eBay stuff


#4972

I heard a pair once and was suitably impressed. £7k is a lot of money, but what else would you get?

Do you use subs?


#4973

Looks like an ASR Emitter in the picture which seems a strange choice to use with speakers that efficient.


#4974

No - the bass horn apparently goes from 170 hz down to 20hz (although I’ve never measured that). It’s driven by an internal amplifier in the base of the speaker with a huge great torroidal transformer. The top horn has a coaxial compression driver & is driven by my amp.
Mine are quite old I think - I read somewhere that the newer ones have a configurable digital crossover built in (dsp?)


#4975

Not a chance. The speaker may go that low, but the actual horn loading will onl6 be down to about 100Hz with that size of horn.


#4976

@anubisgrau has/had a pair.


#4977

I expressed myself badly (plus I know very little about these things). Also now I think of it, the big white plastic thing on the front of the bass driver is apparently a waveguide, not a horn. I have no clue what the difference is, I just like listening to them :slightly_smiling_face:


#4978

Yes, I’m sure they’re nice speakers. Waveguide vs horns, well that’s potato/potato… :smile:


#4979

Then I expect they’ll be a good match for a Spud amp.

I’ll get my coat…


#4980

joes stuff here , very good vfm indeed


#4981

nice audionote amp but who in there right mind would send such an expensive amp by royal mail second class at 28 quid !!! the guy is seriously bonkers

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Audio-Note-UK-M5-phono-signature-pre-amplifier/143096395398?hash=item215135b686:g:8uAAAOSwQ9lcQze0:rk:4:pf:1&frcectupt=true#shpCntId


#4982

One of the worlds most boring sounding speakers zzzz


#4983

Whoa, life choice question time as I agree wholeheartedly with Bob :scream:


#4984

Meanwhile, cheap if you’re in Edinburgh…


#4985

Good spot, tempted maybe.


#4986

They look good in that finish, I would prefer it. But I already have a pair!


#4987

This is interesting, grey hamertone 301, but schedule 2? Can’t quite see the bearing enough but doesn’t look like a grease cup either.


#4988

A curio indeed… 1) The brown park suppressor was never issued on any Hammertone 301 they are always a metal canister or smaller suppressor mounted to the bearing housing on very early units 2) The black schedule 2 plates denote oil bearing. 3)The chassis is rimless which was never issued as an oil bearing unit. I would imagine a notch in the chassis has been cut to allow the bearing to pass through (The BBC did this with all RP2/1’s) 4) No test stamps are visible to the underside of the unit. 5) The motor cage is not hammertone finished, only late oil bearings feature this. 6) The motor has a later sprung transit clamp, no hammertone unit was issued with these- nor do they fit a hammertone motor, they would have had the triangular threaded washers. 7) The platter mat is the later variant - No hammertone was issued with one of these.
The serial no places it as being produced in 1964 - last year of production.
The drill holes are consistent in part with the RP2/1 BBC units. Not all BBC units were full console, I’ve had a few mobile broadcast types which were ‘half conversion’ What this unit may display is that Garrard were making units for trade from whatever parts they had to hand. It is nice to see the BBC card and I would imagine this unit was either made up at a much later date for the BBC or the unit was decommissioned / sold on from the Chiswick stores and sent back to Garrard (Possibly at the same time the S2 improved arm was paired with the unit). I would say Buyer beware on this unit, there is enough doubt to shade the value.


#4989

Could you elaborate? :grinning:


#4990

OK who bought the Heybrooks?


#4991

There’s more hamertone’s on ebay than I’ve ever seen in one go, guess chrismas needs paying for??