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PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2012 5:18 pm 
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Proper job, absolutely.
Direct to disc recordings are the biz - at a price! :shock:


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Marantz cd 85
DPA 50S Phono, Pre & Power
Tannoy Berkeley
Thorens td150


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Bullpup wrote:
Marantz cd 85
DPA 50S Phono, Pre & Power
Tannoy Berkeley
Thorens td150


Thats a nice system. Love the Tannoys. ..and a TDA1541a cd player ? :P


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A knock at the door...

And my mate from the tip brings me:


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Nice! :D


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I had some of that Quad stuff once and some ESL63 electrostatics....sold them all for hardly nothing... Think my amp was a 405 mark 2 and 34 pre ?......fantastic tuner :D


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greenstiles wrote:
I had all that Quad stuff once and some ELS 63 electristatics....sold them all for hardly nothing... Think my amp was a 405 mark 2......fantastic tuner :D


Tut tut. They sell for good money now.


~ CLANG!!!! ~

I built the prototype for the current range of ESL and a 'baby' two panel that I was going to use as a centre channel. I also built a monster 6 or 8 panel (I forget which).


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I sold them all in about 95/96....i got the lot for....wait for it..................................................................£150 from a junk shop all working......the story was at the junk shop an ex Quad retired chap either died or wife had a clear out and they took the lot thinking it was total toot.........all dusty an all, i cleaned it all up, but the amp didn't seem very powerful, had 2 power settings ??? by moving somethings inside ?
Wow you worked on later models of ESL ?


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I sold them all in about 95/96....i got the lot for....wait for it..................................................................£150 from a junk shop all working......the story was at the junk shop an ex Quad retired chap either died or wife had a clear out and they took the lot thinking it was total toot.........all dusty an all, i cleaned it all up, but the amp didn't seem very powerful, had 2 power settings ??? by moving somethings inside ?
Wow you worked on later models of ESL ?


Sounds like it was broken or something was plugged in wrong - the 405 is around 100w per channel.

The current ESLs are made in China but I worked on the last of the UK built series. Chinese made Quad products have had 'issues' - of which I'll say no more except that they were highly embarrassing.

I steer clear of current Audiolab, QUAD and Arcam. Some are terrible, some are rebadged Rotel and some are rehashes of old models. Its up to you guess what is what.


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yes i tried the 2 settings on the amp but it seemed to make no real difference to the power, i sold the lot not at a great profit and bought newer stuff at the time as i was, and still am no electronics fiddler.

Wish i'd kept the tuner, great with voices and metal instruments :D


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