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  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 33,333
    edited January 2023
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    you know what's funny about the internet?
    according to Flikr, this is the image I've uploaded there that has the most views...

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    The dusty innards of a Technics SA-80.
    Go freaking figure.

    :|

    EDIT: It does indeed possess perhaps the cheeziest innards of any nominally hifi component I've ever seen.

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  • skipshot12
    skipshot12 Posts: 1,070
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    Nice stack…..
  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 33,333
    edited January 2023
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    Four bottom of the liners from the second half of the 'seventies. :)

    Meanwhile... I was just browsing eBAY and happened to notice this juxtaposition. It made me chuckle.

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    Mind you, the 40-1310, made by Foster (Fostex) for R/S, was/is a good high sensitivity tweeter, while also having almost remarkable HF extension (well into ultrasonic, like 40 kHz).

    ... but the 40-1375 is a very, very fine sounding tweeter and also quite sensitive (admittedly not as high) and also with very extended treble output (well beyond 20 kHz).
    Bottom line, I'd rather have a pair of the latter than the former -- especially at a tenth of the price. ;)
    Paying $750 for a pair of 40-1310s would be nuts.

    Probably goes without saying that I - ahem - do have pairs of both. :#

    The 40-1375s are out on loan to a friend in MA -- they make nice supertweeters for a pair of Altec Valencias, although they're absolutely at their limit in terms of keeping up with the sensitivity of Valencias.

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    The 40-1310 are in their boxes in the basement someplace. Bought 'em cheap on sale from R/S long ago. :p


  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 24,914
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    Yep I noticed about 5 yrs. ago that the round super tweeters had went into outer space for price. I wish I still had mine. Originally they were like $20 a piece new. I would use them reflecting backwards on top of my speakers.
  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 33,333
    edited January 2023
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    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    Yep I noticed about 5 yrs. ago that the round super tweeters had went into outer space for price. I wish I still had mine. Originally they were like $20 a piece new. I would use them reflecting backwards on top of my speakers.

    They follow the standard hipster/collector script. Only the Japanese-made 40-1310 command the highest prices. Later morphs (virtually identical) were made in places like Korea and (ultimately) China -- and sell for much less (although still more than they should).
    R/S sold the things for many, many years -- and I am pretty sure they sold zillions of them, too.

    The punchline to the whole thing is that Fostex still sells an extremely similar tweeter, with every bit of the sensitivity and HF extension as the 40-1310 -- and still for a very reasonable price (especially compared to other Fostex supertweeters). :)

    https://www.madisoundspeakerstore.com/bullet-tweeters/fostex-ft17h-horn-super-tweeter/
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  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 33,333
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    Speaking of collector's items...

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    Just because one can do something doesn't mean that one should.
    :#
  • nooshinjohn
    nooshinjohn Posts: 25,252
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    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    Speaking of collector's items...

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    Just because one can do something doesn't mean that one should.
    :#

    Complete with mood lights!
    The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, Mcintosh C2300 Arcam AVR20, Oppo UDP-203 4K Blu-ray player, Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk Audio Legend L800 with height modules, L400 Center Channel Polk audio AB800 "in-wall" surrounds. Marantz MM7025 stereo amp. Simaudio Moon 680d DSD

    “When once a Republic is corrupted, there is no possibility of remedying any of the growing evils but by removing the corruption and restoring its lost principles; every other correction is either useless or a new evil.”— Thomas Jefferson
  • bcwsrt
    bcwsrt Posts: 1,756
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    Crank up ALL those controls! (And then turn on the filters!) 😂
    Brian

    One-owner Polk Audio RTA 15TL speakers refreshed w/ Sonicap, Vishay/Mills and Cardas components by "pitdogg2," "xschop" billet tweeter plates and BH5 | Stereo REL Acoustics T/5x subwoofers w/ Bassline Blue cables | Rogue Audio Cronus Magnum III integrated tube amp | Technics SL-1210G turntable w/ Ortofon 2M Black LVB 250 MM cart | Sony CDP-508ESD CD player (as a transport) | LampizatOr Baltic 4 tube DAC | Nordost & DH Labs cables/interconnects | APC H15 Power Conditioner | GIK Acoustics room treatments | Degritter RCM
  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 33,333
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    good catch! Maybe that's why it's lit up like a Christmas tree! :#
  • Viking64
    Viking64 Posts: 6,835
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    There should be a yellow light representing a penalty flag and 15 yards for clipping.
  • treitz3
    treitz3 Posts: 18,635
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    It wasn't that one but my very first stereo system had a Scott receiver and a pair of Scott speakers. All hand me downs from my Mother, along with an unknown TT. For an 8 year old kid, I was in hog heaven.

    The seed was planted when I heard my uncle Tommy's system earlier that day. I listened to this little bitty tube amp powering a pair of homemade Klipsh Klipschorns over LP and I fell in love with what I heard.

    Came home and begged my parents for something, anything they had that I could use to set up a stereo system.

    Keep in mind, this was back in 1978. When you didn't watch a NASCAR race, you listened to it on the radio because it wasn't on TV. If memory serves, they only televised the big ones. Maybe Talladega and Daytona and I believe it was only available on ABC's Wide World of Sports programming.

    Tom
    ~ In search of accurate reproduction of music. Real sound is my reference and while perfection may not be attainable? If I chase it, I might just catch excellence. ~
  • treitz3
    treitz3 Posts: 18,635
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    Yeah.....NO!

    Tom
    ~ In search of accurate reproduction of music. Real sound is my reference and while perfection may not be attainable? If I chase it, I might just catch excellence. ~
  • soundfreak1
    soundfreak1 Posts: 3,405
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    Wouldn't do that with a rope and a parachute
    Main Rig:
    Krell KAV 250a biamped to mid/highs
    Parasound HCA1500A biamped to lows
    Nakamichi EC100 Active xover
    MIT exp 1 ic's
    Perreaux SA33 class A preamp
    AQ kingcobra ic's
    OPPO 83 CDP
    Lehmann audio black cube SE phono pre, Audioquest phono wire (ITA1/1)
    Denon DP-1200 TT. AToc9ML MC cart.
    Monster HTS 3600 power conditioner
    ADS L1590/2 Biamped
    MIT exps2 speaker cable
  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 33,333
    edited January 2023
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    treitz3 wrote: »
    Yeah.....NO!

    Tom

    well put.
    I mean, I'll bet there's a road or a gondola or something...

    EDIT:

    https://www.rockandice.com/videos/climbing/climbing-the-north-face-of-the-uxbridge-road/
  • nooshinjohn
    nooshinjohn Posts: 25,252
    edited January 2023
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    Someone trying really hard to earn Darwin’s top prize.
    The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, Mcintosh C2300 Arcam AVR20, Oppo UDP-203 4K Blu-ray player, Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk Audio Legend L800 with height modules, L400 Center Channel Polk audio AB800 "in-wall" surrounds. Marantz MM7025 stereo amp. Simaudio Moon 680d DSD

    “When once a Republic is corrupted, there is no possibility of remedying any of the growing evils but by removing the corruption and restoring its lost principles; every other correction is either useless or a new evil.”— Thomas Jefferson
  • soundfreak1
    soundfreak1 Posts: 3,405
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    Hell of a place to get a foot cramp!
    Main Rig:
    Krell KAV 250a biamped to mid/highs
    Parasound HCA1500A biamped to lows
    Nakamichi EC100 Active xover
    MIT exp 1 ic's
    Perreaux SA33 class A preamp
    AQ kingcobra ic's
    OPPO 83 CDP
    Lehmann audio black cube SE phono pre, Audioquest phono wire (ITA1/1)
    Denon DP-1200 TT. AToc9ML MC cart.
    Monster HTS 3600 power conditioner
    ADS L1590/2 Biamped
    MIT exps2 speaker cable
  • txcoastal1
    txcoastal1 Posts: 13,165
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    Hell of a place to get a foot cramp!
    A boo boo cramp would be worse
    2-channel: Modwright KWI-200 Integrated, Dynaudio C1-II Signatures
    Desktop rig: LSi7, Polk 110sub, Dayens Ampino amp, W4S DAC/pre, Sonos, JRiver
    Gear on standby: Melody 101 tube pre, Unison Research Simply Italy Integrated
    Gone to new homes: (Matt Polk's)Threshold Stasis SA12e monoblocks, Pass XA30.5 amp, Usher MD2 speakers, Dynaudio C4 platinum speakers, Modwright LS100 (voltz), Simaudio 780D DAC

    erat interfectorem cesar et **** dictatorem dicere a
  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 24,914
    edited January 2023
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    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    Yep I noticed about 5 yrs. ago that the round super tweeters had went into outer space for price. I wish I still had mine. Originally they were like $20 a piece new. I would use them reflecting backwards on top of my speakers.

    They follow the standard hipster/collector script. Only the Japanese-made 40-1310 command the highest prices.

    I acquired mine in 1977, I'm fairly certain they were of the Japanese manufacturing. I seem to remember most of the drivers I bought had the "made in Japan" label at the time. To my father everything made in japan was junk. Boy Howdy they were affordable though.

  • audioluvr
    audioluvr Posts: 5,492
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    That rope looks way too small to me!
    Gustard X26 Pro DAC
    Belles 21A Pre modded with Mundorf Supreme caps
    B&K M200 Sonata monoblocks refreshed and upgraded
    Polk SDA 1C's modded / 1000Va Dreadnaught
    Wireworld Silver Eclipse IC's and speaker cables
    Harman Kardon T65C w/Grado Gold. (Don't laugh. It sounds great!)


    There is about a 5% genetic difference between apes and men …but that difference is the difference between throwing your own poo when you are annoyed …and Einstein, Shakespeare and Miss January. by Dr. Sardonicus
  • msg
    msg Posts: 9,849
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    Who's taking the photo, and how?
    Drone whirring around, reaches out to swat away... "Get OUTTA here ma AAAAHHHhhhh [fading]"
    I disabled signatures.
  • treitz3
    treitz3 Posts: 18,635
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    So, the RV show was in town today....so the wife and I went out on a date to go check them out. We had never been to one before and we are not in the market right now but wanted to get our learn on.

    Lots of walking, lots of steps, some VERY nice rigs. One of the buses was $323,000.00 (sale/show price). It's incredible, some of these RV's. Some of them, you walk up 5 or 6 steps onto the main floor and then you step up another 4 steps to the "Master suite" or 2nd BR/LR area. It's amazing what they can pack into these things.....yet still not make you feel as if you are in (basically) a "trailer".

    Our favorite one (within our budget....or for what we would be willing to spend on one) was this one. 37' long, 1BR. Probably the best layout we saw at the show. Zero wasted space and well appointed. Nicely built too. Here are some photos of it...

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    If you have never been to one of these shows, it's cool to look at what's available and it made for a fun afternoon off the beaten path.

    Tom
    ~ In search of accurate reproduction of music. Real sound is my reference and while perfection may not be attainable? If I chase it, I might just catch excellence. ~
  • msg
    msg Posts: 9,849
    edited January 2023
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    OleBoot wrote: »
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    Franks and milk! Franks and milk!
    I disabled signatures.
  • txcoastal1
    txcoastal1 Posts: 13,165
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    2-channel: Modwright KWI-200 Integrated, Dynaudio C1-II Signatures
    Desktop rig: LSi7, Polk 110sub, Dayens Ampino amp, W4S DAC/pre, Sonos, JRiver
    Gear on standby: Melody 101 tube pre, Unison Research Simply Italy Integrated
    Gone to new homes: (Matt Polk's)Threshold Stasis SA12e monoblocks, Pass XA30.5 amp, Usher MD2 speakers, Dynaudio C4 platinum speakers, Modwright LS100 (voltz), Simaudio 780D DAC

    erat interfectorem cesar et **** dictatorem dicere a
  • treitz3
    treitz3 Posts: 18,635
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    More like....

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    Tom
    ~ In search of accurate reproduction of music. Real sound is my reference and while perfection may not be attainable? If I chase it, I might just catch excellence. ~
  • maxward
    maxward Posts: 1,552
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    Hard to unsee that.
  • mrbigbluelight
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    OleBoot wrote: »
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    Tell me you live in Califonia without saying you live in California
    Sal Palooza