together a middle of the range system but just […]

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RECEIVERS: What is it about the monster 1970’s ones?

When I got into this game over ten years ago the 70s monster receivers are what I was aiming for.Now the last one has left the building.Gone are a Marantz 2330b w/wood,Kenwood KR9400,Yamaha 2020 and a Sansui 9090db.I enjoyed each for a bit but my musical preferences have changed.Experiencing a tube pre gave me a […]

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TECHNICS: 5350 receiver test review

Contents: Comparative pricing Buying advice Minimalist power cord The tone balance control Headphone jack FM section Amplification section Suitable partners For and against Should YOU buy? Where to buy Howard Popeck writes: Even before I founded Subjective Audio Ltd I was an enthusiast of Technics gear. The Tottenham Court Road audio bullrings had visually impressive […]

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