In message <***@4ax.com>, Vicky
>On Sun, 01 Apr 2018 16:41:08 +0100, Penny <***@labyrinth.freeuk.com>
>>On Sun, 01 Apr 2018 09:49:12 +0100, Vicky <***@gmail.com> scrawled
>>in the dust...
>>>My first deck was handed down from my cousin Edith.
>>Mine was a relatively huge piece of furniture which contained a wind-up
Wow: I hadn't realised my throwaway line about Garrard turntables would
unleash such an outpouring! Warms the cockles, as it were. (Another make
that was a lot more towards the battleship side if things was BSR, which
stood either for better sound reproduction, or Birmingham sound
reproducers.) FWIW, I now have (though haven't powered since I moved in
here!) a Marantz linear-tracker, with a little (but heavy) Audiologic
amp - and Solavox speakers. Which was a budget make (I think it might
have been an Amstrad alias), but they're infinite baffle rather than
ported, and I'm still using them: they're plugged into my (Deccacolour!)
TV and it's on now.
Of course, the audiophiles should always heed
or, from many decades later, but with some of the same feeling
>>My next was a neat little battery-operated portable which only played 7"
>>45rpm. I've a vague recollection I swapped something for it at school. I
>>know I took it camping in my teens. I can't find anything similar on the
>>net and can't recall what it was called.
I remember seeing those. Must have eaten cells, especially the ones
available in those days.
>At some time later, possibly for A level results, but I think earlier,
>I got a reel to reel tape recorder about 10 ins wide by 3 ins deep by
>6 ins high. I used to site the mike next to the radio and record Top
>of the Pops each week with Alan Freeman.
Was it one of those that just took tiny reels, with them on one of the
>When I got to university and passsed my driving test and borrowed my
>mum's car to take my stuff to university, partly M1, London ->
>Sheffield, I had the tape recorder on the passenger seat next to me
>and used to change the tapes while driving! I knew it was A Bad Thing
Wow! Changing _reel to reel_ tapes while driving! They'd have a fit
J. P. Gilliver. UMRA: 1960/<1985 MB++G()AL-IS-Ch++(p)***@T+H+Sh0!:`)DNAf
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