This joint needs some more vintage hifi

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  • Gunther16Gunther16 Posts: 245
    Holy crap this thread takes me back to my youth!
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 25,562
    edited June 2016
    Another (classic) flavor of coaxial driver: this is one of a pair of 12 inch, cast-frame Tannoy coaxial drivers temporarily removed from its natural habitat (a pair of 1970s Tannoy Devon loudspeakers).

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    In the UK, "Tannoy" is a generic term for loudspeakers (especially, and a bit unfairly, particularly of the public address kind) in the same way that "Kleenex" is generic for paper tissues.

    EDIT: This is what the innards of one of these drivers looks like:

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  • pumpkinmanpumpkinman Posts: 7,509
    While out and about today Cathy and I ended up in Adamstown, PA. While looking at antiques at Reddingers. I came across a pair of ADS L470's. After a little haggling I got them for $40.

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  • lightman1lightman1 Posts: 10,665
    Gawd you suck, Bill!!
    Throw some of that shite luck my way. ;)
  • pumpkinmanpumpkinman Posts: 7,509
    @lightman1
    I got them thanks to the Mrs. She wanted to go to Adamstown not me. I would have been happy to go home after the record fair.

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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 25,562
    holy guacamole!
  • pumpkinmanpumpkinman Posts: 7,509
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    Recently acquired a/d/s L470's • Harmam Kardon 430 W/ emerald LED fuse lamps • Realistic LAB 500 w/ new stylus • Monster HTP 5000
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  • oldrockeroldrocker Posts: 2,326
  • TNHNDYMANTNHNDYMAN Posts: 2,153
    @ Pumpkinman- How do you like the Lab 500 turntable. I have one but need to replace the RCA's on it. They have been spliced and have a short.
    2-ch System: Parasound P/LD 2000 pre, Parasound HCA-1000 amp, Parasound T/DQ Tuner, Phase Technology PC-100 Tower speakers, Technics SL-1600 Turntable, Denon 2910 SACD/CD player, Peachtree DAC iT and X1asynchorus USB converter, HSU VTF-3 subwoofer.

  • pumpkinmanpumpkinman Posts: 7,509
    @TNHNDYMAN
    Yes very much. This is the 1st full auto table I've owned in 15 years and the lazy side of me loves it. I have an Empire that I need to get started on soon.


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  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 22,724
    THAT is one hell of a record collection!
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  • NightfallNightfall Posts: 9,041
    THAT is one hell of a record collection!

    You haven't seen it yet? It's literally ridiculous. I think he posted a video at one point somewhere. One of the best record collections on this site, to be sure.
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    They didn't speak a word of English, they were from South Carolina.

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  • Now that is how its done!

    Can you imagine your son assembling a similar system for his kid in about 30 years? When the kid says "thanks dad!" your son will respond "and thank grandpa too!"

    Well done sir.
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  • Tip of the cap to Mr. Buhl.
    That sounds way cool. B)
  • pumpkinmanpumpkinman Posts: 7,509
    @MrBuhl

    It sounds like a Kodak moment :)
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  • MrBuhlMrBuhl Posts: 2,427
    Can you imagine your son assembling a similar system for his kid in about 30 years? When the kid says "thanks dad!" your son will respond "and thank grandpa too!"

    Thanks guys - I appreciate all the kind thoughts - this one really warmed my heart too! I can imagine that!

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  • boston1450boston1450 Posts: 6,662
    edited June 2016
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 25,562
    That line of Sansui receivers has always gotten points from me for having had the chutzpah to break away from me-too cosmetics. The very next models from Sansui were very similar but also included digital radio frequency displays, too, it may be recalled.
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 32,449
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    I picked this Sansui G-5500 yesterday. I find the Sansui G series the most attractive of all the silver faced receivers of that vintage. I love the symmetry of all knobs and buttons :)

    Sweet, she's a keeper. Hows the old girl sound ? They were pretty nice back then and I'd imagine still.
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  • oldrockeroldrocker Posts: 2,326
    pumpkinman wrote: »
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    I picked this Sansui G-5500 yesterday. I find the Sansui G series the most attractive of all the silver faced receivers of that vintage. I love the symmetry of all knobs and buttons :)

    BOING!!! That is sweet....
  • highway_chilehighway_chile Posts: 37
    edited June 2016
    This Luxman C-120A pre was a $20 garage sale find a few weeks ago. It had some issues which was not unexpected. Just got it back at a cost of another $143 to get it recapped and fully serviced. I've now got it substituted for my CX-100 and paired with the M-300 amp...and the wife is gone for the night.
    The C-1010 sitting below it may be the next candidate for a recap. It sounds great at lower volumes but gets a bit harsh and fatiguing at higher levels.

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  • Mikey081057Mikey081057 Posts: 7,171
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    Finally home after a lengthy rebuild and burn in... She sounds magnificent again.


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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 25,562
    beautiful hunka hardware.
  • oldrockeroldrocker Posts: 2,326
    It's Baaaa acccckl1n0i70ffeqz.jpg

    Finally home after a lengthy rebuild and burn in... She sounds magnificent again.


    Beautiful work your guy did...
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