To Cherry Pick the best of the Past & offer it to today's buyer is what we do with Records too, this is a 45rpm Records Site after all & the Hifi pages today was one obscure long page started 2010 until early 2012, if based on Hifi we've had since 1987-90.From 2006 we've had Sony TA-1150 with one Sony TA-1130 that we got back again after selling it & keeping the TA-1150 as it was adequate then & got a faulty Sony STR-6120 for £20 on wondering what it was about.Small Ones Are Generally Much Sweeter Who Is This 'Master Volume' Guy? Keep Designs Simple For The Best Sound Volume: Want It Loud Or Not?Play It Quietly Ics In The Tone, Pre Or Power Looking For Clear Thumping Bass?
The Ages & Eras Of Hifi The Valve Era 1953-1967 Transistor Golden Era 1965-1970 Transistor Silver Era 1971-1978 Transistor Modern Era 1979-Today The 1965-67 Era Hifi Brands In 1959 What Went Wrong In 1968-1969 Why Hifi Lost Quality After 1971 Discount Stores Killed Off Quality Hifi Discount Stores Dominating By 1978 Uncompetitive Independent Shops Pricing By 1980 Slimline Midprice Was The Thing Why We Don't Like Many Amps After 1980 Why Later Amps Are Deliberately Made Boring Upgraded Improved Versions By Marantz What Went Wrong By 1977 In Hifi?
A £20 note could buy you vintage goodies like a Goodmans Module 80, Bang & Olufsen 3000-2 or the Marantz silver receivers as they were out of date & unwanted.
For years before we saw all sorts of Radiograms, Music Centres & general audio gear from Portables to Valve radios.
We have no formed opinions not having lived Hi-Fi through the 1970s or caring much for opinions that some amps have gathered, our view is how we see each amp regardless of it's low or high standing at the time it was new.
Not all expensive are great, not all cheaper-midprice ones are average. This site is clearly getting a lot of hits & people are surprised on buying amps we like & are viewing old amps with new eyes.