This joint needs some more vintage hifi

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  • jbreezy5jbreezy5 Posts: 60
    jdjohn wrote: »
    There were always 'options' when purchasing new turntables, so the plinth/base was one such option. Yours has the 'tray' option, but here is one (mine :) ) that has the wooden plinth option.
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    The (suspended) chassis is the same for both, but the base/plinth is different. The included cartridge was another option.

    One nice feature of the 721 is that the tonearm counter-weight had more advanced anti-resonance properties. In fact, the stock counter-weight on a 721 (and same design from a few other models) is considered an upgrade to counter-weights on earlier Dual turntables with similar fittings.

    I think I have seen the base you’re sportin’. I’m gonna be on the lookout for one now.
  • maxwardmaxward Posts: 737
    Looks great! What finish did you use? Nice looking isolation base, too.
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  • WardswebWardsweb Posts: 876
    maxward wrote: »
    Looks great! What finish did you use? Nice looking isolation base, too.

    Liberon Finishing Oil
    Living room: Clearaudio Champion II turntable, EAR 834P phono pre, Auralic Altair DAC/server, PS Audio Quintessence power, DIY 6H30 Class A Linestage, ASL AQ1006 845 DT MKII mono block amplifers, DIY Altec/JBL speakers, DIY Baltic birch rack
    Sun room: DIY Nelson Pass B1 w/Korg NuTube pre, Technics SL-1700 turntable, DIY Anaview d-class mono block amplfiers, JBL C50 Olympus speakers with custom Smith horns, Mapleshade Samson rack
    Den: Onkyo TX-NR929 receiver, Oppo BDP-103 player, Behringer EP 4000 sub amp, Electrovoice DX-38 active, DIY EL-34 horn amp, Behringer NU6000 bass amp, Klipsch Jubilee speakers, Martin Logan Cinema center, JBL SAT2 surrounds, Danley DTS-10 sub
    Dining room: Pro-Ject RPM 1 turntable, Shanling CD-T1500 SACD, Sumo Athena pre, SST Ampzilla 2000 amps, Quad 2905 speakers
  • jdjohnjdjohn Posts: 1,684
    Update on the Pioneer SA-8100 from my dad's stash
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    I got it cleaned-up pretty well, and it's basically noise-free after some several strategic sprays of DeOxit
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    It could use some more love, inside and out, so I will try to find a person looking for a project.
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    I'm impressed with the sound (and looks) of this vintage unit. Not really a beast at only 40WPC into 8 ohms, but the watts presented sound pretty sweet to me :)

    I meant to take a few pics of the tantalum capacitors in there...will have to remedy that. They're kinda...cute???
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  • steveinazsteveinaz Posts: 19,492
    Spray on "quick detail" waxes for cars work really well for brushed finishes. It's what I used to shine up my SX-780 faceplate/knobs.
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  • soundfreak1soundfreak1 Posts: 2,876
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    Quite rare, hard to find, sounds great (it will let your system sound great)
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    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
  • GardenstaterGardenstater Posts: 1,460
    edited February 2
    I had to go check just now to see what Dual model I bought back in 1980 or so and it turns out it's the more midrange CS606. It's been sitting in safe climate controlled storage for about 30 years or so.

    It was the ultra low mass tonearm that sold me on it back then:

    https://www.hifinews.com/content/dual-cs-606-turntable

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    George / NJ

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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 26,539
    steveinaz wrote: »
    Spray on "quick detail" waxes for cars work really well for brushed finishes. It's what I used to shine up my SX-780 faceplate/knobs.

    That's a cool tip; will have to try that some time. Thx!
    Any particular brand or type you'd suggest?

  • maxwardmaxward Posts: 737
    Timeless^
    Thorens TD-160C; Sumiko Talisman S, retipped by Soundsmith; Jolida JD9; Marantz CD-53; North Star Intenso;
    Joule-Electra LA-100; Balanced Power Technology AC conditioner;
    Odyssey Khartago monos (with most factory upgrades); Magnepan MG 3.6R
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 26,539
    jbreezy5 wrote: »
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    Vintage stereo eye-candy.

    Yamaha makes hifi equipment? ;)

  • jbreezy5jbreezy5 Posts: 60
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    jbreezy5 wrote: »
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    Vintage stereo eye-candy.

    Yamaha makes hifi equipment? ;)

    Yamaha makes everything. 😎
  • jbreezy5jbreezy5 Posts: 60
    tratliff - love that Denon ‘table!
  • soundfreak1soundfreak1 Posts: 2,876
    Nice RTR.
    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: 26,539
    Nice RTR.

    I gave away the other two I had; got three of 'em (used hard but functional and readily re-hab-able) gratis from a local radio station a few years back. :)

    14650185296_5233c20ef0_b.jpgDSC_9662 by Mark Hardy, on Flickr
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 26,539
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    Nice RTR.

    I gave away the other two that I had to a couple of hifi gurus who would make better use of 'em. than I.
    Got three of 'em (used hard but functional and readily re-hab-able) gratis from a local radio station a few years back. :)

    14650185296_5233c20ef0_b.jpgDSC_9662 by Mark Hardy, on Flickr

  • jbreezy5jbreezy5 Posts: 60
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    jbreezy5 wrote: »
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    jbreezy5 wrote: »
    0gpbmc6q2m76.jpeg

    Vintage stereo eye-candy.

    Yamaha makes hifi equipment? ;)

    Yamaha makes everything. 😎

    I was being facetious.
    You see, I have this thing about Yamaha hifi. This Yamaha thing. It's a... thing...



    16013994074_3405e2a9d8_b.jpgDSC_0241 by Mark Hardy, on Flickr

    None taken. 🖖

    And judging by that stack, I could use more Yamaha in my life. 🔊🙀

  • jdjohnjdjohn Posts: 1,684
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    I was being facetious.
    You see, I have this thing about Yamaha hifi. This Yamaha thing. It's a... thing...



    16013994074_3405e2a9d8_b.jpgDSC_0241 by Mark Hardy, on Flickr
    Have you found that the silver faceplates sound better? ;)
    "This may not matter to you, but it does to me for various reasons, many of them illogical or irrational, but the vinyl hobby is not really logical or rational..." - member on Vinyl Engine
    "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
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 26,539
    edited February 5
    jbreezy5 wrote: »
    ...

    And judging by that stack, I could use more Yamaha in my life. 🔊🙀

    There are more, just not together, as that cadre is. :#
    jdjohn wrote: »
    ...
    Have you found that the silver faceplates sound better? ;)

    Insufficient data. Coupla years back, I turned down an A1 and T1 (both black, both in good working condition) for a C-note. :( What the fug was I thinking? ;)

    I did find this at our daughter & son-in-law's town dump a couple of months back. It works well enough, actually... but not quite the same thing, you know? ;)

    48976262107_fc1a755fcc_b.jpgDSC_7312 (2) by Mark Hardy, on Flickr
  • WardswebWardsweb Posts: 876
    Some Pioneer Spec1 that came across my bench.

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    Living room: Clearaudio Champion II turntable, EAR 834P phono pre, Auralic Altair DAC/server, PS Audio Quintessence power, DIY 6H30 Class A Linestage, ASL AQ1006 845 DT MKII mono block amplifers, DIY Altec/JBL speakers, DIY Baltic birch rack
    Sun room: DIY Nelson Pass B1 w/Korg NuTube pre, Technics SL-1700 turntable, DIY Anaview d-class mono block amplfiers, JBL C50 Olympus speakers with custom Smith horns, Mapleshade Samson rack
    Den: Onkyo TX-NR929 receiver, Oppo BDP-103 player, Behringer EP 4000 sub amp, Electrovoice DX-38 active, DIY EL-34 horn amp, Behringer NU6000 bass amp, Klipsch Jubilee speakers, Martin Logan Cinema center, JBL SAT2 surrounds, Danley DTS-10 sub
    Dining room: Pro-Ject RPM 1 turntable, Shanling CD-T1500 SACD, Sumo Athena pre, SST Ampzilla 2000 amps, Quad 2905 speakers
  • WardswebWardsweb Posts: 876
    edited February 5
    The tuner and amp.

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    Living room: Clearaudio Champion II turntable, EAR 834P phono pre, Auralic Altair DAC/server, PS Audio Quintessence power, DIY 6H30 Class A Linestage, ASL AQ1006 845 DT MKII mono block amplifers, DIY Altec/JBL speakers, DIY Baltic birch rack
    Sun room: DIY Nelson Pass B1 w/Korg NuTube pre, Technics SL-1700 turntable, DIY Anaview d-class mono block amplfiers, JBL C50 Olympus speakers with custom Smith horns, Mapleshade Samson rack
    Den: Onkyo TX-NR929 receiver, Oppo BDP-103 player, Behringer EP 4000 sub amp, Electrovoice DX-38 active, DIY EL-34 horn amp, Behringer NU6000 bass amp, Klipsch Jubilee speakers, Martin Logan Cinema center, JBL SAT2 surrounds, Danley DTS-10 sub
    Dining room: Pro-Ject RPM 1 turntable, Shanling CD-T1500 SACD, Sumo Athena pre, SST Ampzilla 2000 amps, Quad 2905 speakers
  • treitz3treitz3 Posts: 14,617
    Wardsweb wrote: »
    Some Pioneer Spec1 that came across my bench.

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    When I was 10 years old? This would have been a "To Die For" setup. Cassettes and LP's were all there was back then and "High End" to me was what you have there. Pretty cool man.

    Tom
    In search of accurate reproduction of music. Real sound is my reference and while perfection may not be attainable? If I chase it, I might just catch excellence.

    ~ The best way to enjoy digital music reproduction is to never listen to good analogue reproduction ~

    ~ Not all things that can be measured can be heard and not all things heard can be measured ~

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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 26,539
    edited February 5
    treitz3 wrote: »
    Wardsweb wrote: »
    Some Pioneer Spec1 that came across my bench.

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    When I was 10 years old? This would have been a "To Die For" setup. Cassettes and LP's were all there was back then and "High End" to me was what you have there. Pretty cool man.

    Tom

    Just as a poinf of reference: That stack doesn't have nearly enough colored/flashing lights nor big meters for ten year old me, @treitz3
    Your tastes at age 10 were clearly more refined than mine ;)

    oh -- and a power amp would be nice to have, too :#





  • treitz3treitz3 Posts: 14,617
    Shoot, back then, I was running with a pair of Scott speakers and receiver and a TT which I also believe was a Scott. The TT was one of those high flutin' ones that you could actually stack LP's on...LOL

    Then I moved up to an Onkyo reciever and a pair of Klipsch Heresey's after mowing many a lawn. This was back when Twisted Sister and Little Feat were on constant rotation. Jon Bon Jovi had just hit the scene and "She's a little Runaway" was one of my favorites.

    About 2 years later, this new fandangled thing called a "CD Player" came out and I was the first kid in the neighborhood to have one. It think my first one was a Pioneer 7 disc CDP with that 6 disc cartridge. Man, did CD's sound like crap back then.

    Ah, to be a kid again.

    Tom
    In search of accurate reproduction of music. Real sound is my reference and while perfection may not be attainable? If I chase it, I might just catch excellence.

    ~ The best way to enjoy digital music reproduction is to never listen to good analogue reproduction ~

    ~ Not all things that can be measured can be heard and not all things heard can be measured ~

    ~ When the law ends, tyranny begins ~
  • WardswebWardsweb Posts: 876
    Here is the amp pic again.

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    Living room: Clearaudio Champion II turntable, EAR 834P phono pre, Auralic Altair DAC/server, PS Audio Quintessence power, DIY 6H30 Class A Linestage, ASL AQ1006 845 DT MKII mono block amplifers, DIY Altec/JBL speakers, DIY Baltic birch rack
    Sun room: DIY Nelson Pass B1 w/Korg NuTube pre, Technics SL-1700 turntable, DIY Anaview d-class mono block amplfiers, JBL C50 Olympus speakers with custom Smith horns, Mapleshade Samson rack
    Den: Onkyo TX-NR929 receiver, Oppo BDP-103 player, Behringer EP 4000 sub amp, Electrovoice DX-38 active, DIY EL-34 horn amp, Behringer NU6000 bass amp, Klipsch Jubilee speakers, Martin Logan Cinema center, JBL SAT2 surrounds, Danley DTS-10 sub
    Dining room: Pro-Ject RPM 1 turntable, Shanling CD-T1500 SACD, Sumo Athena pre, SST Ampzilla 2000 amps, Quad 2905 speakers
  • dromundsdromunds Posts: 8,984
    That was the first amp I ever owned, I bought it new after having previously owned a few different receivers. Had it paired up with a S.A.E. preamp, a 2900 IIRC. Always loved meters.
  • tratlifftratliff Posts: 1,092
    My dad had the Spec 1 and Spec 2 connected to the first pair of SDA SRSs he had. Until he moved over to Denon equipment. I remember if fondly. Wish he still had it.
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