What HiFi ?23rd April 2021
Whilst the bulk of the shop is turned over to records, with a small corner of CDs, there is a display section of turntables and a record cleaning machine. There is also some secondhand HiFi in the shop at the moment and the aim is buy-and-sell some better quality components.
Core of the Poodle is a Pro-ject Audio Authorised Partner and the only one west of Swansea and the focus is one providing entry and level turntables. There are 3 turntable table models on display:
- Primary E– with solid platter, Ortofon OM cartridge and a well set up tonearm. Plays 33 and 45rpm, with the manual change of the drive belt on the two speed pulley. RRP £189.
- T1 Phone SB – nice walnut finish with Ortofon OM cartridge. 33 and 45 RPM switch and with the option of built in phone stage. £319 with the phone stage, £279 without.
- Debut Carbon Evo – The latest version of the turntable for which Project have built their reputation on. Carbon tone arm, Ortofon Red cartridge and switch to play 33 and 45 rpm, with a alternative belt to play 78rpm. Quality bit of kit. £449 RRP.