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Old 15th Jul 2005, 9:08 pm   #6
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Default Re: Armstrong 625 Receiver

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Originally Posted by PaulR
They had a reputation for being of a sophisticated design but unreliable. I can see why this is. The soldering is very poor and the general build quality is not at all good. I suppose they are another example of British manufacturing standards in the 1970s.
I remember mending a similar vintage Sugden A48 (see picture of one here: http://www.danny.mcnulty.btinternet.co.uk/audio.html) for my piano teacher when I was at school. He had paid quite a lot for it, and it really sounded special with his Linn Sondek and Tangent speakers.

But the quality of the soldering was really very poor indeed, as if it had been assembled by unskilled amateurs

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