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post #31 of 332
Pioneer SX-1050, (120 wpc), its my daily driver
Pioneer SX-1980 - (270 wpc) currently on the bench, left channel is sick
post #32 of 332
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Pioneer SX-1050, (120 wpc), its my daily driver
Pioneer SX-1980 - (270 wpc) currently on the bench, left channel is sick




The SX-1980 is one powerful receiver but not a bad daily driver till it gets better smile.gif
post #33 of 332
Even when its better it wont be a daily driver smile.gif The 120 wpc SX1050 has all the power I need.....


or maybe I can Bi-amp, 120 watts for the tweeters and 270 watts for the woofers for my 2 way bookshelf with a 7 inch woofer smile.gif.. That should be enough to get rid of all the dust on the woofers
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Originally Posted by comfynumb View Post

The SX-1980 is one powerful receiver but not a bad daily driver till it gets better smile.gif
post #34 of 332
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Originally Posted by qguy View Post

Even when its better it wont be a daily driver smile.gif The 120 wpc SX1050 has all the power I need.....


or maybe I can Bi-amp, 120 watts for the tweeters and 270 watts for the woofers for my 2 way bookshelf with a 7 inch woofer smile.gif.. That should be enough to get rid of all the dust on the woofers



I think you can dust the whole house with that kind of power.
post #35 of 332
Ok here we go

Sansui G9000DB - recap & tweaked
Pioneer PL-630 turntable
Akai 747 Reel to Reel
Sansui XPS 9000, speakers
JBL 150A - New Foam
DBX 3BX
DBX 224
Sennheiser 430, headphones
Sansui EQ
ADC Spectrum Analyzer
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Edited by Plex - 8/12/13 at 8:23pm
post #36 of 332
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Ok here we go

Sansui G9000DB - recap & tweaked
Pioneer PL-630 turntable
Akai 747 Reel to Reel
Sansui XPS 9000, speakers
JBL 150A - New Foam
DBX 3BX
DBX 224
Sennheiser 430, headphones
Sansui EQ
ADC Spectrum Analyzer
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Great setup! I remember the Akai reel to reel very well, and spent countless hours listening to music on my friends.
post #37 of 332
Well, I'm now old enough that all my stuff is vintage, I guess. I got my first decent hi-fi stuff back around 1983 or so. I was dirt poor, so I bought used. I still find that buying the best of the vintage stuff allows me to afford having a good setup. I simply don't have the money for a $3000 pair of speakers and a $5000 amp. Not to mention $500 speaker cables (^$%&@#@*&)$!!!) I only buy digital stuff new, because that actually keeps improving.

Anyhow, first, the vintage stuff I've owned and sold off over the last 30 years:

- Dnyaco Stereo 70 tube amps (I think I've owned three, one became an Audio by Van Alstine Super Seventy; another became a GSI something or other.)
- Dynaco MkIII tube power amps
- Dynaco ST35 tube power amp (probably their nicest sounding one, imo)
- harman kardon Citation II tube power amp
- harman kardon Citation 12 power amp
- Dynaco ST-150 power amp
- Hafler DH-101 preamp
- Audio by Van Alstine SuperFET preamp
- Audio by Van Alstine MOSFET 100 power amp
- dB Systems preamp
- Dynaco PAS3, which became an Audio by Van Alstine SuperPAS 3
- KLH 6 speakers
- B&W DM100 speakers
- Small AR speakers from about 1992, I can't remember the model
- harman kardon T60C turntable
- AR-XA turntable
- Thorens TD147 turntable
- Sony STR-7045 receiver
- Klipsch KG4.5 speakers
- Klipsch RF-3 speakers
- Kenwood KT-6500 tuner
- Kenwood KT-5300 tuner
- Various cassette decks; all lost to the ages. The best sounding one was a Tandberg, but it kept breaking.

The above are all things I eventually found didn't please me enough to keep, for one reason or another. I regret selling the Citation II, but that was back around 1985. I found it ran too hot, and sounded sort of overly warm and rolled off in the highs. It probably needed a good reconditioning. The rest I don't miss.

Vintage stuff I still have:
- Tannoy T185 Dorset speakers (ca. 1980)
- Tannoy System 8 NFM speakers (ca. 1995)
- Snell Type C speakers (ca. 1982; my favorites these days)
- Snell Type J-III speakers (ca. 1985; were my faves until I scored the Snell C's)
- Technics SL1200Mk2 turntable (purchased new in 2009)
- Marantz 2230B receiver (ca. 1975; new psu caps; it's the bedroom stereo)
- Pioneer PL-540 turntable (ca. 1975; thrift store find, kept as a spare)
- Thorens TD124 turntable (ca. 1962; rim-drive; needs restoration)
- Some 1980s Sony digital tuner, only because it works.
- Dynaco Stereo 70, but only the chassis and transformers are original. It's been rewired into a completely different amp.

I'm using a push-pull 2A3 amp I built about 15 years ago, using mid-1990's Tango output transformers (now unobtainium).
The amp needs a line stage, which uses a 6N30P tube in an old Dyna PAS2 chassis.
I built a tube phono preamp too, simplified version of an Arthur Loesch design (3-stage w/ passive EQ).
I've been experimenting with Fastlane Drift speakers built into the Klipsch KG4.5 cabs. They're very good!

Vintage stuff I wish I had:

- Quad ESL-57 or ESL-63
- Technics SP10Mk2
- A Fidelity Research FR64 tonearm for my TD124
- A really nice FM tuner

That's it. I can't think of any vintage pieces I'd really want. Maybe a pair of Tannoy SGM or LGM, or something like that. Ah, definitely a pair of Heil Air Motion Transformer tweeters.
Edited by rongon - 8/30/13 at 9:25pm
post #38 of 332
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Originally Posted by rongon View Post

Well, I'm now old enough that all my stuff is vintage, I guess. I got my first decent hi-fi stuff back around 1983 or so. I was dirt poor, so I bought used. I still find that buying the best of the vintage stuff allows me to afford having a good setup. I simply don't have the money for a $3000 pair of speakers and a $5000 amp. Not to mention $500 speaker cables (^$%&@#@*&)$!!!) I only buy digital stuff new, because that actually keeps improving.

Anyhow, first, the vintage stuff I've owned and sold off over the last 30 years:

- Dnyaco Stereo 70 tube amps (I think I've owned three, one became an Audio by Van Alstine Super Seventy; another became a GSI something or other.)
- Dynaco MkIII tube power amps
- Dynaco ST35 tube power amp (probably their nicest sounding one, imo)
- harman kardon Citation II tube power amp
- harman kardon Citation 12 power amp
- Dynaco ST-150 power amp
- Hafler DH-101 preamp
- Audio by Van Alstine SuperFET preamp
- Audio by Van Alstine MOSFET 100 power amp
- dB Systems preamp
- Dynaco PAS3, which became an Audio by Van Alstine SuperPAS 3
- KLH 6 speakers
- B&W DM100 speakers
- Small AR speakers from about 1992, I can't remember the model
- harman kardon T60C turntable
- AR-XA turntable
- Thorens TD147 turntable
- Sony STR-7045 receiver
- Klipsch KG4.5 speakers
- Klipsch RF-3 speakers
- Kenwood KT-6500 tuner
- Kenwood KT-5300 tuner
- Various cassette decks; all lost to the ages. The best sounding one was a Tandberg, but it kept breaking.

The above are all things I eventually found didn't please me enough to keep, for one reason or another. I regret selling the Citation II, but that was back around 1985. I found it ran too hot, and sounded sort of overly warm and rolled off in the highs. It probably needed a good reconditioning. The rest I don't miss.

Vintage stuff I still have:
- Tannoy T185 Dorset speakers (ca. 1980)
- Tannoy System 8 NFM speakers (ca. 1995)
- Snell Type C speakers (ca. 1982; my favorites these days)
- Snell Type J-III speakers (ca. 1985; were my faves until I scored the Snell C's)
- Technics SL1200Mk2 turntable (purchased new in 2009)
- Marantz 2230B receiver (ca. 1975; new psu caps; it's the bedroom stereo)
- Pioneer PL-540 turntable (ca. 1975; thrift store find, kept as a spare)
- Thorens TD124 turntable (ca. 1962; rim-drive; needs restoration)
- Some 1980s Sony digital tuner, only because it works.
- Dynaco Stereo 70, but only the chassis and transformers are original. It's been rewired into a completely different amp.

I'm using a push-pull 2A3 amp I built about 15 years ago, using mid-1990's Tango output transformers (now unobtainium).
The amp needs a line stage, which uses a 6N30P tube in an old Dyna PAS2 chassis.
I built a tube phono preamp too, simplified version of an Arthur Loesch design (3-stage w/ passive EQ).
I've been experimenting with Fastlane Drift speakers built into the Klipsch KG4.5 cabs. They're very good!

Vintage stuff I wish I had:

- Quad ESL-57 or ESL-63
- Technics SP10Mk2
- A Fidelity Research FR64 tonearm for my TD124
- A really nice FM tuner

That's it. I can't think of any vintage pieces I'd really want. Maybe a pair of Tannoy SGM or LGM, or something like that. Ah, definitely a pair of Heil Air Motion Transformer tweeters.



Hi, that is quite the list of gear! I would never come out of my listening room(s). Thanks for posting. What kind of a tuner would you like to have?
post #39 of 332
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What kind of a tuner would you like to have?

I forget the model number, but there's a high end Kenwood from the 1970's that's supposed to be good. Since I don't live close enough to a major metro area to get good reception in stereo, it's kind of a waste for me to have anything expensive. The Marantz 2230B gets the nearest NPR station in mono, which is good enough for my needs. That one was a very lucky find. Its amplifier section sounds quite good, but I wouldn't have paid a lot for it.
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post #40 of 332
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Originally Posted by Plex View Post

Ok here we go

Sansui G9000DB - recap & tweaked
Pioneer PL-630 turntable
Akai 747 Reel to Reel
Sansui XPS 9000, speakers
JBL 150A - New Foam
DBX 3BX
DBX 224
Sennheiser 430, headphones
Sansui EQ
ADC Spectrum Analyzer
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That Pioneer PL-630 looks like a nice 'table. 12kg = 26.5 lbs... That's a hefty chunk of gear there!
post #41 of 332
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Originally Posted by rongon View Post

I forget the model number, but there's a high end Kenwood from the 1970's that's supposed to be good. Since I don't live close enough to a major metro area to get good reception in stereo, it's kind of a waste for me to have anything expensive. The Marantz 2230B gets the nearest NPR station in mono, which is good enough for my needs. That one was a very lucky find. Its amplifier section sounds quite good, but I wouldn't have paid a lot for it.
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When I finally get all the pieces together it will likely consist of a Marantz piece or two. They made some great gear in the 70's and 80's and still do.
post #42 of 332
I've been forced to sell off vintage gear in the past 6 months -2 years to help offset unforeseen expenses.

Current pieces:

Adcom GFA-1
Phase Linear 400 Series 2 (modded with new gold RCA inputs, gold 5-way output binding posts, and DC protection circuit/output relays).
Pioneer SR-9 reverb amp
Pioneer SR-60 reverb amp
Denon DP-59L TT

Sold within past 6 mos. - 2 years:

Phase Linear 3000 Series 2
SAE-2300
SAE-2400
SAE A501
Adcom GFA-1
B&K PRO-10MC Sonata
Yamaha C-60
Pioneer SA-7100
Kenwood GE-1100 EQ
Luxman G-11 EQ
Edited by Glen B - 9/10/13 at 11:34am
post #43 of 332

Mine are as follows:

 

+ Sansui G-7500 stereo receiver (1980 or so)

+ Sansui AU-517 integrated amplifier (1978). This amplifier is exceptional, BTW

+ Sansui TU-717 tuner (1978)

+ JVC JA-S55 integrated amplifier (1978)

+ JVC JT-V77 tuner (1981 or so)

+ Onkyo M-504 stereo power amplifier (1989)

post #44 of 332
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Originally Posted by Glen B View Post

I've been forced to sell off vintage gear in the past 6 months -2 years to help offset unforeseen expenses.

Current pieces:

Adcom GFA-1
Phase Linear 400 Series 2 (modded with new gold RCA inputs, gold 5-way output binding posts, and DC protection circuit/output relays).
Pioneer SR-9 reverb amp
Pioneer SR-60 reverb amp
Denon DP-59L TT

Sold within past 6 mos. - 2 years:

Phase Linear 3000 Series 2
SAE-2300
SAE-2400
SAE A501
Adcom GFA-1
B&K PRO-10MC Sonata
Yamaha C-60
Pioneer SA-7100
Kenwood GE-1100 EQ
Luxman G-11 EQ



Still a lot if nice gear in your setup.
post #45 of 332
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Originally Posted by JorgeLopez11 View Post

Mine are as follows:

+ Sansui G-7500 stereo receiver (1980 or so)
+ Sansui AU-517 integrated amplifier (1978). This amplifier is exceptional, BTW
+ Sansui TU-717 tuner (1978)
+ JVC JA-S55 integrated amplifier (1978)
+ JVC JT-V77 tuner (1981 or so)
+ Onkyo M-504 stereo power amplifier (1989)



Lots of Sansui gear there very nice smile.gif
post #46 of 332
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Originally Posted by comfynumb View Post


It's great to see guys using separates also. Nice gear.

 

Thanks comfynumb. Sansui gear was great!

 
Now I add three nice pieces to my list. Last time I din'tn include them because I had to go home to make sure about the models:
 
+ Sansui RG-710 graphics equalizer-consolette (85 o so)
+ Nakamichi Cassette Deck 1, limited edition (I think 1991)
+ Michell Syncro Turntable with Mission 774LC tonearm (about 1980)

Edited by JorgeLopez11 - 9/17/13 at 3:39pm
post #47 of 332
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Thanks comfynumb. Sansui gear was great!
 
Now I add three nice pieces to my list. Last time I din'tn include them becasue I had to go home to make sure about the models:
 
+ Sansui RG-710 graphics equalizer-consolette (85 o so)
+ Nakamichi Cassette Deck 1, limited edition (I think 1991)
+ Michell Syncro Turntable with Mission 774LC tonearm (about 1980)



Your welcome! More nice gear added to your list awesome.
post #48 of 332
I use vintage gear for vinyl listening usually, it just sounds best that way. I had a fair stable of vintage gear, but have gotten rid of a good amount of it.
I currently have:
Receivers:
Marantz 2238b
Marantz 2250 (currently in use)
Sansui 8080db (my favorite best sounding receiver that even trumps my Onkyo TXSR705)
Yamaha CR2020

Tape Decks
Nakamichi RX-202 (yes, the tape juggler)

Turntables
Pioneer PL-510A (currently in use)
Pioneer PL-530
Denon DP47f (currently in use) Although I don't think it's quite qualifying as vintage.

Speakers
Polk Monitor 7s (currently in use)
DCM TF-600s
post #49 of 332
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Originally Posted by luvmusic View Post

I use vintage gear for vinyl listening usually, it just sounds best that way. I had a fair stable of vintage gear, but have gotten rid of a good amount of it.
I currently have:
Receivers:
Marantz 2238b
Marantz 2250 (currently in use)
Sansui 8080db (my favorite best sounding receiver that even trumps my Onkyo TXSR705)
Yamaha CR2020

Tape Decks
Nakamichi RX-202 (yes, the tape juggler)

Turntables
Pioneer PL-510A (currently in use)
Pioneer PL-530
Denon DP47f (currently in use) Although I don't think it's quite qualifying as vintage.

Speakers
Polk Monitor 7s (currently in use)
DCM TF-600s



Very nice indeed! Thanks for the post.
post #50 of 332
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DCM TF-600s

I had a friend who owned these Time Frames and spent many an hour listening to them, they were great.
post #51 of 332
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I had a friend who owned these Time Frames and spent many an hour listening to them, they were great.

Indeed! You should hear them paired with my Sansui 8080db. I just melt when I do.
post #52 of 332
Still listening/using daily -

Transciptor Transciber turntable
Carver 6250 receiver
Rotel RA-1312 Integrated Amp
Oynkyo T-4 tuner
DCM Timewindows




post #53 of 332
Marantz 6100 turntable which my dad bought in the mid 70's.
Marantz 4400 with quad decoder and wood case which I got for free off the street. I'm having it restored. Hope to have it back sometime soon.
post #54 of 332
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Still listening/using daily -

Transciptor Transciber turntable
Carver 6250 receiver
Rotel RA-1312 Integrated Amp
Oynkyo T-4 tuner
DCM Timewindows





I have never seen one of those turntables, that looks great, and I like the other gear in your list also.
Edited by comfynumb - 11/4/13 at 7:12pm
post #55 of 332
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Marantz 6100 turntable which my dad bought in the mid 70's.
Marantz 4400 with quad decoder and wood case which I got for free off the street. I'm having it restored. Hope to have it back sometime soon.



Very cool you have stuff your dad bought you. I remember the quad setups well, my brother had a Fisher I believe.
post #56 of 332
Comfynumb, the Transcriber is not to common, only made for a couple years in the late 70's. The platter carriage is driven under the tone arm as the record is played, the tone arm is attached to the lid. The stylus is kept at 90 degrees to the grove, tone arm is about 1.5" long, tracks at less than .5g.
post #57 of 332
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Originally Posted by gib48189 View Post

Comfynumb, the Transcriber is not to common, only made for a couple years in the late 70's. The platter carriage is driven under the tone arm as the record is played, the tone arm is attached to the lid. The stylus is kept at 90 degrees to the grove, tone arm is about 1.5" long, tracks at less than .5g.



It is a great looking piece, thanks for posting the pics.
post #58 of 332

I have a pair of Kenwood ls-p7300...yes the terrible 2 mids and 3 tweeter speakers!  I had that connected to a Technics sa-gx730.  CRAZY LOUD rummage sale find.  Lets just say that the garage can get a bit noisy from time to time.  It's not necessarily "vintage" or "desirable" .  I have to say, however the Technics reciever is pretty stellar!  

post #59 of 332
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I have a pair of Kenwood ls-p7300...yes the terrible 2 mids and 3 tweeter speakers!  I had that connected to a Technics sa-gx730.  CRAZY LOUD rummage sale find.  Lets just say that the garage can get a bit noisy from time to time.  It's not necessarily "vintage" or "desirable" .  I have to say, however the Technics reciever is pretty stellar!  



You just never know what you'll find when you look in the right place, and it sounds like you found some good bargains.
post #60 of 332

Infinity RS-1B Speakers.

2-Bryston 3B's.

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