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John W



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2012 8:06 pm    Post subject: BBC World Service - Auction! Reply with quote

Lots of electronics, turntables etc up for grabs, couple of pianos too.

http://www.ppauctions.com/auction.php?id=67

6 days to go
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2012 8:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've been watching this, but an engineer tells me that a lot of equipment hasn't been serviced properly for a long time. There will be lots of bargains to be had (if you get the stuff out of the building - Bush House is notoriously bad for vehicular access) and I've no doubt that we'll be seeing lots of audio studio broadcasting gear on eBay very soon!
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2012 9:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's another one coming up in September.

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Are you still going for one of those recorders Colin?
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2012 11:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Helen May wrote:
Are you still going for one of those recorders Colin?


Maybe. I would be interested in Studer ATRs but competition will be stiff - and then there's the logistical problem of moving all items out. I have friend who is a Revox and Studer engineer who has tipped me off about what to look for. I'm also interested in the sort of stuff that others might not be interested in - routing systems, racks, etc. I could do with a couple more mixers, too!

Pity I'm just so darned busy at the moment........
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2012 9:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We fancied a couple of Herman Miller chairs but as you say getting them out will be the problem! There's a lot of interest in the Studers. I noticed some Precos which don't seem to be so popular.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2012 9:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Helen May wrote:
There's a lot of interest in the Studers.


Yes, there certainly will be. Studer tape machines been a mainstay for BBC audio operations for many years largely because they're widely considered as the best. The problem is that if a machine is to be used in a high quality, once-and-for-all, tape archiving set-up (as it would be with me) then it will need a service and full alignment check - and that could cost 200 or more (and on some models up to 900).

Since you gave me the link I've had a few brief peeks at the list but I've resisted from spending too long just in case a few very nice items attract my attention! Smile
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mark occomore



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2012 5:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I bet there be a big auction when TV Centre is sold.

Be nice to buy an old desk and set up a radio station at home.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2012 5:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mark occomore wrote:
I bet there be a big auction when TV Centre is sold.

Be nice to buy an old desk and set up a radio station at home.


I would like to start one up on board a ship somewhere..........things do go round in circles after all! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2012 6:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Angela W wrote:
mark occomore wrote:
I bet there be a big auction when TV Centre is sold.

Be nice to buy an old desk and set up a radio station at home.


I would like to start one up on board a ship somewhere..........things do go round in circles after all! Very Happy


Mark and Angela on board the Independence of the seas ( It's a Cruise Ship ) Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2012 7:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mark occomore wrote:
I bet there be a big auction when TV Centre is sold.


Not really. Most of the studios are half-empty now, and post-production and racks areas have been cleared out (after many of the staff have been sacked). It's a sad sight now.

mark occomore wrote:
Be nice to buy an old desk and set up a radio station at home.


You don't need an old desk, do you? What's wrong with the kitchen table?
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2012 3:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ColinB wrote:
mark occomore wrote:
Be nice to buy an old desk and set up a radio station at home.


You don't need an old desk, do you? What's wrong with the kitchen table?

Is that how Desmond Carrington does his show before letting the cat out?!
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