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  1. Thad E Ginathom

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    Help! We are lost in slapstick humour!

    Somebody will be slipping on an banana skin next...
     
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    msommers High on Epipens

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    Lampizator... that's Polish for banana skin, right?
     
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    That's a common misconception. It's actually an old slavic slang for "how much ya got" when someone asks for the price of something.
     
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    Enough to pay for the custom hot-gluing, but not enough for the rest!
     
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    Torq Money can't buy class

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    Here you go ...
     
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    I have liked the looks of Don Garber's fi pre-amplifiers and amplifiers since I first saw them in Art Dudley's 'Listener' magazine.

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    According to the internet, this is called the 'fi 300B Monoblocks'. But I've seen some others called 'fi 300B Monoblocks' that look different. Maybe because fi was a one man shop (IIRC) and Don designed and built all of their stuff himself. Or maybe the names are wrong on some of these web pages. (RIP Don Garber)
     
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    ???

    I thought that was a herb used in fancy shampoos!


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    Sounds like one, doesn't it ;) ?

    No disrespect to the amp itself of course.
     
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    LetMeBeFrank Won't tell anyone my name is actually Francis

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    Love that Van Halen paint haha!
     
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    Back in the day, while Brits were buying separate amps and tuners, didn't Americans expect the tuner to come as built-in as the phono stage?
     
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    winders Worst poster on SBAF (not a joke)

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    Which Americans? The ones that cared about the sound usually bought separates. At least I did back in the early 80’s once I could afford decent gear.
     
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    I'd say more Americans went for a receiver than an integrated amp, IME. There were mainstream stereo stores (everywhere) with shelves and shelves of receivers, a shelf or two of integrated amps and a couple of systems with separates. There were a few High End stores that were basically the opposite. That was the norm where I lived, anyway.

    I wanted separates, but could not afford them until a bit later. My first nice amp was a Marantz 1060 integrated. Most of my friends liked the sound of the stereo equipment I chose so they bought the same stuff.

    My friends didn't follow me into pre and power amps (along with my tuner). That was a bit niche for young people.

    All this was in the early to late 1970s. By the late 1970s / early 1980s it seemed that huge stereo receivers with as many doodads as could fit on the front panel were the asperational electronic thing, at least in magazines and stores.
     
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    My stereotypes! :p I'm talking assumptions made over forty years ago on a small island, far, far away. Yes, they may well be askew.

    Thanks, @Dino, for filling in the gaps.
     
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    Brinkmann Integrated amplifier

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    Bakoon AMP-51R

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    Saw one of these guys’ amps reviewed in TAS recently (yes I read TAS, but only for the amp centrefolds I swear!), Started looking on their site, and lordy they’ve got some damn fine designs on there including this one.

    Absolare 845 SET Amp in Red leather/Black stripe

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    Yup, Bakoon gained a lot of recognition for their work. They do very unusually looking and subjectively nice products.
     
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