This joint needs some more vintage hifi

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  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 2,521
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    I cannot see enough to tell -- although I like what I see :)

    I recognize the arm, but it's not one I really know.

    It's the only working example on the planet. Look below the TT... That's the hint.
  • aprazer402aprazer402 Posts: 1,044
    FestYboy wrote: »
    How's this for vintage...
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    Very Nice Grace G 704 Tone arm. Clue below? Polk?
  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 2,521
    Yes Polk. One of 2 ever made.

    My dad and I were fortunate enough to be given a tour of the "new" facility (before they move again into a larger space) today. I heard some things, saw some other things. Very enjoyable.
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 18,346
    Yeah, on second (third!) look, I did remember why/where I'd seen it before :/
    "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)
  • Thats a nice rack.............and the stereo's not bad either.
  • pumpkinmanpumpkinman Posts: 6,088
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    Pulled the Sansui AU-9500 down off the shelf and I'm making sure it's OK before taking up on 2nd floor.
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    Because I am The Pumpkinking


    A Kind Word Is An Easy Gift To Give
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 18,346
    Not a very common amplifier; I don't think I've ever seen/heard one in the -- umm -- flesh.
    "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)
  • tonyp063tonyp063 Posts: 367
    I don't remember ever buying this, but evidently I did. In the '70's
    I have not been able to find any useful info on teh webz, so here you go
    @mhardy6647 , any ideas?


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  • leftwinger57leftwinger57 Posts: 2,869
    As you dudes were yapping about turn tables I remembered there was an old thread of the ten worst things we used to do to tt. Well I chimed in because I didn't see the 2 most obvious ones. # 1. high spindle stacking. Hey my thinking back then, if the machine was made to do that then drop they will. Obviously not so good for both the mushing of LPs and the extra weight for the motor. #2. The world famous instant anti-skating device known to man kind. Scotch taping a penny to the shell head of the cart. This was for dance parties and I don't think I did this to my Dual 1225 But for sure did it w/ my Zenith drop top suitcase thing. DOC whip up a picture of that thing, I couldn't find it anywhere and you've got the vintage ad thing down... Lew
    2chl- Adcom GFA- 555-Onkyo P-3150v 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
  • steveinazsteveinaz Posts: 18,262
    edited January 3
    I owned one of these in the 80's and it was so beautiful I would sit and stare at it. Each tape could optimized with adjustments on the front. dbx noise reduction as well. TEAC Z6000:

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    Transport: Oppo BDP-103/USB HDD | Preamp/DAC: Benchmark DAC2L | Power Amp: Parasound Halo A21 | Speakers: PSB Imagine T2 | Cables: Signal Cable XLR; Kimber 8VS Bi-Wire; Belden 1694A Dig Coax | AC Power: Panamax M5300-PM
  • The_PolksterThe_Polkster Posts: 148
    Teac made some nice decks. Reminds me of the deck I had around that time. It was a Harman Kardon CD-491. Another fairly nice component stolen by my roommate at the time. :s HK was, i think, a much better brand back then. They seem to have become more of a cheap alternative and don't offer anything special.

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    Polk SDA SRS 1
    Yamaha M-65 (2x, bi-amped)
    Pioneer Elite SC-99
    Oppo UDP-203
    Polk CS350 center
    Polk MC-60 4x Atmos
    Polk AB700 side surround
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 29,305
    steveinaz wrote: »
    I owned one of these in the 80's and it was so beautiful I would sit and stare at it. Each tape could optimized with adjustments on the front. dbx noise reduction as well. TEAC Z6000:

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    Did the vintage mancave ever make it to the new joint ? I seem to recall you had a decent vintage setup.
    HT SYSTEM-
    Pioneer elite vhx 21
    Sony 4k BRP
    Tad 803 bookies
    Polk 500 surrounds
    Polk s35 center
    SVS SB-2000
    Sonos

    Music-

    Joule la-100 pre
    B&k 1403 amp
    Cary xciter dac
    Cullen modded Sonos
    ERA D5 bookies

    Cables-
    Acoustic zen Satori speaker cables
    Analysis plus crystal oval ic's
    Wireworld eclipse 7 ic's
    Audio metallurgy ga-o digital cable
  • Tony MTony M Posts: 5,574
    ^^^^
    I had some of that HK series also. Super heavy and compact and dependable after all these years too. There's a following for that series. ;)
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • steveinazsteveinaz Posts: 18,262
    tonyb wrote: »
    Did the vintage mancave ever make it to the new joint ? I seem to recall you had a decent vintage setup.

    No...but I still have the equipment, to include the MINT Pioneer 8-track player that the late, GREAT George Grand gave me.

    Transport: Oppo BDP-103/USB HDD | Preamp/DAC: Benchmark DAC2L | Power Amp: Parasound Halo A21 | Speakers: PSB Imagine T2 | Cables: Signal Cable XLR; Kimber 8VS Bi-Wire; Belden 1694A Dig Coax | AC Power: Panamax M5300-PM
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 18,346
    I am certifiable...

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    It's not quite as bad as it looks -- the Duplex's treble drivers are disconnected. :|
    "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)
  • Tony MTony M Posts: 5,574
    Sure you don't mean " Bonefide"? :p
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • Tony MTony M Posts: 5,574
    edited January 20
    They look like "war of the worlds" spaceship laser spray generators.

    But if they sound great, that's all that matters, right. ;)
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 18,346
    ... and that's why the hifi room is separate from the rest of the house.

    :)
    "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)
  • Tony MTony M Posts: 5,574
    Is it connected to the house?
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • pumpkinmanpumpkinman Posts: 6,088
    edited January 21
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    Phillips CD-i 910 picked this up today for a $1


    From Wikipedia:
    The Philips CD-i (an abbreviation of Compact Disc Interactive) is an interactive multimedia CD player developed and marketed by Royal Philips Electronics N.V., who supported it from December 1991 into the late 1990s. It was created to provide more functionality than an audio CD player or game console, but at a lower price than a personal computer with a CD-ROM drive at the time. The cost savings were due to the lack of a floppy drive, keyboard, mouse, and monitor (a standard television is used), and less operating system software. "CD-i" also refers to the multimedia Compact Disc standard used by the CD-i console, also known as Green Book, which was developed by Philips and Sony.
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    Because I am The Pumpkinking


    A Kind Word Is An Easy Gift To Give
  • audioluvraudioluvr Posts: 384
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    Family heirloom
    SDA 1C's
    B&K Reference 50 Pre
    B&K M200 Sonata Monoblocks
    Cambridge Audio DVD 99
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 18,346
    Tony M wrote: »
    Is it connected to the house?

    oh, yes... but it's got its own stairway & a door :)
    "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: 18,346
    39092994684_f2c59a5ce6_h.jpgDSC_0342 (2) by Mark Hardy, on Flickr
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    I feel like such an apostate -- those are JBL drivers -- and JBL horns.

    :|
    "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)
  • verbverb Posts: 2,732
    audioluvr wrote: »
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    Nice!!!
    My other emerging passion:
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    Philco 41-290. In the shop getting a complete chassis rebuild. AM/FM/SW bands.
    Basement: Polk SDA 1C's, Micro Seiki MB14 TT, Rotel 1580 Pre, Marantz CD6006 CDP, Carver TX8 Tuner, Conrad Johnson MF2300A Amp, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, AQ Diamondback (version 1) RCA IC's, MIT Terminator2 Cables
    Office: PC, Marantz AMP-1, Acoustic Technologies Classic Speakers, Polk PSWi225 wireless sub, MIT AVt2 cables, IFI Purifier2, AQ Cinnamon USB cable
    Spare Room: Dayens Ampino Integrated, Auris BluMe, Polk TSi200's
    Living Room: Pioneer SX-N30 Network Receiver, Pioneer PD10AE CD Player, Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers, Polk DSW Pro 660wi Subwoofer
  • audioluvraudioluvr Posts: 384
    verb wrote: »
    My other emerging passion:
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    Philco 41-290. In the shop getting a complete chassis rebuild. AM/FM/SW bands.

    Beautiful!
    SDA 1C's
    B&K Reference 50 Pre
    B&K M200 Sonata Monoblocks
    Cambridge Audio DVD 99
  • pumpkinmanpumpkinman Posts: 6,088
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    My $15.90 Sansui SP-2000 speakers
    Someone removed the spring loaded connectors in favor of what looks like a headphone jack. So I took one apart. Removed it and added binding posts. This way I could try one out.
    I need to make a parts list for the crossover.

    Question to those in the know. I’m thinking of using the same kind of caps. Inexpensive electrolytics. I don’t know that I want to sink a lot of money in them.

    Opinions ?????
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    Because I am The Pumpkinking


    A Kind Word Is An Easy Gift To Give
  • Tony MTony M Posts: 5,574
    I love those older speakers with wooden grills. Motown sounds especialy good on them. I've owned a ton of brands and models over the years. I wish I didn't have to sell some of my big ones. I just bought a Sansui 3500 set I think they were. Mint in the boxes from the original owner. I loved their sound but a guy I sell stuff to every once in a while came and loved them and off they went pretty quick.

    Unscrew the grill and let us see the speakers. They should be in mint cond. although, maybe dusty.
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • Tony MTony M Posts: 5,574
    They should look like these;
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    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • Tony MTony M Posts: 5,574
    edited March 10
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • pumpkinmanpumpkinman Posts: 6,088
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    Because I am The Pumpkinking


    A Kind Word Is An Easy Gift To Give
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