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On 11/19/2018 at 3:46 PM, medjuck said:

I still have my old Cambridge Audio clock radio.  Unfortunately the cd player part of it broke so I've had to use a cheap DVD player as a turntable. 

Joe, would you therefore recommend against buying a new Cambridge CD player?

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Does Cambridge Audio still exist?   Ooops, I see there is a British company called Cambridge Audio that does still exits and makes cd players.  I was referring to the company started by the late Henry Kloss which made speakers years ago.  They put out a great cd radio combination similar in sound but not in price to the Bose.  And I see that Kloss's  company was called Cambridge Soundworks.   Cambridge Soundworks still exits as a label but I can't vouch for its equipment. 

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15 hours ago, medjuck said:

Does Cambridge Audio still exist?   Ooops, I see there is a British company called Cambridge Audio that does still exits and makes cd players.  I was referring to the company started by the late Henry Kloss which made speakers years ago.  They put out a great cd radio combination similar in sound but not in price to the Bose.  And I see that Kloss's  company was called Cambridge Soundworks.   Cambridge Soundworks still exits as a label but I can't vouch for its equipment. 

Cambridge Soundworks used to make "great bang for the buck" speakers. They almost created the "sub/sat" speaker industry that sprang up in the early 90s. I used to highly recommend their Tower II speakers for people who wanted great sound on a budget. They were particularly good speakers if you wanted to crank it up a bit.

Speaking of cheap audio, what are people recommending for PC speakers these days?

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1 hour ago, Kevin Bresnahan said:

Cambridge Soundworks used to make "great bang for the buck" speakers. They almost created the "sub/sat" speaker industry that sprang up in the early 90s. I used to highly recommend their Tower II speakers for people who wanted great sound up on a budget. They were particularly good speakers if you wanted to crank it up a bit.

Speaking of cheap audio, what are people recommending for PC speakers these days?

I still use my old Tower speakers as well as their surround speakers. 

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2 hours ago, Kevin Bresnahan said:

Cambridge Soundworks used to make "great bang for the buck" speakers. They almost created the "sub/sat" speaker industry that sprang up in the early 90s. I used to highly recommend their Tower II speakers for people who wanted great sound on a budget. They were particularly good speakers if you wanted to crank it up a bit.

Speaking of cheap audio, what are people recommending for PC speakers these days?

Klipsch Pro Media 2.1

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Demented minds... :) 

They won’t make you abandon your main system, but they’ll keep you nice and happy while on your computer. 

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Cambridge Audio - Advent Speakers by Henry Kloss?  I have a pair at home and rarely use them anymore.   When I purchased them in the mid-80s I got them because I was told they're the best 'sit down and listen' to speakers on the market.   I just checked on eBay, used sell for $80.   I think I paid $400 back in the day.

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10 hours ago, Kevin Bresnahan said:

I've had this item saved in my Amazon "Save For Later" list for several months. :)

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000062VUO/ref=ox_sc_saved_title_2?smid=A2P0F4MQY62SCT&psc=1

I've been using these for more than ten years and have been very satisfied with them. In fact, I think it was someone recommending them here that first drew my attention to them. I'm sure there are better computer speakers to be had, but you're probably not going to find them at this price point.

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Kevin, it's interesting that you say that.  I think of the cue as protecting the needle, not the record!

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3 hours ago, GA Russell said:

Kevin, it's interesting that you say that.  I think of the cue as protecting the needle, not the record!

If you've ever gone to lift the tonearm off the record, dropped it, heard that "wrrrrrrruurrrp" and then looked at an LP with a large scratch across several tracks, you'd know that a diamond stylus beats vinyl every time. :)

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10 hours ago, Chuck Nessa said:

Not SACD compliant. Too much money. No deal for me.

$30 off a $400 item? How is that a bargain? :wacko:  I know the OP is trying to make a little extra cash, but c'mon, put some effort into it.

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I've got an oppo 103 that I have been told needs to go to a good home i.e. someone elses. Haven't posted it anywhere yet. send me a PM if interested. I'll probably get it up this week in a few places but really don't want to mess with fleabay.

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