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  1. stylesound

    FREE Michel Argo and Hera Supply

    Yes please.
  2. stylesound

    Wanted - Quad of EL34

    Are you sure that you don't want EL84s but EL34s for your Radford?
  3. stylesound

    Tannoy 12" red Corner Chatsworth?

    Other than polishing with a good wax and possibly sponging down the grill covers with a damp cloth, if you don't want to reduce their value, then leave them alone. The driver units don't have a foam surround and the cross-over units should still be ok. Find an amp to play them but note they are 16ohm impedance. As they have been stood for a long time (hopefully in a dry place) you will find that after a couple of weeks they will have just got better and better. Enjoy; you have a super pair of speakers.
  4. stylesound

    Which pair of Quad ESL 57 to buy?

    The website address is Phone Andy Jones 0116-239-2373 or 07711 687245 The owners of Quadthing Audio and One Thing Audio are cousins working in 'partnership'.
  5. stylesound

    Wanted: Ortofon SPU

    I have a boxed SPU with Ortofon printed test results are dated 1984. It is a stereo version in G type headshell. Plays superb. Asking £400 PM me if of interest.
  6. stylesound

    WTD Speaker plugs for Leak 30 Plus

    If you PM me I should be able to find you some. How many do you need?
  7. stylesound

    WTD Mullard ECC 83 valves.

    I have approx 12 x Telefunken and 80 x Mullard used ECC83s (white label, yellow label and long plate) all have which have been tested on my AVO MkIV valve tester and no problem to find you a closely matched pair. PM me if interested. Amazingly I made this same response to a similar enquiry on the AOS forum this morning. Mike
  8. stylesound

    Anyone been in touch with Mike Powell recently ?

    I'm a big fan of Mike Powell but if he is busy then try Wilkinson Hi-Fi at Nelson near Burnley. There is a regular get together of hifi enthusiasts every Saturday in their listening room. Lots of high end, vintage and valve stuff.
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    If you Google it you will find lots of pictures of these speakers + YouTube videos.
  10. stylesound


    Just bought a pair of these 1970s speakers at auction because I had never seen or even heard of them before and the build quality looked excellent. Now playing them and can't believe how good they sound (hence the posting). Rated at 120W. 3 way with adjustable tweeter and 12" dia. base driver. Has anybody any experience or info on them. Just another example of there being masses of very high quality hifi out there at really crazy cheap prices.
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    Yes to some extent but not quite sure if it has not been messed about with by previous owners in the last 60+ years. Would be nice to know the original specified values, voltage ratings and tolerances of components etc.. The input/driver valves are ECC82 and ECC83.
  12. I have a 1956 Cape VL1 Mk1 and a 1958 Mk11. These are KT66 ultra-linear 25W monoblock amplifiers with similar circuitry supposedly based on a Williamson design. Does anybody have any knowledge/experience of these amps or technical information especially a circuit diagram.
  13. stylesound

    WTD: Quad II Valve Amplifiers

    I have 9 or 10 pairs in various cosmetic and working states. At least 4 pairs have had capacitors and resistors replaced. Most have original GEC or Marconi (grey or clear) KT66 valves. PM me if of interest. BR Mike
  14. Just completed refurbs on a 1963 and 1965 Leak Stereo 20 valve amplifiers (one grey, one gold) plus 3no Varislope and 1no Point One Stereo pres. Tried to retain as many of the original parts as possible but unfortunately the majority were out of spec. Capacitors replaced with those excellent Russian paper in oils. Now on test and all sounding superb and should be good for another 55 years (there isn't a lot of modern equipment available that one could say that about). For me another of those hifi myths dispelled in regard to past criticisms of Leak valve preamplifiers. Multi functional, user friendly, good build quality, attractive apperance and good performance.
  15. stylesound

    Why do i always seem to do this to myself

    So it is not Classique Audio as you 1st posted. I think you will find that Paul of Classique Sounds will be the first to admit he is not an expert in anything Quad which is why he has all of his work done by Andy Jones of Aquadthingaudio or Andy's cousin at One Thing Audio.