I'm not sure if I've won the race or Loki has upgraded his 250.2...
But I've now got an 82, very late serial number so POTS 8, complete with NAPSC, 522 boards and a remote that looks unused
It hasn't been serviced (or not by the factory at least cos I rang 'em this afternoon to ask). It'll probably go to Class A fairly shortly - see if Darran can do a same day service on it - brekkie at Wetherspoons just down the road (Yes, I've done this before!)
Much more sophisticated sound compared to the 102, deeper bass. And very important to me female vocal is beautifully presented with no excess forwardness. And so difficult to turn off - just one more track...I wonder what such and such will sound like et al.
June Tabor's "And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda" was divine; me and the missus just sat and listened.