This joint needs some more vintage hifi

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  • sucks2bemesucks2beme Posts: 4,802
    The AU-999 is a warm sounding amp. Go to audiokarma and look up
    the rebuilding and troubleshooting info. The au-999 improves greatly with a few changes on the preamp board. Good news, almost all the electronics are on removable
    circuit boards. Easiest amp to service I ever owned. It's not at the same level as the au-717, but with the modifications it gets much closer to the same sound.
    And that Mac 1700 is well worth a rebuild.
    "The legitimate powers of government extend to such acts only as are injurious to others. But it does me no injury for my neighbour to say there are twenty gods, or no god. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg." --Thomas Jefferson
  • WardswebWardsweb Posts: 788
    JBL C50 with custom 2397 horn and JBL L100

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    Living room:Maplenoll turntable, Clearaudio Champion II turntable, Sonic Euphoria pre, EAR 834P phono pre, Shanling CD-T1500 sacd, Auralic Altair DAC/server, PS Audio Quintessence power, ASL AQ1006 845 DT MKII mono block amplifers, DIY Altec/JBL speakers
    Sun room: Roksan Radius 5 turntable, Lounge phono pre, DIY Class A 6H30 linestage, DIY 2A3 amp, Krell CDP, JBL C50 Olympus speakers with custom Smith horns, Klipsch Cornwall III
    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
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 18,333
    What driver on that horn, Mr. W?
    I've probably seen it before, but I don't recall.
    In recent months, I've become somewhat more interested in certain bits of JBL hardware.
    "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)
  • WardswebWardsweb Posts: 788
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    What driver on that horn, Mr. W?
    I've probably seen it before, but I don't recall.
    In recent months, I've become somewhat more interested in certain bits of JBL hardware.

    Mid driver is a JBL LE85. Tweeter is a JBL 2405.

    Living room:Maplenoll turntable, Clearaudio Champion II turntable, Sonic Euphoria pre, EAR 834P phono pre, Shanling CD-T1500 sacd, Auralic Altair DAC/server, PS Audio Quintessence power, ASL AQ1006 845 DT MKII mono block amplifers, DIY Altec/JBL speakers
    Sun room: Roksan Radius 5 turntable, Lounge phono pre, DIY Class A 6H30 linestage, DIY 2A3 amp, Krell CDP, JBL C50 Olympus speakers with custom Smith horns, Klipsch Cornwall III
    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
  • oldrockeroldrocker Posts: 1,823
    LOVE those vintage Ads.

    5 bucks down.
    6 bucks a month.

    If I only had a time machine.. B)
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 18,333
    I am oft tempted to fill in an order blank in an old Allied catalog and send it in...

    ;)

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    source: www.alliedcatalogs.com (1961)
    "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)
  • jdjohnjdjohn Posts: 382
    sucks2beme wrote: »
    The AU-999 is a warm sounding amp. Go to audiokarma and look up the rebuilding and troubleshooting info. The au-999 improves greatly with a few changes on the preamp board. Good news, almost all the electronics are on removable circuit boards. Easiest amp to service I ever owned. It's not at the same level as the au-717, but with the modifications it gets much closer to the same sound.
    And that Mac 1700 is well worth a rebuild.
    I've been reading about the mods for the AU-999...will definitely be considering those as I do a recap. I got the other channel to work...was missing a fuse. The AU-999 has a fuse for each channel output, and one was missing, AND the fuse cap was the wrong type (wouldn't even screw in) :s I got a replacement fuse cap off eBay, new fuses from The Home Depot, and back in business! Sounds pretty good as-is, but looking forward to doing the upgrades.

    Yes, definitely going to get the Mac-1700 up-to-snuff. I'll have to farm that work out since I don't have all the proper equipment for the (quite involved) FM/MPX calibration. There's a guy down the road in Knoxville who specializes in vintage Mac gear - audio, not Apple :D
  • ConradiclesConradicles Posts: 5,735
    This one might be mine:

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  • soundfreak1soundfreak1 Posts: 2,821
    There's one of those on CL in safety harbor fla. For 210.00. Just saying. No affiliation.
    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
  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 2,519
    This one might be mine:

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    Got to see an 8000 series one of those today. It was massive!
  • Tony MTony M Posts: 5,562
    edited November 2017
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • Back to P-Man's travels to Conn. This guy will travel almost an infinite amount of miles for a set of speakers or a piece of gear he covets. He's one dedicated dude who knows what he wants and goes gets it. Cudos to Bill.
    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
  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 2,519
    Tony M wrote: »

    Yes! The owner has it running a pair of 12Bs and says he can't turn it up past 8 o'clock on the volume knob without disturbing the neighbors in the apartment. It's pretty and I want it, but dear God does it take up alot of room on the rack!
  • soundfreak1soundfreak1 Posts: 2,821
    Maybe I'm too tough but I won't deal with any e on the bay with less than a 100% rating.
    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
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 10,196
    Maybe I'm too tough but I won't deal with any e on the bay with less than a 100% rating.

    Even that don't mean much anymore in the era of negative feedback removal.
  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 2,519
    People leave negative feedback even if everything is perfect, but their cooch is itchy that day.... Blows my mind the things that people will gripe about just because...
  • soundfreak1soundfreak1 Posts: 2,821
    Does that thing dim the lights in the room when you fire it up?
    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
  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 2,792
    Does that thing dim the lights in the room when you fire it up?

    The lights all go out completely and you just sit there in a blue glow. :p
  • Does that thing dim the lights in the room when you fire it up?

    I have another one just like it for the other 1.2tl. They don't dim the lights because they each have their own dedicated circuit
    Viking64 wrote: »
    Does that thing dim the lights in the room when you fire it up?

    The lights all go out completely and you just sit there in a blue glow. :p

    I actually do that quite quite often.... like almost every day during the winter months :)
  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 2,792

    I actually do that quite quite often.... like almost every day during the winter months :)

    I hope to do the same some day. :)
  • soundfreak1soundfreak1 Posts: 2,821
    edited November 2017
    I'd love to have a matched pair of 2500's. Nice sound.wouldn't want to lift them up though
    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
  • I'd love to have a matched pair of 2500's. Nice sound.wouldn't want to lift them up though

    Yes moving them is a huge pita and the back to at 129lbs each. The thing that still impresses me is those 1.2s are able to soak up every single last watt to the clipping lights without the slightest sign of distress from those bridged 2500's.
  • Tony MTony M Posts: 5,562
    ^^^^
    That's got to be one of the BIGGEST McIntosh Amps I've ever seen ! :o

    Congrats on owning 2 of them ! B)
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • Thanks; I ran one 2500 for a couple years and I was very very happy pairing it with the 1.2s. But once I added the dreadnaught a while back I went on the hunt for a 2nd one. I can't see ever moving on from them as the newer big Mac monos are above my pay grade :'(
  • soundfreak1soundfreak1 Posts: 2,821
    Had to help my buddy (my tech) put one of those on his bench once......damn need blew a nut!
    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
  • jdjohnjdjohn Posts: 382
    Thanksgiving holiday with my parents, and more receivers/amps coming my way from my dad's garage.

    Sony TA-1150 integrated amp...it's blowing fuses.
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    Marantz SR6000 receiver...needs a lamp kit, but has a beautiful wooden cabinet
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    Marantz 4270 receiver...this thing is a beast...some stencil worn off, and looks like a previous owner was a Dual fan :)
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  • ConradiclesConradicles Posts: 5,735
    @jdjohn you selling any of these classic pieces?
  • txcoastal1txcoastal1 Posts: 9,774
    @jdjohn you selling any of these classic pieces?

    Damn bloodhound :p ;)
    2-channel: Modwright KWI-200 Integrated, Dynaudio C1-II Signatures
    Desktop rig: LSi7, Polk 110sub, Dayens Ampino amp, W4S DAC/pre, Sonos, JRiver
    Gear on standby: Melody 101 tube pre, Unison Research Simply Italy Integrated
    Gone to new homes: (Matt Polk's)Threshold Stasis SA12e monoblocks, Pass XA30.5 amp, Usher MD2 speakers, Dynaudio C4 platinum speakers, Modwright LS100 (voltz), Simaudio 780D DAC
  • soundfreak1soundfreak1 Posts: 2,821
    My dad always said "if you don't ask, you don't get" LOL
    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
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