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Locked down but not out

Saturday, 28 August 2021 11:04:40 am Australia/Melbourne

When this Lockdown was started on August 6th we thought it would be over in a week. Now it has become has become a kind of trench warfare of business attrition where we gain a small amount of ground under fire but are then slung back into our holes to wait for word of the next great leap forward.

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Posted in Opinions By Rab Turner

Vale Charlie

Wednesday, 25 August 2021 9:04:21 am Australia/Melbourne

The Rolling Stones has been one of the fundamental sounds of our age and Charlie Watts kept the beat. I find it hard to think of one of these icons actually passing ...I always thought they had some kind of a deal ...

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Lockdown dystopia

Friday, 6 August 2021 11:46:36 am Australia/Melbourne

It was with a momentary stab of despair that I was on the receiving end of the first rumours of the impending lockdown yesterday.
This lockdown was a little bit more dystopian than previous ones. In the morning we were the state with zero cases being a little bit smug and by six o clock there were tinfoil fascists protesting on the streets with helicopters overhead as the virus reappeared in force in the western suburbs.

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The Rega tonearm casting ... things that made us

Saturday, 5 June 2021 12:05:52 pm Australia/Melbourne

There are some particular parts of the devices we purvey that have made an enormous difference to the way people enjoy music in their homes.

The Rega tonearm tube is cast in a single piece and rewrote the standard for LP reproduction in the eighties. It has retained an ineffable place of superiority in the realm of record players. Rega themselves don't advertise the fact that they sell various grades of their tonearms for use by many other companies but you will find this distinctive component in use by many other brands.

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The Best Price ...

Thursday, 29 April 2021 2:54:55 pm Australia/Melbourne

Customers fear that they are not getting the best price. Retailers fear that they may be undercut. Somewhere in the balance of market forces Hi Fi and AV gets sold and taken home. When I first experienced this type of high dollar per unit retailing in the UK in the seventies there was no question that prices could be fixed by a retailer or distributor. If anyone had the temerity to ask for a discount at point of sale they would be treated … rudely. 

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