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    Join Date: Jan 2017

    Location: Shropshire

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    I'm Mick.

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    New member from the Wam and CU among others.

    Mostly Cyrus stuff with Lin LP12 TT.

    Used to work for Ferrograph in the distant past.

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    Join Date: Apr 2012

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    I'm Geoff.

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    Hello Mick. Welcome to AOS.

    Were you involved in anything interesting in your time at Ferrograph? They made some nice gear in the day.

    Tell us what music you like and what plans if any you may have for your system.

    Take a look around the site, there's plenty of interesting stuff going on and feel free to join in the chat.


    Enjoy the forum,
    Geoff.
    Mr. Tact!

    Main system: MMs/ADCs/Low output MC's/One rare Japanese SUT/One scarce British phono stage/various tonearms/hefty Japanese DD TT and hefty Japanese BD TT and small British BD TT. 4 CD players/2 jitter buster/2 DACs/Valve buffer. TVC stepped attenuator or valve pre-amp or solid state pre-amp. Current dumping power-amp or either of two Class A SS power-amp or Class A EL34 valve monos or big Japanese (part Class A) integrated. Big dual concentric speakers/Smaller dual concentric speakers/Two way British compacts and full range speakers, amongst others. And too much more to list!

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    Join Date: Jan 2017

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    I'm Mick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by walpurgis View Post
    Hello Mick. Welcome to AOS.

    Were you involved in anything interesting in your time at Ferrograph? They made some nice gear in the day.

    Tell us what music you like and what plans if any you may have for your system.

    Take a look around the site, there's plenty of interesting stuff going on and feel free to join in the chat.


    Enjoy the forum,
    Geoff.
    Hi Geoff,

    I was in the service department at Ferrograph fixing the full range. I also helped out in a junior role in the design of the Dolby circuitry on the Series 7 using FET's to try to emulate the sound of our older valve tape recorders.

    Music is mostly rock and modern stuff (anything except trad country, jaz and classical) played through CD, records, Tidal and NAS.

    The system, which I will detail properly later, is basically a Cyrus Signature system with a Linn LP12 and Roksan Reference phono stage.

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    Join Date: Aug 2009

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    I'm Martin.

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    Hi Mick, welcome aboard.

    Look forward to hearing about your kit maybe seeing a few photographs.
    Martin



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    Join Date: May 2012

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    Hi Mick

    Welcome aboard

    Enjoy the forum
    Music , fills the gaps between silence !

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    Join Date: Oct 2012

    Location: NE England

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    I'm Jez.

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    Welcome Mick. I still have a Series 7, an F307 amp, a NEAL 103 and had a few Series 6 in the past and can attest to the quality

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    Join Date: Jan 2017

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    I'm Mick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arkless Electronics View Post
    Welcome Mick. I still have a Series 7, an F307 amp, a NEAL 103 and had a few Series 6 in the past and can attest to the quality
    I remember the F307 well. I had one in one my earliest set ups along with a Series 7 4 track and pair of Ferrograph S1 speakers. A friend still has the amp and speakers. I upgraded to a F608 (60+60). I left at about the time a few of the guys got together to form North East Audio Limited (NEAL). Malcolm Hill was one of the main designers there.

    Happy days

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    Join Date: Apr 2012

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    I'm Geoff.

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    I bought a new F307 from Lasky about 1971. It hummed like mad and had to be returned. The replacement was noisy too, so that also went back and I took a Rotel RA-611 instead. I liked that amp a lot, it was very good. Funny thing is, a few secondhand F307's have since come my way and they've been fine.
    Mr. Tact!

    Main system: MMs/ADCs/Low output MC's/One rare Japanese SUT/One scarce British phono stage/various tonearms/hefty Japanese DD TT and hefty Japanese BD TT and small British BD TT. 4 CD players/2 jitter buster/2 DACs/Valve buffer. TVC stepped attenuator or valve pre-amp or solid state pre-amp. Current dumping power-amp or either of two Class A SS power-amp or Class A EL34 valve monos or big Japanese (part Class A) integrated. Big dual concentric speakers/Smaller dual concentric speakers/Two way British compacts and full range speakers, amongst others. And too much more to list!

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    I'm Grant.

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    Welcome Mick. Ive a Ferro f307 and its a nice looking amp. Very statemanlike.
    Regards,
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    Join Date: Oct 2012

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    I'm Jez.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mickbald View Post
    I remember the F307 well. I had one in one my earliest set ups along with a Series 7 4 track and pair of Ferrograph S1 speakers. A friend still has the amp and speakers. I upgraded to a F608 (60+60). I left at about the time a few of the guys got together to form North East Audio Limited (NEAL). Malcolm Hill was one of the main designers there.

    Happy days
    So what was the full story behind NEAL then Mick? I thought they started independently of Ferrograph but went into liquidation and were bought out by Ferrograph to give them an instant range of cassette decks to go with the R2R's? The combined company was later called NEAL/Ferrograph (with the forward slash) IIRC. I recall going to the then HQ at South Shields to get a manual for the 103. NEAL were later revived by Canford Audio to make the dual cassette decks used by police to record interviews but no more Hi Fi decks were made, again AFAIK.

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