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Clive G: RIP

Discussion in 'audio' started by bonzo75, Mar 26, 2020 at 9:40 AM.

  1. bonzo75

    bonzo75 horns, planars, tannoys

    Hi all, Clive's wife Christina contacted me that Clive G has passed away, and his equipment will have to be sold. Clive was a long standing audiophile and real gentleman, and had been suffering from cancer for a few years.

    I had written on his system in a blog after a few visits here. http://zero-distortion.org/schopper-thorens-124/

    I know that he still has the Schopper TD 124 (which was preferred by us to his Shindo Garrard, the Audiograil 301 in BobC plinth, and he previously had an SME 30/2 and a Brinkmann Lagrange with Davinci Grandezza and preferred the Schopper to all). It was the full Schopper shabang that he had got at 9k euro from schopper, with the power supply, and had mounted an FR 64s on it and a Brinkmann 10.5 on a mount made my speedy steve next to it. If the conditions for Covid 19 etc improve I will buy this myself, but in the meantime, if anyone is interested, PM me and I can put you on to Christina

    He had a Shindo Giscours preamp with built in phono which I understand is the best in the Shindo line-up. He also had their top monos.

    He had Tannoys with 15 golds in them, and also red drivers he had up for sale. Not sure if sold the drivers.

    He had bought the Radford 100 from montesquieu, and a great collection of LPs, many originals, mostly classical, some Jazz.

    When I can get there I will get some pics up, and list in the classifieds section. If anyone else is in contact with Christina here, feel free to help.
  2. Stuart Frazer

    Stuart Frazer pfm Member

    Sorry to read this. My thoughts are with his family and friends.

    He has some great audio kit there - it's good that someone like you can help his wife with the eventual sale.
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    DAVEDWACK pfm Member

    Oh dear, such a shame.

    R.I.P. Clive, my commiserations to the family.
  4. Nagraboy

    Nagraboy pfm Member

    Very sorry to hear this sad news, condolences to his family.

    I went to see Clive last year when I bought his other Thorens deck. A real gent and a great system, the Shindo pre, the restored decks and his collection of EMT/SPU carts was pretty amazing. RIP.
  5. bonzo75

    bonzo75 horns, planars, tannoys

    I had heard his zyx universe 2 and Miyajima madake and the zero. Which EMT and SPU did he have
  6. starbuck

    starbuck pfm Member

    I'm not sure but I think I may have purchased from Clive around this time last year via ebay, if he was parting with a few cartridges and headshells at that time? He was a gent to deal with if it is the same Clive, very sad to hear of his passing.
  7. stevec67

    stevec67 pfm Member

    That's sad. Still, if you are able to help with the sale of some lovely items then they will be sold to someone who appreciates them and will use them accordingly, and they'll pay the right price so everyone gets a fair deal.
  8. cooky1257

    cooky1257 pfm Member

    Sad news. Glad there's someone close to ensure his widow gets a fair market price for his kit.
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  9. Nagraboy

    Nagraboy pfm Member

    He had them in a box all together. There were some vintage ones and newer ones too. Not sure which models now.
  10. thebiglebowski

    thebiglebowski pfm Member

    Clive was one of the nicest blokes I've met, popped down to see him last summer when he went back into hospital and he wasn't optimistic but still had loads of fight in him.

    Bought an Io Gold off him and got the FR64s for my TD124 on the basis of hearing his TT.
  11. is this Clive Groom? if so a gent and kind man, I bought my speakers from him back in 2015 - Wonderful system

  12. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    Very sad news indeed, RIP.
  13. Roger Adams

    Roger Adams pfm Member

    For me, it's terribly sad to hear of anyone passing and leaving a grieving widow. RIP and I hope his widow is getting all the support she needs.
  14. Orbe Chaser

    Orbe Chaser pfm Member

    Very very sad news, I am proud that I could call him a friend of mine, a lovely man who will be very much missed.
  15. montesquieu

    montesquieu pfm Member

    Very sad. Total gent who also knew his onions. Will be missed for sure.
  16. sjs

    sjs Trade: SJS Electroacoustics

    Very sad to hear this, Clive was a really lovely guy with so much knowledge and enthusiasm for his kit. I met him in person this time last year when I bought his FR-64s. I hope his widow gets all the help she needs.
  17. Down in Devon

    Down in Devon New Member

    Sad news indeed.
    I believe he had sold off a number of items some mentioned above, plus the Cusworth 301 (to Mik), the Brinkmann, and maybe the red drivers and crossovers...
    bonzo75 likes this.
  18. bonzo75

    bonzo75 horns, planars, tannoys

    Yes the Garrard was sold that I know

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