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Mr Thorens

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  1. Further information: Mid 1980s vintage amp. Reviews here. https://www.hifinews.com/content/harman-kardon-pm650 Has a very good discreet phono stage that handles MM or MC cartridges. In fact I feel the phono stage is best I have heard from an integrated amp. Rated 50w RMS per channel but delivers 75w/ channel due to high current Fully discrete with high quality Elna for Audio capacitors inside. it’s heavy and well built. I bought this for curiosity as I had one in the 80s. Placed it against my Audia Flight and it’s almost up to the same level, possibly the phono is
  2. Is this the Encel you’re referring to?
  3. Here’s an ad from 1972 Australian HiFi
  4. And some interesting ads from that time.
  5. A couple of cartridges reviews, Shure and Pickering
  6. Interesting guidance and series of reviews of cartridges from 48 years ago.
  7. And a little off topic - check out the editorial - unbelievable. Industry protection must have been important back then.
  8. Found this is in a 1972 Australian HiFi magazine. Review of the original SP10 (known as SL1000). Priced at $672. That’s $7,200 in 2021 dollars.
  9. Further information: Great sounding quality tonearm cable with OCC litz construction. Beautiful cable with original packaging. full details here. 1.2m length. https://zavfinousa.com/products/majestic-occ-tonearm-cable Photos:
  10. Speed issues might be solved by de-oxidising the speed control pots. Using contact cleaner spray that can be bought at electronics by store.
  11. Usually the drain wire is connected at one end only, the plug end. This is to ensure there is effective shielding and that an earth loop isnt created by having two complete earth circuits. The mains earth is the green wire and is connected at both ends.
  12. Probably a drain wire to ensure proper conduct of the shielding.
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