Author Topic: Expensive audio kit made in Saarfend  (Read 2855 times)

citoyen

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Re: Expensive audio kit made in Saarfend
« Reply #25 on: November 29, 2017, 12:31:30 pm »
We have a Ruark R1 in the bedroom, for use as a bedside radio/alarm clock. I really like it - good sound for such a small unit. And a good range of features too.

We've had several Pure devices before but I've gone off them and the Ruark has proved to be a more than capable alternative.

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Re: Expensive audio kit made in Saarfend
« Reply #26 on: November 29, 2017, 03:44:13 pm »
Some interesting Stuffs there, Woofage.  Have to say that I prefer the noises that come out of my couple-of-years-old Mission MXs over the output of Miss Von Brandenburg's early-1990s Missions, even though hers are bigger :P
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Re: Expensive audio kit made in Saarfend
« Reply #27 on: November 29, 2017, 04:22:49 pm »
I think VOX AC30s were made on Canvey for a while. And I'm talking proper AC30s, not the reissue nonsense. I have one, but I lent it to an AWOL friend. I'll get it back one day - even if it is the most impractical amplifier ever made....
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Re: Expensive audio kit made in Saarfend
« Reply #28 on: November 30, 2017, 08:02:34 am »
... Celestion ... in the late 90s (a little after I left the company).

I didn't know you worked for Celestion; I do now. Still centrepiece in my home studio are the Celestion Ditton 25s I bought when I was 18, some 41 years ago. I still love their sound.

Mine are still in use!  Ditton 15s IIRC.  Dunno how I afforded them as a newly-married man!

Re: Expensive audio kit made in Saarfend
« Reply #29 on: December 05, 2017, 07:08:27 pm »
Monitor Audio is in Rayleigh, which is a few miles from Southend.

They bought Roksan, and moved them to the same site.

Valiant

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Re: Expensive audio kit made in Saarfend
« Reply #30 on: December 06, 2017, 08:38:39 pm »
Celestion do still do drivers though. There's also Genesis (Gordon) in Southend but he closed up shop in the late 2000s.
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Re: Expensive audio kit made in Saarfend
« Reply #31 on: December 18, 2017, 06:57:08 pm »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=39&v=HJHul8HgbPs


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Re: Expensive audio kit made in Saarfend
« Reply #32 on: December 18, 2017, 08:29:30 pm »
I've got a Ruark R2 in the bedroom and an R4 in the kitchen. Both lovely sounding units somewhat marred by having really awkward remote controls. Living room has a Naim Uniti driving Linn speakers, so that's my only properly British system.
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Re: Expensive audio kit made in Saarfend
« Reply #33 on: December 19, 2017, 08:14:54 am »
It would appear that my Monitor Audio centre speaker in the Great Hall hails from Rayleigh, while the Tannoy rears are from Scotlandshire.  This goes some way to allaying the disappointment of finding fine upstanding BRITISH names like Mission and Wharfedale are the property of Johnny FOREIGN.

I'm not about to start dismantling the furniture to find out where the 30-odd year old JPWs were made.
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Re: Expensive audio kit made in Saarfend
« Reply #34 on: December 19, 2017, 09:56:06 am »
I'm not about to start dismantling the furniture to find out where the 30-odd year old JPWs were made.

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Re: Expensive audio kit made in Saarfend
« Reply #35 on: December 19, 2017, 11:10:38 am »
There's been a pair of those pushing out the tunes on my desk for the past 22 years.
^ That's exactly what I was told by the man in Richer Sounds when I bought them.

ETA Tannoy used to have a couple of premises in West Norwood when I was a sprog.