This joint needs some more vintage hifi

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  • motorhead43026motorhead43026 Posts: 2,308
    edited April 2017
    This in not mine, but I have one exactly like it in excellent condition and it works!. It is in storage at this moment. It is a KLH 20 plus. I have been offered as much as $2500.00 for it.

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    2 channel: Anthem 225 Integrated amp; Parasound Ztuner; TechnicsTT SL1350; Vincent PHO-8 phono pre; Marantz CD6005 spinner; Polk Signature S60's
    Cables: Wireworld Eclipse IC, Audio Art IC3; Speaker cable LA International SS-800; PS Audio AC-3 power cords; All into a PS Audio Dectet Power center.

    All TV's sound enhanced by Polk Magnfi Mini's.

    Other; SDA2BTL's, M10 series II, M7C's, Hafler XL600 amp, RB-980BX, Parasound HCA-1500 amp , P5 preamp, all in storage.

    Memes are sign language of the ignorant for the ignorant

  • In at 16!
    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: 16,079
    Sold off my KLH 32's as part of the downsizing but I'd love to
    replace it 24 stereo music system!

    The KLH 32 speakers were remarkably pleasant to listen to little speakers as well. The Harvard, MA town dump turned up a pair of those once, too :)

    14798632620_0b54839fd4_b.jpgKLH 32s by Mark Hardy, on Flickr
    "Some amps run on self bias, some amps run on fixed bias. But his amps run on confirmation bias." -- seen on audioasylum

  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 16,079
    This in not mine, but I have one exactly like it in excellent condition and it works!. It is in storage at this moment. It is a KLH 20 plus. I have been offered as much as $2500.00 for it.

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    very cool. They're semi-common in New England, but the prices on them are high.


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

  • soundfreak1soundfreak1 Posts: 2,809
    Kinda vintage hifi!j52y9ham1jnl.jpg
    Main Rig:
    Krell KAV 250a biamped to mid/highs
    Parasound HCA1500A biamped to lows
    Nakamichi EC100 Active xover
    MIT exp 1 ic's
    Perreaux SA33 class A preamp
    AQ kingcobra ic's
    OPPO 83 CDP
    Lehmann audio black cube SE phono pre, Audioquest phono wire (ITA1/1)
    Denon DP-1200 TT. AToc9ML MC cart.
    Monster HTS 3600 power conditioner
    ADS L1590/2 Biamped
    MIT exps2 speaker cable
  • leftwinger57leftwinger57 Posts: 2,827
    If you guys remember I posted a while back about my vintage Pioneer 305 headphones. Well, 1 side totally cut out and I replaced them w/ these vintage Koss -Pro 747b models. For sure they weigh more but do give a much more life like sound w/ good bass and pretty adjustable. What year are they from well I have to do some research. I got them for $24 w/ free shipping on E-Bay. Hey I tried and instead I found this wacky PDF from American Ad History w/ hundreds of vintage ads in this, ala Doc Hardy's vintage ad spectaculars.

    http://www.americanradiohistory.com/Archive-Practical/Wireless/70s/PW-1972-01.pdf
    2chl- Adcom GFA- 555- NAD 1020a pre/amp- JVC-QL-A200 tt- Denon 1940 ci cdp- Adcom GFS-6 -Modded '87 SDA 2Bs - Dynamat Ext.- BH-5- X-Overs VR-3, RDO-194 tweeters, Larry's Rings, Speakon/Neutrik I/C- Cherry stain tops Advent Maestros

    H/T- Toshiba au40" flat- Yamaha RX- V665 avr- YSD-11 Dock- I-Pod- Klipsch #400HD Speaker set-

    Bdrm- Nikko 6065 receiver- JBL -G-200s--Pioneer 305 headphones--Sony CE375-5 disc
  • I loved my Koss until the air went out of one side :#
    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
  • leftwinger57leftwinger57 Posts: 2,827
    Seems to be the common ailment of headphones of most vintage brands. Usually the cord efs up. I didn't get that out of the older Pioneers deads ville on one whole side.
    2chl- Adcom GFA- 555- NAD 1020a pre/amp- JVC-QL-A200 tt- Denon 1940 ci cdp- Adcom GFS-6 -Modded '87 SDA 2Bs - Dynamat Ext.- BH-5- X-Overs VR-3, RDO-194 tweeters, Larry's Rings, Speakon/Neutrik I/C- Cherry stain tops Advent Maestros

    H/T- Toshiba au40" flat- Yamaha RX- V665 avr- YSD-11 Dock- I-Pod- Klipsch #400HD Speaker set-

    Bdrm- Nikko 6065 receiver- JBL -G-200s--Pioneer 305 headphones--Sony CE375-5 disc
  • mpitogompitogo Posts: 98
    Vintage... I have a Sansui AU-6900 (rebuilt by me new components) and a Sansui FR-1080. My dad was the original owner. The Sansui has no problems driving a pair of Elac Debut B6.

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    Living Room Music-2.0 Polk LSiM 707 | McIntosh MA-5200 | Denon DP-2500A | Onkyo DX-C540 | MacMini

    Family Room Home Theater-7.2.2 (Atmos) Polk LSi25, Martin Logan Motion 50xt, Dual DSW microPRO 3000, fx500, T15, RC65i | Marantz 7009 | Sony UBP-X800 4K | Xbox One S 4K | AppleTV | HTPC | Sony 75” XBR X850D 4K

    Office Home Theater-5.1 Polk RT55, CS400, PSW450, T15 | Onkyo TX-SR705 | Xbox 360 MCE | AppleTV | Samsung 55”

    Office Music-2.0 KEF Q100 | Sansui AU-6900 | Sansui FR-1080

    Master Bedroom Music-2.1 Martin Logan Motion 40, Martin Logan Dynamo 500 | Rotel RA-1570 | Sony DVP-S500D

    Patio Music-2.0 Klipsch somethings | AMC 2445 bridged

    Spares Polk LSiC, T15, Denon AVR-4802R, HK-3370, Jamo S426 HCS3
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 16,079
    Nice, and nice amplifier. Thanks for sharing a photo of it!

    FWIW, only one Sansui amplifier here, and it's a pretty unprepossessing example of their genre.

    26171934770_ebafc6dd85_b.jpg001a by Mark Hardy, on Flickr

    It'd be nice to have an AU-717... :)
    "Some amps run on self bias, some amps run on fixed bias. But his amps run on confirmation bias." -- seen on audioasylum

  • la2vegasla2vegas Posts: 2,155
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    Nice, and nice amplifier. Thanks for sharing a photo of it!

    FWIW, only one Sansui amplifier here, and it's a pretty unprepossessing example of their genre.

    26171934770_ebafc6dd85_b.jpg001a by Mark Hardy, on Flickr

    It'd be nice to have an AU-717... :)

    At least you have the tuner. :)
    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: 16,079
    edited May 2017
    True enough -- the TU-717 doesn't impress me much sonically, though (which is why it's sittin' on the shelf). The AU-717 was/is a pretty darned good integrated amplifier.
    "Some amps run on self bias, some amps run on fixed bias. But his amps run on confirmation bias." -- seen on audioasylum

  • machonemachone Posts: 869
    I loved my Koss until the air went out of one side :#

    Koss has a lifetime guarantee.
    They replaced my Pro 4AA's after 35 years.
    Mojo Audio Joule v5>>Quantum Byte w/JRiver 21 and Fidelizer>> Starlight 7 USB >> Marantz SA 8005>> Equinox 7>>
    Hafler DH-110 Preamp + (Musical Concepts LXII Elite Mod) >>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"
  • agfrostagfrost Posts: 2,059
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    FWIW, only one Sansui amplifier here, and it's a pretty unprepossessing example of their genre.

    I thought you had a TA-500? Or did it move along? (I supposed choice C would be that I'm misremembering)

    Jay
    SDA 2BTL * Musical Fidelity A5cr amp * Marantz DV-9500 * Modded Adcom GDA-600 DAC
    Micro Seiki DQ-50 * A hodgepodge of cabling * Belkin PF60
    Preamp rotation: Krell KSL (SCompRacer recapped) * Manley Shrimp * PS Audio 5.0
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 16,079
    edited May 2017
    Yes I do have a TA-500; that's a receiver, not an [integrated] amplifier :)
    It's in the basement, I think.

    I have a 1000 receiver, too, but that's another manner of beast altogether ;)

    14979459776_744ed07074_b.jpgDSC_9817 by Mark Hardy, on Flickr

    Oh, and a 5000A receiver, too -- come to think of it. Nice tuner section in that one (including the AM section):

    9956280994_9b81d20d3c_b.jpgSansui 5000A front by Mark Hardy, on Flickr
    "Some amps run on self bias, some amps run on fixed bias. But his amps run on confirmation bias." -- seen on audioasylum

  • mpitogompitogo Posts: 98
    So sad what has happened to RadioShack. They where great shops for those into electronics. I had my first summer job after freshman year at a RadioShack. I sold computers and VHS camcorders that summer. Now what was left over after the bankruptcy are finally closing.
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    for anyone who (still) might not know of these two sites, but who might also pine for the days when Allied Radio & Radio Shack (yes) sold McIntosh & Marantz, here's something to do for the next few days ;)

    www.radioshackcatalogs.com
    www.alliedcatalogs.com

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    Living Room Music-2.0 Polk LSiM 707 | McIntosh MA-5200 | Denon DP-2500A | Onkyo DX-C540 | MacMini

    Family Room Home Theater-7.2.2 (Atmos) Polk LSi25, Martin Logan Motion 50xt, Dual DSW microPRO 3000, fx500, T15, RC65i | Marantz 7009 | Sony UBP-X800 4K | Xbox One S 4K | AppleTV | HTPC | Sony 75” XBR X850D 4K

    Office Home Theater-5.1 Polk RT55, CS400, PSW450, T15 | Onkyo TX-SR705 | Xbox 360 MCE | AppleTV | Samsung 55”

    Office Music-2.0 KEF Q100 | Sansui AU-6900 | Sansui FR-1080

    Master Bedroom Music-2.1 Martin Logan Motion 40, Martin Logan Dynamo 500 | Rotel RA-1570 | Sony DVP-S500D

    Patio Music-2.0 Klipsch somethings | AMC 2445 bridged

    Spares Polk LSiC, T15, Denon AVR-4802R, HK-3370, Jamo S426 HCS3
  • WardswebWardsweb Posts: 760
    Living room:Maplenoll turntable, Clearaudio Champion II turntable, Sonic Euphoria pre, Lounge phono pre, Shanling CD-T1500 sacd, Auralic Aries Mini DAC/server, PS Audio Quintessence power, ASL AQ1006 845 DT MKII mono block amplifers, DIY Altec/JBL speakers
    Sun room: DIY Class A 6H30 linestage, DIY "ST70" amplifier, Olive3 server, JBL C50 Olympus speakers with custom Smith horns
    Den: Onkyo TX-NR929 receiver, Oppo BDP-103 player, Panamax M5400-PM power, SST Ampzilla 2000 mono blocks, Behringer EP 4000 sub amp, Electrovoice DX-38 active, Klipsch Jubilee speakers, Martin Logan Cinema center, JBL SAT2 surrounds, Danley DTS-10 sub
  • agfrostagfrost Posts: 2,059
    edited May 2017
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    Yes I do have a TA-500; that's a receiver, not an [integrated] amplifier :)
    It's in the basement, I think.

    Methinks I overlooked the word "amplifier" in your post claiming one piece of Sansui. I just like to keep tabs on who also has a TA-500. :)
    Jay
    SDA 2BTL * Musical Fidelity A5cr amp * Marantz DV-9500 * Modded Adcom GDA-600 DAC
    Micro Seiki DQ-50 * A hodgepodge of cabling * Belkin PF60
    Preamp rotation: Krell KSL (SCompRacer recapped) * Manley Shrimp * PS Audio 5.0
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 16,079
    edited May 2017
    I picked it up from the famous "Tentoze" @ AK (who has also been known to lurk and even post here -- although I don't know his moniker here!) some years back.

    I was completely unaware of the TA-500 (and, its little sibling, model TA-300, if memory serves) in the days when it was a current model. I was (and am) struck by the novelty of its "Sansui separates" cosmetics applied to a receiver!

    Truth be told, I didn't think too much about it for a long time -- until I had been given a pair of (don't laugh!) Radio Shack "Mach Two" loudspeakers by a coworker. I tried them on some vacuum tube amps and was (very) underwhelmed. Finally thought to myself "might as well try a soiled state power source for 'em" and - for whatever reason - tried the TA-500.

    The pairing sounded quite good actually. Surprisingly good.
    Indeed, if you have to use a pair of Radio Shack speakers, you could do far, far worse than a pair of Mach Twos :)

    10169470926_8cc1f21ba4_b.jpgMach Two on DIY Polkstand by Mark Hardy, on Flickr
    (sorry, I know I've posted this photo before -- probably earlier in this very thread!)
    "Some amps run on self bias, some amps run on fixed bias. But his amps run on confirmation bias." -- seen on audioasylum

  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 16,079
    apropos of noting -- I stumbled across a better photo of that mismatched pair of Sansui soiled state components that help make sure one of my shelves stays put in one spot without moving around too much ;)

    16832987226_9e7a7d8a80_b.jpgDSC_0328 by Mark Hardy, on Flickr
    "Some amps run on self bias, some amps run on fixed bias. But his amps run on confirmation bias." -- seen on audioasylum

  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 16,079
    speaking of Sansui... as seen on eBAY.
    Whoa. Just... whoa.

    :*

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

  • la2vegasla2vegas Posts: 2,155
    Not mine, but local. qob02kxujoel.jpg
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    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.
  • kharp1kharp1 Posts: 1,834
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    True enough -- the TU-717 doesn't impress me much sonically, though (which is why it's sittin' on the shelf). The AU-717 was/is a pretty darned good integrated amplifier.

    I've had a couple of Sansui amps over the years and I wasn't impressed. I know some rave about them, maybe I just didn't have the right one.
    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

  • tonybtonyb Posts: 28,340
    I've been keeping an eye out for an AU717-719 for like 2 years now, prices are stupid and rarely do you see them under 400.
    ERA D-5
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    Sonos-Cullen mod.
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    Analysis Plus crystal ovals
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 16,079
    tonyb wrote: »
    I've been keeping an eye out for an AU717-719 for like 2 years now, prices are stupid and rarely do you see them under 400.

    Yup. Well built and attractive beasties they are, though.
    Too rich for my blood (given that if I bought one, it would likely be a shelf queen).


    The AR-3a pair above looks nice; everyone should at least spend some quality time listening to a pair of AR-3 or AR-3as, I would opine.

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

  • Even my 4's were fun to listen to. Vintage gear is crazy St$pid these days.
    I'd like to get my hands on some Yamaha M1000 just because but forget it.
    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
  • la2vegasla2vegas Posts: 2,155
    Hello gents, looking for help with these speakers. Don't know anything about them but they look interesting, well at least to me :) . eei1nl4btm39.jpg
    Any help is appreciated.
    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: 16,079
    edited October 2017
    "Some amps run on self bias, some amps run on fixed bias. But his amps run on confirmation bias." -- seen on audioasylum

  • la2vegasla2vegas Posts: 2,155
    Thats the same add that I saw. I think the back says EC. I've never heard of them.
    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.
  • la2vegasla2vegas Posts: 2,155
    That's the same ad that I saw this morning never heard of this brand before though. Has anybody ever heard of this brand or listen to this brand of speaker before?
    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.
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