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Old 30th July 2010, 01:12 AM   #6871
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A Tivoli does speech OK too.
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Old 30th July 2010, 01:17 AM   #6872
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But not nearly as well as a vintage vacuum-tube radio. Compare them sometime. You'll be surprised just how much worse the modern product sounds. I'd put a Zenith AM-FM radio from the Fifties against any of the modern table radios.

But then again, when you compare prices in inflation-corrected dollars, those table radios were very expensive compared to any modern equivalents. Not that table radios had any pretensions to hifi, even back in the day - but if table radios were not cheap, enthusiast hifi was truly expensive at a time when a nice house here in the USA could be bought for $10,000. Think about it: what would seem like a basic system comprised of a Garrard record-changer, Shure cartridge, Dynaco preamp, Dynaco power amp, and AR or KLH speakers would be about 1/20th the price of a house. A system centered around Marantz or McIntosh would be 1/5 to 1/10th the price of a house.

Not cheap at all. Makes you realize that exotic home-theater or all-triode audiophile systems have essentially stayed constant in price.

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Old 30th July 2010, 01:22 AM   #6873
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Reduced bandwidth will make the bandpass portion sound clearer.
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Old 30th July 2010, 01:25 AM   #6874
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But not nearly as well as a vintage vacuum-tube radio. Compare them sometime. You'll be surprised just how much worse the modern product sounds. I'd put a Zenith AM-FM radio from the Fifties against any of the modern table radios.

But then again, when you compare prices in inflation-corrected dollars, those table radios were very expensive compared to any modern equivalents.
Of course, there are SE valve amps in there too. I have had the experience of several salvaged and restored Saba. I mentioned Tivoli in contrast to the modern favorite speakers since its available and most have listened to one. Still a small FR in a small box.
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Old 30th July 2010, 01:43 AM   #6875
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Who would have thought that Alnico magnets, tube amplifiers, and paper cones with pleated surrounds would ever become "exotic"? All those came standard with every TV, radio, and hifi system back in the Fifties.
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Old 30th July 2010, 01:51 AM   #6876
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Radio days.
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Old 30th July 2010, 02:54 AM   #6877
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Even the 50s seem exotic these days. Look at the trend in Midcentury Modern & Eames era decor. We are working hard to get our 1956 ranch style house back to that style.
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Old 30th July 2010, 03:36 AM   #6878
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sure...

The price of a TV (especially color!) was no walk in the park either but lots of people saved up and had those too. The first shop I worked at was started in 1950 and they sold component televisions, or the display equivalent of "seperates".
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Old 30th July 2010, 05:23 AM   #6879
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How long before CRT TV's become "exotic"?
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Old 30th July 2010, 05:28 AM   #6880
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they already are.

try to find one...

then try to find a flat panel that can do a true black level...
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