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|Harman Kardon TD4800||
By: Todd K Stearns****
22 January 2023
"Harman kardon TD4800 Cassette Deck"
I just purchased one of these, refurbished by the seller. There are probably better decks out there but I haven't had the pleasure of hearing them. I tested the recording and playback sound quality as soon as I could after receiving it. When using the TD4800 I cannot hear any difference between a cassette or a CD. None. BTW, the cassette I tested with? It's about 40 years old and this is the first time it's been played in about 26 years.... More
|Mission 700 Leading Edge||
15 January 2023
"700LE original owner"
Bought my first pair in 1985 in England after listening to various other quality brands and they still please me a lot. So I bought a second pair as surrounds secondhand and repaired one foam ring. Will replace the capacitors in the crossover soon to regain that open, detached from the speaker stereo image. Bass is sufficient in my view but you can always ad a sub. For surround I added a Mission 70C1 as center speaker. Because I like to listen t... More
By: Andrey Bondarenko
07 January 2023
"It's surprisingly good"
During the Brexit, plenty of things were discounted on eBay from there, so I got it very cheap in mint condition. It's surprisingly good for a cheap stereo amplifier. Nowadays, you can go with some Chinese things that quality, but this looks way better, has channel selector and very tactile. At this price point, I assume this as an added value. It is excellent as headphones amplifier. More
|Tannoy Little Red Monitors LRM||
22 December 2022
I own these speakers since November 2022. Great British classic from mid 80s. Powered with Quad 520f and NAD 3020 as preamplifier they sound natural, woody and the vocals are present. Very detailed, but not too much to call them fatiguing. I vote 8 out of 10 because: for its size I expected more low end bass; the LRM have slight lift around 2kHz - 2.5kHz and that makes it a little annoying on poor recorded punk rock guitars. Overall amazing s... More
16 December 2022
"Very good deck"
For this price, it sounds very good! Like a lot more expensive machines! Mechanism is tank-built, has a wide, 3mm belt, and a hefty flywheel. There is no manual bias setting. It is pre set throug tape position. Mind that some tapes are branded as "position high" ,but are stil not CrO2, although they seem like they are, so for those you stil use "normal" position. It will give nice high end. Again, very good, workhorse machine! More
By: Ash Millio
30 November 2022
"Bought in the 1990s and still going strong"
A friend bought a set of Tannoy 603s and was extolling their virtues, and at the time I was looking for something a little louder and more capable than the trusty Mission 600s I'd purchased some 9 years previously. I was looking for more "oomph" - complete sonic package with good bass response and accurate rendition of all music styles at all volumes when the speakers are paired with a suitable amplifier. I sought advice from a local hi-fi sho... More
|Bowers Wilkins DM601 S1||
By: Christopher Brown
17 November 2022
"Still going strong in 2022"
I pulled my DM601 originals (aka S1) out from many years in storage around 2017, and was reminded how I always liked them. A few years later I added a (cheepo) subwoofer, and WHOA!, the home office now had an excellent sound system. The DM range received rave reviews here in Norway when they first came out, and judging by how I still respond to them, those reviews were richly deserved. I remember comparing them around 1996 with a friend's muc... More
|Tannoy Mercury MkII||
17 November 2022
"Tannoy 80s mk11 Mercury"
Love these speakers. Just bought a pair second online. One careful lady owner, brought out from London to NZ. Love the older look, quality and sound very good hooked up to my Harmon Kardon amp. Sound great in my man cave!! More
16 November 2022
Had one of these since the mid 80s as it still functions perfectly and produces a great sound either when listening to FM radio or when used as an amplifier with my Sony stand alone CD player. As a setup used in my attic study it works extremely well. Not bad for 40 year old equipment. More
By: Bryan Wallwork
04 November 2022
"Good all rounder"
Does everything well. Bass is good (when present) but not there when it isn't! (Not all loudspeakers are like this). Excellent sound stage, very deep when fed decent material, and listening at 3 metres. I'm feeding mine with two stereo integrated amplifiers, so each side has a stereo amplifier, one channel feeds the bass/midrange units, the other the tweeter. This means up to 120 watts to the bass/midrange and up to 120 watt for the tweeter, b... More