W W Biffta wrote:
The Audiolab v TAG McLaren arguement was quite fierce until people grew up - the redsigned TAG stuff was different and more reliable/ stable with different speaker designs than the Audiolab 8000 series.
never had an argument about it, but it was initially marketed as being the same but better, and it wasnt. ceratainly got pushed hard by the dealers at the time. yeah the audiolab stuff was always breaking, and those blue leds never came cheap.
his is my setup, used to work in Hi Fi many many moons ago so had a couple of nice cheap scores Cool
i like it, nice valves, but what is going on there? valve phono, transistor pre, and valve power? i had an elekra e10 a while back. did like that big friendly nob
Although superficially similar, technically it (TMA) was better, alot of internal components were better grade, better power supplies and so-on.
TAG McLaren needed a base to start from, the best components came right at the end. The 250M was the best value/perfoming power amp, the DVD32R one of the best CD transports in the world and the AV32R one of the best AV processors/ stereo pre-amps available.
If I was buying new again, it would be a big Denon/ Marantz or Pioneer AV reciever, cos they work.
But I wouldnt becuase, as with cars, theres loads of decent old stuff about.