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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry View Post
    Yes indeed, and at a bargain price.

    Also rare and also desirable is the Matisse pre:

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Matisse-R....c100009.m1982
    Oh I like the look of that Matisse. Be keeping a watch on that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by farflungstar View Post
    Very Bauhaus

    Though i half-expected to see spring tabs at the back
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    Quote Originally Posted by montesquieu View Post
    Oh I like the look of that Matisse. Be keeping a watch on that.
    Yes, me too. Beautiful Swiss engineering of the old school - it was favourably reviewed in HFN many years ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by montesquieu View Post
    Oh I like the look of that Matisse. Be keeping a watch on that.
    Like a bit of overkill engineering.
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    Used Decca prices still on the up!

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ULTRA-RAR...53.m1438.l2649

    I'd like the arm!

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    Quote Originally Posted by walpurgis View Post
    Used Decca prices still on the up!

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ULTRA-RAR...53.m1438.l2649

    I'd like the arm!
    Completely overpriced IMO but I agree the arm is very good. It was made for Decca by the British instrument maker Reid & Sigrist (who after WW II made a copy of the Leica III fitted with a Taylor, Taylor and Hobson lens, that many believe was better than the original.) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reid_and_Sigrist
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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry View Post
    Should be interesting to see what it goes for. With a very low effective mass of 3g, it is ideal for use with high compliance MM cartridges. In fact it is one of the very few arms that can handle the ridiculously high compliance of the ADC25 (~50cu).

    I have one and have had success pairing it with a Decca cartridge (Decca Mk.VI).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry View Post
    Yes indeed, and at a bargain price.

    Also rare and also desirable is the Matisse pre:

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Matisse-R....c100009.m1982
    £2350.00 and counting
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    Is the Matisse really that good or this is more like collectable item? This is getting into serious money territory. Was tempted to try but I think not at that price.

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