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    Default Vintage hifi original retail price source?

    Is there a source for the original retail prices of our vintage equipment ?

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    HiFi Year Book!

    Is there a specific item you want the original price for Andrew?
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    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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    Curious about the prices of all my gear mate .
    What started this in my head was the fact that I'd read somewhere that my 15 Yamaha tuners ( T-700 )retail was 399 , surely not not ?? So it got me thinking that there must be a reference somewhere.
    I guess you've answered that one



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    It wouldn't surprise me. Even more of an eye opener is what many ancient prices are converted to modern money!
    The Tandberg receiver I have on in the background right now was I believe something like 375 in 1975!
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    ReVox PR99, Studer B62, Ferrograph Series 7, Tandberg TCD440, Hitachi FT-5500MkI, also FT-5500MkII
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    Wow !! 375 in 75 , the average weekly wage back then ?


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    Quote Originally Posted by andyrlb View Post
    Wow !! 375 in 75 , the average weekly wage back then ?


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    According to the BOE inflation calculator 375 in '75 is 2886.78 now. That's not a budget receiver!
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    I run a semi- professional Public Address system
    One of THE BEST Mixing Desks you can buy is Allen & Heath.
    The top ( analogue desk, of course ) was 420 in 1978.

    You can buy a vastly superior Mixing Desk ( digital, of course) from A & H for approx. 1,320 in
    2017.

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    Came with an LP12 I had briefly, sold it for more or less what the original owner had paid for it.




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    That's probably five grand total in 'modern' money Roy.
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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by walpurgis View Post
    That's probably five grand total in 'modern' money Roy.
    About what my current system owes me &, if I may say, it's far better than the system he bought back then.

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