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    Do you have any of the 70 to 72 yearbooks? I have the 73 and 74 books but there is something that may or may not be in the early 70 books I need to establish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by anthonyTD View Post
    Hi Barry,
    I was refering to how the people who purchased those mags, and thus who were interested in the hobby, could/ would usualy build their own stuff etc, instead of relying soley on manufactures finnished products etc.
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    Ah - You mean the DIY content of some of the magazines. I started off building my own kit: a couple of Mullard 5-10s, later followed by a Nelson-Jones 10W classA and then a Sugden 12.5W class A amp (I knew someone who knew Jim Sugden and was able to get me the components and PCBs at cost). I also built my first speakers following a Wharfedale design.

    The hobby electronics magazines (Practical Wireless, Practical Electronics, Wireless World, Elector and others), would often publish constructional articles by notable audio designers such as John Linsley-Hood and Stan Curtis.

    At work (at an electronics research laboratory), I met 'old boys' who had built their first TV and radio tuners.
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    Exactly
    I think the earliest Wireless world I have is dated 1928!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry View Post
    Ah - You mean the DIY content of some of the magazines. I started off building my own kit: a couple of Mullard 5-10s, later followed by a Nelson-Jones 10W classA and then a Sugden 12.5W class A amp (I knew someone who knew Jim Sugden and was able to get me the components and PCBs at cost). I also built my first speakers following a Wharfedale design.

    The hobby electronics magazines (Practical Wireless, Practical Electronics, Wireless World, Elector and others), would often publish constructional articles by notable audio designers such as John Linsley-Hood and Stan Curtis.

    At work (at an electronics research laboratory), I met 'old boys' who had built their first TV and radio tuners.
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    Yes, brings back memories.
    And yes, it's interesting to note that "hi-fi" as a hobby was very much based around DIY for many people. Now it's more of a consumer activity.

    BTW, that site's archive is a fabulous resource. I've downloaded quite a few copies of Studio Sound and it's interesting to see show the technology and approach to studio techniques has changed over the years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RothwellAudio View Post
    Yes, brings back memories.
    And yes, it's interesting to note that "hi-fi" as a hobby was very much based around DIY for many people. Now it's more of a consumer activity.

    BTW, that site's archive is a fabulous resource. I've downloaded quite a few copies of Studio Sound and it's interesting to see show the technology and approach to studio techniques has changed over the years.
    https://www.americanradiohistory.com/
    I used to occasionally buy Studio Sound magazine, for their "no nonsense" reviews of speakers and vinyl replay equipment. Lost interest when it all went digital.
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    Quote Originally Posted by anthonyTD View Post
    I think the earliest Wireless world I have is dated 1928!
    Not long after you were born then

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    Not long after you were born then

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    P768 I think, KT66 and 88 for two quid ! Lovely post ;-)

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    Didn’t some of the adverts have lovely ladies ??

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    I was interested in the Lasky's ad., as I worked in the Tottenham Court Rd. branch. Unfortunately, the ad. shown was of the Edgware Rd. branch which was more electronics than hifi. Couldn't see Imhof's there; now that was a real emporium !

    My audiophile friend can only sleep on stacks of hifi mag's but he does have lots of back issues.

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