Episode 127 – Original Upload 5.5.24

This playlist is 87% vinyl friendly. Impressive.  B&O Beocenter 7700… If I remember rightly, back in the ’70s when me and my mates were getting beyond the Dansettes of our parents’ time, Bang and Olufsen was a bit too expensive. That didn’t matter much with me. I just didn’t like the sleek, minimalist look. My […]

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Episode 126 – Original Upload 7.4.24

This playlist is 78% vinyl friendly. Not bad.  An early 1970s BSR P195, courtesy of Birmingham (UK) Sound Reproducers – with an eye maybe on reel to reel tape machines they would then make a decade later? 🙂 They were more bullish with their turntables though, having grown the company in the 1960s to employing […]

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Episode 125 – Original Upload 3.3.24

This playlist is 79% vinyl friendly. Not bad.  From 2022, with this being the Pro-ject Metallica Limited Edition turntable – though I have the band, Kiss in my head for some reason – it’s the only time you’ll see either group mentioned on 41 Rooms. This set up came in at around $1600 and I […]

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Episode 124 – Original Upload 4.2.24

This playlist is 79% vinyl friendly. Not bad.  As you can see, the Electric Banana Stereo Phono had some bold claims made on it back in the ’70s. Originally costing $40, these days you might have to pay nearer $900 if you’re daft enough to want one, with the above version residing in the International […]

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Episode 123 – Original Upload 7.1.24

This playlist is 79% vinyl friendly. Not bad.  What sort of witchcraft is the Mag-Lev ML1? With no moving parts inside, no belt and no motor, its magnets that keep the platter hovering in place and rotating. Balancing on its feet when not in use, once the tonearm is moved into position, the feet retract, leaving […]

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Episode 122 – Original Upload 3.12.23

This playlist is 81% vinyl friendly. Not bad.  The idea of Istanbul, Turkey based industrial designer, Pelin Özbalcı, the ‘Ripple’ turntable surfaced at the end of 2021 and continued what he’s sees as a line of ‘joyful products, experiences, and product-user interactions… ‘ If it had been a 1960s design it wouldn’t have looked out […]

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Episode 121 – Original Upload 5.11.23

This playlist is 78% vinyl friendly. Not bad.  From the 1990s and certainly in one sense, solid as a rock! Dual’s Golden Stone turntable was as chiselled as any turntable is likely to be and if you wanted your music centre to blend in with your driveway or patio it was a contender. Checking in […]

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Episode 120 – Original Upload 1.10.23

This playlist is 82% vinyl friendly. Impressive.  Early Technics decks custom coloured, courtesy of digifunktechnics.co.uk. Wasn’t there a colour of Spangle a few decades back that nearly matched the above? Pimping up and beyond also available… and no, I’m not an affiliate for them. 🙂 Any track marked * has been given either a tiny […]

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Episode 119 – Original Upload 3.9.23

This playlist is 87% vinyl friendly. Impressive.  ‘The Voice of Music’, Model 270-0 looking like Second World War in car entertainment the US Army never had. Would have been a tad bumpy. Currently a $185 eBay Buy It Now, out of Florida, USA but ‘missing needle or wire that allows music to play‘. Any track […]

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Episode 118 – Original Upload 6.8.23

This playlist is 72% vinyl friendly. Not bad… which once again translates to ‘equal worst ever’.  Auditorium’s €3500 Auftakt turntable – begging for an ice sculptor to hack away at it. Any track marked * has been given either a tiny or a slightly larger 41 Rooms ‘tweak’/edit/chop and the occasional tune might sound a […]

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