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    Quote Originally Posted by Beobloke View Post
    Maybe it will turn out to be another Strathearn or similar ...
    What's a Strathearn?

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    A manufacturer of turntables/tonearms of the '80s, set up I believe with a UK government grant. No longer in business.
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    Yep... The turntables sometimes ran backwards! They made a very interesting full range driver of unusual design, which I heard a prototype of and it was very good. I don't think it went any further than demo-ing this at a few shows before the company folded when gov money was withdrawn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arkless Electronics View Post
    Yep... The turntables sometimes ran backwards! They made a very interesting full range driver of unusual design, which I heard a prototype of and it was very good. I don't think it went any further than demo-ing this at a few shows before the company folded when gov money was withdrawn.
    Ah - what they needed was a lever-style switch to 'kick start' the TT in the right direction (as in the Connoisseur BD1/2 designs).
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    Quote Originally Posted by RothwellAudio View Post
    What's a Strathearn?
    A short live audio company based in Northern Ireland, that turned out turntables that ran backwards (lol) and other bits and bobs. A real waste of tax payers money.
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    Ah yes, I remember hearing about a company from Norther Ireland that made turntables that ran backwards I didn't remember the name.

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    The strange thing was that I had a Strathearn once and the damn thing wouldn't run backwards no matter how hard I tried to make it. I was a little disappointed, to be honest! As an aside, despite one fairly daft design flaw, I actually thought it was rather better than everyone gave it credit for.

    On the other hand, this is in complete contrast to the miserable Connoisseur BD1 that I owned, which spent more time running backwards than forwards. Just one of the many reasons I detest the things with a passion...
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    I watched a quick video yesterday which showed it in action. They very gently nudged the platter - obviously it kept on going and kept on playing, but it continued the same wobble for ages until it naturally worked its way out. I personally thought that wasn't good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beobloke View Post
    The strange thing was that I had a Strathearn once and the damn thing wouldn't run backwards no matter how hard I tried to make it
    Mine wouldn't either.

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