I remember them very well, i bought my tv from them in 2008.
formerly known as slewis ---
1972 I think it was. Tottenham Court Road. I bought my first hi fi component system in Laskys. Armstrong 62? Tuner Amp. Pair of Acoustic Research AR 3a's, AR turntable and a Tandberg cassette deck. Was truely great. A year or two later I bought a Fons CQ30 record deck with SME 9000? Arm and an ADC XLM Cartridge. Spelndid deck made in Scotland. That deck is still used by my son today.
My first memory of Lasky's was queueing up for what seemed like forever as a little kid.....while my mum got Noel Edmonds autograph at the Manchester branch!
Lasky's must have had some kind of deal with the BBC, because I remember walking into the Tottenham Ct Road branch and there was Sarah Greene with a group of kids doing reviews of computers back in about 1984 I think. They were filming for the Saturday morning show back then, 'Swap Shop' had ended by that stage I think? Loved the TCR back then, Mecca for hi-fi enthusiasts.
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I went to Kingston College on day release from work 1975/79.
Was often in there at lunchtime.
What about Watts Radio near the apple market.
My first amp was an Amstrad Integra 4000 bought from there (Laskys), also bought a pair of Celestion Ditton 15's at a later date.
Sorry to come into this so late. Laskys - what a shop, indeed, emporium!!! Back in the day, I worked in Soho Square and often spent my lunch times wandering up Tottenham Court Road to drool over the kit on display there. I actually bought my first 'proper' HiFi from Laskys in the early 1970s - a Sansui AU101 amp, Wharfedale speakers (can't remember which model) and a Goldring GL75 turntable with, I think, a Shure cartridge.but, again, can't remember the model. I'd love to hear the same rig now and compare it to a modern system but I certainly thought it was the mutts nuts in those days.
Oh the memories of a very misspent youth!!!
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