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    Just call me Ian 2 Radfords !

    It was shiny, cleanest I've ever seen. Virtually mark free. It had all Mullards. It had the original guarantee card. It was, wait for it...........boxed. The serial no. on the box matched the one on the amp. I spotted it on the morning of a day off from work where I had nothing planned. It was only 50 miles away.

    Jesus I am so broke !

    Photos later :-)
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    WTF Ian! Was it eBay?! How much, tell us

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    Which radford? mono blocks?

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    Wam Rule #37B states you must now pass on your previous Radford or face the wrath of the Mods

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    Tesco Value beans on Tesco Value toast for the rest of the month then. Congratulations though as it sound lovely.
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    Very funny I must say It's another STA15. I paid what I think was fair market value, possibly over, it was no bargain. The box thing makes it unique though. The Hi-Fi fund has 36p in it now though :-(

    BTW, on reflection I hope this post doesn't sound boastful, it's just that no other bugger I know is interested !
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    The start of a Radford Museum?
    Or are you looking at bi-amping?

    And all Mullard,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian View Post
    Very funny I must say It's another STA15. I paid what I think was fair market value, possibly over, it was no bargain. The box thing makes it unique though. The Hi-Fi fund has 36p in it now though :-(

    BTW, on reflection I hope this post doesn't sound boastful, it's just that no other bugger I know is interested !
    Not at all Ian, it's worth shouting about whenever a Radford turns up.

    "Ian 2 Radfords" sounds kind of like a Mafia name - you should allow us to 'wet our beaks' with your old Radford!

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    I recall a Monty Python sketch (I think)........Arthur 2 sheds ?
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    Ian, if you require special tablets for your obsession please let me know, I've box loads....

    Enjoy lots!


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    Quote Originally Posted by macvisual View Post
    Ian, if you require special tablets for your obsession please let me know, I've box loads....

    Enjoy lots!


    p.s. "photo's please".


    Nah.......just post the ebay link then we can see what you shelled out
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    This one perchance, from Dave?

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    It would be interesting to compare it with one of our new ones! I would be hesitant about powering it up right away, if those caps have never had any voltage across them since it was made, then that's potentially worse than them having had light use over their lifetime.

    Edit: Whoops, it seems I misread the OP as having bought one that was NEW in the box, that would be quite the find!
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    Bloody hell, no stopping you atm Ian! Nice one!
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    Quote Originally Posted by barneys dad View Post
    This one perchance, from Dave?

    I am unwound ! Yes, and he's a really lovely bloke, with mahoosive Tannoys I might add,
    Cleanliness is next to Quadliness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Radford Revival View Post
    It would be interesting to compare it with one of our new ones! I would be hesitant about powering it up right away, if those caps have never had any voltage across them since it was made, then that's potentially worse than them having had light use over their lifetime.

    Edit: Whoops, it seems I misread the OP as having bought one that was NEW in the box, that would be quite the find!
    It would will, and it's a shame we're many miles apart. It's not NIB and was playing when I picked it up, but I do have concerns about continual use given the age of the original components.
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    I thought you'd just bought a Croft 7?

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    Quote Originally Posted by andreweast View Post
    I thought you'd just bought a Croft 7?
    I have, it's been a great week.

    With the Harbs. the Croft 7 is a dream and I prefer it to the Radford. The latter was more of an indulgence. Some people like antique tables, some like paintings........and some like old amps. and having no money left !
    Last edited by Ian; 18-03-2012 at 05:03 PM.
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    Oh, I see, another system then? Interested to hear about your varying experience with different Croft combinations Ian, since I'm trying out a few at the moment. But maybe I should migrate the discussion to AoS, or pm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by andreweast View Post
    Oh, I see, another system then? Interested to hear about your varying experience with different Croft combinations Ian, since I'm trying out a few at the moment. But maybe I should migrate the discussion to AoS, or pm.
    I'll talk to you 'till the cows come home Andrew ! PM'd.
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