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  1. The Monitor Audio range MA1, 3,4,5, 6 & 7 all available in white & I have a M.A. brochures showing the MA1 & MA5 in white. A friend had white Concertos & there were others http://www.kef.com/uploads/files/en/museum_pdf/60s/C_Series_1970.pdf I think it was Rogers Studio models & even LS3.5a. Can't remember the various Wharfedale models (they had such a large range) except I think Diamond 7.1 B&W had white DM2. 4, 5, 6, 7 DM2.2 & DM70. Sonab had white omni directional models
  2. Actually Gale did release some 401C in white & I recall seeing a pair at Blackwood Sound back in the day. A number of speaker manufacturers had a white option in the late 70s & early 80s incl. B&W, KEF, Monitor Audio, Sonab, Goodmans, Celestion, Wharfedale, Rogers, etc.
  3. Which is it, 2.0M or 1.2M ???
  4. Fantastic MotoGP race, edge of seat stuff with Marquez performing his usual Kamikaze moves on the last lap but, to no avail. Also great to see young Remy Gardner, do well in the Moto2 race with the new Triumph engines. He was only just pipped for a podium place. One to keep an eye on this year.
  5. If you're genuinely serious u can get a black face plate & knobs from Audio Research, as I have done in the past. Color shouldn't be a deal breaker at the OPs asking price.
  6. I have a factory black pair, had for 30yrs, they are not that uncommon.
  7. A couple of my grandkids would like to start playing vinyl & want me to help set up a system without breaking the bank. I'm very familiar with Rega t/tables & consider the Rega 3 to be the "sweet spot" in the range with regard to value for money & performance. I'm not so familiar with Project, but believe we should have a look at what they have to offer. Seems Project have a much more extensive range than Rega so what would be considered the "sweet spot" in that range & what other Project models should be looked at.
  8. I don't know that it would be my taste but, I have to admire the effort & quality of workman-ship. You should indeed be proud!!!
  9. Thanks guys, I obviously didn't go deep enough into their website.
  10. My worst came whilst living in ChCh NZ, early 70s in the form of a NZ made 'Fountain'. I soon learned it was way below par after hearing a couple of Jap brands & quickly moved on to a Pioneer SA7300, before discovering Quad gear. Mind you, tho the Fountain was a shocker I do remember that Perreaux were not much better in those days & were mostly good for PA use only.
  11. A few years ago I read an article by Tim de Paravicini, of tube audio design fame who is also well known ( & highly respected) in the 'pro' recording industry for his redesign & modification of recording studio tape recorders. I therefore think it's safe to assume that he would have had considerable experience listening to master tapes. Within that article he made mention that the closest playback, to the master tape, that he had ever heard was via a B & O MMC1 cartridge. He also said that his T/Table of choice was the Townshend Rock, but, that's another story. I know that Peter Ledermann, reverse engineered the B&O cartridges after B&O ceased manufacturing them & that Soundsmith, began offering replicas or variations of them sale. Does anyone know if they produce a replica of the MMC1, & if so, what is it called. I ask that because they now seem to be using names like Zephyr & Carmen, etc. As a point of interest, he also said that he believed digital would need to have a sampling rate of at least 400kHz before it could begin to match analog.
  12. Amazon Aust. generally quotes prices inclusive of GST & $136.83 + $10.61 p&p = $147.44. Based on the exchange rate u will get thru Cr. card or Paypal today US$116 becomes A$166 at best. Worthwhile saving in my book. As for the delivery time you take your chances but, I wouldn't be in a screaming hurry anyhow.
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