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 Post subject: Re: HMV No. 2 Soundbox - The Lifting Thingamabob
PostPosted: Tue Jan 12, 2021 3:48 pm 
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I'm on Marmite's side in this debate! ;)


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 Post subject: Re: HMV No. 2 Soundbox - The Lifting Thingamabob
PostPosted: Tue Jan 12, 2021 4:12 pm 
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Steve wrote:
Personally I think handling the soundbox is a more tactile experience, it's easier and safer and it doesn't damage the soundbox.


Indeed, I have always preferred to lower and lift by the swan neck or gooseneck, depending on the tonearm.


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 Post subject: Re: HMV No. 2 Soundbox - The Lifting Thingamabob
PostPosted: Tue Jan 12, 2021 4:53 pm 
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Steve wrote:
I have one in my collection but I'm not impressed with how it compromised the sound quality of an Exhibition soundbox when I tried it out.

It's just something to look at now. Personally I think handling the soundbox is a more tactile experience, it's easier and safer and it doesn't damage the soundbox. So why did they offer them?



I agree with Steve. I've had them, and they are neither use nor ornament. I suspect that sales were very poor, and that's why they were withdrawn from subsequent catalogues.

Barry


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