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    I love some of those old adverts for gear. I don't know if you've seen this old Marantz advert from about 1973/4 - one of my favourites.

    http://us.marantz.com/68.asp

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    Sheer class! That would make a brilliant poster

    Marco.
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    Ah the 1970s! Political correctness was unknown in those far flung days - any excuse to employ a scantily clad female to drape over cars and hi-fi. Just look at some of the Monty Python sketches from that time.

    Not that I'm complaining; but then I'm not female.

    Regards

    (PS I've got a Uher tape machine that's pictured there)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry View Post
    Ah the 1970s! Political correctness was unknown in those far flung days
    What i loved about the '70's is you got non of this specialised cable & supports bullshit. i still say it's all bullshit now.I've always said if your system is sensitive to cable change it aint worth having

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andre View Post
    What I loved about the '70's is you got none of this specialised cable & supports bullshit. I still say it's all bullshit now. I've always said if your system is sensitive to cable change it aint worth having
    I'm inclined to agree with you Andre.

    This might however open a 'can of worms' - there are many here on AoS, who have invested much time and effort on cables and system support and could, no doubt, put a case in favour of exotic cables and supports.

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    Don't worry Barry i can take it

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    Hehehe - what are you like!

    Cables most certainly make a difference (as Barry himself knows only too well), but there's no need to use anything more "specialised" than the likes of what Mark Grant supplies..... Anything more expensive than that is for dafties with more money than sense!

    Anyway, did someone mention scantily clad women draped over hi-fi?

    Who remembers the 1970s magazine 'Hi-fi for Pleasure', which regularly featured a cornucopia of stocking-clad maidens adorning its front covers? Oi lurved it (even though my copies usually ended up getting, erm, somewhat 'soggy')

    Marco (Who says: 'Get it right up ye' to political correctness!! )
    "A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night, and in between he does what he wants to do". - Milan Kundera.

    "Your validity or worth are not defined or determined by the views of others with their own superimposed agendas". - Pharos (on AoS)

    My system:

    Modified Technics SL-1210MK5G/Mike New high-precision bearing & baseplate/Mike New ETP platter/Bruil record weight/Nagaoka GL602 crystal T/T mat. Paul Hynes SR7EHD PSU (plus regulator modules)/DCSXL pure-silver DC lead. Ortofon RS-212D tonearm/'Speedy Steve' custom-made Ebony armboard. Yannis Tome 423.5 Phono Silver-Litz tonearm cable, with Furutech CF-DIN(R) and Eichmann silver Bullet Plugs. Cartridges: Denon DL-S1 in AT MG-10 headshell with AT-6106 Quattro Hybrid lead-wire. Denon DL-103C1 in '103U' headshell with AT-609 silver lead-wire. Vintage Denon DL-103AU in AT-Ti15ANV Titanium Headshell. Shure M55E in Denon PCL-300 headshell with 6N silver lead-wire. Shure original USA SC35C. Audiocom-modified Sony X-777ES/DAS-R1 transport/DAC. Raspberry Pi-3 Model B and IQaudio Pi-DAC+/Paul Hynes SR3DR-05 linear PSU/Williams Audio NAS linear PSU. Heavily-modified Croft Charisma-X preamp. Stereo Coffee LDR. Head-amp: Paul Hynes design/SR5 PSU. Also modified Lentek. Tube Distinctions 50W Class A P/P Copper amp with cryo-treated Tung Sol KT150s. Speakers: 'Lockwood Majors', using 15" Tannoy Monitor Golds, modified with bespoke crossovers. Also Celestion Ditton 15XRs. Stands: Mana Acoustics (non-magnetic stainless steel 'clones’). Hi-Fi Racks Podium T/T wall shelf. Sony ST-5055L tuner. Cables: Furukawa EE/F-S 2mm & 2.6mm solid-core mains leads, fitted with Furutech FI-50 IECs and FI-1363Rs. Stereo interconnects: Sommer Carbokab 225 (with silver-plated MS Audio non-metallic POM RCAs). Speaker cable: VDH 'The Wind' Hybrid II. Digital coaxial cable: 1m Trompeter Electronics Triax TRC-75-2, with MS Audio ‘Starline' silver-plated RCAs. Mains block: Mark Grant 6-way, modded with Furutech FP-1363R sockets and Furukawa cable. Tube Distinctions digital noise filter. VPI HW 16.5 record cleaner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    Hehehe - what are you like!

    Cables most certainly make a difference (as Barry himself knows only too well), but there's no need to use anything more "specialised" than the likes of what Mark Grant supplies..... Anything more expensive than that is for dafties with more money than sense! I think you know my views on cables Marco. As long as they use good quality cable, good quality connectors and are made with care, there is no need to use anything more exotic. If a change of cables makes a significant difference, then either there was something wrong with original cables, or there is something wrong with the items between which the cables connect. Cables should never be used to compensate for deficiencies in the electronics, i.e. used as tone controls.

    Anyway, did someone mention scantily clad women draped over hi-fi?

    Who remembers the 1970s magazine 'Hi-fi for Pleasure', which regularly featured a cornucopia of stocking-clad maidens adorning its front covers? Oi lurved it (even though my copies usually ended up getting, erm, somewhat 'soggy') I remember those Hi-fi for Pleasure mags. Was it because of the covers, or was it the photographs in the equipment reviews, that eventually caused the pages of your magazines become stuck together?

    Marco (Who says: 'Get it right up ye' to political correctness!! ) What is Del's opinion on the use of scantily clad women for advertising purposes?

    Regards
    Have you listened to this month's choice in the Album Club?

    Barry

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    I got my mug in HiFi For Pleasure, but not scantily clad I'm afraid....

    The HiFi shows were really great too, very well attended, loads of freebies for dealer-staff and leaflets/booklets by the rain-forest load......

    Ah, memories of my "virginity............"
    Tear down these walls; Cut the ties that held me; Crying out at the top of my voice; Tell me now if you can hear me.....................

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