This joint needs some more vintage hifi

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  • motorstereomotorstereo Posts: 1,460

    Where did you get that MAC wall art????? Way cool![/quote]


    Thanks; It's a beach towel that Mcintosh sells on their site. I made a frame for it and put mattress foam behind it to help with room acoustics.
  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 3,837
    WTH!?! Dude I'm right here! ( That looks rather aggressive but no malice behind it whatsoever).

    Makes me sad I missed another chance to meet/hang with a fellow Polkie.
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 24,919
    Note the Blue Meanie. 'nuff said.

    ;)
  • Tony MTony M Posts: 8,933
    You never know what you'll find in some thrift stores or little shops.
    A guy I know found one of these at a "battered women's help" thrift store for 10 or 15 bucks. I bought it from him for like 80 or 100. You just never know.
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    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 24,919
    Not a model I've ever encountered in the wild, but that Pioneer amplifier looks like a fairly serious piece of hardware. You have one, eh? What do the guts look like?

    :)
  • Tony MTony M Posts: 8,933
    edited March 2018
    Yup. I have the one my old friend found in that thrift store that helps battered women. He's not into stereo as much as I am so he sold it to me after about a year. I guess he wanted some cash. I happened to have some to give him. It's a beast. This is a pic. from the web.
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    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • ConradiclesConradicles Posts: 5,983
    Optonica SA-5605:

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  • pumpkinmanpumpkinman Posts: 7,505
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    I picked these Knight speakers last weekend on a hot tip from @mhardy6647
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    Because I am The Pumpkinking


    A Kind Word Is An Easy Gift To Give
  • verbverb Posts: 9,970
    edited April 2018
    Is that a horn behind the grille? @mhardy6647 fingerprints for sure! :smile:
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS,Cary SLP-05 Pre,Enlightened Audio Designs CD Transport,Northstar Designs Excelsio DAC,Cambridge 851N streamer,Marantz SA-14 SACD,McIntosh MC300 Amp,Silnote Morpheus Ref2 Digital Cable,Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner,Pangea Power Cables,Wireworld Oasis 8 RCA IC's,MIT Shotgun S3 IC's,MIT Shotgun S1 Bi-Wire speaker cables
    Office: PC,EAR Acute CD Player,EAR 834L Pre,Northstar Designs Intenso DAC,PASS ACA Monoblocks,Denon UDR-F10 Cassette,Acoustic Technologies Classic FR Speakers,SVS SB12 Plus sub,MIT AVt2 speaker cables,IFI Purifier2,AQ Cinnamon USB cable,Groneberg Quatro Reference IC's
    Spare Room: Antique Sound Labs Wave AV-8 Monoblocks,Tisbury Mini Passive Pre,Tjoeb 99 tube CD player (modified Marantz CD-38),Analysis Plus Oval 9's,Zu Jumpers,AudioEngine B1 Streamer,Klipsch RB-61 v2,SVS PB1000 sub,Blue Jeans RCA IC's
    Living Room: Peachtree Nova Integrated,Cambridge CXN v2 Streamer,Rotel RCD-1072 CD player,Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner,Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers,Polk DSW Pro 660wi sub
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 24,919
    and, and, and... what's in em'??? :)
  • pumpkinmanpumpkinman Posts: 7,505
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    and, and, and... what's in em'??? :)

    I won’t know till this weekend. Sadly I’ve been busy with my boss on vacation for the last 8 days. I’ll take a few snaps and post them
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    Because I am The Pumpkinking


    A Kind Word Is An Easy Gift To Give
  • pumpkinmanpumpkinman Posts: 7,505
    verb wrote: »
    Is that a horn behind the grille? @mhardy6647 fingerprints for sure! :smile:

    Don’t know yet might just be a port ?? I did finally hook them up and play them tonight. Sound fine
    More to come :)
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    Because I am The Pumpkinking


    A Kind Word Is An Easy Gift To Give
  • verbverb Posts: 9,970
    Ok I'll play. Whoa!
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    Basement: Polk SDA SRS,Cary SLP-05 Pre,Enlightened Audio Designs CD Transport,Northstar Designs Excelsio DAC,Cambridge 851N streamer,Marantz SA-14 SACD,McIntosh MC300 Amp,Silnote Morpheus Ref2 Digital Cable,Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner,Pangea Power Cables,Wireworld Oasis 8 RCA IC's,MIT Shotgun S3 IC's,MIT Shotgun S1 Bi-Wire speaker cables
    Office: PC,EAR Acute CD Player,EAR 834L Pre,Northstar Designs Intenso DAC,PASS ACA Monoblocks,Denon UDR-F10 Cassette,Acoustic Technologies Classic FR Speakers,SVS SB12 Plus sub,MIT AVt2 speaker cables,IFI Purifier2,AQ Cinnamon USB cable,Groneberg Quatro Reference IC's
    Spare Room: Antique Sound Labs Wave AV-8 Monoblocks,Tisbury Mini Passive Pre,Tjoeb 99 tube CD player (modified Marantz CD-38),Analysis Plus Oval 9's,Zu Jumpers,AudioEngine B1 Streamer,Klipsch RB-61 v2,SVS PB1000 sub,Blue Jeans RCA IC's
    Living Room: Peachtree Nova Integrated,Cambridge CXN v2 Streamer,Rotel RCD-1072 CD player,Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner,Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers,Polk DSW Pro 660wi sub
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 24,919
    That was kinda my guess when I saw them being offered up, as I recall. Given their locus in space, I contacted @pumpkinman and kinda sorta encouraged him to take a look. I don't believe he needed too much encouragement ;)
  • mlistens03mlistens03 Posts: 2,723
    Optonica SA-5605:

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    My friend has one of these, sounded real nice on his pair of Kef speakers... he sold them, he thinks it was the worst mistake he ever made, but he still has the receiver.
    signature is in the spoiler window :)
    Not Tom or Trey or Jim just Micah
    Martin Logan LX16s, NAD 1155 preamp and 4155 tuner courtesy of DaddyJT, NAD C352 playing power amp, BJC Belden cables, Technics SL3200, Marantz CD6004 CD player and Audio Technica cartridge courtesy of Drew/Clipdat, Salamander Archetype rack
    I've always thought the goal of high-end audio was not to have your neighbors bang on the wall and say, 'Turn that darn music down' but to have your neighbors bang on the wall and say, 'Tell your friends to go home and you can practice later this week'.
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 24,919
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    more fun with a pair of EV "Wolverine" LS-12 fullrange drivers ;)
  • Tony MTony M Posts: 8,933
    edited April 2018
    Years ago, I picked up a corner speaker cabinet at the end of my road one day.

    Later looking in it, there was no horn where the horn slot it but the big speaker in it is a Wolverine. That speaker sounded GREAT too. I don't know what the front of the speaker cone looks like but the rear looks just like what that guy is holding from what I can remember. I still have that cabinet and speaker. B) It looks just like this one, exactly.
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    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 24,919
    edited April 2018
    a few such enclosures have passed through here, too :)
    ... and there's a small but sincere collection of those EV drivers, too :p
    I have a soft spot in my head heart for them.

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  • Tony MTony M Posts: 8,933
    edited April 2018
    YEP, that's the cabinet. But yours has 3 speaker openings behind the grill. Mine has 2.

    I need to pull the driver out. It's a shame there was only one on the roadside! :'(
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 24,919
    They're still kind of floating around everywhere.
    Remember, chance favors the prepared mind.
  • mpitogompitogo Posts: 429
    @Tony M looks like very nice haul. Vintage Sansui!
    Living Room Music-2.0 Polk Legend L800 | McIntosh C47 | McIntosh MA5200 (Treble) | McIntosh MC452 (Bass) | Sublimeacoustic K231 Active xover | Denon DP-2500A | Denafrips Aries II | Amazon Music Ultra HD via iPad Pro
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    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,
    Maintenance: Pro-Ject VC-S Record Cleaning Machine
  • Tony MTony M Posts: 8,933
    edited April 2018
    mpitogo wrote: »
    @Tony M looks like very nice haul. Vintage Sansui!

    You might be looking at my Pioneer A-88X integrated pics I got from the web to show its guts.

    It looks like the vintage sansui integrated I had once. It was a 717. Man I wish I still had it and it's tuner and equalizer that matched too. :'( Video from the Web. Not mine.
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • pumpkinmanpumpkinman Posts: 7,505
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    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    and, and, and... what's in em'??? :)

    lmivdewpnb28.jpg


    Because I am The Pumpkinking


    A Kind Word Is An Easy Gift To Give
  • verbverb Posts: 9,970
    Very cool! :smile:
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS,Cary SLP-05 Pre,Enlightened Audio Designs CD Transport,Northstar Designs Excelsio DAC,Cambridge 851N streamer,Marantz SA-14 SACD,McIntosh MC300 Amp,Silnote Morpheus Ref2 Digital Cable,Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner,Pangea Power Cables,Wireworld Oasis 8 RCA IC's,MIT Shotgun S3 IC's,MIT Shotgun S1 Bi-Wire speaker cables
    Office: PC,EAR Acute CD Player,EAR 834L Pre,Northstar Designs Intenso DAC,PASS ACA Monoblocks,Denon UDR-F10 Cassette,Acoustic Technologies Classic FR Speakers,SVS SB12 Plus sub,MIT AVt2 speaker cables,IFI Purifier2,AQ Cinnamon USB cable,Groneberg Quatro Reference IC's
    Spare Room: Antique Sound Labs Wave AV-8 Monoblocks,Tisbury Mini Passive Pre,Tjoeb 99 tube CD player (modified Marantz CD-38),Analysis Plus Oval 9's,Zu Jumpers,AudioEngine B1 Streamer,Klipsch RB-61 v2,SVS PB1000 sub,Blue Jeans RCA IC's
    Living Room: Peachtree Nova Integrated,Cambridge CXN v2 Streamer,Rotel RCD-1072 CD player,Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner,Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers,Polk DSW Pro 660wi sub
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 24,919
    Not bad. Electrovoice OEM.
    Styrofoam LF cone. EV made a series of drivers with Styrofoam cones in the 1960s.


    http://www.alliedcatalogs.com/html/1962-210/h020.html

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    (note that the driver in the 1962 catalog page scan above has a slightly different tweeter horn. In the case above, the horn is identical to the one that you'd find on an EV T35 or T35B tweeter of that era).
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 24,919
    From the 1961 Allied catalog:

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    source: www.alliedcatalogs.com (1961)
  • pumpkinmanpumpkinman Posts: 7,505
    edited April 2018
    @mhardy6647
    Thanks for all help and information

    P-man
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    Because I am The Pumpkinking


    A Kind Word Is An Easy Gift To Give
  • pumpkinmanpumpkinman Posts: 7,505
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    KEF 103/3 picked at an auction yesterday for $33
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    Because I am The Pumpkinking


    A Kind Word Is An Easy Gift To Give
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