This joint needs some more vintage hifi

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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 21,835
    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: 583
    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: 7,107
    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: 21,835
    looks good to me from here...
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 21,835
    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).
  • pumpkinmanpumpkinman Posts: 7,107
    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: 7,107
    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: 21,835
    Neat -- I don't ever recall seeing that particular model in the... umm... flesh (believe it or not)!
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 21,835
    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
    30055252732_3f26c4fabf_b.jpgDSC_6121a by Mark Hardy, on Flickr
  • soundfreak1soundfreak1 Posts: 2,829
    Boy do I have a pair of drivers to go with those. 123A 12 inch bass drivers out of the L100 centry's. LOL
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    AQ kingcobra ic's
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  • pumpkinmanpumpkinman Posts: 7,107
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    A few better pics :)
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  • boston1450boston1450 Posts: 6,228
    2240 & Heresy originalsze9hxghl7a05.jpeg
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    Randy in Maine
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  • voltzvoltz Posts: 5,217
    I think Randy is trying to catch up with our good Doctor!
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 21,835
    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: 6,228
    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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    Randy in Maine
    SDA-CRS+ 198 tweeters. WMG upgraded crossovers.
    Larry's rings. Stands w/Polk Logo & Spiked nicely
    RTA15TL 198 tweeters. WMG upgraded crossovers.
    Larry's rings. Gloss tops shine. Spiked nicely
    Cs1000p-Yamaha-Parasound-Acurus
    MIT speaker cables-Pangea powercords
  • boston1450boston1450 Posts: 6,228
    JBL J216 Monitor's.. Not a bad sounding cheap speaker in their day. Going to my brothers set up drbdal10hofy.jpeg
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    Randy in Maine
    SDA-CRS+ 198 tweeters. WMG upgraded crossovers.
    Larry's rings. Stands w/Polk Logo & Spiked nicely
    RTA15TL 198 tweeters. WMG upgraded crossovers.
    Larry's rings. Gloss tops shine. Spiked nicely
    Cs1000p-Yamaha-Parasound-Acurus
    MIT speaker cables-Pangea powercords
  • cnhcnh Posts: 13,310
    edited October 2016
    boston1450 wrote: »
    JBL J216 Monitor's.. Not a bad sounding cheap speaker in their day. Going to my brothers set up drbdal10hofy.jpeg

    I've never seen a JBL that looks like that! Has such drivers? Seems like it's a home version of the JBL 216 Pro (different woofer and I believe tweeter as well). Some of those home versions were OK. The most infamous being the JBL L/t series. I own a set of JBL L80ts that are permanently on tubes, home versions of the STUDIO 4410 or 4410a? You'd be surprised how good these sound on a tube integrated. I know JBL doesn't get a lot of love around here, and frankly, they have produced a lot of consumer garbage in their day, but not all of it.

    I took some old JBL bookies and replaced the dead Titanium drivers with some soft dome Vifas from PExpress, gave them to my daughter for her dorm along with a cheap Sherwood receiver to power them. And now all her classmates can say is "where did you get THOSE speakers!" Even I am surprised by how much they sound like AJs Pioneers-not exactly, but very nice warm detailed highs and good low end for a two way 5". Of course they probably retailed for more than a couple of hundred back in the late '80s, early '90s?

    I think your brother will have fun with those, Randy!

    We now return you to our regularly scheduled and far less prolix programming! Everyone breathes a sigh of relief as cnh exits the building! lol
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  • lightman1lightman1 Posts: 10,384
    That's why we love you, C.
  • boston1450boston1450 Posts: 6,228
    cnh wrote: »
    boston1450 wrote: »
    JBL J216 Monitor's.. Not a bad sounding cheap speaker in their day. Going to my brothers set up drbdal10hofy.jpeg

    I've never seen a JBL that looks like that! Has such drivers? Seems like it's a home version of the JBL 216 Pro (different woofer and I believe tweeter as well). Some of those home versions were OK. The most infamous being the JBL L/t series. I own a set of JBL L80ts that are permanently on tubes, home versions of the STUDIO 4410 or 4410a? You'd be surprised how good these sound on a tube integrated. I know JBL doesn't get a lot of love around here, and frankly, they have produced a lot of consumer garbage in their day, but not all of it.

    I took some old JBL bookies and replaced the dead Titanium drivers with some soft dome Vifas from PExpress, gave them to my daughter for her dorm along with a cheap Sherwood receiver to power them. And now all her classmates can say is "where did you get THOSE speakers!" Even I am surprised by how much they sound like AJs Pioneers-not exactly, but very nice warm detailed highs and good low end for a two way 5". Of course they probably retailed for more than a couple of hundred back in the late '80s, early '90s?

    I think your brother will have fun with those, Randy!

    We now return you to our regularly scheduled and far less prolix programming! Everyone breathes a sigh of relief as cnh exits the building! lol
    Great that your daughter is enjoying them Cnh. You can do alot to some speakers & make them sound great for a few modifications that dont break the wallet. I come across alot of weird items from storage units & i get my fair share of listening to a variety of vintage audio. I have set up all 3 kiddos & all my neices & nephews & bros & sisters. It brings me happiness to make audio more enjoyable to them & when i visit i get to see & hear it again :)
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    Randy in Maine
    SDA-CRS+ 198 tweeters. WMG upgraded crossovers.
    Larry's rings. Stands w/Polk Logo & Spiked nicely
    RTA15TL 198 tweeters. WMG upgraded crossovers.
    Larry's rings. Gloss tops shine. Spiked nicely
    Cs1000p-Yamaha-Parasound-Acurus
    MIT speaker cables-Pangea powercords
  • la2vegasla2vegas Posts: 3,385
    Hey Randy, can you add me to that list. When you visit you can listen as well.

    But on a serious note, that sounds like a very nice gesture you do for your family members. It is quite evident that the joy you bestow is returned in spades. You get a pat on the back for a job well done.
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    Here is the hand typed, hand drawn brochure with testimonials in the back.
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    Studio 2 equipment;
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    Loudspeakers: Harbeth p3esr, Polk RT7
    Cables: Aural Harmony Sonnet Interconnect II, WireWorld Equinox 7 speaker,
    Black Cat silverstar 75 ohm digital, Signal Digital Power Cord, PS Audio Perfect Wave AC-3,
    Pangea SE14, Voltz supplied interconnects
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  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 91
    edited October 2016
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    Studio 2 equipment;
    Yamaha a-s2100 Amp, CD-2100 CD player, T-S500 tuner
    Loudspeakers: Harbeth p3esr, Polk RT7
    Cables: Aural Harmony Sonnet Interconnect II, WireWorld Equinox 7 speaker,
    Black Cat silverstar 75 ohm digital, Signal Digital Power Cord, PS Audio Perfect Wave AC-3,
    Pangea SE14, Voltz supplied interconnects
    Optional: Arcam DV88 DVD/CD (HDCD) player, Polk SDS-400 speakers
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    ^^^ speaker
    Says here, you can cut hole in the floor to get the amp out of the way!
    Don't know what to do w/ this Illinois artifact...
    Studio 2 equipment;
    Yamaha a-s2100 Amp, CD-2100 CD player, T-S500 tuner
    Loudspeakers: Harbeth p3esr, Polk RT7
    Cables: Aural Harmony Sonnet Interconnect II, WireWorld Equinox 7 speaker,
    Black Cat silverstar 75 ohm digital, Signal Digital Power Cord, PS Audio Perfect Wave AC-3,
    Pangea SE14, Voltz supplied interconnects
    Optional: Arcam DV88 DVD/CD (HDCD) player, Polk SDS-400 speakers
  • jdjohnjdjohn Posts: 821
    Side system I've put together from gear in my dad's garage. Check it out...dual Duals! Top one is a 1228, bottom one is a 1215S. That's a Rotel RX-602 receiver; it has two phono inputs, so I just had to try playing two-at-once and toggle 1&2. Realistic Optimus T-100 floorstanders with JBL 2500 bookies on top. The tweeters in the Realistics aren't that great, but the little JBLs fill-out the top end nicely. I'm going to sell this to a long-time friend at work...but with only one of the turntables.
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  • leftwinger57leftwinger57 Posts: 2,918
    Ok, how about these either late '60s of early '70 Rectilinear Low Boy3s.These I got off c/l for $50 and were/are in pristine condition has you will seea1sqjbzxkfbw.jpg
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    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
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    ^^^ speaker
    Says here, you can cut hole in the floor to get the amp out of the way!
    Don't know what to do w/ this Illinois artifact...

    Thats cool. Any chance I could get copies?
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 21,835
    Ok, how about these either late '60s of early '70 Rectilinear Low Boy3s.These I got off c/l for $50 and were/are in pristine condition has you will seea1sqjbzxkfbw.jpg
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    You didn't happen to get those from a fellow named "Donnie", did you? I only asked because of your locale and someone I know in your general neck of the woods :)
  • leftwinger57leftwinger57 Posts: 2,918
    No Doc, this guy was named Keith and is a pro drummer and leads the marching H.S. band. This way out in Hunterdon County off interstate78. His basement was full of very,very nice eye candy. A really big Krell,a tube amp, a 12 watt tube amp for the LBs w/ no pre/amp and like Jesse says it was not needed. A pair of absolutely beautiful Klipsch Cornwalls, The Recs which I got, Klipsch KG 3s and a whole lot more. He gave me permission to take pics of his gear so I hope it comes out it was very impressive. Notice the stands which were holding the Low Boys. I really wanted them but he said he needed them for the Klipsch. d4g82klbk4kh.jpg
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    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: 21,835
    :) cool enuff.
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 21,835
    FYI -- I am poised to putter, again, upstairs.

    30302966376_8b0935acdb_b.jpgDSC_6253 by Mark Hardy, on Flickr

    30263283421_f58434f663_b.jpgJBL N600 by Mark Hardy, on Flickr

    Wait, what?! JBL?!?!

    ;)
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