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My major analog equipment is predominantly of Swiss origin:

Two vintage Thorens players, one TD 127 and TD 520, each with modified SME 3012R tonearms. An MC-MM transformer and a tube phono stage complete the analog chain.

The rest of the electronics is British: NAIM, incl. a CD player + the speakers are active LINN 350A.

cartridges are: : a wide choice of BENZ, KOETSU, Ortofon SPU and others, including some shellac cartridges .

And from a previous “collection activity” are still two modified REVOX 291 TT’s around: so-called "Empire Scientific MC Reference" models.

Various tuners are also always in operation, as well as I have some headphones.

Classical, opera and others , Dixie Jazz, British Brass, Folk, and "a variety of “Acoustical music "
(NO "electronic" rock, pop and modern stuff)
used to be Chemical Engineer, Occ. Health & Safety


A little-noticed "Shellac Wisdom" states:
....The True Soul of the Music hides behind crackling and noise....


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