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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

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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.

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    (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!! )
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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?

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    Hi Barry,

    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.
    Completely agree!

    I remember those Hi-fi for Pleasure mags. Was it the covers, or was it the photographs in the equipment reviews, that eventually caused the pages of your magazines become stuck together?
    Hahaha.... A mixture of both probably! Let's remember that I was about 15 at the time... I divided my time equally between reading that, 'Shoot' football magazine, '2000AD' and 'Razzle'

    The best issue of 'Hi-fi for Pleasure' was where a fishnet stocking-clad girly was wearing a garter belt full of cartridges!! Does anyone remember that?

    What is Del's opinion on the use of scantily clad women for advertising purposes?
    She's not really a feminist, and as the mag was from the 70s, she'd just laugh!

    Marco.
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