Sam Spoons wrote:That'll be LinnSnake oil you mean :smirk:
Oh, you just HAD to drum that in didn't you Sam :headbang:
ef37a wrote:But, sometimes....
I recall reading many years ago that great claims were made for "improved" turntable mats?
On the face of it, snake oil for sure but, the top magazine of the time HFN published an article about some tests and one of the key factors was that a record definitely sounded different when the turntable unit was acoustically isolated, another room, from the speakers. Even with the dust cover down the stylus/disc "interface" was still sufficiently microphonic to colour the sound.
Then, various mats were used for the "same room" tests and there were definite, repeatable differences and levels of "miccyness" . The mat marketing WAS however a bit of a scam since, iirc, it was a plain 6mm thick felt mat costing pence that won out against the expensive stuff!
ef37a wrote:I remember the 401! Was that the TT with that clever eddy current brake speed controller or was that just the 301?
I seem to recall the Garrad tables were never top choice of the audio cognoscenti because of the rumbly jokey wheel drive.
Thorens were THE machines to have, until the all conquering DD Technics came along.
Hugh Robjohns wrote:Sam Spoons wrote:I haven't read a Hi-Fi mag since ;)
Very wise! :lol: :bouncy:
blinddrew wrote:If I recall from a previous thread, I think there are a surprising number of Sansui 222 owners on this forum (I'm another).
Martin Walker wrote:Fascinating job though while it lasted, but then I moved on to Amstrad and entered a whole new world of shame 8-)
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