This joint needs some more vintage hifi

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  • pongshipongshi Posts: 377
    Here is my ADC Accutrac 4000 remote turntable. This model turntable I first saw in a Columbo episode. The table was found at Goodwill and I cleaned her up the best I could. The silver orb sensing unit and remote were acquired on ebay and I had to purchase a new stylus. Below the pic is a video of it in operation.
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    Living Room
    Parasound Model 2250v2 amplifier
    Parasound P5 preamp
    Turntable 1 - Technics SL-1210Mk2 turntable with Shure V-15 Type III cartridge
    Turntable 2 - Dual 1229 turntable, Dual AS-12 45 RPM stacker, Shure V-15 Type III cartridge
    Schiit Mani Phono Preamp for Turntable 2
    Oppo UDP-205 CD/SACD USB and FLAC duties
    Technics RS-1500US reel to reel
    Polk SDA SRS (2nd Gen) fully modded
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 24,919
    edited June 2018
    There's one of those (Accutrac, that is) in the basement here.
    There used to be two. :p

    EDIT: PS, not too many knobs on one of those -- but a bevy of buttons, for sure! ;)


  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 4,181
    Pongshi- drool! That thing is awesome.
    Auralic Vega G1/Rega TT/Denon SACD - Parasound P6 - PS Audio M700x2 - Elac Adante AF-61 - AQ Niagara 5000 - SVS SB16u
  • oldrockeroldrocker Posts: 2,322
    pumpkinman wrote: »
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    I picked these Knight speakers last weekend on a hot tip from @mhardy6647

    Those look very similar to the ones I just found..

  • krazypolkkrazypolk Posts: 691
    oldrocker wrote: »
    pumpkinman wrote: »
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    I picked these Knight speakers last weekend on a hot tip from @mhardy6647

    Those look very similar to the ones I just found..

    You might want to check your closet.
  • oldrockeroldrocker Posts: 2,322
    Still here they ain't got no legs..
  • krazypolkkrazypolk Posts: 691
    oldrocker wrote: »
    Still here they ain't got no legs..

    Pictures say otherwise.
  • jdjohnjdjohn Posts: 1,313
    I finally achieved one of my bucket list items - a Dual 721 :) I was very fortunate to acquire one on eBay for a reasonable price. Since I already owned Dual's top idler-drive - a 1229Q - and their top belt-drive - a 1249 - I really wanted to finish their trifecta with their top direct-drive - a 721. Mission accomplished!
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    The one I got does not have the stock plinth 'tray', but rather a real wooden plinth. I like this specimen better for the mere looks of it.
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    This one really is in great shape, had been service/refurbed by the eBay seller, and was EXPERTLY packaged for transit. Funny thing was: I couldn't get it to power-on after unpacking :( No platter turning, no strobe...nothing. Turns out the fuse had fallen out during packing :lol: It has an open bottom like many Dual tt's from that era, so I think the fuse was knocked-out during packing. I noticed that the fuse holder had been stretched a bit, and when I tried to squeeze the contacts back together, one of the side tabs broke-off :s I was able to fix it with a bit of solder and a replacement fuse, and alles gut! The included cartridge was an M91E with replacement stylus...not bad.

    Of all the features with this deck, I was most interested in the adjustable VTA - closeup shown here.
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    I have worked on a few tt's with adjustable VTA (VPI and Thorens), but had never owned one myself until now :)

    The dust cover is in great shape, and has the 'tongue' on the back that slips into a slot in the plinth...no hinges involved. Of course it has the 2X anti-resonator counterweight - just another great feature on this classic Dual turntable.
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    I made a mental note long ago that the 721 was a favorite of dualcan/Klaus over on Vinyl Engine, so I waited patiently for the opportunity to nab one.

    "Sometimes I do what I want to do. The rest of the time, I do what I have to." - Cicero, in Gladiator
    Regarding collectibles: "It's not who gets it. It's who gets stuck with it." - Jimmy Fallon
  • SIHABSIHAB Posts: 1,637
    My eX got a Dual 1242 (I think) mounted with a dual cart.
    I've blacked out on it... :|
  • stuweestuwee Posts: 1,536
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    Here are a few vintage receivers I have been eyeing not too far from me to go with the newly rebuilt Tandberg TL5010 speakers:

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    mhardy, those Plus Series Sanyo's are the bomb, Mos-Fet amp sections, killer phono and headphones direct coupled to the amp (how I use my little intergrated A35 amp) Schweeet

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    Couldn't go wrong with either the Sony and the Marantz. Dunno about the Sanyo.

    Thorens TD125MKII, SME3009,Shure V15/ Teac V-8000S, Denon DN-790R cass, Teac 3340 RtR decks, Onix CD2...Sumo Electra Plus pre>SAE A1001 amp>Martin Logan Summit's
  • jdjohnjdjohn Posts: 1,313
    Fresh from my dad's garage, a little Harman Kardon 430 receiver:
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    Only 25WPC, but 'twin-powered' trannies and two pair of filter caps to create a sweet sound. The tuner sounds great, but might need to refurbish the phono section.

    The sharpest among you might be able to see the price my dad paid for this unit B) That was about 15-20 yrs ago in a metro ATL thrift store.

    "Sometimes I do what I want to do. The rest of the time, I do what I have to." - Cicero, in Gladiator
    Regarding collectibles: "It's not who gets it. It's who gets stuck with it." - Jimmy Fallon
  • indyhawgindyhawg Posts: 1,443
    edited October 2018
  • 55LS7055LS70 Posts: 184
    edited October 2018
    I use to have a similar model. If my nomenclature is correct, mine was the Type 299, with the transformers perpendicular to the faceplate. The first model in that series. Now, I think, correct me if I'm wrong, on the Type 299-A the transformers were parallel to the faceplate. When I retired and my family banished me and my stereo to the basement, I sold it, along with numerous other H.H. Scott items, to make room. Although I still have, and use, a modded 330-D am/fm tuner and Type 335 multiplex. I always thought the 299's were sharp looking amps.
    Decware CSP3 Preamp, RCA 6DJ8, 2 X Rocket 6N1P-EV's, Cary SLA70B Signature V2 Amplifier: 2 X Mullard GZ32's, 2 X RCA/GE 5691's, 4 X Tung-Sol 6550's

    Cambridge Audio 640C V2 CD Player & Dacmagic DAC

    Rega Planar 3: Deep Groove Subplatter, P3 Motor
    upgrade, Dynavector 10x5, JA Michell counterwieght, Cardas tonearm wiring and Mapleshade stand

    Parks Audio Budgie Hybrid Phonostage with BEL 6922 tubes, Polk Audio LS70's

    H.H. Scott 330D AM/FM Tuner with H.H. Scott 335 Multiplex adaptor.
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 24,919
    Almost all of the vacuum tube era HH Scott stuff was extremely attractive, at least from my perspective.

    Dunno about you, but I would love to have a Scott 399 receiver (even though it predates FM MPX stereo, being of the "AM-FM simulcast stereo" era).

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  • 55LS7055LS70 Posts: 184
    That's an impressive piece of equipment. I've seen one or two matched with the H.H. Scott 335 multiplex, but the multiplex is so much smaller than the receiver it kind of looks out of place. But that's what you have to do to get stereo. Also, there's a lot of tubes to take care of. I had two, a pair of Amperex Orange Globe ECC82's from the same batch, go south at the same time. At the time it took me quite a while to find them as I didn't have a tube checker and I was trying to find a bad one by changing one tube with a known good replacement and turning the tuner/multiplex back on to see if the problem went away. Only when somebody told me that there were a lot of issues with those Amperex's, that I figured out that both were bad. I replaced them with 'funkens and have been listening to the tuner, almost daily, ever since. That's been about five years and I haven't replaced a tube since.

    FWIW, I use my H.H. Scott components without cases, but I do have cases that match the one in the bottom photo. I purchased them from a guy, in Michigan if I remember correctly, that makes them. They're very nice, but when I have the tuner/multiplex in them, they become too big for their shelf. Besides, they seem to run a little cooler. I don't know if that would be a factor for a tuner or a multiplex.

    I think that receiver would be a good match for those Altec Lansing speakers that you mention from time to time. They're not unobtanium as I see 399's come up for sale every so often. My tuner and multiplex were rebuilt/modified by Mapleshade. I still think they perform the service. Actually I've heard they sent them out for that work, but when I got them back, I found the workmanship/sound quality to be excellent. I have to admit, it wasn't a cheap endeavor, but I do listen to the tuner quite a bit, so for me, I felt the cost was justified. I would love to hear a reworked 399.
    Decware CSP3 Preamp, RCA 6DJ8, 2 X Rocket 6N1P-EV's, Cary SLA70B Signature V2 Amplifier: 2 X Mullard GZ32's, 2 X RCA/GE 5691's, 4 X Tung-Sol 6550's

    Cambridge Audio 640C V2 CD Player & Dacmagic DAC

    Rega Planar 3: Deep Groove Subplatter, P3 Motor
    upgrade, Dynavector 10x5, JA Michell counterwieght, Cardas tonearm wiring and Mapleshade stand

    Parks Audio Budgie Hybrid Phonostage with BEL 6922 tubes, Polk Audio LS70's

    H.H. Scott 330D AM/FM Tuner with H.H. Scott 335 Multiplex adaptor.
  • audioluvraudioluvr Posts: 2,019
    How about this H.H Scottgrwdqaxr99pd.jpg
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    ?
    One foot on audio nirvana and the other in the poor house.
  • Tony MTony M Posts: 8,933
    Fire Hazard? :#
    Radio and room heater all in one. ;)
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 24,919
    edited October 2018
    ^^^ Not HH Scott, that radio is by EH Scott -- sort of the Duesenberg of the AM radio era.

    https://www.radiomuseum.org/dsp_hersteller_detail.cfm?company_id=3325
  • audioluvraudioluvr Posts: 2,019
    Wasn't E. H. Scott the predecessor of H. H. Scott? Duesenbergs were bad as!
    One foot on audio nirvana and the other in the poor house.
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 22,513
    audioluvr wrote: »
    Duesenbergs were bad as!

    They still are... little known fact is that Enzo Ferrari began his racing team with a 1923 Miller race car as part of his stable. From it, he learned much about building engines, such as dual overhead cams and 4 valves per cylinder, dual spark, timing advance, and a host of other bits.... the miller Racing cars were designed and constructed by Fred and August Duesenberg. It could be said that Ferrari as we know them today are descendants of those proud machines.
    The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, TriangleArt Reference SE with Pass Labs Xono Phono Preamp, Walker Precision Motor Drive, ClearAudio Goldfinger Diamond v2 cartridge and Origin Conquerer Mk3c tonearm, Polk Audio "Signature" Reference Series 1.2TL with complete mods, Pass Labs X0.2 three chassis preamp, PS Audio PerfectWave DAC MkII, Krell Evolution 505 SACD Player, Pioneer Elite SC-LX701, Oppo UDP-205 4K Blu-ray player, Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk audio AB800 "in-wall" surrounds.

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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 24,919
    audioluvr wrote: »
    Wasn't E. H. Scott the predecessor of H. H. Scott? Duesenbergs were bad as!

    http://www.hhscott.com/


    Nope, HH Scott was Hermon Hosmer Scott and was based in Maynard Massachusetts.
    "Hosmer" is a good old New England name, BTW.

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    EH Scott was the top-end maker of radios from the Golden Age of Radio (starting, I think, in the 1920s) into the (early) postwar era. EH Scott was based in Chicago, and came to sort of a bad end in the 1960s as "Scott Radio Laboratories". The last products of the company were/are often confused with HH Scott equipment, and I believe that HH Scott may have ultimately actually sued (and won) to keep that other Scott company from using the name on their products. I'll have to dig a little more to confirm that, though.

    There's actually not much easy-to-find info on EH Scott, despite the near-legendary status of their radios.

    There is a book, FWIW:
    https://www.amazon.com/H-Scott-History-Classic-Expanded/dp/0972330100
    http://www.antiqueradio.com/bkrev1_02-03.html

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    https://www.otrcat.com/grandpa-walter-s-scott-memories-and-recollections-of-a-classic-1930s-radio-receiver

    Here's a not-too-good photo (from www.radiomuseum.org :p, watermark & all) of a late "Scott Radio Labs" product. Note the logo, with a musical note.

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  • audioluvraudioluvr Posts: 2,019
    Wow. That's a Doozie! Hmm wonder where that saying came from...
    One foot on audio nirvana and the other in the poor house.
  • stuweestuwee Posts: 1,536
    audioluvr wrote: »
    Wow. That's a Doozie! Hmm wonder where that saying came from...


    Doh! An Hmmm is another one to think about :p

    Thorens TD125MKII, SME3009,Shure V15/ Teac V-8000S, Denon DN-790R cass, Teac 3340 RtR decks, Onix CD2...Sumo Electra Plus pre>SAE A1001 amp>Martin Logan Summit's
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 24,919
    ^^ Nice Scott integrated amplifier -- don't see many of those!
    stuwee wrote: »
    audioluvr wrote: »
    Wow. That's a Doozie! Hmm wonder where that saying came from...


    Doh! An Hmmm is another one to think about :p

    I have read (on the internet ;) ) that the term "doozie"/"doozy" predates the Duesenberg... but, historically, the term and the car brand's name are pretty tightly intertwined.
  • la2vegasla2vegas Posts: 4,192
    edited October 2018
    ^^^Those are some nice rides.
    There will be a lot of death, unfortunately. But a lot less death than if this wasn't done.
    But there will be death.

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