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I can't explain exactly why but since I put my 'Museum Corner' in the shop there has been an explosion of vintage hifi around here.
Over the years I have collected vintage pieces just for my own amusement instead of them meeting their maker. Radios amplifiers and turntables have sat about the workshop gathering dust so about a month ago I decided to build then into a history display.
A late 1970s Linn Sondek LP12, Luxman PD131 SME arm and a Pink Triangle PT2 turntable with an Alphason arm sits alongside valve amplifiers from Quad, Rogers and even a beautiful Radford SC22 with STA25 power amp. I remember using one of these for a while in the 1980s and loved it. I sold it to help pay for a Triumph TR5. Pity I didn't keep both of those!
Tabletop radios from Bush and Philip are here too from as early as 1951. They aren't for sale!
Rogers BBC Monitor LS3/5-8s are complete with their matching active Quad 405 power amplifiers and still sound really good!
My own beloved Primare 928 preamplifier was there until along came the right owner and the right offer, farewell old friend!
The interest in all these interesting pieces continues to grow and recently I seem to have acquired an immaculate SME Model 10 turntable, a fully Quad refurbished set of Quad 11/22s with matching tuner and even a great example of the iconic Thorens TD 124.
None of these have specific price tags, if you're interested you probably know what they're worth!
Or can guess!