This joint needs some more vintage hifi

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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 25,747
    darned nice little loudspeakers -- I doubt that many folks who think the Radio Shack "Minimus 7" was a great little loudspeaker have heard a pair of L-300s (or Visonik Davids, for that matter).
  • gudnoyezgudnoyez Posts: 7,449
    edited July 2016
    Eiko ST40 Tube Amp

    Here you go Mr Hardy what are these worth?
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    Stuff for the Head
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 25,747
    edited July 2016
    well -- I found mine on the scrap metal pile at the Harvard town dump, so I may not be the best judge :-)

    The ST-40 is a pretty good (if homely) amplifier, push-pull 7591A outputs at a rated 20 wpc. Useless loudness control circuit (readily modified); uses a 5AR4 rectifier (if there's a Mullard in there, you're already ahead of the game). I think the ST-40s nowadays typically go for $250 to 400, give or take. Rehab needed, of course, if it's all original inside. Easy to work on. I think the EICO group @ Yahoo has the manual for it (and/or other sources) -- if you need docs & have any trouble finding 'em, shoot me a PM.

    The front panel on that one is much cleaner than mine. It's (I think) a fairly late version, with the metal inserts in the knobs (rather than the brown inserts on earlier versions).

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    my ST-40 in use, running a pair of Tannoy Devons (which are not mine)
  • gudnoyezgudnoyez Posts: 7,449
    It's not mine it's on our local craigslist for $250. I just posted it because I new you had one.
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    2 Channel
    Adcom 555II Vincent SA-T1 Marantz SA 15S2 Denon DR-M11 Clearaudio Bluemotion SDA 2.3tl's (Z) edition MIT Terminator II Speaker Cables & IC's Adcom 545II Adcom Gtp-450 Marantz CD5004 Technics M245X SDA 2B's, SDA CRS+

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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 25,747
    A priori, $250 doesn't sound bad at all -- depends on condition & tubes installed; could be a pretty, even a very, good deal.

    This thread may be of interest: http://forum.polkaudio.com/discussion/111045/eico-st-70-vintage-tube-integrated-amp-restoration-upgrade/
    The topic of the thread's the EICO ST-70 as opposed to the ST-40... but there are some marked similarities between the two (although there are also very significant differences).

    15468965421_db80b78dd4_b.jpgDSC_0198 by Mark Hardy, on Flickr
  • boston1450boston1450 Posts: 6,670
    My new to me receiver. What a fine tuner30kn0twil9im.jpeg
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 25,747
    Nice all around receiver -- do you have a pair of Cornwalls or Choruses or other "heritage" Klipsch? The Fishers and the Klipsches complement each other surprisingly well...
  • boston1450boston1450 Posts: 6,670
    No. I tested/listened to it on the mini ADS's. Until i service the receiver or have my tech look it over. I have some fair size Advents i will use for now till i decide what to use with it. Thanks for the Klipsch suggestion. I was wondering what to use with it. Wasnt really looking for more gear. But couldnt resist
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 25,747
    Everyone should have a 1960s Fisher receiver in the stable. They're beautiful in that 1960s"Mad Men" way and very capable, too.
  • boston1450boston1450 Posts: 6,670
    Mark I listened to it for 2+ hours & enjoyed it. Im sure it will do better once its serviced correctly. I may change out some tubes (researching now) but wallet says no. We dont see these up here in this neck of the woods ever. All monies were donated to the local MidCoast hospital. So im happy
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 25,747
    boston1450 wrote: »
    ... All monies were donated to the local MidCoast hospital. So im happy

    Bonus! :-) That's excellent.
  • cnhcnh Posts: 13,310
    edited July 2016
    Rosie O'Kelly, anyone? Avery Fisher? Wall of Sound? (You boys are probably too uptight for this).

    Randy, did that belong to that oddball/eccentric-living on the edge boy-with the creepy basement full of gear...what was his name? Mike? You know who I'm talking about? If so, I am pleasantly surprised HE donated the money, because he seemed like a real scam artist of the Machiavellian variety.

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  • boston1450boston1450 Posts: 6,670
    No Cnh. It was Johns. He lives down on Mere Pt rd. It was his fathers. John has 3 sets of DunTech big 6-7 ft HUGE massive a$$ speakers. Awhile back i posted a SAE amp i bought from John also. I know Mike & i dont do business with him. Prices to high & his basement is INSANE
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  • Its not vintage.

    But damm, that's a good looking deck.

    It is a poser.

    But damm, that's a good looking deck.

    They have no right.

    But damm, that's a good looking deck.

    They're just taking advantage of the younger crowd new to vinyl

    But damm, that's a good looking deck.

    They just slapped their label on someone else's table.

    But damm, that's a good looking deck.

    I don't even have any vinyl.

    But Damm, that's a good looking deck.

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  • boston1450boston1450 Posts: 6,670
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    Nice all around receiver -- do you have a pair of Cornwalls or Choruses or other "heritage" Klipsch? The Fishers and the Klipsches complement each other surprisingly well...
    After i did a quick service on The Fisher 400 i hooked it to a pair of B&W dm560's & put this disc in the player & oh my. Pure Bliss :)

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  • boston1450boston1450 Posts: 6,670
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  • boston1450boston1450 Posts: 6,670
    edited July 2016
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  • motorhead43026motorhead43026 Posts: 3,688
    I have my eye on this Sansui G-7700. Anybody have any experience with this particular model?



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  • This Sansui AU-317II was $10 garage sale find yesterday. Both of the rack mounts were broken, so I removed them while cleaning it up. Unfortunately the master volume pot is all but impossible to get to without some disassembly, and it still has some static issues, so I'm going to have to open it back up again and see if I can get it cleared up.
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    Power Amps: Luxman M-02, Luxman M-2000, Luxman M-300
    Preamps: Luxman CX-100, Luxman C-1010, Luxman C-120A
    Speakers: Polk Audio SDA-2B's (no mods...yet), Klipsch KG4's (Crites Crossovers and Titanium Tweeters), Genesis 1's
    Digital Front End: Marantz CD6005, Denon DVD-2200, Fiio X5 II
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    EQ: SAE 180 Parametric
  • Rotel RX-203A receiver was a $15 garage sale find. Some Deoxit did the trick with this one.
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    Preamps: Luxman CX-100, Luxman C-1010, Luxman C-120A
    Speakers: Polk Audio SDA-2B's (no mods...yet), Klipsch KG4's (Crites Crossovers and Titanium Tweeters), Genesis 1's
    Digital Front End: Marantz CD6005, Denon DVD-2200, Fiio X5 II
    Headphones: Sennheiser RS180, Sennheiser HDR170 w/Fiio E12 Montblanc (home). Sennheiser HD449 w/Fiio E12 Montblanc (portable)
    EQ: SAE 180 Parametric
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 25,747
    I'd be happy to find any of that Sansui line of integrated amplifiers, in pretty much any condition, for $10... :-)
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 25,747
    PS -- I didn't mean to denigrate the Rotel... I just have very, very little experience with Rotel products myself.
  • gudnoyezgudnoyez Posts: 7,449
    Wardsweb wrote: »
    How about some vintage Marantz cassette decks?

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    Here is my Marantz SD 1000 I bought when I was 16 from Pacific Stero yes it still works Vu meters light up and it still works some 38 years later love vintage Marantz gear.i3icf1ys5j8x.jpg
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    2 Channel
    Adcom 555II Vincent SA-T1 Marantz SA 15S2 Denon DR-M11 Clearaudio Bluemotion SDA 2.3tl's (Z) edition MIT Terminator II Speaker Cables & IC's Adcom 545II Adcom Gtp-450 Marantz CD5004 Technics M245X SDA 2B's, SDA CRS+

    Stuff for the Head
    JD LABS C5 Headphone Amplifier, Sennheiser HD 598, Polk Audio Buckle, Polk Audio Hinge, Velodyne vPulse, Bose IE2, Sennheiser CX 200 Street II, Sennheiser MX 365

    Shower & Off the beaten path Rigs
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  • leftwinger57leftwinger57 Posts: 2,918
    Hey, I didn't know headphones would be included. As you saw w/ Randy's here are my Pioneer se-305s. They have leather ear cups,padded band and fit snug across the top. These are far an away much better than my original Super -X from Yonkers in the 70's which were like have 2 milk crates on your ears and made you sweat so much they gave out cloth pads that fit the cups.1vzitv1egxdn.jpg
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  • not exactly vintage hifi, but a nice pick today.
    40W in 8 ohm. Listening to the Beatles thru my Dynaco A25s and not bad.
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  • boston1450boston1450 Posts: 6,670
    Lew if you wear the se-q404's for any lenth of time-its quite a workout. Sound pretty good. But heavy buggers with front & rear speakers & adjustment knob. Ive had em for years. I tried em on the quad & then the quad went to live at a new home (Dans now) after i did a quick recondition
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  • NightfallNightfall Posts: 9,112
    edited July 2016
    Randy what did you pay for that Fisher 400? Those things are highly thought of by everyone that has one. I don't think I've seen a single person on the interwebs say that they didn't like it.

    Check out this mamma jamma. Fisher 500... only $1,500! That's a lot of money for something so old... they must be awesome.

    http://denver.craigslist.org/eld/5668578894.html

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  • boston1450boston1450 Posts: 6,670
    Maybe too much. 240.00 & i ordered these. b04ghd6klst8.png
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  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 91
    edited July 2016
    (ssssshhh) This is a sneaky good amp for nearfield applications.
    It can be bridged for 80W per channel. Nice detail and quite.
    Hook up some good monitors and be happy. :)
    I'm on the hunt for another one.
    not exactly vintage hifi, but a nice pick today.
    40W in 8 ohm. Listening to the Beatles thru my Dynaco A25s and not bad.
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