I loved my SP25 MKV. Agree that it may not be classed as "purist" but it certainly was good for its price bracket.lindsayt said:Garrard 301 and 401 are relatively purist, because they were the best sounding TT's Garrard could make.CnoEvil said:Purist: Following very traditional rules or ideas in a subject.Al ears said:I am still waiting for someone to give a concise definition of what the heck 'purist' means..
So, anything after about 1965 is not purist. *unknw* eg.
- Garrard TT
- Leak Troughline Valve Tuners
- Armstrong Valve Amps
- Large wooden speakers
The SP 25 isn't.
I would argue that purist designs can deviate the most from traditional ways of doing things. EG Quad ESL 57's, MBL Radialstrahlers.