This joint needs some more vintage hifi

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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 26,344
    Yup, I knew that -- there's one here, too. :)

    BTW, I concur. I'd rather listen to high-quality FM mono than mediocre FM stereo.
    I did, after many years, actually break down and go stereo last year, though.

    16537943557_2dc3a8fd96_b.jpgDSC_0247 by Mark Hardy, on Flickr

  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 26,344
    edited January 2017
    naah. It does sound a little better than the Sherwoods, though. It betters the Sherwoods in the bass (qualitatively and quantitatively). Otherwise, pretty much a toss-up.

    I cannot afford any of the holy grail tuners. If I could, I'd have an HH Scott 310E or a REL Precedent.

    The absolute best sounding tuner I've heard with my own ears is a Scott 310E owned by one of the northern New England tube hifi gurus.

  • soundfreak1soundfreak1 Posts: 2,876
    SA 8500II pretty nice condition.g8r0nyjas3lb.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: 26,344
    I espy a VM record changer :)
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 26,344
    OK, someone just e-mailed this photo to me -- seems like a good thing to share here:

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    Lots of moving mass -- but that's one way to minimize tracking error ;)

    For those who aren't familiar with it -- the turntable in the photo is a Fairchild 750: possibly the finest turntable ever made.

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  • ^^^ can u scratch on it?
  • KennethSwaugerKennethSwauger Moderator Posts: 7,269
    I bet the guy who designed that tonearm had a parrot.
    "They thought we were too loud, but shoot, I had four army blankets folded over my amp, and the volume level was on 2. I'm used to playin' on 10!" S.R.V.
  • Polkie2009Polkie2009 Posts: 3,836
    SA 8500II pretty nice condition.g8r0nyjas3lb.jpg
    Hey SF1, a friend of mine has one of these amps and last time I talked to him(about 5 years ago) , it was still running strong! :)
  • WagnerRCWagnerRC Posts: 2,016
    oldie but goodie ecdbelibhlcj.jpg
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 26,344
    Those are two fairly serious pieces of hardware :*
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 26,344
    edited February 2017
  • aprazer402aprazer402 Posts: 2,039

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    KLH turntable with built-in amp and tuner. At an area pawn shop for $79.00. Mid 1960's???
  • aprazer402aprazer402 Posts: 2,039
    edited April 2017
    la2vegas wrote: »
    Are these any good? Sorry, I don't have a clue.

    I have no idea. KLH made quality items. Not so sure of what electronics are in this. We'll have to wait for our vintage guru, Doc. Mark, to show up with something. :) To clarify, I did not buy it, I saw it on-line.
  • txcoastal1txcoastal1 Posts: 11,500
    2-channel: Modwright KWI-200 Integrated, Dynaudio C1-II Signatures
    Desktop rig: LSi7, Polk 110sub, Dayens Ampino amp, W4S DAC/pre, Sonos, JRiver
    Gear on standby: Melody 101 tube pre, Unison Research Simply Italy Integrated
    Gone to new homes: (Matt Polk's)Threshold Stasis SA12e monoblocks, Pass XA30.5 amp, Usher MD2 speakers, Dynaudio C4 platinum speakers, Modwright LS100 (voltz), Simaudio 780D DAC

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  • aprazer402aprazer402 Posts: 2,039
    Yep, Model 24, plenty of them on Ebay, around the same price. They must have sold a bunch of them.
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 26,344
    edited April 2017
    The KLH all-in-ones were very decent; a step up from the standard compact hifis of their day (mid-late 1960s, indeed). The Garrard changers on them are more or less a write-off (I'd opine), but the FM tuners are very good. The matching KLH speakers, though, arguably, the "big value" part of the package -- especially from a 21st Century perspective.

    A couple have passed through here -- one is still here somewhere in the basement. They tend to need some work at this late date, in my experience.
    I wouldnt' pay 79 smackers for one (FWIW).

    From www.radioshackcatalogs.com (1967). The one on this catalog page scan is the FM-only version (KLH 24).


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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 26,344
    edited April 2017
    some other KLH conusmer hifi products from 1967 (while we're on the subject):
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    If the database at www.classicspeakerpages.net is to be believed, the AM/FM version was called the KLH 27.

    As one more FYI/FWIW, these are the KLH 24 loudspeakers that would have gone with the all-in-one unit. Amusingly, these photos are at classicspeakerpages, but they're photos I took of a dump find KLH 24 that I used to have. I don't remember if I shared them with the site, or if someone else put 'em there :neutral:

    klh24_front-2.jpeg

    Unassuming little acoustic suspension 8" two-way; these are very pleasantly musical little loudspeakers to listen to, with virtually no collectors' cachet (i.e., if you find a pair, they should be cheap!).
  • Sold off my KLH 32's as part of the downsizing but I'd love to
    replace it 24 stereo music system!
  • motorhead43026motorhead43026 Posts: 3,751
    edited April 2017
    This in not mine, but I have one exactly like it in excellent condition and it works!. It is in storage at this moment. It is a KLH 20 plus. I have been offered as much as $2500.00 for it.

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    2 channel: Anthem 225 Integrated amp; Parasound Ztuner; TechnicsTT SL1350; Vincent PHO-8 phono pre; Marantz CD6005 spinner; Polk SDA2BTL's; LAT International speaker cables, ZU Mission IC's and power cables all into a PS Audio Dectet Power center.

    Other; S60'S, M10 series II, M7C's, Hafler XL600 amp, RB-980BX, Parasound HCA-1500 amp , P5 preamp, all in storage. All vintage Polk have had crossover rebuilds and tweeter upgrades.

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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 26,344
    Sold off my KLH 32's as part of the downsizing but I'd love to
    replace it 24 stereo music system!

    The KLH 32 speakers were remarkably pleasant to listen to little speakers as well. The Harvard, MA town dump turned up a pair of those once, too :)

    14798632620_0b54839fd4_b.jpgKLH 32s by Mark Hardy, on Flickr
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 26,344
    This in not mine, but I have one exactly like it in excellent condition and it works!. It is in storage at this moment. It is a KLH 20 plus. I have been offered as much as $2500.00 for it.

    o6ijiexqboff.jpg

    very cool. They're semi-common in New England, but the prices on them are high.


  • soundfreak1soundfreak1 Posts: 2,876
    Kinda vintage hifi!j52y9ham1jnl.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
  • leftwinger57leftwinger57 Posts: 2,918
    If you guys remember I posted a while back about my vintage Pioneer 305 headphones. Well, 1 side totally cut out and I replaced them w/ these vintage Koss -Pro 747b models. For sure they weigh more but do give a much more life like sound w/ good bass and pretty adjustable. What year are they from well I have to do some research. I got them for $24 w/ free shipping on E-Bay. Hey I tried and instead I found this wacky PDF from American Ad History w/ hundreds of vintage ads in this, ala Doc Hardy's vintage ad spectaculars.

    http://www.americanradiohistory.com/Archive-Practical/Wireless/70s/PW-1972-01.pdf
    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
  • I loved my Koss until the air went out of one side :#
  • leftwinger57leftwinger57 Posts: 2,918
    Seems to be the common ailment of headphones of most vintage brands. Usually the cord efs up. I didn't get that out of the older Pioneers deads ville on one whole side.
    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
  • mpitogompitogo Posts: 446
    Vintage... I have a Sansui AU-6900 (rebuilt by me new components) and a Sansui FR-1080. My dad was the original owner. The Sansui has no problems driving a pair of Elac Debut B6.

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    Family Room Home Theater-7.2.2 (Atmos) Polk LSiM 707, 706c, Dual DSW microPRO 3000, LSiM 702 F/X [x4], RC65i | Marantz SR7009 | Marantz PM-10 [FL/FR] | Marantz SA-10 | Sony UBP-X800 4K | Xbox One S 4K | AppleTV 4K | HTPC | Sony 75” XBR X850D 4K
    Office Home Theater-5.1 Polk RT55, CS400, PSW450, f/x 500 | Onkyo TX-SR705 | AppleTV | Samsung 55”
    Office Music-2.0 KEF Q100 | Sansui AU-6900 | Topping DX7s | Sansui FR-1080
    Office Music 2-2.0 Klipsch RP-600M | Topping DX7s (BAL out) | PASS ACA (kit) Class A balanced monoblocks
    Master Bedroom Music-2.0 Totem Hawk | Rotel RA-1570
    Patio Music-2.0 Polk Atrium8 | AMC 2445 bridged
    Airplay zones: Family Room (HDMI), Family Room SA-10 (optical), Master Bedroom (Optical), Office (HDMI), Office DX7s (optical), Living Room Ares (Optical), SR7009 (AVR direct) and Patio (analog). Apple Music multi-stream to any, combo or all.
    Spares: Polk LSi25, LSiC, CS300, 4pr T15, Martin Logan Motion 40, 50xt, Dynamo 500, Rotel RB-1590, Denon AVR-4802R, Onkyo DX-C540, DVP-S500D, PS HX-500,
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