This joint needs some more vintage hifi

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  • tattat Posts: 159
    edited August 2016
    Console TV above reminds me that the first stereo I experienced was probably same grandparents' Magnavox fully enclosed piece of furniture/console unit lol. I guess the cabinet sold the unit to most folks! I remember a TV the same design, elaborate walnut enclosure. Either that or the slightly later model one they gave my parents. Its the dawn of solid state era so its pretty horrible sound. CTS speakers or similar inside it.

    The 1st stereo I owned was a bookshelf Fisher. I was ambitious enough to start designing speaker cabs to fit my room in high school lol! I then saved up and bought a Yamaha int. 110wpc and Polk SDA CRS+ which was a big improvement.

    Sure wish my grandfather had been an audiophile, he kept his stuff in MINT condition for decades like a good Depression era man. Still had his High School combination lock (working fine) on the day he died. Pre-dispoable culture (which solid-state has alot to do with I might add). He played organ well and was a NASA EEG but his only true love was my grandmother :)
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 25,799
    I've been pondering a 9849 that is local.
    Anyone hear 1 or 2 of these?
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    Unfortunately, no -- probably a commercial sound reinforcement/MI model -- probably not bad though. Kind of configured like an Altec Fourteen.

    Here's what Lansing Heritage has:

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    I don't know what drivers or HF horn this monitor has :(

    But, heck, if it/they were cheap, it/they would be comin' home with me ;)


  • Thanks mRhardy. It's still out there but a single only...
  • tattat Posts: 159
    edited September 2016
    That looks like one of the greenback Altecs to me, 1960's era; I forget the model # (see link 416A's maybe?). I only need the full-range models so I mix up the woofers. I dont think the compression horns are preferred for home hi-fi, perhaps imaging is a major reason, but dont have experience using them in the home. There have been some classic hi-fi speakers that use them on the other hand.

    ** http://www.ebay.com/itm/2x-Altec-Lansing-416a-416-Woofer-8ohm-Recone-Model-19-Onken-15-Speaker-A7-A5/142099969279?_trksid=p2047675.c100005.m1851&_trkparms=aid=222007&algo=SIC.MBE&ao=1&asc=38828&meid=94735ddceebc40fc8a6f8eff89ec5d80&pid=100005&rk=3&rkt=6&sd=121987453341
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  • Trying to sneak these back into the bedroom...
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 25,799
    the critters or the electronics? ;)
  • the ole RT8's still have it. :)
  • boston1450boston1450 Posts: 6,670
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  • boston1450boston1450 Posts: 6,670
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 25,799
    That is a cute one!

    The soiled state Sherwoods, like their vacuum tube predecessors, were very nice little receivers -- then (and even still now) totally off the marketplace's radar. They sound good and they have remarkable tuner sections.

    In fairness, I don't know about the little S-7010, but the ones I've owned and/or heard are pretty remarkable little hidden gems. They're cute, too.

    This is an S-7210 that I passed along, some years back, to our dear, departed friend George Grand. I'm not even sure that he wanted it, but he got it! :)

    11002954806_f1e3080ebe_b.jpgDSC_0235 by Mark Hardy, on Flickr
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    ... and an S-7100A that passed through a while back.

    11003075483_896f50b495_b.jpgSherwoodS7100A by Mark Hardy, on Flickr

    (these photos are probably re-runs in this thread... sorry!)

  • I had the top Sherwood in the 70's. Got it at Sears.
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 25,799
    One big ss Sherwood passed through here; an S-7910. I probably should've kept it... but I actually sold that one some years back.

    14482619842_beee8c03c4_b.jpgSherwood flash by Mark Hardy, on Flickr
  • boston1450boston1450 Posts: 6,670
    Mark that s7210 is very similar to the s7010. From what i read up the small Sherwoods were pretty reasonable priced & still having the appearance of the vintage era. It is light as a feather but operates & sounds pretty decent for i think it was around 15wpc. I will send it offf on its way for someone else to enjoy.
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  • corticocortico Posts: 594
    edited September 2016
    My favorite set, a 1974 Marantz 2270 fully restored, Pioneer PL530 turntable, Parasound CD changer and Parasound DAC hiding on the bottom 6164bzbu9wyb.jpeg
  • soundfreak1soundfreak1 Posts: 2,867
    edited September 2016
    Very nice system cortico. I like the rotory dial phone too!
    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
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 25,799
    edited September 2016
    I poke a lot of fun @ the Superscope-era Marantz receivers... but the 2270 is actually a very special piece of solid state equipment. It's one of the truly good ones.
  • corticocortico Posts: 594
    I agree, the 2270 is a 40lbs beauty beast! Sounds better than most people would expect from an old piece of equipment with 70 watts, 7Hz to 50kHz and a 0.3% total harmonic distortion.

    The Marantz1060 it's equally nice, this little 30W amp sound different from the 2270 but are really pleasing to my ears as well...

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  • pumpkinmanpumpkinman Posts: 7,513
    I don't remember if I posted about the Boston Acoustics A200's I picked up in February. So far I refoamed the woofers and tackled updating my 1st larger crossover. That was the easy part. The cabinets were a terrible mess. I filled in all the damaged areas and sanded them down. I was unable to get sharp corners so I finally decided to paint them but I couldn't find any black paint LOL. I was in a small local shop where the woman did painted furniture and she used chalk paint and then a wax designed to go over the paint. It was a very nice finish. So I picked up a small bottle of copper metallic and the wax. For the front I bought a black carbon fiber wannabe. Here's a couple of pics.

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    This looks better in person

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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 25,799
    looks good to me from here...
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 25,799
    At this point in my life, I can usually resist middlin', massmarket 1970s soiled state hifi hardware.

    Usually.

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    This one followed me home from NEARC a week ago -- finally got around to trying it today.

    I've always admired the aesthetics of these (and most Luxman hardware, right up to the present day).
  • pumpkinmanpumpkinman Posts: 7,513
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    At this point in my life, I can usually resist middlin', massmarket 1970s soiled state hifi hardware.

    Usually.

    29462356253_76c83039f3_b.jpgDSC_5978 (2) by Mark Hardy, on Flickr

    This one followed me home from NEARC a week ago -- finally got around to trying it today.

    I've always admired the aesthetics of these (and most Luxman hardware, right up to the present day).

    Very nice they do make beautiful gear. :)
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  • pumpkinmanpumpkinman Posts: 7,513
    Speaking of gear following you home. B)

    I won this at an auction yesterday and picked it up this afternoon. I ordered a new belt and still need to see if the cartridge ohm's out. The stylus was busted off.


    Yamaha YP-710

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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 25,799
    Neat -- I don't ever recall seeing that particular model in the... umm... flesh (believe it or not)!
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 25,799
    I have a nice pair of very vintage JBL 275 compression drivers mounted on H5040 horns (the "Metregon" horns) that I found on the swap pile at the Harvard (MA) town dump on a beautiful Fourth of July morning, years ago.

    I (finally) dug 'em out last night and substituted them for the Fostex T90A supertweeters atop the Duplexes (using the same nominally ca. 10 kHz first order, padded XO).

    No tuning has yet occurred, but initial results were very promising indeed.

    30048926642_0beca53d1e_b.jpgDSC_6117 by Mark Hardy, on Flickr

    Nothing but the finest, cryo-treated, OFC clipleads, of course.

    Why the fug is it that no two hifi components have the same type of connectors on 'em? These utterly massive and (otherwise) beautifully made JBL drivers have little spring-loaded connectors that would have looked at home on a mid-1970s Radio Shack 'monkey coffin'. Thus the clipleads.

    30055252362_7bafbc89ba_b.jpgDSC_6122 by Mark Hardy, on Flickr
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  • soundfreak1soundfreak1 Posts: 2,867
    Boy do I have a pair of drivers to go with those. 123A 12 inch bass drivers out of the L100 centry's. LOL
    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
  • pumpkinmanpumpkinman Posts: 7,513
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    A few better pics :)
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  • boston1450boston1450 Posts: 6,670
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  • voltzvoltz Posts: 5,423
    I think Randy is trying to catch up with our good Doctor!
    2 ch- Polk CRS+ * Vincent SA-31MK Preamp * Vincent Sp-331 Amp * Marantz SA8005 SACD * Project Xperience Classic TT * Sumiko Blue Point #2 MC cartridge

    HT - Polk 703's * NAD T-758 * Adcom 5503 * Oppo 103 * Samsung 60" series 8 LCD
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 25,799
    I think he's already well surpassed me in the 1970s hifi department... except for the little Yamaha ghetto, my collection of '70s stuff is mostly junk.
  • boston1450boston1450 Posts: 6,670
    I wont say whats in my closets :) .. I played around with the Heresy's & i am enjoying them on tubes right now on some classical music-its not to bad at all. They seem to sound a bit better than the 5a w/peerless at lower/mid volumes than im use to. Threw the Marantz on the 5a's & what a power horse of a Marantz. Its got a different sound IMO from the 2252b model. Not power wise because the 2240 is powerful enough. It just seems to me the 2252b has a better sound quality. No idea but my ears notice a difference
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