This joint needs some more vintage hifi

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  • jdjohnjdjohn Posts: 1,473
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    jdjohn wrote: »
    I plan to give this to a family friend for use in his garage. Nice small footprint for the receiver. I'll also construct appropriate RCA speaker cables for him, plus I found a pair of wall-mounted indoor/outdoor Infinity speakers in my dad's collection to include.

    Nothing proprietary about them. Growing all my mom and dads audio gear had them for speakers. I remember dad going to musicland to buy 3 25' RCA speaker cable extensions to run so he could have tunes in the driveway. I cringe today to think of the resistance on the 20ga cables.

    Shudder
    You're right...bad choice of words. Just not your typical speaker binding posts or clamps or whatever with black/red connectors.

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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 25,773
    edited July 7
    They were very typical at one time for loudspeaker connections -- typically (but not exclusively) on lower-end components (and loudspeakers).

    Even (e.g.) some pretty respectable and decent hifi receivers (typically in the late-60s/early-70s) had "RCA" connectors for their "B" (or rear channel, in the case of quad receivers) loudspeakers.

    Radio Shack :p loudspeakers in those days often had a pair of screw connectors for bare wire (or spade connectors) and an RCA jack (in parallel to the screw connections). The RCA jacks sometimes even sported little plugs to maintain the air seal of the cabinets (and/or to keep crud outta the jack)! B)

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    the little black plastic plug in the RCA jack is visible in this photo :)

    (borrowed images all -- there are one or two pairs of R/S loudspeakers here, but I am too effing lazy to take a photo of the back side of any of them! ;) )


    EDIT: back apron of a Radio Shack "Realistic" QTA-753 quad receiver showing two flavors of loudspeaker connectors :) I actually had one of these (same model) for a while (dump find, of course)... worked fine, but, I mean... why? Even I have my limits (i.e., only so much space in the basement). ;)

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    source: http://vintageelectronics.betamaxcollectors.com/realisticstereoreceivermodelqta-753.html

  • jdjohnjdjohn Posts: 1,473
    Yep, I've got some vintage KLH speakers sporting RCA jacks.

    "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: 25,773
    edited July 7
    jdjohn wrote: »
    Yep, I've got some vintage KLH speakers sporting RCA jacks.

    Good point! I think the loudspeakers that KLH sold with/for their "all in one" systems did (and they were pretty fine acoustic suspension monkey coffins of their day).

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    source: http://www.radioshackcatalogs.com/html/1967/h060.html

    A KLH 24 loudspeaker (yeah, I think I had one of these for a while...)

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    The little KLH 32 might have had an RCA input connector, as well. I had a pair for a while but I really don't remember. I do remember that they sounded far (far) better than their size or their rather nominal construction values (not to mention drivers) would have led one to expect! :)

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  • audioluvraudioluvr Posts: 2,363
    One foot on audio nirvana and the other in the poor house.
  • krazypolkkrazypolk Posts: 714
    1 hour later and it's already gone. What was the listed price?
  • audioluvraudioluvr Posts: 2,363
    edited July 11
    $250. Included the factory box, packing and manual
    One foot on audio nirvana and the other in the poor house.
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