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    I thought them very bright and glaring (rather like the speaker's chrome-plated end caps), but as I said, they were probably not demonstrated under the best of conditions. Can't remember what amplification was used, but the dealers were agents for the early (aubergine coloured) Exposure electronics.
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    Yeah, partnered badly in the wrong room they can sound like that, but not on the end of some Radfords....

    So what's this about, then:

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    Your wife will be saddened to learn that I can still remember the photograph featured in Hi-Fi Answers with her sporting the Stax headphones.
    That seems somewhat of a 'random' comment, unless I missed something earlier. Did you know David's wife?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    Trust me, Barry, in the right environment (and on the end of the right system), they can sound stunning!

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    Yes. I heard them a few times and was impressed. They were an interesting design, the early models empoying a pair of AR6 bass drivers, Peerless 4" cone midrange and a Celestion HF2000 tweeter. It all obviously worked well together.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    Yeah, partnered badly in the wrong room they can sound like that, but not on the end of some Radfords....

    So what's this about, then:



    That seems somewhat of a 'random' comment, unless I missed something earlier. Did you know David's wife?

    Marco.
    No - I just remember the photograph of David's wife wearing the Stax headphones, in the systems feature in HiFi Answers. David Praekel's system featured in the article used Radford electronics and a Linn/SME III/ Decca front end. I have to confess I don't remember the Gale speakers.

    Don't ask me why I remember the article and photographs; it was just one of those eidetic memories that we all can have. Maybe it was because of the unusual partnering of audio equipment (at the time) that attracted my interest and attention.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry View Post
    No - I just remember the photograph of Davids's wife wearing the Stax headphones, in the systems feature in HiFi Answers. David Praekel's system featured in the article used Radford electronics and a Linn/SME III/ Decca front end.
    Ah, I get you now... You see I had no idea about any of that, as it was all before my (hi-fi) time.

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    I love that Radford-Gale set-up. And the black-and-white room. Always wanted a go on some Gale 401. You could pick them up mint for a couple of hundred back in the 1990's but when they came up I never had the money.
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    Hello DRG,

    Nice system and a pleasent looking place to enjoy music.

    There's people out there who pay style gurus/interior designers a fortune to have their homes look that now!

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    Ain't that the truth

    The man, he got style.....

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    Nice looking speakers, It has to be said that old speakers really do look nice and sound rather nice too. There's nothing like a nice old pair of speakers.
    Adios for Now,

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