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PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2013 8:54 pm 
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legrandefromage wrote:
Well, if nobody wants them, I'll keep them for now.

PM for paypal and all that.


Still here at £65 UK posted...


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PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2013 7:49 pm 
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Just downloaded FOC a 74 page technical guide to rebuilding and setting up my Linn Sondek table :D


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PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2013 11:29 pm 
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...and to think you could get better performance from a £50 eBay CD player... :mrgreen: :wink:


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PostPosted: Sat May 11, 2013 12:06 am 
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Ah but the Sondek was cheap see.......surprisingly so......plus the factory is 5 minutes from where I stayed as a nipper, so some sort of regional loyalty thing going on :D

I have to say it also sounds pretty good. As I was brought up on vinyl I kinda like it for certain stuff. Wouldn't pay serious money for one though.

Is that your modded Marantz down to 50 notes now then? Posted :xmas-big-grin:


To top it off I'm currently sitting with an A&R Cambridge A60 in bits in the kitchen - nothing technical - just replacing the mains lead before flogging it.

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PostPosted: Sat May 11, 2013 4:07 pm 
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Have a look at the label inside the A60, see who's names are on it. I worked there for a bit from '85.

The Marantz has recently gone to a new home.

Just bought a Cambridge CD6 with a dodgy drawer for a bargain price (so my CD67 might be up for grabs in a while - that one has rather more mods than the one I just sold - it's my test bed). The CD6 machine is a superbly designed bit of kit - streets ahead of other players of similar price. I believe our mate Mr Self had a hand in it.


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PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2013 2:10 pm 
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apache wrote:
Have a look at the label inside the A60, see who's names are on it. I worked there for a bit from '85.


Here you go - 1986.......

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I now have a dilemma. The A60/NAD/Mordaunt-Short floorstander combo I've been listening to in the kitchen actually sounds really good and I was gonna sell it :|
Really relaxed and soft unlike the dictatorship Audiolab/Micromega/Mission tyranny which commands all who enter the living room to listen at high volumes or else! Sonic Attack Underway!!!


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PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2013 3:00 pm 
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Not one that passed through my hands, though Cathy sticks out in my mind as utterly mental. She operated the automated test rig which you popped the board in and a series of pins would press on pads under the board and make various measurements. She had a habit of pressing the board down a bit hard and grounding it on the metalwork below, resulting in mini explosions and smoke.

Think it's had new PSU caps at some point, they aint standard.

I always remember the A60 having a lovely unflustered sound which wasn't at all in your face but was detailed and in command all the same. Quite unlike some of it's competitors at the time.


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PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2013 6:56 pm 
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Remember trying one of those back in the day, i think i passed it up for something else, but remember it being a bit polite a bit too friendly and not a very full sound compared to others i was listening too as i recall, but good non the less......quite clear sounding but a bit thin........


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PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2013 5:59 pm 
King of the Skip Monkeys
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legrandefromage wrote:



Both sets now SOLD!


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PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2013 7:07 pm 
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Nice job chap!

Now where's that phono amp... :mrgreen:


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