Neil McCauley (editor in chief) talks to Howard Popeck (features editor) about his respect for some vintage analogue receivers.

Q: So Howard, you’ve from time to time mentioned, in the context of receivers, the “good old days”. What does that mean? In the “good old days” the electronics for a hi fi system was all in one box that usually included a power amp, preamp and radio tuner. They were very convenient. Q: Convenient, […]

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TANDBERG: TR 3030 Receiver – thoughts invited

I have the opportunity to acquire this Tandberg TR3030 Receiver for £120 with its original box, documentation and even sales receipt. Am on the fence, should I pull the trigger? Have always been a sucker for Tandberg gear and have an older Tandberg TR200 as well. I just really like the look of this Am […]

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OPEN REEL DECKS: Akai GX-747, Philips N4520, Tandberg TD-20A, Technics RS-1500US, Technics RS-1800 and Teac 7300

These are notes I made for a letter to the editor of Hi-Fi World after a particularly interesting feature re Reel to Reel machines in the February 2008 issue. I didn’t get around to sending it. Dear David. The Neville Roberts feature “The Reel Thing” ( February 2008) was a joy to read. Not only […]

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