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And so this was Christmas

Friday, 5 January 2018 5:37:59 pm Australia/Melbourne

And so this was Christmas … Whenever I hear that iconic John Lennon track I am immediately transported into a cold bedsit in a Manchester suburb in 1972 where my sister and I were placed for Christmas a comfortable distance away from our new step family.Read More

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So many speakers

Sunday, 22 October 2017 6:14:33 pm Australia/Melbourne

I come from that bygone Hi Fi retailing scene in the UK where people would walk into our tiny upstairs single room store in Cambridge and be played one of six pairs of speakers hooked up to a comparator through an NAD 3020 amplifier.

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Weekend Notes review and Google reviews on Carlton Audio Visual

Tuesday, 17 October 2017 10:28:10 am Australia/Melbourne

We are not really into self aggrandisement however this is too nice a review to leave unrepeated to our potential audience ... "I spent various weekends looking for speakers for my house, soon to realise that I needed amps, wiring etc etc etc. My experience was over a few years, but finally I can safely come to a conclusion. I will tell you why Rab and his crew at Carlton Audio Visual are the best hi-fi guys in Melbourne."

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Posted in Opinions By Rab Turner

A visit to the Rega factory in Southern England

Sunday, 17 September 2017 11:52:15 pm Australia/Melbourne

rab at rega

To go to see Rega at the factory again after all these years is more than a pilgrimage for me ...

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Post truamatic stress and My First Vinyls ... Ziggy Stardust

Saturday, 8 July 2017 3:35:25 pm Australia/Melbourne

More than anything this is the one album that was the backdrop to my dysfunctional teenage years in Cambridge and Manchester. I'm playing the vinyl today for the first time in ... actually years.

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