This joint needs some more vintage hifi

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  • jdjohn
    jdjohn Posts: 2,119
    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: 27,920
    ^^^ Neat-o! I've never seen that model before.
    Thanks for posting those images.

  • jdjohn
    jdjohn Posts: 2,119
    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: 27,920
    there're a couple of pieces here with those -- none has broken, though (so far). I guess I am lucky(?).
  • jdjohn
    jdjohn Posts: 2,119
    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: 2,751
    jdjohn wrote: »
    Another recovery from my dad's collection: Technics SU-V8X integrated.
    exa7269vdq9e.jpg
    ugy87b9p8ffq.jpg
    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: 19,241
    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: 27,920
    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.

    :)
  • deronb1
    deronb1 Posts: 5,039
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    Beautiful piece of equipment.

    That's what she said!
  • jdjohn
    jdjohn Posts: 2,119
    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.
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    Regarding collectibles: "It's not who gets it. It's who gets stuck with it." - Jimmy Fallon
  • tonyb
    tonyb Posts: 32,322
    Still have a sansui 771 sitting here doing nothing if anyone is interested. Trade ? Very clean.
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  • treitz3
    treitz3 Posts: 14,563
    That's pretty phat, Luthor! What material is that platter?

    Tom
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  • Wardsweb
    Wardsweb Posts: 872
    treitz3 wrote: »
    That's pretty phat, Luthor! What material is that platter?

    Tom

    The platter is aluminum. The mat is rubber.
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  • jdjohn
    jdjohn Posts: 2,119
    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
  • Tony M
    Tony M Posts: 9,862
    You've got SKILLs. ;)
    B)
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • jdjohn
    jdjohn Posts: 2,119
    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: 1,989
    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?

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  • dromunds
    dromunds Posts: 9,333
    Call or email or check the website of Fixmydual
  • Tony M
    Tony M Posts: 9,862
    edited April 2020
    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
    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 Registered User Posts: 1,549
    LoStrings,

    Love that MASSIVE appearance!!

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  • LoStrings
    LoStrings Posts: 38
    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: 2,438
    JayMX.

    That 626 sure turned out nice!
  • oldrocker
    oldrocker Posts: 2,438
    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!!