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    Quote Originally Posted by farflungstar View Post
    The JMR Ofrandes sparked my interest and I've looked into them as new speakers are my next big investment - ... I want them!
    Tough to find in the UK. You may do better from where you are Adrian.

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    Like hens teeth - none for sale since 2014!
    Technics SP10 mk2
    Jan Allaerts MC 1 Boron mk1 cart
    Miyajima Shilabe cart
    Hashimoto HM-X SUT
    Siggwan (gimballed not unipivot) Cocobola 12"
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    The Truth linestage
    Dave Slagle Autoformer Volume Controller
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    Townshend Isolda speaker cables
    Cardas Golden Presence interconnects

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    They have been on my ebay worldwide watch list for ages. No joy!

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    It seems once bought never sold - about as good a recommendation as you can get. 6000 new (I prefer the look of the originals with the bling cone plugs)... Better start saving lol...
    Technics SP10 mk2
    Jan Allaerts MC 1 Boron mk1 cart
    Miyajima Shilabe cart
    Hashimoto HM-X SUT
    Siggwan (gimballed not unipivot) Cocobola 12"
    Aurorasound Vida LCR Phonostage
    The Truth linestage
    Dave Slagle Autoformer Volume Controller
    Cary 805c SET amps
    Audio Note ANe-SPX speakers
    Townshend Isolda speaker cables
    Cardas Golden Presence interconnects

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    It is the originals I've heard, on their correct stands.

    They were imported into the UK by C R Developments (the valve amp company) if I remember. The company is now C R Electronic Design. Who knows, they may still have a pair. Might be worth speaking to them. I can't afford any at the moment. http://www.crelectronicdesign.com/

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    Thanks, have emailed them....
    Technics SP10 mk2
    Jan Allaerts MC 1 Boron mk1 cart
    Miyajima Shilabe cart
    Hashimoto HM-X SUT
    Siggwan (gimballed not unipivot) Cocobola 12"
    Aurorasound Vida LCR Phonostage
    The Truth linestage
    Dave Slagle Autoformer Volume Controller
    Cary 805c SET amps
    Audio Note ANe-SPX speakers
    Townshend Isolda speaker cables
    Cardas Golden Presence interconnects

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    I have never taken an interest in, or heard, any French speakers.
    Focal are meant to be good, I understand.

    Come to that, has there been any outstanding French Hi-Fi kit ?

    Can't say I recall anything special, but
    Micromega comes to mind with their CD players from the '80s.

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    J C Verdier tube amps?

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    Devialet i think are French. Ive had a set of cheaper focals. They were very good
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    Here's a pair of JMR currently for sale on fleabay.. Am I being paranoid but the driver looks like it's been photoshopped (smudged) to hide a tear or hole - am I being paranoid?

    Technics SP10 mk2
    Jan Allaerts MC 1 Boron mk1 cart
    Miyajima Shilabe cart
    Hashimoto HM-X SUT
    Siggwan (gimballed not unipivot) Cocobola 12"
    Aurorasound Vida LCR Phonostage
    The Truth linestage
    Dave Slagle Autoformer Volume Controller
    Cary 805c SET amps
    Audio Note ANe-SPX speakers
    Townshend Isolda speaker cables
    Cardas Golden Presence interconnects

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