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

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  • headrottheadrott Posts: 5,490
    edited September 2011
    We should start a thread where the topic is, "today is 'fire up your reel-to-reel/cassette' day!" Or, "today is listen to some George Harrison day!"

    I like both those ideas Ken!:biggrin: I'll fire up my X-2000R and play some YES-Tales From Topographic Oceans, and the play All Things Must Pass on R2R.:biggrin: What about other people?

    Greg
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    Taken from a recent Audioholics reply regarding "Club Polk" and Polk speakers:
    "I'm yet to hear a Polk speaker that merits more than a sentence and 60 seconds discussion." :\
    My response is: If you need 60 seconds to respond in one sentence, you probably should't be evaluating Polk speakers.....


    "Green leaves reveal the heart spoken Khatru"- Jon Anderson

    "Have A Little Faith! And Everything You'll Face, Will Jump From Out Right On Into Place! Yeah! Take A Little Time! And Everything You'll Find, Will Move From Gloom Right On Into Shine!"- Arthur Lee
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 25,596
    edited October 2011
    Rainy day in Bahsten today; good day for hifi. I don't think I've listened to any R2R tapes upstairs in the living room since the Altec Duplexes went on line (just about a year ago); today's a good day for it. Have to see what I have in the way of software. No George Harrison fo' sho'; maybe some Beatles, though.
  • KennethSwaugerKennethSwauger Moderator Posts: 7,064
    edited October 2011
    Hello,
    This isn't, strictly speaking, an audio component, but it can be used to test them. Cleaning up a new (to me) HP 334A distortion analyzer. Beautiful construction, everything neat and in individual sub-compartments.
    Enjoy, Ken
    "They thought we were too loud, but shoot, I had four army blankets folded over my amp, and the volume level was on 2. I'm used to playin' on 10!" S.R.V.
  • leftwinger57leftwinger57 Posts: 2,918
    edited October 2011
    that is one beautifully clean machines I've seen here . Both inards and out are vey nice.
    2chl- Adcom GFA- 555-Onkyo P-3150v pre/amp- JVC-QL-A200 tt- Denon 1940 ci cdp- Adcom GFS-6 -Modded '87 SDA 2Bs - Dynamat Ext.- BH-5- X-Overs VR-3, RDO-194 tweeters, Larry's Rings, Speakon/Neutrik I/C- Cherry stain tops Advent Maestros,Ohm model E

    H/T- Toshiba au40" flat- Yamaha RX- V665 avr- YSD-11 Dock- I-Pod- Klipsch #400HD Speaker set-

    Bdrm- Nikko 6065 receiver- JBL -G-200s--Pioneer 305 headphones--Sony CE375-5 disc
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 25,596
    edited October 2011
    The vintage HP and Tektronix test and calibration equipment was beautifully made. I don't, unfortunately, have a photo of the guts of this old girl handy... but you can find 'em on the web and it's worth a peek.

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  • Joe08867Joe08867 Posts: 3,935
    edited October 2011
    I have not opened mine but here is what the inside of my Exposure 3010S2 looks like.

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    WOW!

    That's like working your way through Katie Perry in order to get to Rosie O'Donnell.
  • thsmiththsmith Posts: 6,092
    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
  • SCompRacerSCompRacer 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 III Dual Mono ESS Sabre32 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 *

  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 25,596
    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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  • decaldecal Posts: 3,181
    edited October 2011
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    Rogue Audio Tempest Magnum
    If you can't hear a difference, don't waste your money.
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 25,596
    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
  • SCompRacerSCompRacer 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 III Dual Mono ESS Sabre32 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 *

  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 25,596
    edited October 2011
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    heh, pretty sure I haven't posted this before...
  • KennethSwaugerKennethSwauger Moderator Posts: 7,064
    edited October 2011
    Looks like the battery leaked a bit...
    "They thought we were too loud, but shoot, I had four army blankets folded over my amp, and the volume level was on 2. I'm used to playin' on 10!" S.R.V.
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 25,596
    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...
  • FaceFace Posts: 14,714
    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
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 25,596
    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...
  • KennethSwaugerKennethSwauger Moderator Posts: 7,064
    edited October 2011
    Isn't that a Westinghouse? Made in New Jersey? Can't quite make out the city.
    "They thought we were too loud, but shoot, I had four army blankets folded over my amp, and the volume level was on 2. I'm used to playin' on 10!" S.R.V.
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 25,596
    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".
  • KennethSwaugerKennethSwauger Moderator Posts: 7,064
    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?
    "They thought we were too loud, but shoot, I had four army blankets folded over my amp, and the volume level was on 2. I'm used to playin' on 10!" S.R.V.
  • KennethSwaugerKennethSwauger Moderator Posts: 7,064
    edited October 2011
    In looking further at it, it passed inspection on October 4th, 1963.
    "They thought we were too loud, but shoot, I had four army blankets folded over my amp, and the volume level was on 2. I'm used to playin' on 10!" S.R.V.
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 25,596
    edited October 2011
    that's about when I had my tonsils out...
  • KennethSwaugerKennethSwauger Moderator Posts: 7,064
    edited October 2011
    I was exactly a week away from my 16th birthday.
    "They thought we were too loud, but shoot, I had four army blankets folded over my amp, and the volume level was on 2. I'm used to playin' on 10!" S.R.V.
  • Joe08867Joe08867 Posts: 3,935
    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.
  • KennethSwaugerKennethSwauger Moderator Posts: 7,064
    edited October 2011
    :mrgreen:If I could remember where I put my cane I'd whack you with it.
    "They thought we were too loud, but shoot, I had four army blankets folded over my amp, and the volume level was on 2. I'm used to playin' on 10!" S.R.V.
  • Rick88Rick88 Posts: 13,187
    edited October 2011
    My recently purchased Marantz SA-11S1 SACD/CD player:

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    "Life is one grand, sweet song, so start the music." ~ Ronald Reagan

    “I love songs about horses, railroads, land, Judgment Day, family, hard times, whiskey, courtship, marriage, adultery, separation, murder, war, prison, rambling, damnation, home, salvation, death, pride, humor, piety, rebellion, patriotism, larceny, determination, tragedy, rowdiness, heartbreak and love. And Mother. And God.” ~ Johnny Cash




  • thsmiththsmith Posts: 6,092
    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
  • SCompRacerSCompRacer 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 III Dual Mono ESS Sabre32 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 *

  • SCompRacerSCompRacer 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 III Dual Mono ESS Sabre32 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 *

  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 25,596
    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 :-(
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