My main system is quite a stable affair. The Amp, turntable and speakers have not changed in over a decade. The same cannot be said of the workshop system.
Workshop System August 2020
This system constantly has components swapped in and out as I test and work on them. This time though, it was quite a big change.
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My Main HiFi System is mainly concerned with playing vinyl, but it can also do that modern streaming thing and lots of other formats.
Half a century of HiFi
The equipment to do this was produced over a range of five decades. So let’s take a trip back in time from the newest component to the oldest.
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I bought this at the boot sale because it was Denon and cheap. It turned out to be ideal for my needs.
Denon receiver DRA-F101
First it needed some attention.
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Radio to Tape via Microphone
That was the rhetoric of the record companies back in the seventies. It was a two pronged attack on their profits. Radio and Vinyl.
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This was liberated from a car boot sale because I loved the look of it.
FPL Valve Tuner
Other than what you see here I have no idea about it’s provenance.
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The Denon UD M30 is a rightly popular mini system which delivers excellent sound from a unit the size of a shoe box.
Denon UD M30 Receiver
Mine was purchased as a replacement for a very nice Marantz separates system which would not fit in our newly decorated lounge. The bijou Denon gave the Marantz a run for it’s money, much to my surprise. Unfortunately it recently developed a problem with the volume control.
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Roberts Valve Portable
This beauty of a valve radio was bought for just £2 from a boot sale. It’s a Roberts, valve, shortwave, and portable..
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Roberts Radio’s have held a Royal charter for many years, and rightly so. This has nothing to do with the fact that the Rambler model was the only radio which inmates of her majesty’s prisons were allowed to have. Continue reading “Roberts Rambler Radio at Her Majesty’s Prisons”
NAD 4225 on bench
This beauty was acquired from a well known high street pawn brokers for £20. A bit dirty, but otherwise working fine. As usual with 2nd hand purchases the lid had to come off for a nose about inside.
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