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  1. #11
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    Quote Originally Posted by dantheman91 View Post
    Pair of Celestion Compact A's being delivered shortly
    You'll like those.
    Mr. Tact!

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    A series were the last of the proper UK Celestion flagship range, late 'nineties. 4 in the range. They are all a cut above, but as with any other speaker, there are trade-offs. Had the 'A2' for years.
    Martin



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    Sony X505ES CD Player * NVA P90SA passive pre / NVA A30 Power amp * JM Lab Electra 926 loudspeakers *



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    Quote Originally Posted by walpurgis View Post
    You'll like those.
    Just testing all their fine - their going in the collection - the price for them was very good he was selling for his father and delivered to my door....i think its 25 well spent...
    Main System
    Linn Classik Pre Amplifier , Linn LK85 Power Amplifier , Musical Fidelity E50 Tuner , Pioneer PDS 505 Precision CD Player , Pioneer PDS 703 CD Player , Audio Note ANJ/D Speakers Cables Van Del Hul Speaker Cables , Linn Interconnects , Cable Talk , Cambridge Yellow Pacific ,
    Vinyl -
    Rega Planer 2 with Rega Britain Green 250 Tonearm & Upgraded Van Den Hul Oil Bearing & Ortofon Super OM-10

    Second System:
    Technics - SU-C909U Pre-Amplifier & SE-A909S Power Amplifier & Technics ST-GT 1000 Tuner & Pioneer PDS 505 Precision player & Thorens TD-125 MK1 Turntable & SME 3009 Series 1 & Shure V15 Type II Cartridge & SME 2000 Plinth & Celestion A compact Speakers , Monster Speaker Cable , Cambridge Audio Atlantic Yellow Interconnects.

    Spare Kit
    Quad 33/303 , Creek 6060 , NAD 3020 Original , Cambridge P40 , Luxman 507X , Pioneer SA 6300 , Linn Tukan , Sony ES 308 , , Ariston RD40/80's Yamaha CR 820 , Sony TA 88 , Tannoy 615 MK2's

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    Quote Originally Posted by Macca View Post
    A series were the last of the proper UK Celestion flagship range, late 'nineties. 4 in the range. They are all a cut above, but as with any other speaker, there are trade-offs. Had the 'A2' for years.
    Hi Mart

    How are you fella - thanks for the info - busy week with collecting these are going in the collection for sure.....testing - all working fine - no coil rub , tweeters fine...
    Main System
    Linn Classik Pre Amplifier , Linn LK85 Power Amplifier , Musical Fidelity E50 Tuner , Pioneer PDS 505 Precision CD Player , Pioneer PDS 703 CD Player , Audio Note ANJ/D Speakers Cables Van Del Hul Speaker Cables , Linn Interconnects , Cable Talk , Cambridge Yellow Pacific ,
    Vinyl -
    Rega Planer 2 with Rega Britain Green 250 Tonearm & Upgraded Van Den Hul Oil Bearing & Ortofon Super OM-10

    Second System:
    Technics - SU-C909U Pre-Amplifier & SE-A909S Power Amplifier & Technics ST-GT 1000 Tuner & Pioneer PDS 505 Precision player & Thorens TD-125 MK1 Turntable & SME 3009 Series 1 & Shure V15 Type II Cartridge & SME 2000 Plinth & Celestion A compact Speakers , Monster Speaker Cable , Cambridge Audio Atlantic Yellow Interconnects.

    Spare Kit
    Quad 33/303 , Creek 6060 , NAD 3020 Original , Cambridge P40 , Luxman 507X , Pioneer SA 6300 , Linn Tukan , Sony ES 308 , , Ariston RD40/80's Yamaha CR 820 , Sony TA 88 , Tannoy 615 MK2's

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    Quote Originally Posted by dantheman91 View Post
    Hi Mart

    How are you fella - thanks for the info - busy week with collecting these are going in the collection for sure.....testing - all working fine - no coil rub , tweeters fine...
    Hi Dan, i'm good mate.

    You got another right bargain there for 25. Golden age for the collector
    Martin



    Current Lash Up:

    Sony X505ES CD Player * NVA P90SA passive pre / NVA A30 Power amp * JM Lab Electra 926 loudspeakers *



    "I hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, violence, or insanity to anyone, but they've always worked for me." - Hunter S Thompson

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    I waited a long time for a non black pair at a decent price, I paid 200 and as far as I'm concerned that was a bargain. Tweeter is lovely, smoothest metal dome I've owned may be because of the faraday ring, plus the bass they produce is more than acceptable for a quite large room. They are fun but also genuine "audiophile" level.

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  7. #17
    Join Date: Sep 2009

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    Hi Guys

    They are going in the main system on the weekend to put them through their paces. They are the black version - in very clean condition - they needed a wipe over otherwise fine...Tested last couple of days and their full working... heavy little things...
    Does anyone have any reviews on the A1 compact i cant fine many online...
    Main System
    Linn Classik Pre Amplifier , Linn LK85 Power Amplifier , Musical Fidelity E50 Tuner , Pioneer PDS 505 Precision CD Player , Pioneer PDS 703 CD Player , Audio Note ANJ/D Speakers Cables Van Del Hul Speaker Cables , Linn Interconnects , Cable Talk , Cambridge Yellow Pacific ,
    Vinyl -
    Rega Planer 2 with Rega Britain Green 250 Tonearm & Upgraded Van Den Hul Oil Bearing & Ortofon Super OM-10

    Second System:
    Technics - SU-C909U Pre-Amplifier & SE-A909S Power Amplifier & Technics ST-GT 1000 Tuner & Pioneer PDS 505 Precision player & Thorens TD-125 MK1 Turntable & SME 3009 Series 1 & Shure V15 Type II Cartridge & SME 2000 Plinth & Celestion A compact Speakers , Monster Speaker Cable , Cambridge Audio Atlantic Yellow Interconnects.

    Spare Kit
    Quad 33/303 , Creek 6060 , NAD 3020 Original , Cambridge P40 , Luxman 507X , Pioneer SA 6300 , Linn Tukan , Sony ES 308 , , Ariston RD40/80's Yamaha CR 820 , Sony TA 88 , Tannoy 615 MK2's

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