Show me your ****(embly), and let me get in your guts baby!

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  • thsmith
    thsmith Posts: 6,082
    edited October 2011
    Guts of my new Bendix 6x5
    Speakers: SDA-1C (most all the goodies)
    Preamp: Joule Electra LA-150 MKII SE
    Amp: Wright WPA 50-50 EAT KT88s
    Analog: Marantz TT-15S1 MBS Glider SL| Wright WPP100C Amperex BB 6er5 and 7316 & WPM-100 SUT
    Digital: Mac mini 2.3GHz dual-core i5 8g RAM 1.5 TB HDD Music Server Amarra (memory play) - USB - W4S DAC 2
    Cables: Mits S3 IC and Spk cables| PS Audio PCs
  • SCompRacer
    SCompRacer Posts: 7,206
    edited October 2011
    I have a hot pic of a tube like that. My pic, Carl's tube on a Hagerman Coronet II I built for him.

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    The Hagerman Coronet II phono stage I built.

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    Carl asked for a top front mounted power switch. Wires were foil wrapped and run along the top of case.
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    Make yourself necessary to someone. Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Salk SoundScape 8's * Audio Research Reference 3 * Bottlehead Eros Phono * Park's Audio Budgie SUT * Krell KSA-250 * Harmonic Technology Pro 9+ & Pro 11+ * Signature Series Sonore Music Server w/Deux PS* Twisted Pear Buffalo IIISE Pro ES9038 DAC * Heavy Plinth Lenco L75 Idler Drive * AA MG-1 Linear Air Bearing Arm * AT33PTG/II & Denon 103R * Richard Gray 600S * NHT B-12d subs * GIK Acoustic Treatments * Sennheiser HD650 *

  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 27,813
    edited October 2011
    oooh... a Cornet :-) very nice phono preamp...

    we're doing tube guts now, are we?
    let's see what's in the the photo bucket...

    all righty... howzabouta TJ/Sophia mesh plate "2A3" (really more of a 300B with a 2.5V filament, as I understand it). Sounds good, kind of disco-looking (huge globe envelope) but it does light up nicely compared to a 'real' 2A3. It looks like they're made from recycled toaster ovens...

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  • decal
    decal Posts: 3,169
    edited October 2011
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    Rogue Audio Tempest Magnum
    If you can't hear a difference, don't waste your money.
  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 27,813
    edited October 2011
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    oooh... a Cornet :-) very nice phono preamp...

    we're doing tube guts now, are we?
    let's see what's in the the photo bucket...

    all righty... howzabouta TJ/Sophia mesh plate "2A3" (really more of a 300B with a 2.5V filament, as I understand it). Sounds good, kind of disco-looking (huge globe envelope) but it does light up nicely compared to a 'real' 2A3. It looks like they're made from recycled toaster ovens...

    D'oh I am a fricking idiot :-P
  • SCompRacer
    SCompRacer Posts: 7,206
    edited October 2011
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    D'oh I am a fricking idiot :-P

    I strongly disagree!:cheesygrin: You just got caught up in a.... hot tube pic moment....


    Music Hall 25.3 DAC with some mods. Upgraded with a better Fox crystal oscillator (thanks Fred!), Burson HD op amps and Mundorf M-Caps for op amp coupling/tube output, sans bypass caps.

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    A closeup of the HD's before the Fox crystal was installed.
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    Make yourself necessary to someone. Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Salk SoundScape 8's * Audio Research Reference 3 * Bottlehead Eros Phono * Park's Audio Budgie SUT * Krell KSA-250 * Harmonic Technology Pro 9+ & Pro 11+ * Signature Series Sonore Music Server w/Deux PS* Twisted Pear Buffalo IIISE Pro ES9038 DAC * Heavy Plinth Lenco L75 Idler Drive * AA MG-1 Linear Air Bearing Arm * AT33PTG/II & Denon 103R * Richard Gray 600S * NHT B-12d subs * GIK Acoustic Treatments * Sennheiser HD650 *

  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 27,813
    edited October 2011
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    heh, pretty sure I haven't posted this before...
  • [Deleted User]
    [Deleted User] Posts: 7,659
    edited October 2011
    Looks like the battery leaked a bit...
  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 27,813
    edited October 2011
    That poor ol' girl was rescued from the scrap metal pile at my favorite emporium. Passed it along to a collector who had one that was cosmetically very good but had other issues. He needed an organ donor.

    Note the space-saving "inverted" speaker driver...
  • Face
    Face Posts: 14,340
    edited October 2011
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    Note the space-saving "inverted" speaker driver...
    Those still exist in one form or another.

    http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?Partnumber=264-1105

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    "He who fights with monsters should look to it that he himself does not become a monster. And when you gaze long into an abyss the abyss also gazes into you." Friedrich Nietzsche
  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 27,813
    edited October 2011
    There've been numerous such speakers (many of European origin) over the years. When I saw this particular one (in a Motorola "transistor radio") I thought that the magnet was just... gone. Silly me.

    Now I have to find some more guts to post...
  • [Deleted User]
    [Deleted User] Posts: 7,659
    edited October 2011
    Isn't that a Westinghouse? Made in New Jersey? Can't quite make out the city.
  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 27,813
    edited October 2011
    Oh, jeepers... now you are testing my memory (and/or my visual acuity). Yes, Westinghouse. Or, as my father the TV repairman called them, "Westinglouse".
  • [Deleted User]
    [Deleted User] Posts: 7,659
    edited October 2011
    Looks like it was made in the Westinghouse, Television and Radio division, located in Metuchen, NJ., it is the "charcoal" model and they also made the same unit in a yellow/white version. I like the "Cordless" designation on the front plate, I wonder how many ball games were played on that? Or "Wolfman Jack" programs?
  • [Deleted User]
    [Deleted User] Posts: 7,659
    edited October 2011
    In looking further at it, it passed inspection on October 4th, 1963.
  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 27,813
    edited October 2011
    that's about when I had my tonsils out...
  • [Deleted User]
    [Deleted User] Posts: 7,659
    edited October 2011
    I was exactly a week away from my 16th birthday.
  • Joe08867
    Joe08867 Posts: 3,920
    edited October 2011
    You guys are old.... :razz: Sorry but someone had to say it.

    And at least your sight hasn't gone bad. :cool:
    WOW!

    That's like working your way through Katie Perry in order to get to Rosie O'Donnell.
  • [Deleted User]
    [Deleted User] Posts: 7,659
    edited October 2011
    :mrgreen:If I could remember where I put my cane I'd whack you with it.
  • thsmith
    thsmith Posts: 6,082
    edited October 2011
    That Marantz sure is purdy
    Speakers: SDA-1C (most all the goodies)
    Preamp: Joule Electra LA-150 MKII SE
    Amp: Wright WPA 50-50 EAT KT88s
    Analog: Marantz TT-15S1 MBS Glider SL| Wright WPP100C Amperex BB 6er5 and 7316 & WPM-100 SUT
    Digital: Mac mini 2.3GHz dual-core i5 8g RAM 1.5 TB HDD Music Server Amarra (memory play) - USB - W4S DAC 2
    Cables: Mits S3 IC and Spk cables| PS Audio PCs
  • SCompRacer
    SCompRacer Posts: 7,206
    edited October 2011
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    or just 'let's look at the innards of some old tape decks' day :-)

    Replacing belts on a tape deck.:eek: :cheesygrin:

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    Make yourself necessary to someone. Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Salk SoundScape 8's * Audio Research Reference 3 * Bottlehead Eros Phono * Park's Audio Budgie SUT * Krell KSA-250 * Harmonic Technology Pro 9+ & Pro 11+ * Signature Series Sonore Music Server w/Deux PS* Twisted Pear Buffalo IIISE Pro ES9038 DAC * Heavy Plinth Lenco L75 Idler Drive * AA MG-1 Linear Air Bearing Arm * AT33PTG/II & Denon 103R * Richard Gray 600S * NHT B-12d subs * GIK Acoustic Treatments * Sennheiser HD650 *

  • SCompRacer
    SCompRacer Posts: 7,206
    edited October 2011
    How about an old Yamaha YP-D10. Arm had adjustable VTA. Sold this to a good friend and miss it. Haven't come across another yet. If the electronics were external, I'd rate it up there with a Technics SP-10MK II. As is, it still bested many newer and older DD tables.

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    Make yourself necessary to someone. Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Salk SoundScape 8's * Audio Research Reference 3 * Bottlehead Eros Phono * Park's Audio Budgie SUT * Krell KSA-250 * Harmonic Technology Pro 9+ & Pro 11+ * Signature Series Sonore Music Server w/Deux PS* Twisted Pear Buffalo IIISE Pro ES9038 DAC * Heavy Plinth Lenco L75 Idler Drive * AA MG-1 Linear Air Bearing Arm * AT33PTG/II & Denon 103R * Richard Gray 600S * NHT B-12d subs * GIK Acoustic Treatments * Sennheiser HD650 *

  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 27,813
    edited October 2011
    Two comments occasioned by recent posts.

    1) I hate working on cassette decks!

    2) The Yamaha YP-D10 is a fine looking piece of hardware; lots of gee-gaws and jimcrack under the deck! I do not remember that model at all :-(
  • SCompRacer
    SCompRacer Posts: 7,206
    edited November 2011
    Not sure if I posted this before; did a search and nothing popped. One of Ed's (ESavinon) SRT controllers. Shot years ago when he stopped here on the way back from one of his famous cross country acquisition road trips.:cheesygrin:

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    Make yourself necessary to someone. Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Salk SoundScape 8's * Audio Research Reference 3 * Bottlehead Eros Phono * Park's Audio Budgie SUT * Krell KSA-250 * Harmonic Technology Pro 9+ & Pro 11+ * Signature Series Sonore Music Server w/Deux PS* Twisted Pear Buffalo IIISE Pro ES9038 DAC * Heavy Plinth Lenco L75 Idler Drive * AA MG-1 Linear Air Bearing Arm * AT33PTG/II & Denon 103R * Richard Gray 600S * NHT B-12d subs * GIK Acoustic Treatments * Sennheiser HD650 *

  • indyhawg
    indyhawg Posts: 1,566
    edited November 2011
    My 5 watt DIY restored tube amp.


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  • indyhawg
    indyhawg Posts: 1,566
    edited November 2011
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    indyhawg Posts: 1,566
    edited November 2011
  • EndersShadow
    EndersShadow Posts: 17,233
    edited November 2011
    Dang Jeff, that Pio is NICE!!!!!!!
    "....not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted." William Bruce Cameron, Informal Sociology: A Casual Introduction to Sociological Thinking (1963)
  • indyhawg
    indyhawg Posts: 1,566
    edited November 2011
    Dang Jeff, that Pio is NICE!!!!!!!

    Yeah, it was a nice unit. I sold it about a year ago after I got the NAD amp.
  • Conradicles
    Conradicles Posts: 5,984
    edited August 2012
    Thanks Rick for the pics. This thread is too cool!!!