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  • jdjohn
    jdjohn Posts: 3,021
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    Another recovery from my dad's collection: Technics SU-V8X integrated.
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    4X 8600uF filter caps, and a hefty transformer. 120WPC into 8 ohms. Total weight close to 30lbs.
    This model has the 'Computer Drive New Class A', which apparently has something to do with self/synchro-biasing. This unit needs some love, but so far I am impressed with the sound. It's not a full-on beast, but approaching that status in a relative way, especially compared to its contemporaries from Japan.
    "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
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  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 33,155
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    ^^^ Neat-o! I've never seen that model before.
    Thanks for posting those images.

  • jdjohn
    jdjohn Posts: 3,021
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    I can always count on you, Mark, to appreciate the oddities and one-offs :)
    This model has those nasty Technics twisty speaker wire posts on the back, and several of them have broken-off :s
    "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
  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 33,155
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    there're a couple of pieces here with those -- none has broken, though (so far). I guess I am lucky(?).
  • jdjohn
    jdjohn Posts: 3,021
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    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    there're a couple of pieces here with those -- none has broken, though (so far). I guess I am lucky careful(?).
    Fixed it for ya ;)
    "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
  • mlistens03
    mlistens03 Posts: 2,767
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    jdjohn wrote: »
    Another recovery from my dad's collection: Technics SU-V8X integrated.
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    4X 8600uF filter caps, and a hefty transformer. 120WPC into 8 ohms. Total weight close to 30lbs.
    This model has the 'Computer Drive New Class A', which apparently has something to do with self/synchro-biasing. This unit needs some love, but so far I am impressed with the sound. It's not a full-on beast, but approaching that status in a relative way, especially compared to its contemporaries from Japan.

    From what I've read, some of the New Class A stuff is very good, particularly the earlier examples, which yours appears to be. As you get into later, mid 80s stuff like the SU-v75 that I had (I think) It is all plastic but still sounds solidly OK.

    I have yet to find any earlier New Class A models in the flesh. :)
  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 24,665
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    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    there're a couple of pieces here with those -- none has broken, though (so far). I guess I am lucky(?).

    Hard to break a shelf queen
  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 33,155
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    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    there're a couple of pieces here with those -- none has broken, though (so far). I guess I am lucky(?).

    Hard to break a shelf queen

    There is that -- actually the Technicses get loaned out on occasion, so they do get the occasional twist.

    :)
  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 24,665
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    Beautiful piece of equipment.
  • deronb1
    deronb1 Posts: 5,021
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    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    Beautiful piece of equipment.

    That's what she said!
  • jdjohn
    jdjohn Posts: 3,021
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    Wardsweb wrote: »
    Luxman PD-121 with a beautiful Grace 714 teak tonearm.

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    Gorgeous. I have the 704 version of that arm, and they are true works of art!

    I noticed you have a Shanling CD player. I have one of their portable digital audio players (DAP), and it sounds quite good. I had no idea they made higher-end components.
    "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
  • tonyb
    tonyb Posts: 32,911
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    Still have a sansui 771 sitting here doing nothing if anyone is interested. Trade ? Very clean.
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  • treitz3
    treitz3 Posts: 18,468
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    That's pretty phat, Luthor! What material is that platter?

    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. ~
  • Wardsweb
    Wardsweb Posts: 906
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    treitz3 wrote: »
    That's pretty phat, Luthor! What material is that platter?

    Tom

    The platter is aluminum. The mat is rubber.
  • jdjohn
    jdjohn Posts: 3,021
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    Wardsweb wrote: »
    treitz3 wrote: »
    That's pretty phat, Luthor! What material is that platter?

    Tom

    The platter is aluminum. The mat is rubber.
    I'm gonna go out on a limb and say 'cast' aluminum...as opposed to stamped :s
    "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
  • jdjohn
    jdjohn Posts: 3,021
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    jdjohn wrote: »
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    there're a couple of pieces here with those -- none has broken, though (so far). I guess I am lucky careful(?).
    Fixed it for ya ;)
    Catching-up on projects, I made an improvement to the fragile, brittle, Technics twisty speaker cable hookups. I didn't have much choice on the Technics SU-V8X I'm rehabbing. Only 3.5 out of 8 plastic twisty connectors were left on the amp, so here I had removed all of them, and de-soldered the panel from the PCB.
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    Note the tabs to which the red arrow points. Those tabs go into slotted holes on the PCB...not exactly conducive to lead wires.

    Rear holes left in the chassis shown here, which provided a template for drilling holes in the replacement panel.
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    Note the slotted holes (yellow arrow) to which a lead wire needs to attach.

    This clipboard provided a sacrificial panel to mount inside the amp's rear chassis.
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    All done...from the inside.
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    After stripping the wire insulators, I had to press the strands flat in order to insert them into the PCB slots.

    And the binding posts:
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    These were the bargain choices from Parts Express: https://www.parts-express.com/mini-gold-plated-insulated-5-way-binding-post-banana-jack-set-2-red-2-black--320-3375

    Only real hickup was forgetting to align the binding post drill-through holes for speaker cable ends. Doh! Had to unscrew, align, and tighten back. In the end, it works and sounds great!
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    120WPC with decent headroom - damping around 100
    "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
  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 33,155
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    Most impressive young Skywalker. :)
  • JayMX
    JayMX Posts: 441
    edited March 2020
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    I had a good vintage restoration Saturday day today. Finished up a full cosmetic rework (clean, paint, vinyl wrap, scale LED’s, new pointer light) of a Pioneer SX-626 and started on restoring a very ratty pair of Sansui AS-200's. They sounded good dirty. Hope they sound better after cleaning and a re-cap. Has anyone had ears on them?

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    Post edited by JayMX on
    Current Collection: Monitor 4a (Peerless), Monitor 5B (Peerless), Modified Monitor 7b (Peerless), RTA15TL (SL3000), SDA CRS+ (194’s), SDA SRS 2.3TL, R100's, R200’s, R300 🤩
    Pairs that have passed through: Monitor 4b (Peerless), Monitor 5a (Peerless), Monitor 5b (SL1000), Monitor 5b (SL2000) (4x pair), Monitor 7b (Peerless), Modified Monitor 7c’s (194’s), Monitor 10a (Peerless), Monitor 10b (5x pair), RTA8, RTA8TL, RTA 11T, RTA12c (194's), SDA CRS, SDA 2 (2x pair), SDA 2a, SDA 2b, SDA 1b, SDA 1c, SDA SRS 2 (2x pair), SDA SRS 3.1TL (198’s) (2x pair)...and more to come, it’s a sickness.
  • Tony M
    Tony M Posts: 11,035
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    You've got SKILLs. ;)
    B)
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • jdjohn
    jdjohn Posts: 3,021
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    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    Most impressive young Skywalker. :)
    la2vegas wrote: »
    I for one, hate using spring clips for speaker wires.
    Good job on that worthwhile project.

    Thanks guys! But...not sure about that 'young' part :)
    "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
  • vcwatkins
    vcwatkins Posts: 1,993
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    jbreezy5 wrote: »
    jdjohn wrote: »
    A Dual 1019...who else is excited?!?
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    I got a Dual 721. The speed varies a bit. I’m afraid to try to fix this after the photo. 😲

    Anyone know the pecking order for this against other Dual’s?

    Lotta ins, lotta outs, lotta what-have-you's in the old Duder's head.
    b]Beach Audio[/b]: Rega RP6 (mods) - AT33PTG/II - Parks Budgie SUT - PSAudio NPC * Eversolo DMP-A6 * Topping D90iii * Joule-Electra LA-100 mkIII * Pass Aleph 30 * MIT S3 * Polk SRS 2.3tl (mods) * PSAudio PPP3
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  • dromunds
    dromunds Posts: 9,990
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  • LoStrings
    LoStrings Posts: 38
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    I’ve been lusting over a set of Infinity QLS-1’s for many years, and I finally fulfilled my dream of getting a pair. I was fortunate to find a set that was completely restored...16i5nscfzmsz.jpeg
  • Tony M
    Tony M Posts: 11,035
    edited April 2020
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    It looks like you have the amperage to drive them.

    That's cool how the flood/spot lights can't shine their light on all of those towers and bass cabinets fronts. Man are they BIG!

    Congrats!
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • LoStrings
    LoStrings Posts: 38
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    Tony M wrote: »
    It looks like you have the amperage to drive them.

    That's cool how the flood/spot lights can't shine their light on all of those towers and bass cabinets fronts. Man are they BIG!

    Congrats!
    Thanks Tony, yes it takes a lot of amp to drive these..they are the lowest sensitivity speaker I have ever owned, but with the right power, they really shine.
  • BlueBirdMusic
    BlueBirdMusic Posts: 2,096
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    LoStrings,

    Love that MASSIVE appearance!!

    Harry
    "Sometimes you have to look to the past to understand where you are going in the future"


    Harry / Marietta GA
  • LoStrings
    LoStrings Posts: 38
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    LoStrings,

    Love that MASSIVE appearance!!

    Harry

    Thanks, Harry, the only problem is it is a lot to move around to listen to other speakers in my rotation.
  • oldrocker
    oldrocker Posts: 2,590
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    JayMX.

    That 626 sure turned out nice!
  • oldrocker
    oldrocker Posts: 2,590
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    LoStrings wrote: »
    I’ve been lusting over a set of Infinity QLS-1’s for many years, and I finally fulfilled my dream of getting a pair. I was fortunate to find a set that was completely restored...16i5nscfzmsz.jpeg

    That setup is just scary looking WOW!!