This joint needs some more vintage hifi

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  • jdjohnjdjohn Posts: 398
    @jdjohn you selling any of these classic pieces?
    Open to offers...these are in various states of triage
  • pumpkinmanpumpkinman Posts: 6,175
    edited December 2017
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    Maybe not a vintage as should it be for this thread but I'm happy to have snagged it

    Denon DP-47F
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    Because I am The Pumpkinking


    A Kind Word Is An Easy Gift To Give
  • soundfreak1soundfreak1 Posts: 2,822
    I like it pumpkin man l3eozf83f67b.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
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 18,723
    Those are both very nice -- and Denon made some fine tts (not to mention cartridges!) -- but (personally) I am a little leery of those bionic arms. I like simple stuff...

    "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)
  • soundfreak1soundfreak1 Posts: 2,822
    The dp1200 is a very simple manual arm with only auto lift, no return or any servo features. Basically a manual TT but it does have auto lift at end of record.
    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
  • pumpkinmanpumpkinman Posts: 6,175
    "The dp1200 is a very simple manual arm with only auto lift, no return or any servo features. Basically a manual TT but it does have auto lift at end of record."

    My Kenwood KD-770D operates the same way. Manual except for the auto lift at the end. (no return)
    There is a little story story behind DP-47F and why I bought it but I'll save that for another time. I certainly didn't need another TT

    Bill
    lmivdewpnb28.jpg


    Because I am The Pumpkinking


    A Kind Word Is An Easy Gift To Give
  • delkaldelkal Posts: 282
    Auto lift at end of record us a nice feature. Its no fun waking up the next day and realizing your stylus was spinning around in the same groove all night.
  • pumpkinmanpumpkinman Posts: 6,175
    @soundfreak1
    I have a AT OC9/II that I plan to put on the Denon. You like the AT on your Denon ??
    lmivdewpnb28.jpg


    Because I am The Pumpkinking


    A Kind Word Is An Easy Gift To Give
  • soundfreak1soundfreak1 Posts: 2,822
    Oh **** yes! Really stands out, excellent detail,clear separation between instruments and imaging. The impact of each note is remarkable. Mind you I use a good phono pre (Lehman black cube SE) and audioquest cable) but very very pleased with it!
    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
  • Tony MTony M Posts: 5,864
    edited December 2017
    delkal wrote: »
    Auto lift at end of record us a nice feature. Its no fun waking up the next day and realizing your stylus was spinning around in the same groove all night.

    On one of my musical therapy sessions years ago on that blue couch, I was playing the Carpenters Greatest hits or Christmas album and I fell asleep.

    My Technics SL1400MK2 has a inherent problem where all of the return mechanisms broke on every one ever made.
    So for about an hour or 2, it spun around like you said. :s

    The one and only time. ;)
    So from then on, Cd's were the go to physical median when I was really tired.
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • delkal wrote: »
    Auto lift at end of record us a nice feature. Its no fun waking up the next day and realizing your stylus was spinning around in the same groove all night.

    I once had a friend tell me that he passed out with his system at full volume and a CD player that had skipped for about 6 or 7 hours before he got up to do anything about it.
    I bet his speaker were well broken in after that ordeal.

  • Tony MTony M Posts: 5,864
    ^^^^^^
    10 years of use in 6 or 7 hrs.

    Wonder they didn't burn up. :#
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 18,723

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    Heathkit catalog, 1983.
    Then, as now, s-e-x sells.
    "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: 5,864
    ^^^^
    And she knows why she is in the picture too. ;)

    Only people like me smiles like that when we turn a dial and hear something amazing ! :p
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • ConradiclesConradicles Posts: 5,742
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  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 3,076
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    Heathkit catalog, 1983.
    Then, as now, s-e-x sells.

    Nice rack. LOLOLOLOLOLOLOL
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 18,723
    there's one in every crowd...

    ;)
    "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: 5,864
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    You don't need a pretty model to make this receiver attractive. ;)

    I had a SX-1280 and sold it for 180.00.. What a fool I was back then. :s :'(
    I had a SX-1050 and sold it for 50.00.. It turned on but no sound. It probably needed fuses or something. Both were filthy dirty when I bought them, but they cleaned up to like new beauty.

    Now that I'm getting some disposable income every month now, I've thought about purchasing a 1280 at retail now. I doubt I will but who knows . ;)
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 3,076
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    there's one in every crowd...

    ;)
    From what I see, I'm not the only one. :p
  • mhardy6647 wrote: »
    there's one in every crowd...

    ;)

    I thought they came in pairs... :p
    "Make a man a fire and he'll be warm for a day. Light
    a man on fire and he'll be warm for the rest of his life."

  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 18,723
    TNTsTunes wrote: »
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    there's one in every crowd...

    ;)

    I thought they came in pairs... :p


    or multiples ;)
    "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: 18,723
    ahem -- this thread needs... some vintage hifi.
    The SX-1980 was nice :)

    I don't think I have anything new (so to speak) to add, though... do I?

    :/

    38942374951_112910dd28_b.jpgDSC_0172 by Mark Hardy, on Flickr

    did I show that hk before? Too lazy to check...
    "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)
  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 2,654
    How's this for vintage...
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 18,723
    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 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)
  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 3,076
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    did I show that hk before? Too lazy to check...

    Yes, I remember that pic (and the black headphone cord) when we spoke about HK decks last week. Still, it's good to see it again. :)
  • Tony MTony M Posts: 5,864
    edited December 2017
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    ahem -- this thread needs... some vintage hifi.
    The SX-1980 was nice :)

    I don't think I have anything new (so to speak) to add, though... do I?

    :/

    38942374951_112910dd28_b.jpgDSC_0172 by Mark Hardy, on Flickr

    did I show that hk before? Too lazy to check...

    I love that styling !

    I bought a receiver or maybe it was just an Integrated from that series years ago.....Guess where....yea, a church bazaar. :s

    It too was under a table, hidden from the people that showed up before me. I think it was 4.00. It played fine and was quite solid and heavy. I liked those little square push buttons.
    I shipped it to a HK collector "of that HK series" in Seattle I believe.
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • delkaldelkal Posts: 282
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    Looks nice but I could never own one. I would constantly be fiddling with all of those buttons and never get a chance to relax and enjoy the music.
  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 3,076
    delkal wrote: »
    I would constantly be fiddling with all of those buttons.
    Some of them love that.
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 18,723
    The SX-1980 is sort of the apatosaurus of 1970s hifi. The genre had kinda jumped the shark by then.

    Who knew so many metaphors could be mangled in two short sentences!?

    :)

    The hk deck -- yeah, I dug up that photo from the ahh-chives (as they'd say in pahts of Bahsten) due to that conversation... and forgot. derp.

    Let's see what else is lurking in the weeds...

    12545862714_f99fe5cfef_b.jpgVM stereo by Mark Hardy, on Flickr

    Stereo -- the hard way.

    Nice single-ended 6L6 power amps, though :)
    "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)
  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 3,076
    I see a vintage variac off to the right. Combine that with a 100-watt Marshall head and set it at 90 volts and voila, you get the Van Halen "brown sound". B)
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