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21st century radiogram, anyone?

Brand new Ruark Audio R7...  :O

Thoughts?

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RE: 21st century radiogram, anyone?

I have no idea who the target market is for a product of that price and with those features but looking like that. Ridiculous. 

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RE: 21st century radiogram, anyone?

Anyone for table football?! :shifty:

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RE: 21st century radiogram, anyone?

When I was a teenager (in the 1960s) we had a gramophone that looked like that.  It looks gorgeous to me!

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RE: 21st century radiogram, anyone?

Many women are scared of spiders. The WAF will be tiny

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RE: 21st century radiogram, anyone?

I have just two questions, is it available in other colours & will john lewis be selling it. :?

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Covenanter wrote:

When I was a teenager (in the 1960s) we had a gramophone that looked like that.  It looks gorgeous to me!

Chris

My nan's was like a sideboard :grin:
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RE: 21st century radiogram, anyone?

It was bound to happen.

Even Linn have done one...

Geneva Sounds too...

 

I can't see anything wrong with the idea.

I'd want to see a little more flair with the Ruark styling though.

 

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simonlewis wrote:

I have just two questions, is it available in other colours & will john lewis be selling it. :?

 

You want one? You could always sand and paint it if you want another colour. 

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chebby wrote:

It was bound to happen.

Even Linn have done one...

Geneva Sounds too...

 

I can't see anything wrong with the idea.

I'd want to see a little more flair with the Ruark styling though.

 

 

My perplexity can now be edited. I never knew you had it in you Chebby...

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BenLaw wrote:

I have no idea who the target market is for a product of that price and with those features but looking like that. Ridiculous. 

Not people who like racks full of ugly steel and anodised aluminium boxes with cables sprouting everywhere out the back.

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Talking of racks,lap of what?! :shifty:

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Who changed my Geneva Sounds picture?

Can mods intervene?

It should have shown one of these...

http://www.genevalab.com/media/catalog/product/x/x/xxl-r1.jpg

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Looks fine to me, Chebby!  ROFL

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chebby wrote:

BenLaw wrote:

I have no idea who the target market is for a product of that price and with those features but looking like that. Ridiculous. 

Not people who like racks full of ugly steel and anodised aluminium boxes with cables sprouting everywhere out the back.

 

I would have thought most people who are into that style of furniture with the spindly legs have a sense of style based in something like the 70s, maybe earlier. If they're into spending £2k on hifi I'd expect most of them to be into old school separates. Maybe I'm wrong, I just don't see many 21st century men / women who are into streaming and digital sources, and who have £2k to spend also having tastes that include those spindly legs. But maybe I'm blinded by personal (dis)taste.

 

Edit: the Geneva at least has contemporary styling. Don't know what Linn were thinking of, of course, at least Ruark's has a style.

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GMK wrote:

Many women are scared of spiders. The WAF will be tiny

"Ruark Arachnid" has a good ring to it.  :roll:

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