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1970's THE DECADE FOR AN UNUSUAL TURNTABLE PLATTER
Posted by STEVE M on
The 1970's were the start of the fledgeling hifi industry, with big guns such as SME and Quad dominating the press with cerebral adverts. Idly flicking through a few copies from that period, I was struck by the number of turntables with strange platter shapes, firstly from 1974 there was this jokey innovation from Thorens: - Joking aside, lets start at the lower end of the market, who here remembers the Amstrad TP12 one of SIrAlans first forays into hifi again from 1976:- I remember a contemporary review of this and it came out as quite a good performer even...
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