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  • Introduction
    hi fi as it was later shortened to referred to an assemblage of equipment more often than not built by the hobbyist himself designed for music reproduction with as great a faithfulness to the original as possible Amplifier designs were published in Radio Magazines and equipment in kit form was offered to the do it yourself enthusiast Early hi fi systems were always mono and usually consisted of loudspeakers which had been originally designed for movie theatres and auditoriums since speakers of high quality were rarely used in conventional radios Amplifiers designed for public address systems were adapted for home use but in many ways these early systems were makeshift and less than ideal The Williamson amplifer was probably the first true high fidelity amplifier the design of which was published in the spring of 1947 in Wireless World It soon became the benchmark for the many new amplifier designs that sprung up in the early 1950s and although Williamson never sold his amplifier commercially many manufacturers produced versions of it During the early 1950s it was quite common to see the name Williamson being referred to in amplifier descriptions on both sides of the Atlantic By the time stereo burst onto the scene in 1958 amplifier designers were ready with stereo models Some manufactures offered for a short transitional period Stereo Converters for those already set up with mono equipment These converters consisted of an integrated stereo preamplifier and mono power amplifer the idea being to supplement the existing mono amplifer and speaker by simply adding the converter plus one other speaker Valve or tube amplifiers dominated the early stereo years but by the mid 1960s they had been all but replaced by their solid state transistorised counterparts The established British companies began to fall by the wayside not

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  • CD-ROMS
    at the same time and save 10 00 ORDER USING PAYPAL Shipping options please select one within Australia 2 total 26 95 rest of the world 7 55 total 32 50 select correct shipping option within Australia 26 95 AUD rest of the world 32 50 AUD Purchase together save 45 7 shipping save 10 Click on any of the links below to view a CD ROM sample page The

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  • CD-ROMS
    at the same time and save 10 00 ORDER USING PAYPAL Shipping options please select one within Australia 2 total 26 95 rest of the world 7 55 total 32 50 select correct shipping option within Australia 26 95 AUD rest of the world 32 50 AUD Purchase together save 45 00 USD 7 shipping save 10 Click on any of the links below to view a CD ROM sample

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  • Just Tandberg CD-ROM
    literature like a reproduction of the 1968 51 page Tandberg Company book vintage Tandberg catalogs featuring some of their other products tuners amps speakers accessories etc vintage price lists a history of Tandberg company newsletters and more Click on any of the tape recorders or listed items below to view the CD ROM sample page The button on each recorder page takes you the specifications table ORDER USING PAYPAL Shipping

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  • Vintage British tape recording magazines
    great old magazines plus some rare US Tape Recording magazines on a single 8GB USB flash drive British publications include Amateur Tape Recorder 74 issues from 1959 to 1967 Tape Recording Magazine 195 issues from 1957 to 1971 The Tape Recorder 121 issues from 1959 to 1969 The Tape Recorder Studio Sound and later just Studio Sound 21 issues from 1970 to 1971 Plus 1956 1965 UK Hi Fi News magazines US publications include Magnetic Film Tape Recording 21 issues from 1953 to 1961 Audio Record Directories 5 issues from 1954 to 1957 A total of 410 magazines on an 8Gb USB flash drive which you can re use once you ve copied the contents to your computer Each issue has between 30 and 60 pages with vintage ads new product and test reports tape recorder related articles and lots more ALL THIS for just 60 plus shipping anywhere in the world THAT S 20 cents an issue The magazines have been assembled in the universal PDF format which can be viewed electronically on almost any device and can even be printed All magazines are 100 complete with front and back covers in colour as well as occasional colour advertisements

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  • Introduction
    fi as it was later shortened to referred to an assemblage of equipment more often than not built by the hobbyist himself designed for music reproduction with as great a faithfulness to the original as possible Amplifier designs were published in Radio Magazines and equipment in kit form was offered to the do it yourself enthusiast Early hi fi systems were always mono and usually consisted of loudspeakers which had been originally designed for movie theatres and auditoriums since speakers of high quality were rarely used in conventional radios Amplifiers designed for public address systems were adapted for home use but in many ways these early systems were makeshift and less than ideal The Williamson amplifer was probably the first true high fidelity amplifier the design of which was published in the spring of 1947 in Wireless World It soon became the benchmark for the many new amplifier designs that sprung up in the early 1950 s and although Williamson never sold his amplifier commercially many manufacturers produced versions of it During the early 1950 s it was quite common to see the name Williamson being referred to in amplifier descriptions on both sides of the Atlantic By the time stereo burst onto the scene in 1958 amplifier designers were ready with stereo models Some manufactures offered for a short transitional period Stereo Converters for those already set up with mono equipment These converters consisted of an integrated stereo preamplifier and mono power amplifer the idea being to supplement the existing mono amplifer and speaker by simply adding the converter plus one other speaker Valve or tube amplifiers dominated the early stereo years but by the mid 1960 s they had been all but replaced by their solid state transistorised counterparts The established British companies began to fall by the

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  • Technical help
    130 pages A4 fully illustrated A Truvox product from paper disc to magnetic disc This authoritative work is also written from interviews and records the full history of Truvox from their early days as loudspeaker makers to high end domestic recorders They merged with fellow group member Thermionic Products in 1969 T P licence produced the Brush Mail o Voice paper disc recorder followed by the Soundmirror the first British built tape recorder in late 1948 T P then pioneered airport voice logging recorders becoming world leaders and then as Racal Thermionics data recorders T P and its subsidiary companies histories are recorded in depth 130 pp A4 fully illustrated A Guide to British tape recorders This very well researched and comprehensive book owes much to archival records and interviews with former directors and senior staff It records the development of the tape recorder and the histories of the 100 British tape recorder makers detailing the development of all known models This major work is fully illustrated and over 300 pages A4 Price and postage for above three works are detailed in the author s website Brenelltape co uk stereomanuals com by Stout and Associates High quality reproductions of Service Manuals User Manuals Sales Brochures for Classic 70 s Audio give or take 10 years or so Specializing in mainline consumer audio Pioneer Marantz Sansui Kenwood etc with a special emphasis on Reel to Reel Hundreds of items for Akai Teac Sony Pioneer Revox Dokorder Roberts etc A G Tannenbaum Service manuals for Akai Teac Tandberg etc They also buy and sell Vintage Radios TVs Tube Hi Fi Equipment Test Equipment Books Catalogs Magazines as well as hard to find tubes and high voltage capacitors Peter D O Neill has a CD for sale which contains manuals for many of the Byer Rola Plessey CEI tape machines SERVICE REPAIRS IN THE UK Geoff Kremer will have a go at anything regardless of age and make and always explain to my customers exactly what I ve found what needs to be done and how much it s going to cost All work is guaranteed for at least 6 months and every machine is fully serviced set up and valeted as a matter of course Contact Geoff at his company Kay s 31 Turkey Road Bexhill on Sea East Sussex TN39 5HB UK or www servicesound com Ph 01424 216245 Mob 07973 387301 email geoff servicesound com Nigel Hunt formerly of Eastern Electronics specialises in Revox servicing and has some service manuals 125 The Street Capel St Mary Ipswich Suffolk IP9 2EL Personally recommended by Get Reel Colin Braddock can provide many spares also service for Grundig Tandberg B O Sony Telefunken Revox Akai Ferro s Philips incl 4307 belts etc always in demand He has been in the R R business the past 40 years has a fair bit of experience plus many spares heads belts idlers etc including a good selection of new s hand motors Located Blackpool UK Telephone

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  • What's it worth?
    record playback heads built in amplifier and small speaker s the more common brands were Sony Grundig Webcor Elizabethan Wollensak National Panasonic Telefunken Revere Voice of Music Concord Philips etc These types of recorders are not particularly sought after especially the mono ones nor are they valuable unless rare and or exotic in excellent condition and stereo Valves tubes are more desirable than transistors Condition is everything and the inclusion of original accessories such as microphone s owner s manual etc are also important Here s a very rough price guide keeping in mind the variables we mentioned above 1 5 10 2 10 40 3 40 80 4 80 150 prices in US and for stereo examples Semi professional This category covers a wide range of recorders and its definition is wide open for discussion Here s my definition for what it s worth Semi professional recorders were often made by domestic recorder manufacturers in an attempt to capture the upper end of the market not met by their domestic products They had better specifications than their domestic counterparts often with three motors and separate record playback heads and a more professional finish Some manufacturers such as Brenell Ferrograph and Revox only made semi professional level machines other companies like Akai and Tandberg predominantly made recorders of a higher than average quality somewhere in between the domestic and semi professional range Here s a very rough price guide keeping in mind the variables 1 5 20 2 20 50 3 50 150 4 150 300 prices in US and for stereo examples Examples from sold items on eBay March 2006 Four completely different 1960s stereo Tandberg 64 all valve models ranged from 45 for a complete but partially working unit to 145 for a very good condition fully working

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