This joint needs some more vintage hifi

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  • verbverb Posts: 3,320
    Ok I'll play. Whoa!
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    Basement: Polk SDA SRS, Micro Seiki MB14 TT, VTL 2.5 Pre, Marantz CD6006 CDP, Conrad Johnson MF2300A Amp, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, AQ Diamondback (version 1) RCA IC's, MIT Terminator2 Cables
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 18,985
    That was kinda my guess when I saw them being offered up, as I recall. Given their locus in space, I contacted @pumpkinman and kinda sorta encouraged him to take a look. I don't believe he needed too much encouragement ;)
  • mlistens03mlistens03 Posts: 2,118
    Optonica SA-5605:

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    My friend has one of these, sounded real nice on his pair of Kef speakers... he sold them, he thinks it was the worst mistake he ever made, but he still has the receiver.
    Not Tom, or Trey, or Jim
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    I've always thought the goal of high end audio was not to have your neighbors bang on the wall and say, 'Turn that darn music down' but to have your neighbors bang on the wall and say, 'Tell your friends to go home and you can practice later this week'.
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 18,985
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    more fun with a pair of EV "Wolverine" LS-12 fullrange drivers ;)
  • Tony MTony M Posts: 6,045
    edited April 27
    Years ago, I picked up a corner speaker cabinet at the end of my road one day.

    Later looking in it, there was no horn where the horn slot it but the big speaker in it is a Wolverine. That speaker sounded GREAT too. I don't know what the front of the speaker cone looks like but the rear looks just like what that guy is holding from what I can remember. I still have that cabinet and speaker. B) It looks just like this one, exactly.
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    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 18,985
    edited April 27
    a few such enclosures have passed through here, too :)
    ... and there's a small but sincere collection of those EV drivers, too :p
    I have a soft spot in my head heart for them.

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  • Tony MTony M Posts: 6,045
    edited April 27
    YEP, that's the cabinet. But yours has 3 speaker openings behind the grill. Mine has 2.

    I need to pull the driver out. It's a shame there was only one on the roadside! :'(
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 18,985
    They're still kind of floating around everywhere.
    Remember, chance favors the prepared mind.
  • mpitogompitogo Posts: 281
    @Tony M looks like very nice haul. Vintage Sansui!
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  • Tony MTony M Posts: 6,045
    edited April 27
    mpitogo wrote: »
    @Tony M looks like very nice haul. Vintage Sansui!

    You might be looking at my Pioneer A-88X integrated pics I got from the web to show its guts.

    It looks like the vintage sansui integrated I had once. It was a 717. Man I wish I still had it and it's tuner and equalizer that matched too. :'( Video from the Web. Not mine.
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • pumpkinmanpumpkinman Posts: 6,223
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    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    and, and, and... what's in em'??? :)

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    Because I am The Pumpkinking


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  • verbverb Posts: 3,320
    Very cool! :smile:
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS, Micro Seiki MB14 TT, VTL 2.5 Pre, Marantz CD6006 CDP, 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, Furman M8-LX Power Conditioner, Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers, Polk DSW Pro 660wi Subwoofer
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 18,985
    Not bad. Electrovoice OEM.
    Styrofoam LF cone. EV made a series of drivers with Styrofoam cones in the 1960s.


    http://www.alliedcatalogs.com/html/1962-210/h020.html

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    (note that the driver in the 1962 catalog page scan above has a slightly different tweeter horn. In the case above, the horn is identical to the one that you'd find on an EV T35 or T35B tweeter of that era).
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 18,985
    From the 1961 Allied catalog:

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    source: www.alliedcatalogs.com (1961)
  • pumpkinmanpumpkinman Posts: 6,223
    edited April 28
    @mhardy6647
    Thanks for all help and information

    P-man
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    Because I am The Pumpkinking


    A Kind Word Is An Easy Gift To Give
  • pumpkinmanpumpkinman Posts: 6,223
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    KEF 103/3 picked at an auction yesterday for $33
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    Because I am The Pumpkinking


    A Kind Word Is An Easy Gift To Give
  • ConradiclesConradicles Posts: 5,748
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  • Mikey081057Mikey081057 Posts: 5,515
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  • pongshipongshi Posts: 370
    Here is my ADC Accutrac 4000 remote turntable. This model turntable I first saw in a Columbo episode. The table was found at Goodwill and I cleaned her up the best I could. The silver orb sensing unit and remote were acquired on ebay and I had to purchase a new stylus. Below the pic is a video of it in operation.
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 18,985
    edited June 4
    There's one of those (Accutrac, that is) in the basement here.
    There used to be two. :p

    EDIT: PS, not too many knobs on one of those -- but a bevy of buttons, for sure! ;)


  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 612
    Pongshi- drool! That thing is awesome.
  • oldrockeroldrocker Posts: 1,880
    pumpkinman wrote: »
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    I picked these Knight speakers last weekend on a hot tip from @mhardy6647

    Those look very similar to the ones I just found..

  • krazypolkkrazypolk Posts: 287
    oldrocker wrote: »
    pumpkinman wrote: »
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    I picked these Knight speakers last weekend on a hot tip from @mhardy6647

    Those look very similar to the ones I just found..

    You might want to check your closet.
  • oldrockeroldrocker Posts: 1,880
    Still here they ain't got no legs..
  • krazypolkkrazypolk Posts: 287
    oldrocker wrote: »
    Still here they ain't got no legs..

    Pictures say otherwise.
  • jdjohnjdjohn Posts: 421
    I finally achieved one of my bucket list items - a Dual 721 :) I was very fortunate to acquire one on eBay for a reasonable price. Since I already owned Dual's top idler-drive - a 1229Q - and their top belt-drive - a 1249 - I really wanted to finish their trifecta with their top direct-drive - a 721. Mission accomplished!
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    The one I got does not have the stock plinth 'tray', but rather a real wooden plinth. I like this specimen better for the mere looks of it.
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    This one really is in great shape, had been service/refurbed by the eBay seller, and was EXPERTLY packaged for transit. Funny thing was: I couldn't get it to power-on after unpacking :( No platter turning, no strobe...nothing. Turns out the fuse had fallen out during packing :lol: It has an open bottom like many Dual tt's from that era, so I think the fuse was knocked-out during packing. I noticed that the fuse holder had been stretched a bit, and when I tried to squeeze the contacts back together, one of the side tabs broke-off :s I was able to fix it with a bit of solder and a replacement fuse, and alles gut! The included cartridge was an M91E with replacement stylus...not bad.

    Of all the features with this deck, I was most interested in the adjustable VTA - closeup shown here.
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    I have worked on a few tt's with adjustable VTA (VPI and Thorens), but had never owned one myself until now :)

    The dust cover is in great shape, and has the 'tongue' on the back that slips into a slot in the plinth...no hinges involved. Of course it has the 2X anti-resonator counterweight - just another great feature on this classic Dual turntable.
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    I made a mental note long ago that the 721 was a favorite of dualcan/Klaus over on Vinyl Engine, so I waited patiently for the opportunity to nab one.
  • SIHABSIHAB Posts: 111
    My eX got a Dual 1242 (I think) mounted with a dual cart.
    I've blacked out on it... :|
  • stuweestuwee Posts: 1,534
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    Here are a few vintage receivers I have been eyeing not too far from me to go with the newly rebuilt Tandberg TL5010 speakers:

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    mhardy, those Plus Series Sanyo's are the bomb, Mos-Fet amp sections, killer phono and headphones direct coupled to the amp (how I use my little intergrated A35 amp) Schweeet

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    Couldn't go wrong with either the Sony and the Marantz. Dunno about the Sanyo.

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  • jdjohnjdjohn Posts: 421
    Fresh from my dad's garage, a little Harman Kardon 430 receiver:
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    Only 25WPC, but 'twin-powered' trannies and two pair of filter caps to create a sweet sound. The tuner sounds great, but might need to refurbish the phono section.

    The sharpest among you might be able to see the price my dad paid for this unit B) That was about 15-20 yrs ago in a metro ATL thrift store.
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