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    Funny enough the Garrard and what seemed like a complete immaculate history of Quad, came as trade in on a Luxman TT.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roy S View Post
    Found an 'Old Charm' unit locally. Bit tight for the Luxman but looks ok. More solid than the unit I was using & the turntable is dead level.

    Good stuff, Roy-boy! Nice to see a clean and tidy looking bachelor pad... You've hidden the smeg stains well!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    You've hidden the smeg stains well!

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    Quote Originally Posted by speedyj View Post
    Too funny

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    ‘Adjusted’ the old charm unit so the Luxman fits better


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    Last edited by Roy S; 12-10-2020 at 17:06. Reason: better pic

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    Thought I'd see what the Luxman would do to the Q Acoustics. It said 'do some bass you muvvas'. Sadly they won't listen.


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