This joint needs some more vintage hifi

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  • boston1450boston1450 Posts: 6,260
    edited August 2016
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    Thanks, yes it is a Sansui AU-717 that has had a complete recap and I love it. The shelf is an Ikea Expedit that I just turned on its side, works great for my music room.[/quote]
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    Thank you. Im looking to get new shelves for my albums & they seem to be affordable :)
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    Randy in Maine
    SDA-CRS+ 198 tweeters. WMG upgraded crossovers.
    Larry's rings. Stands w/Polk Logo & Spiked nicely
    RTA15TL 198 tweeters. WMG upgraded crossovers.
    Larry's rings. Gloss tops shine. Spiked nicely
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  • tonyb wrote: »
    You and me both Mark, shall we pay him a midnight visit ? :)

    LOL thanks guys, there is just something about the vintage sound for me. I have 3 Marantz receivers which I love but the Sansui is in my main system. I will admit it will be here until I decide to go with a vintage Mac, would like a MA 6100 or MA 6200. Also on my audio bucket list is a pair of Ohm speakers.
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 22,118
    You know, any of youse guyses with dynamically-balanced tonearms have a golden opportunity to eff with unsuspecting buddies' minds...

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  • sucks2bemesucks2beme Posts: 4,854
    the au-717 is the next vintage piece I'm going to own.
    Just waiting for the right one to show up.
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  • jdjohnjdjohn Posts: 863
    My little Marantz 2226 Goodwill find for $16. I had to replace the backlights and the tuner dial needle light, but found a nice fuse-lamp kit for the job. There was soldering involved for the needle dial light, and the 'stereo' light. I think the best solder joint is the one that works. I polished everything in sight as well, and used some tire dressing for the black vinyl coating on the cover (not visible in pic). This amp has a nice sweet, warm sound to it. It has been called 'tubey' in some comments I have seen, and I can't disagree with that statement.
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  • I liked the looks of the cube shelf that I bought one in Red!
    Thanks for sharing. (last I knew rollback pricing)
    zappafan2 wrote: »
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    My new Infinity RS5s

    Studio 2 equipment;
    Yamaha a-s2100 Amp, CD-2100 CD player, T-S500 tuner
    Loudspeakers: Harbeth p3esr, Polk RT7
    Cables: Aural Harmony Sonnet Interconnect II, WireWorld Equinox 7 speaker,
    Black Cat silverstar 75 ohm digital, Signal Digital Power Cord, PS Audio Perfect Wave AC-3,
    Pangea SE14, Voltz supplied interconnects
    Optional: Arcam DV88 DVD/CD (HDCD) player, Polk SDS-400 speakers
  • I liked the looks of the cube shelf that I bought one in Red!
    Thanks for sharing. (last I knew rollback pricing)
    zappafan2 wrote: »
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    My new Infinity RS5s

    They are great , very sturdy and functional, perfect for my needs.
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 13,775
    Nice rig Mark.
    zappafan2 wrote: »
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    My new Infinity RS5s

    nice rig Mark
  • soundfreak1soundfreak1 Posts: 2,829
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    Dynaco st70!
    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
  • machonemachone Posts: 1,117
    Awesome. I used to have one of those. I drove it with an Advent receiver pre-outs.
    Mojo Audio Illuminati v3>>Quantum Byte w/LMS>>Rpi/PiCoreplayer>> Starlight 7 USB >> Mojo Audio Mystique v2 SE>>ModWright SWL 9.0 SE Signature>>Hafler DH-500 Amp+ (Musical Concepts Fully Modded)>>
    SRS 2.3TL (Fully Modded)...SDA-1A (Fully Modded with Dimensional Tweeter Delete)
    1KVA Dreadnought
    Marantz SA 8005
    Pioneer PLX-1000 Turntable - Shure SC35C/N35X - V15III/VN35HE
    Yamaha TX-540 Tuner...Sony BDP-S570
    Sony PS4

    Separate subpanel with four dedicated 20 amp circuits.
    1. Amplification 2. Analog 3. Digital 4. Video

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  • pitdogg2 wrote: »
    Nice rig Mark.
    zappafan2 wrote: »
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    My new Infinity RS5s

    nice rig Mark

    Thanks Ivan, hope all is going good.
  • highway_chilehighway_chile Posts: 37
    edited August 2016
    I just began the break-in period after having my Luxman C-1010 completely recapped (currently coupled with a Luxman M-300). The tech used to do Luxman warranty work and has done several other things for me, including a partial recap of the Luxman C-120A that I just moved into my second listening room in order to put the C-1010 back in place. That one had issues when I bought it, but he certainly had it sounding fabulous.
    The 1010 was sounding good before, but at higher volumes tended to be a bit harsh and fatiguing, so I decided to take the plunge and have it totally restored.
    For those more technically savvy than I, he used Nichicon Fine Golds, Nichichon Silmic II's, various Rubycons, and a couple of Panasonics.
    I'd love to hear how long everyone thinks the break in period will take. He said 20-30 hours.
    Right now I'm about an hour and a half in. It seems to be warming up before my very ears. I guess I have no choice but to sit here and break it in as quickly as is humanly possible.
    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
    Headphones: Sennheiser RS180, Sennheiser HDR170 w/Fiio E12 Montblanc (home). Sennheiser HD449 w/Fiio E12 Montblanc (portable)
    EQ: SAE 180 Parametric
  • aprazer402aprazer402 Posts: 1,418
    Here's something you don't see at the Goodwill very often. A mile from my house. I did not buy it. A 1950 Dumont console TV. It looked to be in good condition.
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 22,118
    seriously cool piece of hardware -- with an FM radio, to boot.
  • tattat Posts: 159
    edited August 2016
    I am not old enough to remember this stuff but I always laugh when I see the giant "SOLID STATE!" advert's. Shows how the latest scientific innovations are not always steps forward imo.
    My grandfather was an senior engineer at NASA for all the glory years and I remember him talking about solid state like it was a huge improvement. And I guess it is in terms of real estate (which was NASA's big concern) and weight it has benefits. But I dont care what the numbers/specs say....trust a musician to tell you which one sounds more lifelike. It'll be tubes most of the time.
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  • tattat Posts: 159
    edited August 2016
    Console TV above reminds me that the first stereo I experienced was probably same grandparents' Magnavox fully enclosed piece of furniture/console unit lol. I guess the cabinet sold the unit to most folks! I remember a TV the same design, elaborate walnut enclosure. Either that or the slightly later model one they gave my parents. Its the dawn of solid state era so its pretty horrible sound. CTS speakers or similar inside it.

    The 1st stereo I owned was a bookshelf Fisher. I was ambitious enough to start designing speaker cabs to fit my room in high school lol! I then saved up and bought a Yamaha int. 110wpc and Polk SDA CRS+ which was a big improvement.

    Sure wish my grandfather had been an audiophile, he kept his stuff in MINT condition for decades like a good Depression era man. Still had his High School combination lock (working fine) on the day he died. Pre-dispoable culture (which solid-state has alot to do with I might add). He played organ well and was a NASA EEG but his only true love was my grandmother :)
    When freedom is outlawed, only outlaws are free...
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 22,118
    I've been pondering a 9849 that is local.
    Anyone hear 1 or 2 of these?
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    Unfortunately, no -- probably a commercial sound reinforcement/MI model -- probably not bad though. Kind of configured like an Altec Fourteen.

    Here's what Lansing Heritage has:

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    I don't know what drivers or HF horn this monitor has :(

    But, heck, if it/they were cheap, it/they would be comin' home with me ;)


  • Thanks mRhardy. It's still out there but a single only...
    Studio 2 equipment;
    Yamaha a-s2100 Amp, CD-2100 CD player, T-S500 tuner
    Loudspeakers: Harbeth p3esr, Polk RT7
    Cables: Aural Harmony Sonnet Interconnect II, WireWorld Equinox 7 speaker,
    Black Cat silverstar 75 ohm digital, Signal Digital Power Cord, PS Audio Perfect Wave AC-3,
    Pangea SE14, Voltz supplied interconnects
    Optional: Arcam DV88 DVD/CD (HDCD) player, Polk SDS-400 speakers
  • tattat Posts: 159
    edited September 2016
    That looks like one of the greenback Altecs to me, 1960's era; I forget the model # (see link 416A's maybe?). I only need the full-range models so I mix up the woofers. I dont think the compression horns are preferred for home hi-fi, perhaps imaging is a major reason, but dont have experience using them in the home. There have been some classic hi-fi speakers that use them on the other hand.

    ** http://www.ebay.com/itm/2x-Altec-Lansing-416a-416-Woofer-8ohm-Recone-Model-19-Onken-15-Speaker-A7-A5/142099969279?_trksid=p2047675.c100005.m1851&_trkparms=aid=222007&algo=SIC.MBE&ao=1&asc=38828&meid=94735ddceebc40fc8a6f8eff89ec5d80&pid=100005&rk=3&rkt=6&sd=121987453341
    When freedom is outlawed, only outlaws are free...
  • Trying to sneak these back into the bedroom...
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    Studio 2 equipment;
    Yamaha a-s2100 Amp, CD-2100 CD player, T-S500 tuner
    Loudspeakers: Harbeth p3esr, Polk RT7
    Cables: Aural Harmony Sonnet Interconnect II, WireWorld Equinox 7 speaker,
    Black Cat silverstar 75 ohm digital, Signal Digital Power Cord, PS Audio Perfect Wave AC-3,
    Pangea SE14, Voltz supplied interconnects
    Optional: Arcam DV88 DVD/CD (HDCD) player, Polk SDS-400 speakers
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 22,118
    the critters or the electronics? ;)
  • the ole RT8's still have it. :)
    Studio 2 equipment;
    Yamaha a-s2100 Amp, CD-2100 CD player, T-S500 tuner
    Loudspeakers: Harbeth p3esr, Polk RT7
    Cables: Aural Harmony Sonnet Interconnect II, WireWorld Equinox 7 speaker,
    Black Cat silverstar 75 ohm digital, Signal Digital Power Cord, PS Audio Perfect Wave AC-3,
    Pangea SE14, Voltz supplied interconnects
    Optional: Arcam DV88 DVD/CD (HDCD) player, Polk SDS-400 speakers
  • boston1450boston1450 Posts: 6,260
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    Randy in Maine
    SDA-CRS+ 198 tweeters. WMG upgraded crossovers.
    Larry's rings. Stands w/Polk Logo & Spiked nicely
    RTA15TL 198 tweeters. WMG upgraded crossovers.
    Larry's rings. Gloss tops shine. Spiked nicely
    Cs1000p-Yamaha-Parasound-Acurus
    MIT speaker cables-Pangea powercords
  • boston1450boston1450 Posts: 6,260
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    Randy in Maine
    SDA-CRS+ 198 tweeters. WMG upgraded crossovers.
    Larry's rings. Stands w/Polk Logo & Spiked nicely
    RTA15TL 198 tweeters. WMG upgraded crossovers.
    Larry's rings. Gloss tops shine. Spiked nicely
    Cs1000p-Yamaha-Parasound-Acurus
    MIT speaker cables-Pangea powercords
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 22,118
    That is a cute one!

    The soiled state Sherwoods, like their vacuum tube predecessors, were very nice little receivers -- then (and even still now) totally off the marketplace's radar. They sound good and they have remarkable tuner sections.

    In fairness, I don't know about the little S-7010, but the ones I've owned and/or heard are pretty remarkable little hidden gems. They're cute, too.

    This is an S-7210 that I passed along, some years back, to our dear, departed friend George Grand. I'm not even sure that he wanted it, but he got it! :)

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    ... and an S-7100A that passed through a while back.

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    (these photos are probably re-runs in this thread... sorry!)

  • I had the top Sherwood in the 70's. Got it at Sears.
    Studio 2 equipment;
    Yamaha a-s2100 Amp, CD-2100 CD player, T-S500 tuner
    Loudspeakers: Harbeth p3esr, Polk RT7
    Cables: Aural Harmony Sonnet Interconnect II, WireWorld Equinox 7 speaker,
    Black Cat silverstar 75 ohm digital, Signal Digital Power Cord, PS Audio Perfect Wave AC-3,
    Pangea SE14, Voltz supplied interconnects
    Optional: Arcam DV88 DVD/CD (HDCD) player, Polk SDS-400 speakers
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 22,118
    One big ss Sherwood passed through here; an S-7910. I probably should've kept it... but I actually sold that one some years back.

    14482619842_beee8c03c4_b.jpgSherwood flash by Mark Hardy, on Flickr
  • boston1450boston1450 Posts: 6,260
    Mark that s7210 is very similar to the s7010. From what i read up the small Sherwoods were pretty reasonable priced & still having the appearance of the vintage era. It is light as a feather but operates & sounds pretty decent for i think it was around 15wpc. I will send it offf on its way for someone else to enjoy.
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    Randy in Maine
    SDA-CRS+ 198 tweeters. WMG upgraded crossovers.
    Larry's rings. Stands w/Polk Logo & Spiked nicely
    RTA15TL 198 tweeters. WMG upgraded crossovers.
    Larry's rings. Gloss tops shine. Spiked nicely
    Cs1000p-Yamaha-Parasound-Acurus
    MIT speaker cables-Pangea powercords
  • corticocortico Posts: 583
    edited September 2016
    My favorite set, a 1974 Marantz 2270 fully restored, Pioneer PL530 turntable, Parasound CD changer and Parasound DAC hiding on the bottom 6164bzbu9wyb.jpeg
  • soundfreak1soundfreak1 Posts: 2,829
    edited September 2016
    Very nice system cortico. I like the rotory dial phone too!
    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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