THORENS for sale – updated March 5th

First, please read: This page is in effect a bulletin board which means that members can post their for sale Thorens gear. It doesn’t mean that we know the equipment nor the sellers nor have these items for sale ourselves. If you want to post – here without any listing fees then please contact us […]

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WOEFULLY LOW BUY-IT-NOW PRICES: Updated May 2022. Turntables between £20 > £69

£39 Marantz … https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/384881642181?hash=item599cbbcac5%3Ag%3Aec4AAOSww3ZieoeU&LH_BIN=1 £50 Dual … https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/325182351488?hash=item4bb660e880%3Ag%3AUaAAAOSwO8xiUbvi&LH_BIN=1 £45 Aiwa … https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/125193307886?hash=item1d261a46ee%3Ag%3AGAAAAOSwgB1iKkzI&LH_BIN=1 £65 Ariston … https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/194969692677?hash=item2d65196a05%3Ag%3A2ogAAOSw4VViSEB9&LH_BIN=1 £40 Sony … https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/194970838151?hash=item2d652ae487%3Ag%3A9T8AAOSweU5iUF2R&LH_BIN=1 £60 Toshiba … https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/403595993252?hash=item5df83220a4%3Ag%3AQXUAAOSwLxZiU%7EKN&LH_BIN=1 £35.99 Aiwa … https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/134082855393?hash=item1f37f601e1%3Ag%3AzAcAAOSwuABiVEZy&LH_BIN=1 £49.50 Lenco … https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/125254155042?hash=item1d29babb22%3Ag%3AQpgAAOSwi9liVIHG&LH_BIN=1 £34.99 Toshiba … https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/115339508925?hash=item1adac53cbd%3Ag%3A%7EjcAAOSw52xiVDpi&LH_BIN=1 £50 Sony … https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/325097343159?hash=item4bb14fc8b7%3Ag%3AcF8AAOSwsA1iLJmx&LH_BIN=1 £20 BSR … https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/294747024600?hash=item44a04aacd8%3Ag%3A1-8AAOSw9TRh6JiE&LH_BIN=1 £23 SONY … https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/284774683363?epid=1428090048&hash=item424de4d2e3%3Ag%3Au4YAAOSwSS1iXpqT&LH_BIN=1 £29.99 SONY … https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/284774683363?epid=1428090048&hash=item424de4d2e3%3Ag%3Au4YAAOSwSS1iXpqT&LH_BIN=1 £30 AIWA … […]

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MICHELL ENGINEERING: GyroDec SE Mk. II turntable test review

  Brad Morrical writes ….. “Once you hear the GyroDec SE Mk.II (or rather, don’t hear it), you know it’s going to be in your system for the long haul. With a naturally balanced cartridge, I have not heard reproduced music sounding closer to live than through the GyroDec. I don’t see the need to […]

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HELIUS: Howard Popeck speaks at length to people with interesting things to say: Geoffrey Owen, main-man at Helius Designs

Hello Geoff, and thank you agreeing to be interviewed about social media in our shrinking audiophile world. So …. my first question; what’s your perception of the importance or irrelevance of Facebook in reaching out to potential audiophile buyers? Ah. Hmm. Howard, I suspect that you’re interviewing the wrong person. When I started writing novels […]

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LINN: Exactly the way it happened folks: LP12 and a/b demonstrations

From and including the 1970s, Linn popularised the concept of the A-B demonstration. It was, on the face of it, a faultlessly logical ethos. It was adopted by reviewers and dealers alike, myself included. It was rumoured they had mystery shoppers in circulation, prepared to report back any deviation from the dogma. For a while […]

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MICHELL ENGINEERING: Orbe SE test review

HiFi Choice writes:  We are delighted to announce that the Orbe SE has won the recent group test in the January edition of the UK’s HiFi Choice Magazine.  Although the competition was fierce, the Orbe SE (fitted with Techno Arm “A“) beat off the competition to take the coveted Grouptest Winner badge. MORE

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MICHELL ENGINEERING: Gyro to Orbe upgrade; is it sensible in this system?

Can you advise me in my quest to enhance my current hi-fi system please? It looks like this: Michell GyroDec + Rega RB600 + Sumiko Blue Point Special cartridge. The phono stage is a Clear Audio Basic MM/MC. Loudspeakers are Linn Ninkas and CD player a Linn Genki. The power amp is a Linn LK140 […]

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HELIUS DESIGNS: In conversation with Howard Popeck – part three

Geoffrey – what is your response to the statement ‘How many channels do you think it takes to make a music listener happy; One. Mono’s fine. I’ve never heard anybody bitch about Louis Armstrong, saying, “I would enjoy it if it were only stereo” Now this question is interesting from several perspectives and I’m going […]

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