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What's the hifi?

Discussion in 'audio' started by fama, Feb 14, 2020 at 2:45 PM.

  1. graystoke4

    graystoke4 pfm Member

    what is she drinking :rolleyes:
  2. graystoke4

    graystoke4 pfm Member

    come to that, what am i drinking,
  3. graystoke4

    graystoke4 pfm Member

    the best quote by far,
    Is it an old photograph, or a new photograph of someone in an old decorated room etc ?.

  4. sq225917

    sq225917 situation engineer

    Spends ages looking for stars, then twigs...
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  5. Rockmeister

    Rockmeister pfm Member

    I thought Dual/Technics/Dynaco.

    YNWOAN 100% Analogue

    There are some large horn speakers in the recent film ‘Birds of Prey’ - they look rather like the sort of thing Oswald Mills makes - but they aren’t..... so what are they?
  7. suzywong

    suzywong Shifting 0s & 1s since 1968

    Au contraire, mon ami.

    Our first home, built in 1984 by Croudace Homes, had air vents, just like in the photo.
  8. cctaylor

    cctaylor pfm Member

    As stated it isn't Ladderax. Got mine in about 1975, a 2ft stack and a 3ft one. My hifi lived on it ( Sugden A48, R21, LP 12 & N EAL102).

    Was lucky enough to get some 3ft shelves to join them up before production stopped. It has been in three houses. Now residing my study but no longer supporting the hifi
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  9. Bob McC

    Bob McC Living the life of Riley

    that photo predates 1984 by at least 15-20 years
  10. murray johnson

    murray johnson pfm Member

    I was watching the Oscar winning Parasite the other night. (great film) The wealthy Korean family had a fairly ambitious stereo (in a lovely house) which incorporated some large Lowther based horns with what looked like Onken cabinets beneath (don't know the brand) an unknown SE valve amp & an Analogue Works Zero TT with Jelco arm. I'd be interested to know what the speakers are.


  11. Yank

    Yank Bulbous Also Tapered

    Speakers are Dynaco A-25.
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  12. Craig B

    Craig B Re:trophile

    Turntable is a Dual 1264.
  13. James Evans

    James Evans Bedroom Bodger

    I was watching Parasite the other night as well Murray, and really wanted to be in that room!
  14. murray johnson

    murray johnson pfm Member

    Probably not ideal in terms of acoustics but the house is fantastic.
  15. Joe

    Joe pfm Member

    I know that you don't like to be wrong and hate even more being contradicted but.. you're wrong.

    I guarantee that that photo was taken within the last year. There are several 'tells'.
  16. Tarzan

    Tarzan pfm Member

    The amp in 'Parasite' film looks like a Line Magnetic model?
  17. suzywong

    suzywong Shifting 0s & 1s since 1968

    Linfomaniac has identified the receiver as the Pioneer SX-750. That beast was manufactured from 1976-1977.
  18. Darren L

    Darren L pfm Member

    Yes, I'd say a recent pic obviously staged to look like the past.
  19. booja30

    booja30 pfm Member

    So we know it was taken between the date the Pioneer receiver came out (late 70s) and now. But there are some details that make it seem less staged to me. It looks like there's a small wire running up behind the cabinet from the receiver. Maybe the AM antenna? I wouldn't imagine someone would put that there if it was staged. It looks like my great aunt's living room in the 80s-00s, a mid century modern time capsule.
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  20. Snufkin

    Snufkin pfm Member

    This may be the case but they have mixed up quite a few periods in that picture. 1960's furniture, possibly earlier. 1970's Hi-Fi and yet the speakers look a bit 60's. Pictures on the wall from the 50's and 60's and so it goes on. Usually when a recreation of a period is produced they tend to focus all the design on the era they are trying to recreate which is not how most of us live as we gather stuff over time. If it is a set up photo, its a good one.

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