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.....that you owned when it was new?


Vintage meaning a piece of gear that was considered a benchmark of high quality when it was first introduced and is considered a "classic" piece of gear even today.


Name only one please and include either a pic or a link to a site with a pic. I'll start.


Fisher 500c Receiver: http://www.stereophile.com/historical/605fisher/


(this could be an interesting thread)
 

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I realize these are only new to me but I am still younger than they are.The first I used for my personal system were my dad's Infinity Qb speakers.


I currently own a set of JBL L-100 century speakers in need of new cabinets and tweeters, I got them free so I'm not complaining.
 

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Guess ya'll can't name just one, eh?

Some of us vintage owners have comprehension and short term memory problems.
 

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Some of us vintage owners have comprehension and short term memory problems.
Uh.........yeah, and for some of us, it's not all just due to age.
 

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Ampex 351-2 stereo tape recorder (manufactured in 1958) and RCA 44BX microphones (manufactured in 1931). Got them in the 60's and still have them!





These pix are not my units - they aren't quite so pristine!
 

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(borrowed a pic from on line,

notice they look upside down. they are not) but you mounted them upside down!


I got the 4311's in 1979 (I think they were $666 a pair)

I still use them, but they are in the second room now, replaced with Klipsch RF7s.

I did have to replace the crossovers last year.

They still sound natural, have no cone deterioration at all, and the wood finish has been oiled regularly.

And can play really loud. I couldn't even fathom how many hours are on them.

Lots and lots of vinyl.
 

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First? And only one pic, hmmmmm. Well I had a Pioneer CT-F950 for a while but it became very problematic about a year past the warranty. I bought it in Manhattan at Meshugana Ike's.

 

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I guess it would most definitely have to be the Advent 201 cassette deck I got off of Dad around 77-78. It took seeing Chu's post to remember this and it's a no-brainer (guess that's the problem).

http://www.positive-feedback.com/Issue16/advent.htm





I still have it at the home somewhere in the attic. I wonder if it still works.
 

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I loved those waffle grilles. Spent many a night partying, locked back in my bud Todd's 12' x 10' bedroom, with those blaring away, hanging over us by chains from the ceiling. Rush, Zepp, YES, et al.. I think I'm gonna cry.
And I think Todd's in the state penitentiary.
 

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Yeah, I had the same ones with blue grills. Those puppies played LOUD. Went from those to stacked Advents.
 

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Yeah, I had the same ones with blue grills. Those puppies played LOUD. Went from those to stacked Advents.

Yeah, I was an Advent guy, myself. Was discussing this in another thread, here. Seemed like everyone I knew either had Advents or JBLs then. Or 901s.
 

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the fisher amp and Fm reciever,I'll get pics of the reciever tomorrow.


they are a project I've been meaning to work on for a couple years now...lol.
 

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Yep, another stacked Advent guy here.


"Vintage meaning a piece of gear that was considered a benchmark of high quality when it was first introduced and is considered a "classic" piece of gear even today".


That would have to be the Dahlquist DQ-10's I bought back in the 70s
 

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Yup, the DQ-10's are without a doubt, "vintage".


btw, what amp and pre-amp did you use to drive your stacked Advents. Mine was a Crown DC-300a along with a Citation 11a pre-amp which replaced a Dynaco Pat-5.
 

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Yup, the DQ-10's are without a doubt, "vintage".


btw, what amp and pre-amp did you use to drive your stacked Advents. Mine was a Crown DC-300a along with a Citation 11a pre-amp which replaced a Dynaco Pat-5.

SAE 1M pre

SAE 2500 amp
 

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I also had a DBX 3BX that I used when listening to vinyl back in the day.

 
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