This joint needs some more vintage hifi

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  • build your own mobile high fi circa 1934!
    Here is the hand typed, hand drawn brochure with testimonials in the back.
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  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 91
    edited October 2016
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    Remote control for dash^^
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    ^^^ speaker
    Says here, you can cut hole in the floor to get the amp out of the way!
    Don't know what to do w/ this Illinois artifact...
  • jdjohnjdjohn Posts: 1,601
    Side system I've put together from gear in my dad's garage. Check it out...dual Duals! Top one is a 1228, bottom one is a 1215S. That's a Rotel RX-602 receiver; it has two phono inputs, so I just had to try playing two-at-once and toggle 1&2. Realistic Optimus T-100 floorstanders with JBL 2500 bookies on top. The tweeters in the Realistics aren't that great, but the little JBLs fill-out the top end nicely. I'm going to sell this to a long-time friend at work...but with only one of the turntables.
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  • leftwinger57leftwinger57 Posts: 2,918
    Ok, how about these either late '60s of early '70 Rectilinear Low Boy3s.These I got off c/l for $50 and were/are in pristine condition has you will seea1sqjbzxkfbw.jpg
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    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,Ohm model E

    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
  • 6uyldueg95es.jpg
    ^^^ speaker
    Says here, you can cut hole in the floor to get the amp out of the way!
    Don't know what to do w/ this Illinois artifact...

    Thats cool. Any chance I could get copies?
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 26,264
    Ok, how about these either late '60s of early '70 Rectilinear Low Boy3s.These I got off c/l for $50 and were/are in pristine condition has you will seea1sqjbzxkfbw.jpg
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    You didn't happen to get those from a fellow named "Donnie", did you? I only asked because of your locale and someone I know in your general neck of the woods :)
  • leftwinger57leftwinger57 Posts: 2,918
    No Doc, this guy was named Keith and is a pro drummer and leads the marching H.S. band. This way out in Hunterdon County off interstate78. His basement was full of very,very nice eye candy. A really big Krell,a tube amp, a 12 watt tube amp for the LBs w/ no pre/amp and like Jesse says it was not needed. A pair of absolutely beautiful Klipsch Cornwalls, The Recs which I got, Klipsch KG 3s and a whole lot more. He gave me permission to take pics of his gear so I hope it comes out it was very impressive. Notice the stands which were holding the Low Boys. I really wanted them but he said he needed them for the Klipsch. d4g82klbk4kh.jpg
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    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,Ohm model E

    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
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 26,264
    FYI -- I am poised to putter, again, upstairs.

    30302966376_8b0935acdb_b.jpgDSC_6253 by Mark Hardy, on Flickr

    30263283421_f58434f663_b.jpgJBL N600 by Mark Hardy, on Flickr

    Wait, what?! JBL?!?!

    ;)
  • sucks2bemesucks2beme Posts: 5,116
    My new toy. A recapped Sansui au-717. The front face is just about perfect.
    There are a few scuffs on the top of the case. I'm going to strip and repaint.
    Sound great with no noisey controls. I'll be changing out speaker A clips
    for modern posts. I'll have to retrieve my speakers from my son's house
    in Texas during the Thanksgiving break.
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    "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
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 26,264
    edited October 2016
    Good for you!

    The AU-717 is a nice amplifier: aesthetically, structurally, and sonically. They're not rare (even though they were 'spensive)... but I'm still waiting for one to cross my path.


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  • jdjohn wrote: »
    Side system I've put together from gear in my dad's garage. Check it out...dual Duals! Top one is a 1228, bottom one is a 1215S. That's a Rotel RX-602 receiver; it has two phono inputs, so I just had to try playing two-at-once and toggle 1&2. Realistic Optimus T-100 floorstanders with JBL 2500 bookies on top. The tweeters in the Realistics aren't that great, but the little JBLs fill-out the top end nicely. I'm going to sell this to a long-time friend at work...but with only one of the turntables.
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    Put a set of silk domes in those T-100's and a decent cap (there is no crossover) and wait for the smile to come !

  • tonyp063tonyp063 Posts: 821
    I'll play.
    Had this since I was a puppy. Still works a treat.

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  • soundfreak1soundfreak1 Posts: 2,870
    edited November 2016
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    Good for you!

    The AU-717 is a nice amplifier: aesthetically, structurally, and sonically. They're not rare (even though they were 'spensive)... but I'm still waiting for one to cross my path.


    10996918515_3ce1f6bbf7_b.jpgscan0004a by Mark Hardy, on Flickr
    10996917975_e68bebf881_b.jpgscan0005a by Mark Hardy, on Flickr

    A friend of mine (so. of Atlanta ) has one for sale! Just saying. Pm me if you would like his info.
    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
  • kharp1kharp1 Posts: 3,463
    Kenwood amps from that era put out a nice sound.
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 26,264
    That Kenwood series was highly regarded in some circles. Cannot ever recall seeing/hearing one in the flesh, though. None of the hifi stores I dealt with in those days sold Kenwood.
  • sucks2bemesucks2beme Posts: 5,116
    The Kenwood sound is pretty neutral. Normally vintage guys
    won't pay as much for Kenwood as other brands. The big guns
    are the exception. That's 120WPC and up. I can't say I ever saw one of those.
    At that price he might have a tough time selling it.
    "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
  • I never saw a Kenwood that looked that good .It has those MC type meters that draw you in. 200w a side is in competition w/ my $300 Adcom. This thing is way better looking than the Phase Linear 700 and I know what you dudes think of them.
    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,Ohm model E

    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
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 26,264
    edited December 2016
    Power meters on hifi amplifiers are sort of like flames painted on the sides of passenger cars.

    Just sayin', you know?

    ;)
  • ^Nope^

    Power meters on hifi amplifiers are sort of like flames embroidered on the sides of a woman's tightly knit sweater.

    Oh my God, I hope I didn't type that out loud.....
    HT: Marantz NR-1603, Oppo 981, Def Tech SM55, SVS PB-1000
    BR: iPad Mini, Audio Engine A5+
    2C: Parasound ZDAC V.2, Sony DA80ES, Sony XDR-F1HD, SVS Prime Tower, JSE .6 Infinite Slope
    Office: MBAir, Focusrite Scarlett 2i2, JBL LSR-308
    Projects: Polk RTA12, Polk Monitor 7, Revox B225CD, BIC 3-TM
  • And I love me some power meters...
    HT: Marantz NR-1603, Oppo 981, Def Tech SM55, SVS PB-1000
    BR: iPad Mini, Audio Engine A5+
    2C: Parasound ZDAC V.2, Sony DA80ES, Sony XDR-F1HD, SVS Prime Tower, JSE .6 Infinite Slope
    Office: MBAir, Focusrite Scarlett 2i2, JBL LSR-308
    Projects: Polk RTA12, Polk Monitor 7, Revox B225CD, BIC 3-TM
  • Power meters are a melon juggling contest.
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 26,264
    edited December 2016
    ^Nope^

    Power meters on hifi amplifiers are sort of like flames embroidered on the sides of a woman's tightly knit sweater.

    Oh my God, I hope I didn't type that out loud.....

    OK, I can live with that similie.

    :)

    (or maybe on her stockings?)
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 26,264
    edited December 2016
    more interesting than power meters...

    26962367976_f8790befa6_b.jpgDSC_3437 by Mark Hardy, on Flickr

    ;-)

    besides, there are better places for Bigasse meters --

    15991720427_ed9f211040_b.jpgOtari MX5050 010215 1 by Mark Hardy, on Flickr

    as an aside, if I were to found a hifi company -- with a nod to Cabasse, I would indeed name it Bigasse. Just thought I'd mention that.
  • kharp1kharp1 Posts: 3,463
    @mhardy6647 Now you're just showing off! B)
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 26,264
    edited December 2016
    Busted.
    That's pretty much my modus operandi :pensive:
  • boston1450boston1450 Posts: 6,673
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    Randy/Maine .. SDA-CRS+TL-RTA15TL-Cs1000p
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 26,264
    Which deck is that? I can't quite make it out.
    It's nice lookin'.
  • boston1450boston1450 Posts: 6,673
    That is the K-850 & she floats like a dream. My favorite out of the bunch
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    Randy/Maine .. SDA-CRS+TL-RTA15TL-Cs1000p
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