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    Default Hello everybody,

    Glad to join you people, My name is André and I'm from Canada.
    Found this Forum while looking for a few info on a TT/tone-arm.
    I've been involved with Audio since the mid 70s, off and on. I've been back at it now for the past 12 years or so.
    My system is comprised of mostly old equipment, a few TT, Amp, receiver, CD/DVD, and some old speakers, AR, KEF, PSB, and Dynaco,

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    À force de contempler la mer, on fini un jour par la prendre.

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    'ello 'ello

    welcome Andre, pictures are much better than words and we love pictures of vintage gear.
    I have a Rock and I'm not afraid to use it.

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    Where are my manners, thank you for the welcome Batty.


    It's not much, but I like it.
    A Dual 704, bought it in 1977 in Germany,



    Sold my HPM-100 las month and bought the KEF Calinda,



    Refurbishing the Dynaco, A-25 last year,







    Three years ago, refurbished a TD-145, very good TT, It now has a better cartridge.





    TU-719, bought it in Germany in 1978,




    A pioneer SA-8800 also from Germany in 1978/79 ?





    AR-2ax, waiting to be refurbish, I gave them a try already, very good. I think I will like these.





    I've other old stuff lying around, to the despair of my wife
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    Hello and welcome from me in old Scotland to you in new Scotland, some nice old kit there, a proper hobby that

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    Wow, that's some beautifully kept examples, that thorens looks box fresh. Welcome.

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    Tapadh leat davym and The professor, glad to be here.

    I don't know if it was the right forum or not to put a few pics, hopefully its alright with you guys.
    Je me Souviens,
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    Hi and welcome Andre. Yip that Thorens is a stoater.

    Cripes we are going all multi worldy just lately.
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    Hi Andre. Welcome to the forum. Fab looking kit. Great to use the older stuff, some of which is still very good.
    Do to others as you would have them do to you. (Luke 6:31)

    From that time on Jesus began to preach, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.” (Matthew 4:17)

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    I can smell the linseed oil from here. A nice mixture of old European and Japanese gear there André.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TIU View Post
    I can smell the linseed oil from here.
    Blimey , I didnt know that Cricket wiz popular in Canada , ye lives and learns eh.
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    What yer on aboot yer daft bugger? It looks like linseed oil in that bottle with the A25s.

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    Lol, oh yeah. Wundered why i couldnt see a cricket bat
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    Thank you all for your warm welcome.
    Crickets in Canada have legs and long antennae but no bat, and you're quite right KB1, they are not that popular.
    I see I'll have to learn some English and Scottish expressions in a hurry like, Blimey, Daft, Fab, Stoater, etc...
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    We don't understand what Keef says half the time. Just humour him.

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    Aye bit dinny rush ken, tak yer ain time afer au ye canny buld a breek wa wi oot breeks!

    Slainte

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    Lol , thats just cruel .


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    Yep, I agree with KB1, that is cruel.
    My father in law, who spoke Gaelic (Scottish Gaelic that is ) fluently, told me to watch for you guys.
    Breek could be referred to as, Braccae , breeches, short pants, cricket pants, etc... I think,

    Now I'll have to learn Scottish and Irish Gaelic in a hurry, that's on top of all the English expressions, I'll try my best,
    Je me Souviens,
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    Ach dinny fesh yersel its au fur the craic ken

    I once worked with a guy from Campbeltown, (told me he went to comulton gromer school ) His favorite saying was "ye canny buld a breek wa wi oot breeks"

    (you cant build a brick wall without bricks)

    A wierd mix of South Argyll and Ayrshire accents, i came from a place 40 miles up the Kintyre peninsular and we could barely understand them.

    They also had far better weather, as a kid i was astonished to see palm trees growing there!

    No wonder people struggle to understand us though, especially as we speak very fast, but then i struggle to understand some english accents. Janet Street Porter type's mainly

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    We also have our strange, weird, but mostly to me, funny accents. Me-self, I've one, that,s for sure. Born and raised in "La Belle Province de Québec" French was my first language. Over the years, English came in the picture. At 17, I left Québec and joined the RCN. Working language in those days, English only, unless you joined the "Vandoos" which had nothing to do with sailing.
    Married a Morrison from Cape Breton Island, home of Scottish and French descendent. Now, I'm retired from the Navy and settled in Nova Scotia, New Scotland.
    This is a province with lots of funny accents, Acadians, German, Gaelic, English, French, Mi'kmaq, and many others. This is Canada, a nation of many people with two officials language, English and french and lots of funny accents. Newfoundland takes the prize in strange accents and dialects, Irish, Scottish, English, and Acadians.

    I have been to the British Isles many time, South of England, Scotland, Isle of Man, Ireland, and I agree with you, sometime it was very hard for me to understand some people, the first hour that is, after a few brew, no problemo.

    Slàinte mhath
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    Did you ever meet someone from Shetland? no amount of alchohol helps. After a phone call home one of them turned to me and announced" pedie brither shat a swabie frim is punt"

    After some time guessing it turned out that he had said (his little brother shot a seagull from his dingy) I blame the vikings

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