This joint needs some more vintage hifi

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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 21,798
    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?
    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
  • KennethSwaugerKennethSwauger Moderator Posts: 6,846
    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.
  • la2vegasla2vegas Posts: 3,374
    Or had a girlfriend who loved to limbo dance.
    2.3TL, 3.1TL, SRS 2, SDA 2B, SDA II,SDA 1C, 7B, 7C, 7 series 2, 10B, 5JR+, 5JR, 5A, 4.5, 4, RTA 11TL, RTA 8TL, RTA 8T, LSI9 Ebony, LSI7 EBONY, LSI7 CHERRY, LSIC, RTI A7, RTI A3, CSI A4, CSI A6, F/XI A4, RTI4. That's all for now.
  • 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: 1,887
    oldie but goodie ecdbelibhlcj.jpg
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 21,798
    Those are two fairly serious pieces of hardware :*
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 21,798
    edited February 2017
    A Tannoy Devon (two-way coaxial loudspeaker):

    32905690881_2521030d2f_b.jpgDSC_7124 by Mark Hardy, on Flickr


    cf. http://forum.polkaudio.com/discussion/comment/2240672#Comment_2240672
  • aprazer402aprazer402 Posts: 1,413

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    KLH turntable with built-in amp and tuner. At an area pawn shop for $79.00. Mid 1960's???
  • la2vegasla2vegas Posts: 3,374
    Are these any good? Sorry, I don't have a clue.
    2.3TL, 3.1TL, SRS 2, SDA 2B, SDA II,SDA 1C, 7B, 7C, 7 series 2, 10B, 5JR+, 5JR, 5A, 4.5, 4, RTA 11TL, RTA 8TL, RTA 8T, LSI9 Ebony, LSI7 EBONY, LSI7 CHERRY, LSIC, RTI A7, RTI A3, CSI A4, CSI A6, F/XI A4, RTI4. That's all for now.
  • aprazer402aprazer402 Posts: 1,413
    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: 10,415
    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
  • aprazer402aprazer402 Posts: 1,413
    Yep, Model 24, plenty of them on Ebay, around the same price. They must have sold a bunch of them.
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 21,798
    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: 21,798
    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:

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    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!
    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
  • motorhead43026motorhead43026 Posts: 3,113
    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; Cables ZU Mission IC's, SC and power cords, all into a PS Audio Dectet Power center.

    All TV's sound enhanced by Polk Magnfi Mini's.

    Other; S60'S, M10 series II, M7C's, Hafler XL600 amp, RB-980BX, Parasound HCA-1500 amp , P5 preamp, all in storage. All speakers have had crossover rebuilds, resulting in a small fortune invested in Sonicaps, and tweeter upgrades.

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  • In at 16!
    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: 21,798
    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: 21,798
    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: 2,829
    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 :#
    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
  • 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: 305
    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 LSi25, Martin Logan Motion 50xt, Dual DSW microPRO 3000, fx500, T15, RC65i | Marantz SR7009 | McIntosh MA5200 HT-passthrough & independent 2.0 | Sony UBP-X800 4K | Xbox One S 4K | AppleTV | HTPC | Sony 75” XBR X850D 4K
    Office Home Theater-5.1 Polk RT55, CS400, PSW450, T15 | Onkyo TX-SR705 | Xbox 360 MCE | AppleTV | Samsung 55”
    Office Music-2.0 KEF Q100 | Sansui AU-6900 | Sansui FR-1080
    Master Bedroom Music-2.0 Totem Hawk | Rotel RA-1570
    Patio Music-2.0 Polk Atrium8 | AMC 2445 bridged
    Airplay zones: Family Room (HDMI), Master Bedroom (Optical), Office (HDMI), Living Room (Optical), MA5200 (Optical), SR7009 (AVR direct) and Patio (analog). MacMini iTunes multi-stream to any, combo or all.
    Spares: Polk LSiC, CS300, T15, Martin Logan Motion 40, Dynamo 500, Rotel RB-1590, Denon AVR-4802R, Onkyo DX-C540, Sony CDP-491, STR DE715, DVP-S500D, PS HX-500
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 21,798
    Nice, and nice amplifier. Thanks for sharing a photo of it!

    FWIW, only one Sansui amplifier here, and it's a pretty unprepossessing example of their genre.

    26171934770_ebafc6dd85_b.jpg001a by Mark Hardy, on Flickr

    It'd be nice to have an AU-717... :)
  • la2vegasla2vegas Posts: 3,374
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    Nice, and nice amplifier. Thanks for sharing a photo of it!

    FWIW, only one Sansui amplifier here, and it's a pretty unprepossessing example of their genre.

    26171934770_ebafc6dd85_b.jpg001a by Mark Hardy, on Flickr

    It'd be nice to have an AU-717... :)

    At least you have the tuner. :)
    2.3TL, 3.1TL, SRS 2, SDA 2B, SDA II,SDA 1C, 7B, 7C, 7 series 2, 10B, 5JR+, 5JR, 5A, 4.5, 4, RTA 11TL, RTA 8TL, RTA 8T, LSI9 Ebony, LSI7 EBONY, LSI7 CHERRY, LSIC, RTI A7, RTI A3, CSI A4, CSI A6, F/XI A4, RTI4. That's all for now.
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 21,798
    edited May 2017
    True enough -- the TU-717 doesn't impress me much sonically, though (which is why it's sittin' on the shelf). The AU-717 was/is a pretty darned good integrated amplifier.
  • machonemachone Posts: 1,108
    I loved my Koss until the air went out of one side :#

    Koss has a lifetime guarantee.
    They replaced my Pro 4AA's after 35 years.
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    SRS 2.3TL (Fully Modded)...SDA-1A (Fully Modded with Dimensional Tweeter Delete)
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    Marantz SA 8005
    Pioneer PLX-1000 Turntable - Shure SC35C/N35X - V15III/VN35HE
    Yamaha TX-540 Tuner...Sony BDP-S570
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    Separate subpanel with four dedicated 20 amp circuits.
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