Looky what followed me home yesterday :)

from the dump in our daughter & son-in-law's little town.
Works fine other than a couple of dirty controls that need cleaning.
Yeah, yeah, I know...utterly obsolete... but hard to pass up for the bargain price of -- umm, well -- not any [price]. :|
I'm like that -- y'all know that. :p

Just a quick grab photo avec flash -- it really doesn't look that bad and I haven't cleaned it up. I am too freaking lazy to clean something before I know it works, unless it is horrifically filthy -- and this unit wasn't. I did, in full disclosure, wipe the dust off the top.

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  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 7,297
    Nice. I believe @Tony M has one of these or a similar one.
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 23,616
    edited September 30
    Clipdat wrote: »
    Nice. I believe @Tony M has one of these or a similar one.

    now, why doesn't that surprise me?

    :)

    I am listening to it now -- I've actually got some more interesting amplification to be evaluating, but I am kinda stuck listening to this monstrosity ( and a monstrosity it is: all 41 lbs of it -- I looked it up!). I am, unfortunately, still a sucka for Yamaha.

  • smglbrthsmglbrth Posts: 1,183
    Nice, can't pass up "free" as long as it works...
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 23,616
    Yeah, I (still) can't.
  • verbverb Posts: 8,240
    Nice Doc! :)
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  • BlueFoxBlueFox Posts: 12,294
    Do you ever listen to all this old gear, or does it just gather dust 99.9% of the time?
    Bud - Silicon Valley

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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 23,616
    probably more like four nines ;)
    but sometimes I get a hankerin' to hear something different.

    Does Jay Leno drive his cars?
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 23,616
    edited September 30
    Along that line... these followed me home this weekend, too.
    These won't be freebies, though.

    d8ywme2p8ye8.jpg

    PP 6L6
    OPTs are below decks.
    They've got panache.
    And heft.

    I smoke tested them tonight. They power up just fine, but they're not passing a signal, so I am gonna have to do some sleuthing.

    Not tonight though.

  • EndersShadowEndersShadow Posts: 16,936
    Wowsa @mhardy6647
    "....not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted." William Bruce Cameron, Informal Sociology: A Casual Introduction to Sociological Thinking (1963)
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 23,616
    yeah, well...
    those weren't from the swap pile at the dump.

  • EndersShadowEndersShadow Posts: 16,936
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    yeah, well...
    those weren't from the swap pile at the dump.

    Doesn’t matter. Still a WOW!

    My dream is to get some Baldwin Tube monoblock tube amps...
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  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 14,917
    mhardy6647 wrote: »

    Does Jay Leno drive his cars?

    YES

  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 23,616
    There you go, then.

    That was my belief/understanding.

    A few pieces here are shelf queens, but most work fine and get dragged out and used now and again.
  • ALL212ALL212 Posts: 1,149
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    Along that line... these followed me home this weekend, too.
    These won't be freebies, though.

    d8ywme2p8ye8.jpg

    PP 6L6
    OPTs are below decks.
    They've got panache.
    And heft.

    I smoke tested them tonight. They power up just fine, but they're not passing a signal, so I am gonna have to do some sleuthing.

    Not tonight though.

    Ya! now you got my attention...
    Aaron
    Enabler Extraordinaire
  • Geoff4rfcGeoff4rfc Posts: 1,781
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    Along that line... these followed me home this weekend, too.
    These won't be freebies, though.

    d8ywme2p8ye8.jpg

    PP 6L6
    OPTs are below decks.
    They've got panache.
    And heft.

    I smoke tested them tonight. They power up just fine, but they're not passing a signal, so I am gonna have to do some sleuthing.

    Not tonight though.

    I recognize those, that help power the DeLorean on back to the future!!
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  • Easy RunninEasy Runnin Posts: 448
    Hey, that Yami doesn't appear to have the variable loudness control. No wonder they tossed it.
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 23,616
    Hey, that Yami doesn't appear to have the variable loudness control. No wonder they tossed it.
    It sure doesn't :/
    It does have the separate Rec Out selector, though

    B)

  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 23,616
    ALL212 wrote: »
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    Along that line... these followed me home this weekend, too.
    These won't be freebies, though.

    d8ywme2p8ye8.jpg

    PP 6L6
    OPTs are below decks.
    They've got panache.
    And heft.

    I smoke tested them tonight. They power up just fine, but they're not passing a signal, so I am gonna have to do some sleuthing.

    Not tonight though.

    Ya! now you got my attention...

    Mine, too :) Each one weighs close to as much as that big black box Yamaha.
    Tried 'em last night & neither passed a signal -- so -- I gots to do some sleuthing.

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  • BlueFoxBlueFox Posts: 12,294
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    ALL212 wrote: »
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    Along that line... these followed me home this weekend, too.
    These won't be freebies, though.

    d8ywme2p8ye8.jpg

    PP 6L6
    OPTs are below decks.
    They've got panache.
    And heft.

    I smoke tested them tonight. They power up just fine, but they're not passing a signal, so I am gonna have to do some sleuthing.

    Not tonight though.

    Ya! now you got my attention...

    Mine, too :) Each one weighs close to as much as that big black box Yamaha.
    Tried 'em last night & neither passed a signal -- so -- I gots to do some sleuthing.

    Since you paid for that gear I hope you didn’t expect it to work. :)

    Bud - Silicon Valley

    Lumin X1
    Sony XA-5400ES SACD
    Pass XP-22 pre, X600.5 amps
    Magico S5 MKII Mcast Rose speakers, SPOD spikes

    Shunyata Triton v3/Typhon QR on preamp, Denali 2000 (2) on amps
    Shunyata Sigma XLR analog ICs, Sigma speaker cables
    Shunyata Sigma HC (2), Sigma Analog, Sigma Digital, Z Anaconda (3) power cables

    Mapleshade Samson V.3 four shelf solid maple rack, Micropoint brass footers
    Three 20 amp circuits.
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 23,616
    It is "on approval" at the moment.
    I did expect it to work, or at least not to not work the way it does. Or is it doesn't?

    :#
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