What did I buy yesterday, a Columbia 202, or?

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Re: What did I buy yesterday, a Columbia 202, or?

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Steve wrote: Sat Aug 27, 2022 1:43 pm Personally, I'd say both the 112A and 202 sound better than the 102.

I also say the Decca 130 is pretty hard to better as portables go.
Steve, with your experience how does the Columbia 113a compare with the other portables?

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jamiegramo wrote: Sat Mar 30, 2024 1:26 pm
Steve wrote: Sat Aug 27, 2022 1:43 pm Personally, I'd say both the 112A and 202 sound better than the 102.

I also say the Decca 130 is pretty hard to better as portables go.
Steve, with your experience how does the Columbia 113a compare with the other portables?

Thanks, Jamie
Aha, interesting question. As I have a 113A and 160 (?) I'll have to do some comparisons and report back. Truth be told they're all excellent performers.

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Re: What did I buy yesterday, a Columbia 202, or?

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I have owned a 113, a 113a and a 220. None could match my Decca 120. Here is the reason why :
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Wow that’s quite impressive the Decca 120. They’ve utilised the limited space of a portable very well.

You found the bifurcated horn more effective than one large single horn?

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jamiegramo wrote: Mon Apr 01, 2024 12:41 pm Wow that’s quite impressive the Decca 120. They’ve utilised the limited space of a portable very well.

You found the bifurcated horn more effective than one large single horn?
I've just bought a 110 so when I've rebuilt the soundbox I will compare the 100, 110 and the 120/130 model Deccas. The 100 has a similar horn to an HMV 101, the 110 is similar to an HMV 102 whilst the 120/130 have that amazing bifurcated design which does indeed sound better!

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Re: What did I buy yesterday, a Columbia 202, or?

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Steve wrote: Mon Apr 01, 2024 6:25 pm
jamiegramo wrote: Mon Apr 01, 2024 12:41 pm Wow that’s quite impressive the Decca 120. They’ve utilised the limited space of a portable very well.

You found the bifurcated horn more effective than one large single horn?
I've just bought a 110 so when I've rebuilt the soundbox I will compare the 100, 110 and the 120/130 model Deccas. The 100 has a similar horn to an HMV 101, the 110 is similar to an HMV 102 whilst the 120/130 have that amazing bifurcated design which does indeed sound better!
I thought you weren't going to buy any more gramophones, Steve! Old habits die hard eh? ;)

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