Hi everyone. This is a question I've had for a while, and I thought this might be a good place to ask - seeing how we have a good number of members from the UK.
Since I moved to the EU (almost 4 years now!
), over time, I've come across pieces of kit from which I've built the stereo I use daily. It's a lovely combination and I really enjoy it.
Thorens TD-160 w/ original (MkI) arm and an SME which is currently sitting idle (I need to go over the mounting, I used it for a while and loved it but it was mounted rather precariously). Cartridges are a number of inexpensive-ish MMs.
NAD 3220PE integrated amp, I believe this is a later iteration of the classic 3020, although a few of the features appear to have been left off. Still, probably one of my all-time best hifi buys at 30-ish€.
Dual 1219 (the kind of 'ongoing repair' deal that mostly works but still needs work) turntable, also with an assortment of MM carts. This one's kind of the odd one out, though, being German and a bit older (I think?).
Speakers, and here's where the thing falls short: unknown DIY sealed/full-range (well, they're one of those deals where there's a small cardboard cone affixed to the dustcap) 8" boxes. I didn't have speakers and found these lying on the curb a couple years back and brought them home. They're not that bad all in all, the speakers inside are good, Beyma brand, which has been a fairly respected Spanish manufacturer for quite some time. I did have to add a couple free-standing tweeters on top of the boxes 'cause I wasn't getting enough highs, and the end result is far from terrible. But the boxes look like sh--!
So I was wondering... from what I've read the TD160+NAD combo would've been a reasonably typical choice for someone who wanted decent-quality reproduction in, uh, the early '80s? back in the UK. Would this be right? And if so, and here's the actual question after all this yapping... what might the speakers have been?