This joint needs some more vintage hifi

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  • Sold off my KLH 32's as part of the downsizing but I'd love to
    replace it 24 stereo music system!
  • motorhead43026motorhead43026 Posts: 3,665
    edited April 2017
    This in not mine, but I have one exactly like it in excellent condition and it works!. It is in storage at this moment. It is a KLH 20 plus. I have been offered as much as $2500.00 for it.

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    2 channel: Anthem 225 Integrated amp; Parasound Ztuner; TechnicsTT SL1350; Vincent PHO-8 phono pre; Marantz CD6005 spinner; Polk SDA2BTL's; LAT International speaker cables, ZU Mission IC's and power cables all into a PS Audio Dectet Power center.

    Other; S60'S, M10 series II, M7C's, Hafler XL600 amp, RB-980BX, Parasound HCA-1500 amp , P5 preamp, all in storage. All vintage Polk have had crossover rebuilds and tweeter upgrades.

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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 25,569
    Sold off my KLH 32's as part of the downsizing but I'd love to
    replace it 24 stereo music system!

    The KLH 32 speakers were remarkably pleasant to listen to little speakers as well. The Harvard, MA town dump turned up a pair of those once, too :)

    14798632620_0b54839fd4_b.jpgKLH 32s by Mark Hardy, on Flickr
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 25,569
    This in not mine, but I have one exactly like it in excellent condition and it works!. It is in storage at this moment. It is a KLH 20 plus. I have been offered as much as $2500.00 for it.

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    very cool. They're semi-common in New England, but the prices on them are high.


  • soundfreak1soundfreak1 Posts: 2,866
    Kinda vintage hifi!j52y9ham1jnl.jpg
    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
  • leftwinger57leftwinger57 Posts: 2,918
    If you guys remember I posted a while back about my vintage Pioneer 305 headphones. Well, 1 side totally cut out and I replaced them w/ these vintage Koss -Pro 747b models. For sure they weigh more but do give a much more life like sound w/ good bass and pretty adjustable. What year are they from well I have to do some research. I got them for $24 w/ free shipping on E-Bay. Hey I tried and instead I found this wacky PDF from American Ad History w/ hundreds of vintage ads in this, ala Doc Hardy's vintage ad spectaculars.

    http://www.americanradiohistory.com/Archive-Practical/Wireless/70s/PW-1972-01.pdf
    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
  • I loved my Koss until the air went out of one side :#
  • leftwinger57leftwinger57 Posts: 2,918
    Seems to be the common ailment of headphones of most vintage brands. Usually the cord efs up. I didn't get that out of the older Pioneers deads ville on one whole side.
    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
  • mpitogompitogo Posts: 446
    Vintage... I have a Sansui AU-6900 (rebuilt by me new components) and a Sansui FR-1080. My dad was the original owner. The Sansui has no problems driving a pair of Elac Debut B6.

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    Living Room Music-2.0 Polk Legend L800 | McIntosh C70 | McIntosh MA5200 (Treble) | McIntosh MC452 (Bass) | Sublimeacoustic K231 Active xover | Denon DP-2500A | Marantz HD-CD1 | Denafrips Aries II | Amazon Music Ultra HD via iPad Pro
    Family Room Home Theater-7.2.2 (Atmos) Polk LSiM 707, 706c, Dual DSW microPRO 3000, LSiM 702 F/X [x4], RC65i | Marantz SR7009 | Marantz PM-10 [FL/FR] | Marantz SA-10 | Sony UBP-X800 4K | Xbox One S 4K | AppleTV 4K | HTPC | Sony 75” XBR X850D 4K
    Office Home Theater-5.1 Polk RT55, CS400, PSW450, f/x 500 | Onkyo TX-SR705 | AppleTV | Samsung 55”
    Office Music-2.0 KEF Q100 | Sansui AU-6900 | Topping DX7s | Sansui FR-1080
    Office Music 2-2.0 Klipsch RP-600M | Topping DX7s (BAL out) | PASS ACA (kit) Class A balanced monoblocks
    Master Bedroom Music-2.0 Totem Hawk | Rotel RA-1570
    Patio Music-2.0 Polk Atrium8 | AMC 2445 bridged
    Airplay zones: Family Room (HDMI), Family Room SA-10 (optical), Master Bedroom (Optical), Office (HDMI), Office DX7s (optical), Living Room Ares (Optical), SR7009 (AVR direct) and Patio (analog). Apple Music multi-stream to any, combo or all.
    Spares: Polk LSi25, LSiC, CS300, 4pr T15, Martin Logan Motion 40, 50xt, Dynamo 500, Rotel RB-1590, Denon AVR-4802R, Onkyo DX-C540, DVP-S500D, PS HX-500,
    Maintenance: Pro-Ject VC-S Record Cleaning Machine
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 25,569
    Nice, and nice amplifier. Thanks for sharing a photo of it!

    FWIW, only one Sansui amplifier here, and it's a pretty unprepossessing example of their genre.

    26171934770_ebafc6dd85_b.jpg001a by Mark Hardy, on Flickr

    It'd be nice to have an AU-717... :)
  • la2vegasla2vegas Posts: 4,249
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    Nice, and nice amplifier. Thanks for sharing a photo of it!

    FWIW, only one Sansui amplifier here, and it's a pretty unprepossessing example of their genre.

    26171934770_ebafc6dd85_b.jpg001a by Mark Hardy, on Flickr

    It'd be nice to have an AU-717... :)

    At least you have the tuner. :)
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 25,569
    edited May 2017
    True enough -- the TU-717 doesn't impress me much sonically, though (which is why it's sittin' on the shelf). The AU-717 was/is a pretty darned good integrated amplifier.
  • machonemachone Posts: 1,235
    I loved my Koss until the air went out of one side :#

    Koss has a lifetime guarantee.
    They replaced my Pro 4AA's after 35 years.
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    Pioneer PLX-1000 Turntable - Shure SC35C/N35X - V15III/VN35HE
    Yamaha TX-540 Tuner...Sony BDP-S570
    Sony PS4

    Separate subpanel with four dedicated 20 amp circuits.
    1. Amplification 2. Analog 3. Digital 4. Video

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  • agfrostagfrost Posts: 2,310
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    FWIW, only one Sansui amplifier here, and it's a pretty unprepossessing example of their genre.

    I thought you had a TA-500? Or did it move along? (I supposed choice C would be that I'm misremembering)

    Jay
    SDA 2BTL * Musical Fidelity A5cr amp * Marantz DV-9500 * Modded Adcom GDA-600 DAC * Rythmik F8
    Micro Seiki DQ-50 * A hodgepodge of cabling * Belkin PF60
    Preamp rotation: Krell KSL (SCompRacer recapped) * Manley Shrimp * PS Audio 5.0
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 25,569
    edited May 2017
    Yes I do have a TA-500; that's a receiver, not an [integrated] amplifier :)
    It's in the basement, I think.

    I have a 1000 receiver, too, but that's another manner of beast altogether ;)

    14979459776_744ed07074_b.jpgDSC_9817 by Mark Hardy, on Flickr

    Oh, and a 5000A receiver, too -- come to think of it. Nice tuner section in that one (including the AM section):

    9956280994_9b81d20d3c_b.jpgSansui 5000A front by Mark Hardy, on Flickr
  • mpitogompitogo Posts: 446
    So sad what has happened to RadioShack. They where great shops for those into electronics. I had my first summer job after freshman year at a RadioShack. I sold computers and VHS camcorders that summer. Now what was left over after the bankruptcy are finally closing.
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    for anyone who (still) might not know of these two sites, but who might also pine for the days when Allied Radio & Radio Shack (yes) sold McIntosh & Marantz, here's something to do for the next few days ;)

    www.radioshackcatalogs.com
    www.alliedcatalogs.com

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    Living Room Music-2.0 Polk Legend L800 | McIntosh C70 | McIntosh MA5200 (Treble) | McIntosh MC452 (Bass) | Sublimeacoustic K231 Active xover | Denon DP-2500A | Marantz HD-CD1 | Denafrips Aries II | Amazon Music Ultra HD via iPad Pro
    Family Room Home Theater-7.2.2 (Atmos) Polk LSiM 707, 706c, Dual DSW microPRO 3000, LSiM 702 F/X [x4], RC65i | Marantz SR7009 | Marantz PM-10 [FL/FR] | Marantz SA-10 | Sony UBP-X800 4K | Xbox One S 4K | AppleTV 4K | HTPC | Sony 75” XBR X850D 4K
    Office Home Theater-5.1 Polk RT55, CS400, PSW450, f/x 500 | Onkyo TX-SR705 | AppleTV | Samsung 55”
    Office Music-2.0 KEF Q100 | Sansui AU-6900 | Topping DX7s | Sansui FR-1080
    Office Music 2-2.0 Klipsch RP-600M | Topping DX7s (BAL out) | PASS ACA (kit) Class A balanced monoblocks
    Master Bedroom Music-2.0 Totem Hawk | Rotel RA-1570
    Patio Music-2.0 Polk Atrium8 | AMC 2445 bridged
    Airplay zones: Family Room (HDMI), Family Room SA-10 (optical), Master Bedroom (Optical), Office (HDMI), Office DX7s (optical), Living Room Ares (Optical), SR7009 (AVR direct) and Patio (analog). Apple Music multi-stream to any, combo or all.
    Spares: Polk LSi25, LSiC, CS300, 4pr T15, Martin Logan Motion 40, 50xt, Dynamo 500, Rotel RB-1590, Denon AVR-4802R, Onkyo DX-C540, DVP-S500D, PS HX-500,
    Maintenance: Pro-Ject VC-S Record Cleaning Machine
  • WardswebWardsweb Posts: 871
    Living room: Clearaudio Champion II turntable, EAR 834P phono pre, Auralic Altair DAC/server, PS Audio Quintessence power, DIY 6H30 Class A Linestage, ASL AQ1006 845 DT MKII mono block amplifers, DIY Altec/JBL speakers, DIY Baltic birch rack
    Sun room: DIY Nelson Pass B1 w/Korg NuTube pre, Technics SL-1700 turntable, DIY Anaview d-class mono block amplfiers, JBL C50 Olympus speakers with custom Smith horns, Mapleshade Samson rack
    Den: Onkyo TX-NR929 receiver, Oppo BDP-103 player, Behringer EP 4000 sub amp, Electrovoice DX-38 active, DIY EL-34 horn amp, Behringer NU6000 bass amp, Klipsch Jubilee speakers, Martin Logan Cinema center, JBL SAT2 surrounds, Danley DTS-10 sub
    Dining room: Pro-Ject RPM 1 turntable, Shanling CD-T1500 SACD, Sumo Athena pre, SST Ampzilla 2000 amps, Quad 2905 speakers
  • agfrostagfrost Posts: 2,310
    edited May 2017
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    Yes I do have a TA-500; that's a receiver, not an [integrated] amplifier :)
    It's in the basement, I think.

    Methinks I overlooked the word "amplifier" in your post claiming one piece of Sansui. I just like to keep tabs on who also has a TA-500. :)
    Jay
    SDA 2BTL * Musical Fidelity A5cr amp * Marantz DV-9500 * Modded Adcom GDA-600 DAC * Rythmik F8
    Micro Seiki DQ-50 * A hodgepodge of cabling * Belkin PF60
    Preamp rotation: Krell KSL (SCompRacer recapped) * Manley Shrimp * PS Audio 5.0
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 25,569
    edited May 2017
    I picked it up from the famous "Tentoze" @ AK (who has also been known to lurk and even post here -- although I don't know his moniker here!) some years back.

    I was completely unaware of the TA-500 (and, its little sibling, model TA-300, if memory serves) in the days when it was a current model. I was (and am) struck by the novelty of its "Sansui separates" cosmetics applied to a receiver!

    Truth be told, I didn't think too much about it for a long time -- until I had been given a pair of (don't laugh!) Radio Shack "Mach Two" loudspeakers by a coworker. I tried them on some vacuum tube amps and was (very) underwhelmed. Finally thought to myself "might as well try a soiled state power source for 'em" and - for whatever reason - tried the TA-500.

    The pairing sounded quite good actually. Surprisingly good.
    Indeed, if you have to use a pair of Radio Shack speakers, you could do far, far worse than a pair of Mach Twos :)

    10169470926_8cc1f21ba4_b.jpgMach Two on DIY Polkstand by Mark Hardy, on Flickr
    (sorry, I know I've posted this photo before -- probably earlier in this very thread!)
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 25,569
    apropos of noting -- I stumbled across a better photo of that mismatched pair of Sansui soiled state components that help make sure one of my shelves stays put in one spot without moving around too much ;)

    16832987226_9e7a7d8a80_b.jpgDSC_0328 by Mark Hardy, on Flickr
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 25,569
    speaking of Sansui... as seen on eBAY.
    Whoa. Just... whoa.

    :*

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  • la2vegasla2vegas Posts: 4,249
    Not mine, but local. qob02kxujoel.jpg
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  • kharp1kharp1 Posts: 3,463
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    True enough -- the TU-717 doesn't impress me much sonically, though (which is why it's sittin' on the shelf). The AU-717 was/is a pretty darned good integrated amplifier.

    I've had a couple of Sansui amps over the years and I wasn't impressed. I know some rave about them, maybe I just didn't have the right one.
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 32,452
    I've been keeping an eye out for an AU717-719 for like 2 years now, prices are stupid and rarely do you see them under 400.
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 25,569
    tonyb wrote: »
    I've been keeping an eye out for an AU717-719 for like 2 years now, prices are stupid and rarely do you see them under 400.

    Yup. Well built and attractive beasties they are, though.
    Too rich for my blood (given that if I bought one, it would likely be a shelf queen).


    The AR-3a pair above looks nice; everyone should at least spend some quality time listening to a pair of AR-3 or AR-3as, I would opine.

    :)
  • Even my 4's were fun to listen to. Vintage gear is crazy St$pid these days.
    I'd like to get my hands on some Yamaha M1000 just because but forget it.
  • la2vegasla2vegas Posts: 4,249
    Hello gents, looking for help with these speakers. Don't know anything about them but they look interesting, well at least to me :) . eei1nl4btm39.jpg
    Any help is appreciated.
  • la2vegasla2vegas Posts: 4,249
    Thats the same add that I saw. I think the back says EC. I've never heard of them.
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