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According to their website, they were "world renowned in the 70's and 80's". So how come I've never heard of them?

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26 minutes ago, alphatoner said:
26 minutes ago, alphatoner said:

According to their website, they were "world renowned in the 70's and 80's". So how come I've never heard of them?

They were a standard recommendation, and highly regarded, certainly in the early/mid 80s, and were often the next move up from a  NAD  3020 etc.

They competed successfully with Naim NAITs etc in that period.   They were sold by a quite a lot of dealers who sold Rega, Heybrook, Linn, Naim etc .

I believe Nytech became Ion Systems  before being reinvented more recently and made in Eastern Europe by different owners but using the spirit of the original designs. ( I might be wrong on that).

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On 21/05/2019 at 11:04, alphatoner said:

According to their website, they were "world renowned in the 70's and 80's". So how come I've never heard of them?

I'm not sure anyone can answer that but you!

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Well, I guess I can, but it depends on how you define world renowned. To me, that means a bit more than known all over the world (eg Amstrad). However one of the easy tests is google pages.

B&O 28,000 000

Name 81,000,000

Sonus Faber 6, 930,000

Even Amstrad gets you 4,310,000 (even if you limit to Amstrad audio you still get 1,500,000

But Nytech Audio garners a lowly 71,700 and even then past page 4 none are actually about audio

They may indeed have been reasonably well known in the UK at the time. But famous all over the world, I doubt that very much

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11 minutes ago, alphatoner said:

Well, I guess I can, but it depends on how you define world renowned. To me, that means a bit more than known all over the world (eg Amstrad). However one of the easy tests is google pages.

B&O 28,000 000

Name 81,000,000

Sonus Faber 6, 930,000

Even Amstrad gets you 4,310,000 (even if you limit to Amstrad audio you still get 1,500,000

But Nytech Audio garners a lowly 71,700 and even then past page 4 none are actually about audio

They may indeed have been reasonably well known in the UK at the time. But famous all over the world, I doubt that very much

I'm not sure people were googling Nytech in the 1980s before the company stopped trading.  Not a very fair comparison.  But it was a small specialist outfit.

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That's certainly true, but if they truly were world renowned surely their reputation would have continued, even if they didn't. Which would still mean lots of hits. But does your reply mean you disagree and you think they were renowned all over the world? or just that the comparison wasn't fair. Doesn't really matter though. I didn't post to start an argument, it was only an opinion which all are entitled to disagree with.

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The advert says ‘ex demonstration’ so this is maybe the resurrected company I vaguely recall reading about.  The originals looked a bit like calculators on steroids, and were often sold from the more flat earth dealerships.  

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