Vicarious - ness: I mean, yeah, I was happy for him, but... :)

mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 22,990
edited May 3 in Electronics
So today was the first day (of two) for NEAR-Fest (a semi-annual amateur radio shindig/fleamarket) at the fairgrounds in none-too-distant Deerfield, NH.

I picked up a coupla nice oilers (oil-filled capacitors -- 8 uF @ 1000V Spragues) and what seems to be a decent 2 x 20 VDC (variable) HP linear P/S (you know, for chip amps and $30 preamps and stuff)... so I can't say I had a bad morning.

Bumped into one of the Northern New England tube hifi mavens -- and he was totin' a nice looking, 'chocolate' faced HH Scott LK-48 (which is the kit version, more or less, of the 222). Push-pull 7189, 5AR4 rectifier... all tubes present and accounted for.

Twenty five smackers.

I mean, I really do like this fellow (he's a great guy, and not the type to gloat at all), and I was (am) very happy for him -- but, I mean*, I coulda found something along those lines, too, couldn't I? ;)

He also picked up a NIB 211 power triode for -- a very reasonable sum. He was actually more excited about that than the Scott.

I did resist some sort of massive Sansui "super feedforward" digital (early 80s, maybe even late 70s) stereo receiver thing -- so there is that. :)

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* not that I need more stuff, even nice stuff that's cheap. But still...
;)

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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 22,990
    edited May 3
    Oh, this was the aforementioned Sansui, FWIW. :p
    Guy was asking twenty bucks.

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  • verbverb Posts: 7,648
    Should've snagged it Doc! Sounds like a cool place! :smile: Vicariously, sad it got away! :smile:
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  • BlueBirdMusicBlueBirdMusic Registered User Posts: 662
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    Oh, this was the aforementioned Sansui, FWIW. :p
    Guy was asking twenty bucks.

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    Does that thing come with its own wheels. BIG!
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 22,990
    The bigness featured significantly in my not snagging it for twenty Samoleums, truth be told.

  • motorstereomotorstereo Posts: 1,297
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    Oh, this was the aforementioned Sansui, FWIW. :p
    Guy was asking twenty bucks.

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    Put that monstrosity on Craigs and you'd have some extra cash to put in the cookie jar for the times when the good stuff pops up. When I was selling off my deceased friend's collection a few years ago everyone was asking me about "silver receivers." first and foremost. I swear I could've sold a railroad box car full of them for much more than I thought they were worth.
    That being said that is too bad you weren't able to land something similar to that Scott unit.
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