This joint needs some more vintage hifi

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  • kharp1kharp1 Posts: 2,235
    @mhardy6647 Now you're just showing off! B)
    Main System:
    Joule-Electra LA 100 MKIII
    Pass Labs Aleph 30, McCormack DNA-125, Parasound A21
    Marantz SA-14S1
    Usher CP-6311/Tyler Acoustics Taylo Reference Monitor, LSA-1
    Dual SVS SB2000
    Wireworld Equinox 7 bi-wire, Wireworld Silver Eclipse 7 IC

    Secondary Rig:
    Parasound P5, Audio Electronics by Cary Constellation
    Marsh a200s, Audio Elecrtonics by Cary Hercules
    Pioneer Elite DV-45a, Denon DVD-2910
    Klipsch Epic CF-1, Vandersteen 3CE sig
    Analysus Plus Oval

  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 17,355
    edited December 2016
    Busted.
    That's pretty much my modus operandi :pensive:
    "It's like watching a roomful of people who couldn't get through college algebra discussing the flaws of quantum physics theory. I guess it could be fun, but it's ultimately a waste of time." -- seen on audiokarma

    "Some amps run on self bias, some amps run on fixed bias. But his amps run on confirmation bias." -- seen on audioasylum

    "Writing about hifi is like dancing about architecture" -- paraphrasing some wag (possibly Frank Zappa)
  • boston1450boston1450 Posts: 5,892
    Yamaha cr840 w/sl5tt. xi4jv7jo6w1c.jpeg
    Randy - Maine
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 17,355
    Which deck is that? I can't quite make it out.
    It's nice lookin'.
    "It's like watching a roomful of people who couldn't get through college algebra discussing the flaws of quantum physics theory. I guess it could be fun, but it's ultimately a waste of time." -- seen on audiokarma

    "Some amps run on self bias, some amps run on fixed bias. But his amps run on confirmation bias." -- seen on audioasylum

    "Writing about hifi is like dancing about architecture" -- paraphrasing some wag (possibly Frank Zappa)
  • boston1450boston1450 Posts: 5,892
    That is the K-850 & she floats like a dream. My favorite out of the bunch
    Randy - Maine
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    RTA15 TL'd198 tweets
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    Cs1000p - MIT speaker cables
  • boston1450boston1450 Posts: 5,892
    edited December 2016
    Mark that bottom piece turns up & in - once you remove the tape. I have different players & some look more attractive "in the Yamaha line" but i like this one. There are so many gorgeous ones out there. I think this model blended in with the integrated amplifiers A model "iirc" you may know more than i
    Randy - Maine
    CRS+ TL'd 198 tweets
    RTA15 TL'd198 tweets
    All TL upgrades by WMG
    Cs1000p - MIT speaker cables
  • la2vegasla2vegas Posts: 2,388
    When I grow up I want to be like @boston1450 or @mhardy6647. No, I'm serious.
    2.3TL, 3.1TL, SDA 2B, SDA II, 7B, 7C, 7 series 2, 10B, 5JR+, 5JR, 5A, 4.5, 4, RTA 11T X2 pairs, RTA 8T, LSI9, LSI7, RTI A7, RTI A3, CSI A4, CSI A6, F/XI A4, RTI4. That's all for now.
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 17,355
    edited December 2016
    boston1450 wrote: »
    Mark that bottom piece turns up & in - once you remove the tape. I have different players & some look more attractive "in the Yamaha line" but i like this one. There are so many gorgeous ones out there. I think this model blended in with the integrated amplifiers A model "iirc" you may know more than i

    Like the Pioneer CT-F1000, I reckon? There was a Sansui like that, too -- some other models from other mfgrs over the years, too.

    12510146814_c1a392d672_b.jpgCTF1000 by Mark Hardy, on Flickr

    CT-F900 also.

    13312448923_eacc318c48_b.jpgCTF-900 by Mark Hardy, on Flickr

    The Yamaha looks like a nice deck.
    la2vegas wrote: »
    When I grow up I want to be like @boston1450 or @mhardy6647. No, I'm serious.
    What is this growing up of which you speak?
    "It's like watching a roomful of people who couldn't get through college algebra discussing the flaws of quantum physics theory. I guess it could be fun, but it's ultimately a waste of time." -- seen on audiokarma

    "Some amps run on self bias, some amps run on fixed bias. But his amps run on confirmation bias." -- seen on audioasylum

    "Writing about hifi is like dancing about architecture" -- paraphrasing some wag (possibly Frank Zappa)
  • la2vegasla2vegas Posts: 2,388
    I love vintage gear, and one day I'd like to have a collection that pales in comparison to yours. You two gentlemen are true connoisseurs of classic audio gear.
    2.3TL, 3.1TL, SDA 2B, SDA II, 7B, 7C, 7 series 2, 10B, 5JR+, 5JR, 5A, 4.5, 4, RTA 11T X2 pairs, RTA 8T, LSI9, LSI7, RTI A7, RTI A3, CSI A4, CSI A6, F/XI A4, RTI4. That's all for now.
  • stuweestuwee Posts: 1,507
    3upu1lsj5hdt.jpg

    I recently sold these Marantz HD-880's that needed some TLC for $25 to a nice budding 'phile, in the spirit of Christmas!! He's only 22 and plans to bring them back to as new. These bad boys really do sound extremely nice!

    The guy in the pic is my best buddy from phoenix audio forums and my dog Katie Girl, got some sellers remorse on these, doubt I'll see another pair...
    Thorens TD125MKII, SME3009,Shure V15/ Teac V-8000S, Denon DN-790R cass, Teac 3340 RtR decks, Onix CD2...Sumo Electra Plus pre>SAE A1001 amp>Martin Logan Summit's
  • pumpkinmanpumpkinman Posts: 5,861
    edited December 2016
    wrong thread
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    Because I am The Pumpkinking


    A Kind Word Is An Easy Gift To Give
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 17,355
    pumpkinman wrote: »
    wrong thread

    Naah, I think that qualifies as vintage!

    ;)
    "It's like watching a roomful of people who couldn't get through college algebra discussing the flaws of quantum physics theory. I guess it could be fun, but it's ultimately a waste of time." -- seen on audiokarma

    "Some amps run on self bias, some amps run on fixed bias. But his amps run on confirmation bias." -- seen on audioasylum

    "Writing about hifi is like dancing about architecture" -- paraphrasing some wag (possibly Frank Zappa)
  • D2LoD2Lo Posts: 353
    This thread is awesome. love scrolling through for reference.
    Michael DiTullo
    Chief Design Officer
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 17,355
    D2Lo wrote: »
    This thread is awesome. love scrolling through for reference.

    As long as you have access to Ken Swauger, you really don't "need" this thread! ;)

    "It's like watching a roomful of people who couldn't get through college algebra discussing the flaws of quantum physics theory. I guess it could be fun, but it's ultimately a waste of time." -- seen on audiokarma

    "Some amps run on self bias, some amps run on fixed bias. But his amps run on confirmation bias." -- seen on audioasylum

    "Writing about hifi is like dancing about architecture" -- paraphrasing some wag (possibly Frank Zappa)
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 17,355
    31027850435_b49867e1fb_b.jpgDSC_6440 by Mark Hardy, on Flickr
    "It's like watching a roomful of people who couldn't get through college algebra discussing the flaws of quantum physics theory. I guess it could be fun, but it's ultimately a waste of time." -- seen on audiokarma

    "Some amps run on self bias, some amps run on fixed bias. But his amps run on confirmation bias." -- seen on audioasylum

    "Writing about hifi is like dancing about architecture" -- paraphrasing some wag (possibly Frank Zappa)
  • pumpkinmanpumpkinman Posts: 5,861
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    31027850435_b49867e1fb_b.jpgDSC_6440 by Mark Hardy, on Flickr

    I think I was there ?? Maybe in a dream.
    lmivdewpnb28.jpg


    Because I am The Pumpkinking


    A Kind Word Is An Easy Gift To Give
  • Wonder how 'Ugly Custard' sounds on this? :*
    lightman1 wrote: »

    Studio 2 equipment;
    Yamaha a-s2100 Amp, CD-2100 CD player, T-S500 tuner
    Loudspeakers: Harbeth p3esr, Polk RT7
    Cables: Aural Harmony Sonnet Interconnect II, WireWorld Equinox 7 speaker,
    Black Cat silverstar 75 ohm digital, Signal Digital Power Cord, PS Audio Perfect Wave AC-3,
    Pangea SE14, Voltz supplied interconnects
    Optional: Arcam DV88 DVD/CD (HDCD) player, Polk SDS-400 speakers
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 17,355
    1. ummm, it looks like fun. I saw the "t" word in there, though -- soiled state. :(

    2. Yes, Pumpkinman, it is a true fact. We spun you around a few times, blindfolded, so that you could not disclose the actual spatial location, however.

    :)
    "It's like watching a roomful of people who couldn't get through college algebra discussing the flaws of quantum physics theory. I guess it could be fun, but it's ultimately a waste of time." -- seen on audiokarma

    "Some amps run on self bias, some amps run on fixed bias. But his amps run on confirmation bias." -- seen on audioasylum

    "Writing about hifi is like dancing about architecture" -- paraphrasing some wag (possibly Frank Zappa)
  • SDS 400's in the house! (with makeshift interconnect)
    n0gc3xqh503t.jpg
    Studio 2 equipment;
    Yamaha a-s2100 Amp, CD-2100 CD player, T-S500 tuner
    Loudspeakers: Harbeth p3esr, Polk RT7
    Cables: Aural Harmony Sonnet Interconnect II, WireWorld Equinox 7 speaker,
    Black Cat silverstar 75 ohm digital, Signal Digital Power Cord, PS Audio Perfect Wave AC-3,
    Pangea SE14, Voltz supplied interconnects
    Optional: Arcam DV88 DVD/CD (HDCD) player, Polk SDS-400 speakers
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 17,355
    well, that Pioneer's a golden oldie! :no_mouth:
    Nice furniture, too (the chest or desk or dresser to the right, under the speaker).
    "It's like watching a roomful of people who couldn't get through college algebra discussing the flaws of quantum physics theory. I guess it could be fun, but it's ultimately a waste of time." -- seen on audiokarma

    "Some amps run on self bias, some amps run on fixed bias. But his amps run on confirmation bias." -- seen on audioasylum

    "Writing about hifi is like dancing about architecture" -- paraphrasing some wag (possibly Frank Zappa)
  • funny thing. I swear the vanity acts like a bass extender!
    Studio 2 equipment;
    Yamaha a-s2100 Amp, CD-2100 CD player, T-S500 tuner
    Loudspeakers: Harbeth p3esr, Polk RT7
    Cables: Aural Harmony Sonnet Interconnect II, WireWorld Equinox 7 speaker,
    Black Cat silverstar 75 ohm digital, Signal Digital Power Cord, PS Audio Perfect Wave AC-3,
    Pangea SE14, Voltz supplied interconnects
    Optional: Arcam DV88 DVD/CD (HDCD) player, Polk SDS-400 speakers
  • machonemachone Posts: 933
    I think I got the same Pioneer. Does it have a reverb?
    Mojo Audio Joule v5>>Quantum Byte w/JRiver 21 and Fidelizer>> Starlight 7 USB >> Marantz SA 8005>> Equinox 7>>
    ModWright SWL 9.0 SE Signature >>Equinox 7>>
    Hafler DH-500 Amp+ (Musical Concepts PA-6 Elite Mod) >>Belden 5000 10 ga cables>>
    SRS 2.3TL (Fully Modified)...SDA-1A (Fully Modified with Dimensional Tweeter Delete)
    1KVA Dreadnought
    Pioneer PLX-1000 Turntable - Shure SC35C/N35X - V15III/VN35HE
    Yamaha TX-540 Tuner...Sony BDP-S570

    Separate subpanel with four dedicated 20 amp circuits.
    1. Amplification 2. Analog 3. Digital 4. Video

    "All THAT IS LOST FROM THE SOURCE IS LOST FOREVER"
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 17,355
    funny thing. I swear the vanity acts like a bass extender!

    Room treatments come in many forms.

    "It's like watching a roomful of people who couldn't get through college algebra discussing the flaws of quantum physics theory. I guess it could be fun, but it's ultimately a waste of time." -- seen on audiokarma

    "Some amps run on self bias, some amps run on fixed bias. But his amps run on confirmation bias." -- seen on audioasylum

    "Writing about hifi is like dancing about architecture" -- paraphrasing some wag (possibly Frank Zappa)
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 17,355
    machone wrote: »
    I think I got the same Pioneer. Does it have a reverb?

    I think (??) it is an SX-9000; if so, then, yes, it does:
    At or near the top of its line, early 1970s :)

    https://www.hifiengine.com/manual_library/pioneer/sx-9000.shtml

    pioneer_sx-9000.jpg
    "It's like watching a roomful of people who couldn't get through college algebra discussing the flaws of quantum physics theory. I guess it could be fun, but it's ultimately a waste of time." -- seen on audiokarma

    "Some amps run on self bias, some amps run on fixed bias. But his amps run on confirmation bias." -- seen on audioasylum

    "Writing about hifi is like dancing about architecture" -- paraphrasing some wag (possibly Frank Zappa)
  • SX-9000 circa 1969. yes it does, but it is a little scratchy if you turn it up. A little dab of reverb will do ya anyway. Everything else works great!
    Studio 2 equipment;
    Yamaha a-s2100 Amp, CD-2100 CD player, T-S500 tuner
    Loudspeakers: Harbeth p3esr, Polk RT7
    Cables: Aural Harmony Sonnet Interconnect II, WireWorld Equinox 7 speaker,
    Black Cat silverstar 75 ohm digital, Signal Digital Power Cord, PS Audio Perfect Wave AC-3,
    Pangea SE14, Voltz supplied interconnects
    Optional: Arcam DV88 DVD/CD (HDCD) player, Polk SDS-400 speakers
  • machonemachone Posts: 933
    Yep, SX-9000.

    9zpzjkgalp2e.jpg
    Mojo Audio Joule v5>>Quantum Byte w/JRiver 21 and Fidelizer>> Starlight 7 USB >> Marantz SA 8005>> Equinox 7>>
    ModWright SWL 9.0 SE Signature >>Equinox 7>>
    Hafler DH-500 Amp+ (Musical Concepts PA-6 Elite Mod) >>Belden 5000 10 ga cables>>
    SRS 2.3TL (Fully Modified)...SDA-1A (Fully Modified with Dimensional Tweeter Delete)
    1KVA Dreadnought
    Pioneer PLX-1000 Turntable - Shure SC35C/N35X - V15III/VN35HE
    Yamaha TX-540 Tuner...Sony BDP-S570

    Separate subpanel with four dedicated 20 amp circuits.
    1. Amplification 2. Analog 3. Digital 4. Video

    "All THAT IS LOST FROM THE SOURCE IS LOST FOREVER"
  • Yep2Yep2 Posts: 1,053
    Not exactly hi-fi but I was tickled to find this going thru some boxes.
    My how prices have changed, made in Japan.
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  • Yep2Yep2 Posts: 1,053
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 9,665
    back when Radio Shack had real gear and not phones and RC cars.... The old Radio Shack Super Tweeters sold for 10.00 each I see them all the time selling for 100.00-150.00 each now.
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