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Interesting guidance and series of reviews of cartridges from 48 years ago. 

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And some interesting ads from that time. 

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An interesting article.  Note that the second scan (p.95) is out of order - the article starts at p.90.  Look at the page numbers when you read them to get the correct sequence. 

 

I wasn't sure how to read the table for each cart in the survey, they looked very similar, with the occasional "S" or "X" in place of an "O". 

 

I thought the use of one arm was also interesting in the tests, given that the article describes the need to match the compliance of the cart to the mass of the arm.  It may have led to some misleading results.  I didn't like the suggestion to remove the brush on the Pickering and replace it with a "Dust Bug".  I believe that the brush on the cart isn't for dust removal, but to aid tracking (esp. on warped disks). 

 

 

 

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Certainly brings back memories of some of the gear I had back in '70s, which included many Shure V15 carts, a Connoisseur BD2  turntable as well a JH Sychronous turntable and JH Reproducers Formula 4 tonearm. Thanks for posting, Chris @Mr Thorens:thumb:

 

Cheers,

 

Keith

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While I didn't buy a lot of strictly hi fi mags, this certainly brings back some memories from a golden era in sound. The "Age" Green Guide was my trove for exciting audio ads, in particular the Encel ads. Bought my first system from Encel's (Rotel.......but soon changed to Luxman) in Richmond in 1978.

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10 hours ago, stevoz said:

While I didn't buy a lot of strictly hi fi mags, this certainly brings back some memories from a golden era in sound. The "Age" Green Guide was my trove for exciting audio ads, in particular the Encel ads. Bought my first system from Encel's (Rotel.......but soon changed to Luxman) in Richmond in 1978.

Is this the Encel you’re referring to?

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What a great article.. It brings back great memories of my mis-spent youth. The early "hi -Fi" magazines were about the only source of information to a young fella in 1970 's Brisbane. One would then go to Stereo Supplies in Turbot St and annoy the ever patient and helpful staff. Great days indeed. 

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21 hours ago, stevoz said:

While I didn't buy a lot of strictly hi fi mags, this certainly brings back some memories from a golden era in sound. The "Age" Green Guide was my trove for exciting audio ads, in particular the Encel ads. Bought my first system from Encel's (Rotel.......but soon changed to Luxman) in Richmond in 1978.

I have a distinct memory of one of the Encel ads in The Green Guide.  Because I thought it was very clever advertising it made an impression on me at the time and I memorised the copy (without consciously trying to do so).  The ad had an image of a circular token that could be cut out, with the work "TUIT" inside.  The copy read (to the best of my memory) :

 

This is a round TUIT.  It is not a square or rectangular TUIT.  It is a round TUIT.  They are very rare, and now you have one.  It is for all the people who talk about buying or upgrading their stereos "when they get around to it".  Now you have "a round TUIT", and don't need to delay coming to Encel for a new stereo. 

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Yes, I recall having a round TUIT...but it was warped on arrival.. As for straightening it  out;     I never got round TUIT. (Sorry , I'll go quietly)

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20 hours ago, Mr Thorens said:

Is this the Encel you’re referring to?

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Absolutely......the legend.

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8 hours ago, audiofeline said:

I have a distinct memory of one of the Encel ads in The Green Guide.  Because I thought it was very clever advertising it made an impression on me at the time and I memorised the copy (without consciously trying to do so).  The ad had an image of a circular token that could be cut out, with the work "TUIT" inside.  The copy read (to the best of my memory) :

 

This is a round TUIT.  It is not a square or rectangular TUIT.  It is a round TUIT.  They are very rare, and now you have one.  It is for all the people who talk about buying or upgrading their stereos "when they get around to it".  Now you have "a round TUIT", and don't need to delay coming to Encel for a new stereo. 

 

Very clever!B|

 

You know, for all the times I checked out Encel's ad's, I can't recall the 'round TUIT'.....but it sounds very Encel. :thumb:

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1 hour ago, stevoz said:

Very clever!B|

You know, for all the times I checked out Encel's ad's, I can't recall the 'round TUIT'.....but it sounds very Encel. :thumb:

I only recall the Encel "Round TUIT" appearing once in the Green Guide. 

 

Here are a couple of his ads I found online...

 

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Encel's regular Green Guide column advertisement  "Stereo Topics", 3 Jan 1980:

 

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G'day all, ah memories!  It was around that time that I used to say 'Shure cartridges are the best'.  Great memories!  Regards, Felix.  

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