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RE: 21st century radiogram, anyone?

Chebby, what's with the attitude? The OP asked for opinions of it. I gave mine. I thought that some people might want to use it that way - not so ridiculous when you yourself posted a picture of a Geneva with a TV on it for comparison. 

You are aware of small TVs I presume? 

 

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RE: 21st century radiogram, anyone?

andrew_cawood wrote:

Chebby, what's with the attitude?

No idea.

Did I insult you or something?

Sorry if that's what you read.

I just don't think an all-in-one audio system should be criticised for having 'functional issues' because you think it might be less than optimal as a TV stand.

As it turns out (from info on the Ruark link that DocG provided earlier) there will be an optional TV support available next year.

 

"We are currently awaiting the loading of our complement of small lemon-soaked paper napkins for your comfort, refreshment and hygiene during the journey."

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RE: 21st century radiogram, anyone?

Is an open internet forum the wrong place to voice my thoughts? 

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RE: 21st century radiogram, anyone?

Oh do stop squabbling, the lot of you Smile

Anyway, I love the Ruark - it's almost as desirable as the Radiofonografo (yours for @£5700)

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RE: 21st century radiogram, anyone?

andrew_cawood wrote:

Is an open internet forum the wrong place to voice my thoughts? 

You know my opinion and you have given yours.  I'm not discussing this further with you.

"We are currently awaiting the loading of our complement of small lemon-soaked paper napkins for your comfort, refreshment and hygiene during the journey."

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RE: 21st century radiogram, anyone?

Did Somebody say radiogramme? - chronology of my gear:-

Wind-up gramophone from junk shop - Music (not of choice) 78 rpm records from Salvation Army jumble sales.

Murphy radiogramme (was mahogany veneered so I sprayed it gold).

Hacker radiogramme. (nice sound).

Grundig mono TK14 5" Reel to Reel tape recorder.

Philco Hi-Fidelity auto-changer record player.

Philips mono 7" Reel to Reel tape recorder hooked up to dads 'wireless' and a 15" speaker in home made enclosure.

Philips stereo 10" Reel to Reel tape recorder.

Eagle Electronics amp,  Eagle Electronics Fm radio, Garrard SP25 Turntable, Warfdale Linton Speakers.

Amstrad 8000 MK II amp.

Pioneer SA 706 Amp, Pioneer SA FM Tuner, Pioneer, Cassette Deck, Jamo Speakers.

Trio 1033B Record deck.

Arcam Alpha 8 Amp, Arcam Alpah 8 CD player, Mission 735i Speakers.

Currently...

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RE: 21st century radiogram, anyone?

Clare Newsome wrote:

Anyway, I love the Ruark - it's almost as desirable as the Radiofonografo (yours for @£5700)

You mean this guy? Dunno... think I prefer the Ruark. This one looks like seventies science fiction (maybe it is?) Wink

EDIT 1: just read the Brionvega website; the design is 1965.  :doh:

EDIT 2: nearly 50 years old, and not a single client review on the site. "It is for the few", indeed.

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Where does the lid lift up

Where does the lid lift up revealing the obligatory SP25/GL75 underneath.

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RE: 21st century radiogram, anyone?

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. 

Probably be well suited to the decor and budget in Buckingham Palace - I'd like to kick it over..  hahah!!

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RE: 21st century radiogram, anyone?

I think it looks nice - the Ruark that is, not that thing above.

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RE: 21st century radiogram, anyone?

I think one of these would make a great match!

Ruark Audio R7

Which might not be a coincidence, of course! Wink

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RE: 21st century radiogram, anyone?

chebby wrote:

andrew_cawood wrote:

Chebby, what's with the attitude?

No idea.

Did I insult you or something?

Sorry if that's what you read.

I just don't think an all-in-one audio system should be criticised for having 'functional issues' because you think it might be less than optimal as a TV stand.

As it turns out (from info on the Ruark link that DocG provided earlier) there will be an optional TV support available next year.

 

 

Turns out my sofa has similar functional issues. Off to the skip with it. 

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It's nearly autumn ...

The Ruark R7 was due to be released in autumn so should be out in the next few weeks if it's still on schedule.

Has anyone 'in the know' had a proper listen to it yet?

Regarding the Aptx bluetooth connection, would this work with the new Google Nexus 7 2013 ?

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