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Dilemma - which old hi-fi to keep?

Discussion in 'Hi-Fi Stereo Systems & Separates' started by Matthew Attoe, Oct 16, 2004.

  1. Matthew Attoe

    Matthew Attoe
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    Hi,

    This is a little long-winded so I hope you can bear with me :)

    I have an old Sony LBT-V701 hi-fi system, which I bought back in about 1988 for around £800ish. It has done me proud since then, but recently the CD player died, which I had repaired but it has since died again.

    I am now using my Sony NS900 DVD player as a substitute CD/SACD player connected to the old Sony amp and speakers, whilst I save up and wait for some new equipment to be released by Cambridge Audio.

    However, my parents are having their house remodelled and they have an old Technics hi-fi (don't know model number), which they bought just after I got my Sony and paid about £1000 for. They are planning to dump the Technics hifi as it will no longer fit in with their new surroundings and said I can have it if I want. It has hardly ever been used. My Dad never got around to fixing an areial to the tuner, and neither my Mum or Dad realised it even had a CD player! They've always used a small system in the kitchen to listen to CD's on.

    So, my question is:

    What stereo do I keep? The Sony or the Technics? Which will probably give the better sound? It's really only a tide-me-over until next year but I might as well use the better (or least-worstas the case may be, as I realise both are very old systems :) ) equipment.

    I hope someone can offer some advice.

    Many thanks in advance,

    Matthew
     
  2. Mylo

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    I'd go for the Technics as if your parents are like mine it wont even be run in yet if you know what I mean.
     
  3. huwg

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    the simple answer is to listen to both and decide which you prefer.
     

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