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Shed Sounds

18 September, 2017 (22:41) | Uncategorized | By: Ian Burdon

35+ years ago, when I was a student the first time, I had, from new, a Pioneer PL-120 turntable. I ran it through a Sansui AU2900 amplifier I bought from a friend. I can’t remember now what speakers I had, but they would have been cheap.

I still have that turntable in a cupboard. It had a new drive belt at some point, and has a new-ish cartridge on it, but it hasn’t been used since I got a Rega Planar 2 (original model) from my brother-in-law. Unfortunately, I no longer have the Sansui amp., and for the life of me can’t remember what I did with it. I really wish I did still have it, but if wishes were fishes we’d all cast nets in the sea, as they say.

Anyway, even though the turntable is nothing special in the great scheme of things, it’s OK and could be put to useful labour in the shed. So I’ve just been on eBay and bought a beat-up Sansui amp., sadly not an AU2900, but an AU-G11X for £30. I reckon for £30 it will do for the shed but it’s not a disaster if it needs to be replaced sometime.

Of course, I’ll need to tidy the shed properly and sort out some kind of stand, but that all gives me time to think about some reasonable 8ohm speakers…