This joint needs some more vintage hifi

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  • cnhcnh Posts: 13,310
    edited August 2012
    Some of those early Fishers were really nice, especially the tube units, but also some of the early SS pieces. Don't have any of those in the collection though. But I'm sure mhardy has one somewhere?

    cnh
    Currently orbiting Bowie's Blackstar.!

    Polk Lsi-7s, Def Tech 8" sub, HK 3490, HK HD 990 (CDP/DAC), AKG Q701s
    [sig. changed on a monthly basis as I rotate in and out of my stash]
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 21,577
    edited August 2012
    "one"? ;-)

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    (these are the basket cases; I do have one nice one, too)
  • mrbigbluelightmrbigbluelight Posts: 7,696
    edited August 2012
    [QUOTE=SCompRacer;1799606 Can't embed but here is a short youtube video of the table in operation.
    http://youtu.be/T8OjlcJjSEE[/QUOTE]


    SoundOfVoid posted a 13 part series of his LT-5V build here (with a lot of good pics !)

    http://www.whatsbestforum.com/showthread.php?1349-The-story-of-my-Mitsubishi-LT-5V-turntable&
    MrBigBlueLight
    Here to pick your brain & steal your cookies
    Shifting to Plan B+
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 21,577
    edited August 2012
    too quiet goin' into labor day...time to awaken this zombie thread...

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    speeks! ;-)

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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 21,577
    edited August 2012
    ampses and receiverators...

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  • cnhcnh Posts: 13,310
    edited August 2012
    I'd love to have one of those old Heathkits for the KLH 17s. Would run them off the Jolida, but it's currently spoken for and I don't need as much power to make the Klosses sing!

    Just have to keep reminding myself that my father was paying about $50 a month in rent for an apartment back then!

    cnh
    Currently orbiting Bowie's Blackstar.!

    Polk Lsi-7s, Def Tech 8" sub, HK 3490, HK HD 990 (CDP/DAC), AKG Q701s
    [sig. changed on a monthly basis as I rotate in and out of my stash]
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 21,577
    edited August 2012
    Heathkit made amplifiers from the sublime to the ridiculous ;-)
  • George GrandGeorge Grand Posts: 12,272
    edited August 2012
    That big Tandberg is a receiver I could live with.

    Finding some of those tube, Bogen separates for home use NIB in somebody's attic wouldn't be the wor$t thing that could happen to a guy.
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 21,577
    edited August 2012
    As of two weeks ago, I now have a little Tandberg receiver (TR2025) - haven't even had a chance to power it up yet, though...
  • cnhcnh Posts: 13,310
    edited September 2012
    OK, here's a bad cell phone pic of the latest find. A $10 JVC JR-S201 (tested on my go to speakers bought for almost nothing at RS clearance prices, the Sony MB 150h cheapo bookies--if they blow up, no one cares).

    I may run my Wharfdale Denton 2XP (also $10) and a Sony $9 dollar CDP. A system for a whopping $29 dollars that actually sounds OK!

    This JVC is much larger than its 23 lbs+ weight warrants. Reminds me of something Mr. Grand said about a vintage Sony a while back! 35 Watts x 2 but it sounds a LOT more powerful than that! And very clean. Elna caps (2 x 6800mf) and a rather heavy tranformer and a couple of Darlington power packs (amp modules), etc.

    Not exactly the most attractive receiver. But a "curiosity" in terms of late '70s design. Who can complain at this price.



    cnh
    Currently orbiting Bowie's Blackstar.!

    Polk Lsi-7s, Def Tech 8" sub, HK 3490, HK HD 990 (CDP/DAC), AKG Q701s
    [sig. changed on a monthly basis as I rotate in and out of my stash]
  • cnhcnh Posts: 13,310
    edited September 2012
    Here's a generic web shot of the same piece that's out of focus above (a surprising 19 3/4" x 6 1/2" x 15"):

    cnh
    Currently orbiting Bowie's Blackstar.!

    Polk Lsi-7s, Def Tech 8" sub, HK 3490, HK HD 990 (CDP/DAC), AKG Q701s
    [sig. changed on a monthly basis as I rotate in and out of my stash]
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 21,577
    edited September 2012
    That 201 was the entry level model - which is danged hard to believe when one encounters one of these receivers in the - umm... flesh. They're, as cnh attested, quite large and quite heavy... and the higher-powered models are larger/heavier still. The cosmetics are... unique... but these really were quite respectable receivers, worthy of rescue and probably low-priced today compared to the sexier/more desirable brands of similar vintage.

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    Now cnh needs the matching cassette deck! :-) OK, this deck was from the previous model year, and thus the cosmetics are a bit different... but still...

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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 21,577
    edited September 2012
    heh... hittin' all around the 201 in my motley collection of doc scans online...

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    EDIT: Oh, and while I am at it, howzabout some meta-vintage hifi, sort of? I have some weird things around the house...

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  • cnhcnh Posts: 13,310
    edited September 2012
    A clean up of the office is in order here.

    What you see on the floor is an HK 430 hooked to the Dynaco A25s which have Wharfdale Denton 2 (something or other) on top. Under the HK is a Technics SA-5570 which is running some RSL 40s behind the Dynacos. In the distance my JBL L80ts with a glimmer of the LSi-7s sitting on them. The stack next to it: Adcom GFA-545, Nak pre-amp in sig, and the Pioneer 51fd blu-ray player. The old school TV is a 27" Proscan. I'm moving things around, rotating things in and out. There are racks to the right that you cannot see, mostly of the industrial variety. And a wire mess that needs attention. Oh, an old Sony CDP I got for $9 sits above the HK 430.

    I have to borrow my wife's upscale camera! On the other side of this messy floor, an L shaped desk with a couple of unfinished manuscripts on it, works in progress and probably a paper extravaganza. Music, books and papers--could be an autobiographical title, there!

    cnh
    Currently orbiting Bowie's Blackstar.!

    Polk Lsi-7s, Def Tech 8" sub, HK 3490, HK HD 990 (CDP/DAC), AKG Q701s
    [sig. changed on a monthly basis as I rotate in and out of my stash]
  • onebadchadonebadchad Posts: 365
    edited September 2012
    Here is some vintage audio for ya :)
    Hello Kitty am/fm CD player
  • cnhcnh Posts: 13,310
    edited September 2012
    Some nice stuff above. Actually I have a set of storage shelves very much like yours to the right of my pic above loaded with a number of other vintage pieces.

    Time to move a few things?


    cnh
    Currently orbiting Bowie's Blackstar.!

    Polk Lsi-7s, Def Tech 8" sub, HK 3490, HK HD 990 (CDP/DAC), AKG Q701s
    [sig. changed on a monthly basis as I rotate in and out of my stash]
  • PreCdPreCd Posts: 786
    edited September 2012
    Here is my Scott LK-48 which was rebuilt by NOSValves. Sounds good!

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    SDA2BTL
    Marantz CD5004
    Adcom GFA-545
    Bottlehead Quickie Tube Preamp
  • cnhcnh Posts: 13,310
    edited September 2012
    That's a very nice looking piece, PreCd! What speakers do you power with it?

    cnh
    Currently orbiting Bowie's Blackstar.!

    Polk Lsi-7s, Def Tech 8" sub, HK 3490, HK HD 990 (CDP/DAC), AKG Q701s
    [sig. changed on a monthly basis as I rotate in and out of my stash]
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 21,577
    edited September 2012
    cnh wrote: »
    A clean up of the office is in order here.

    What you see on the floor is an HK 430 hooked to the Dynaco A25s which have Wharfdale Denton 2 (something or other) on top. Under the HK is a Technics SA-5570 which is running some RSL 40s behind the Dynacos. In the distance my JBL L80ts with a glimmer of the LSi-7s sitting on them. The stack next to it: Adcom GFA-545, Nak pre-amp in sig, and the Pioneer 51fd blu-ray player. The old school TV is a 27" Proscan. I'm moving things around, rotating things in and out. There are racks to the right that you cannot see, mostly of the industrial variety. And a wire mess that needs attention. Oh, an old Sony CDP I got for $9 sits above the HK 430.

    I have to borrow my wife's upscale camera! On the other side of this messy floor, an L shaped desk with a couple of unfinished manuscripts on it, works in progress and probably a paper extravaganza. Music, books and papers--could be an autobiographical title, there!

    cnh

    heh, that A-25 is almost as shaggy as the pair I have here ;-)
    Nice to see some folks' "real" vintage stashes in the last few posts.

    Here's an old-ish photo of the "problem" in my basement (which in some respects is better now, but in other respects worse).

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  • KiTsuNeKiTsuNe Posts: 74
    edited September 2012
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    I'm not sure if this counts but I just got these and a pair of DQ10's
    Yamaha M-4's and a C-4
    HT: M5510-Prox2/PN51E550/NR708/M282(3)/RTi A7/CSi A6/FXi A6/DSWPro660x2/PS3/HTPC
    Office: Belkin PF60/PN43E450/Marantz 1501/PSB 400/Image C4/WD Live TV
    2-Channel: Yamaha C4/M4(2)/DQ-10's/DQ-1w(2)/SBT/Pioneer R2Rl/Technics SL-7/AR EB101
    Desk: QSC RMX850/Behringer B2030P
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 21,577
    edited September 2012
    Yup, definitely counts :-) Nice stuff. If the Yamahas are in good working order, they'd be well worth trying on the DQ-10s, I'd opine.
  • PreCdPreCd Posts: 786
    edited September 2012
    I am powering a pair of SDA2Bs at this time with the amp. Not an ideal combo but this is all just for the joy of being able to listen to a different piece of equipment.

    cnh wrote: »
    That's a very nice looking piece, PreCd! What speakers do you power with it?

    cnh
    SDA2BTL
    Marantz CD5004
    Adcom GFA-545
    Bottlehead Quickie Tube Preamp
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 21,577
    edited September 2012
    PreCd wrote: »
    I am powering a pair of SDA2Bs at this time with the amp. Not an ideal combo but this is all just for the joy of being able to listen to a different piece of equipment.

    ahem vintage Altecs (or new-production GPA drivers, if you prefer)... ahem ;-)

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    And, on the topic of the DQ-10s - heck, I probably posted this before, but what the heck? :-)

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  • KiTsuNeKiTsuNe Posts: 74
    edited September 2012
    Everything works on the amp/preamp, i just need to put in some new lights for the buttons since a couple of them burned out. I'm thinking about swapping out the terminals for binding posts on the M-4's.
    HT: M5510-Prox2/PN51E550/NR708/M282(3)/RTi A7/CSi A6/FXi A6/DSWPro660x2/PS3/HTPC
    Office: Belkin PF60/PN43E450/Marantz 1501/PSB 400/Image C4/WD Live TV
    2-Channel: Yamaha C4/M4(2)/DQ-10's/DQ-1w(2)/SBT/Pioneer R2Rl/Technics SL-7/AR EB101
    Desk: QSC RMX850/Behringer B2030P
  • dudeinaroomdudeinaroom Posts: 3,625
    edited September 2012
    PreCd wrote: »
    Here is my Scott LK-48 which was rebuilt by NOSValves. Sounds good!

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    When was it done, and how does it sound? Pretty clean looking.
    TV speakers
  • PreCdPreCd Posts: 786
    edited September 2012
    This is my brothers amp (said mine but not, wish it was). He left it with me while away for a month or two, don't know if I will let him have it back. In saying that I did not get a chance to hear it before hand. It sounds great. I am used to a Adcom GFA-555 and this is very different. It has a much greater sound stage and a more refined sound of course. Not as much punch as the Adcom but I rarely listen to music at great levels anymore know what I mean.
    When was it done, and how does it sound? Pretty clean looking.
    SDA2BTL
    Marantz CD5004
    Adcom GFA-545
    Bottlehead Quickie Tube Preamp
  • dudeinaroomdudeinaroom Posts: 3,625
    edited September 2012
    All the Scott tube gear I have heard is just awe inspiring not to mention some of the quietest phono stages I have heard. Was wondering when your brother had it done because I might have had my ears on it.
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    ampses and receiverators...

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    Finished one of the s-5000 yesterday, also had a hand in the first biasing mods we have done for one.

    Also got a visitor burning in for the weekend.
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    It is playing with a cd player, the parasound and mains in my sig.
    TV speakers
  • dudeinaroomdudeinaroom Posts: 3,625
    edited September 2012
    double post
    TV speakers
  • dracoskeeperdracoskeeper Posts: 143
    edited September 2012
  • dudeinaroomdudeinaroom Posts: 3,625
    edited September 2012
    What is that ugly blue thing that all the components are upon? Is that a V8 or a V6 on the back of that thing? lol Defiantly different looking.
    TV speakers
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