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Videoton Minimax Speakers

Discussion in 'classic' started by cctaylor, Feb 15, 2019.

  1. Paul S

    Paul S pfm Member

    In the 80’s I was a 15 year old boy who saved up for a Rega Planner 3 with the R200 arm from Grahams in Pentonville Road. I played it through a Sharp and amp speakers from a rack system of the day. That was in the summer. In the winter I saved £100 ready for my first proper amp. Chris Thomas Audio Systems opened up near by and I went there to maybe buy a Rotel amp and was introduced to the Creek 4040 that was played against the A&R A60 that was double the price. I bought the Creek 4040. Chris Thomas brought it over with a pair of Videoton Minimax speakers “just to try”. I was blown away but had no money. When my dad came home he heard them and to my surprise said he would pay for them, a massive £75! That was the start of a very special friendship.
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  2. fiveamp

    fiveamp pfm Member

    With your dad or Chris Thomas?
  3. Paul S

    Paul S pfm Member

    With CT. Dad is still a great bloke too!
  4. cctaylor

    cctaylor pfm Member

    My dad helped me on my hifi journey. My 21st birthday present was a NAC 12 & NAP160. My main system is his Naim/Linn system with 3 250s driving Isobariks.
  5. OBELISK 1

    OBELISK 1 New Member

    I bought my first pair of Minimaxes in 1976 and fitted Richard allen dome tweeters to improve the top end.They are so musical and never fatiguing. Two years ago I bought a pair of early GB3 cabinets and stripped them down replacing internal wiring and swopping the 2 electrolytics for a poly cap of better quality. I fitted Manacor tweeters onto a new front plate of 5mm acrylic with a thick rubber seal behind each. Videoton in Budapest still manufacture the bass unit on a pressed steel chassis and it is uprated to about 40 watts but trying to get them to post to the Uk is a thankless task.My son and his partner were in Budapest on holiday so they brought back a pair -about £12 each! Model number is HA13/478- type into google and all info appears.

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