This joint needs some more vintage hifi

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  • jdjohnjdjohn Posts: 1,682
    The ElectroBrand 9700 mini receiver, about the size of a cigar box.
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    Technical info on it is scarce, but based on the research I did, it's probably about 12WPC.
    Here are the very basic guts:
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    Here is the rear, but I can tell you that the 'Phono' input is really just a line-level input.
    The FM tuner worked fine for me.
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    Also, you can see that the speaker outputs are RCA proprietary, but I can confirm they work!

    I plan to give this to a family friend for use in his garage. Nice small footprint for the receiver. I'll also construct appropriate RCA speaker cables for him, plus I found a pair of wall-mounted indoor/outdoor Infinity speakers in my dad's collection to include.

    More info about the receiver here:
    https://audiokarma.org/forums/index.php?threads/bizarre-mini-stereo-receiver-electro-brand-9700.769401/
    "This may not matter to you, but it does to me for various reasons, many of them illogical or irrational, but the vinyl hobby is not really logical or rational..." - member on Vinyl Engine
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  • BlueBirdMusicBlueBirdMusic Registered User Posts: 1,308
    Jody, was the ElectroBrand 9700 in your dad's collection? I like the tower orientation.
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    Harry / Marietta Georgia
  • jdjohnjdjohn Posts: 1,682
    Hi Harry. Yes, it came from there.
    "This may not matter to you, but it does to me for various reasons, many of them illogical or irrational, but the vinyl hobby is not really logical or rational..." - member on Vinyl Engine
    "Sometimes I do what I want to do. The rest of the time, I do what I have to." - Cicero, in Gladiator
    Regarding collectibles: "It's not who gets it. It's who gets stuck with it." - Jimmy Fallon
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 17,504
    edited July 7
    jdjohn wrote: »
    The ElectroBrand 9700 mini receiver, about the size of a cigar box.
    772nar4ssa7a.jpg
    Technical info on it is scarce, but based on the research I did, it's probably about 12WPC.
    Here are the very basic guts:
    s2ucjcpdsxfm.jpg
    Here is the rear, but I can tell you that the 'Phono' input is really just a line-level input.
    The FM tuner worked fine for me.
    i644iw9gy1k3.jpg
    Also, you can see that the speaker outputs are RCA proprietary, but I can confirm they work!

    I plan to give this to a family friend for use in his garage. Nice small footprint for the receiver. I'll also construct appropriate RCA speaker cables for him, plus I found a pair of wall-mounted indoor/outdoor Infinity speakers in my dad's collection to include.

    More info about the receiver here:
    https://audiokarma.org/forums/index.php?threads/bizarre-mini-stereo-receiver-electro-brand-9700.769401/

    Nothing proprietary about them. Growing all my mom and dads audio gear had them for speakers. I remember dad going to musicland to buy 3 25' RCA speaker cable extensions to run so he could have tunes in the driveway. I cringe today to think of the resistance on the 20ga cables.

    Shudder
  • jdjohnjdjohn Posts: 1,682
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    jdjohn wrote: »
    I plan to give this to a family friend for use in his garage. Nice small footprint for the receiver. I'll also construct appropriate RCA speaker cables for him, plus I found a pair of wall-mounted indoor/outdoor Infinity speakers in my dad's collection to include.

    Nothing proprietary about them. Growing all my mom and dads audio gear had them for speakers. I remember dad going to musicland to buy 3 25' RCA speaker cable extensions to run so he could have tunes in the driveway. I cringe today to think of the resistance on the 20ga cables.

    Shudder
    You're right...bad choice of words. Just not your typical speaker binding posts or clamps or whatever with black/red connectors.
    "This may not matter to you, but it does to me for various reasons, many of them illogical or irrational, but the vinyl hobby is not really logical or rational..." - member on Vinyl Engine
    "Sometimes I do what I want to do. The rest of the time, I do what I have to." - Cicero, in Gladiator
    Regarding collectibles: "It's not who gets it. It's who gets stuck with it." - Jimmy Fallon
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 26,539
    edited July 7
    They were very typical at one time for loudspeaker connections -- typically (but not exclusively) on lower-end components (and loudspeakers).

    Even (e.g.) some pretty respectable and decent hifi receivers (typically in the late-60s/early-70s) had "RCA" connectors for their "B" (or rear channel, in the case of quad receivers) loudspeakers.

    Radio Shack :p loudspeakers in those days often had a pair of screw connectors for bare wire (or spade connectors) and an RCA jack (in parallel to the screw connections). The RCA jacks sometimes even sported little plugs to maintain the air seal of the cabinets (and/or to keep crud outta the jack)! B)

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    the little black plastic plug in the RCA jack is visible in this photo :)

    (borrowed images all -- there are one or two pairs of R/S loudspeakers here, but I am too effing lazy to take a photo of the back side of any of them! ;) )


    EDIT: back apron of a Radio Shack "Realistic" QTA-753 quad receiver showing two flavors of loudspeaker connectors :) I actually had one of these (same model) for a while (dump find, of course)... worked fine, but, I mean... why? Even I have my limits (i.e., only so much space in the basement). ;)

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    source: http://vintageelectronics.betamaxcollectors.com/realisticstereoreceivermodelqta-753.html

  • jdjohnjdjohn Posts: 1,682
    Yep, I've got some vintage KLH speakers sporting RCA jacks.
    "This may not matter to you, but it does to me for various reasons, many of them illogical or irrational, but the vinyl hobby is not really logical or rational..." - member on Vinyl Engine
    "Sometimes I do what I want to do. The rest of the time, I do what I have to." - Cicero, in Gladiator
    Regarding collectibles: "It's not who gets it. It's who gets stuck with it." - Jimmy Fallon
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 26,539
    edited July 7
    jdjohn wrote: »
    Yep, I've got some vintage KLH speakers sporting RCA jacks.

    Good point! I think the loudspeakers that KLH sold with/for their "all in one" systems did (and they were pretty fine acoustic suspension monkey coffins of their day).

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    source: http://www.radioshackcatalogs.com/html/1967/h060.html

    A KLH 24 loudspeaker (yeah, I think I had one of these for a while...)

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    The little KLH 32 might have had an RCA input connector, as well. I had a pair for a while but I really don't remember. I do remember that they sounded far (far) better than their size or their rather nominal construction values (not to mention drivers) would have led one to expect! :)

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  • audioluvraudioluvr Posts: 2,820
    Cambridge Audio 851N Streamer/DAC
    Belles 21A Pre modded with Mundorf Supreme caps
    B&K M200 Sonata monoblocks refreshed and upgraded
    Polk SDA 1C's modded
    Wireworld Silver Eclipse IC's and speaker cables
  • krazypolkkrazypolk Posts: 757
    1 hour later and it's already gone. What was the listed price?
  • audioluvraudioluvr Posts: 2,820
    edited July 11
    $250. Included the factory box, packing and manual
    Cambridge Audio 851N Streamer/DAC
    Belles 21A Pre modded with Mundorf Supreme caps
    B&K M200 Sonata monoblocks refreshed and upgraded
    Polk SDA 1C's modded
    Wireworld Silver Eclipse IC's and speaker cables
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