Any pinball fans?

Any of you guys pinball fans? I have been watching and playing them over the past few years. Have really wanted to purchase one of the Rock & Roll themed machines. I was close on the Iron Maiden machine but put it on hold when I heard about this.

So, I have pre-ordered one of the Led Zeppelin Limited Editions. Should be really cool.

https://sternpinball.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/LZ-Game-Edition-LE-aefadf-652x1024.webp


2 Channel
Legacy Focus SE, 2 REL Carbon Limited, McIntosh C50, McIntosh MC601's, VPI Prime w/SoundSmith Zephyr MIMC, Parasound Halo JC3, Denon DP-59l w/Denon DL-301MKII, Marantz SA-14s1, Oppo BDP-105, Furman Elite 15PFi, Douglas Connection (Furutech) Alpha Interconnects, Douglas Connection (Furutech) Alpha Speaker Cables, Pangea Power Cables

Vintage
Pioneer SA-9800, Pioneer TX-9800, Pioneer PL-630 w/Ortofon 2m Bronze, Technics RS-1500
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  • txcoastal1
    txcoastal1 Posts: 11,599
    edited December 2020
    Looks badazz to me. I used to own a couple old school machines years ago and often contemplated on getting me a new one...congrats

    2-channel: Modwright KWI-200 Integrated, Dynaudio C1-II Signatures
    Desktop rig: LSi7, Polk 110sub, Dayens Ampino amp, W4S DAC/pre, Sonos, JRiver
    Gear on standby: Melody 101 tube pre, Unison Research Simply Italy Integrated
    Gone to new homes: (Matt Polk's)Threshold Stasis SA12e monoblocks, Pass XA30.5 amp, Usher MD2 speakers, Dynaudio C4 platinum speakers, Modwright LS100 (voltz), Simaudio 780D DAC

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  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 18,576
    I like me some pinball. Cool machines.
  • 98Badger
    98Badger Posts: 311
    Grew up with two machines in my parent’s basement. Playboy and F-14 Tomcat. I always enjoyed the multilevel tables. Haunted House was a favorite back in the day. Looks like you made a good choice. Enjoy!
  • sbb2112
    sbb2112 Posts: 130
    I saw the zeppelin layout and it looks pretty nice. I have 2 machines at home and both are mid 70’s but both play great. Both are Bally machines
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    Polk FX1000 Mid surrounds
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  • Looks pretty cool, congratulations on the purchase. Stern seems to make the best machines, in my opinion. 'Pirates of the Caribbean' is another cool one by Stern.
    I grew up on pinball and still can't pass one up without digging in my pocket for some change.
    A few years back I was able to beat the Stern 'Lord of the Rings', and destroyed the ring on just one play. I think it took over a half hour to do it. The "Shoot Again" is one of the most important things to aim for.
  • tratliff
    tratliff Posts: 1,181
    edited December 2020
    Thanks. Been wanting one for some time. This one fits my needs. Seems like a cool way to pass a Friday or Saturday night. And wife likes to be challenged by the play. That might come in handy....even when she beats me. Oh dang!!!
    2 Channel
    Legacy Focus SE, 2 REL Carbon Limited, McIntosh C50, McIntosh MC601's, VPI Prime w/SoundSmith Zephyr MIMC, Parasound Halo JC3, Denon DP-59l w/Denon DL-301MKII, Marantz SA-14s1, Oppo BDP-105, Furman Elite 15PFi, Douglas Connection (Furutech) Alpha Interconnects, Douglas Connection (Furutech) Alpha Speaker Cables, Pangea Power Cables

    Vintage
    Pioneer SA-9800, Pioneer TX-9800, Pioneer PL-630 w/Ortofon 2m Bronze, Technics RS-1500
  • Clipdat
    Clipdat Posts: 9,554
    This is right down the street from me, but it's been closed because of the virus crap: https://www.pacificpinball.org/
  • tratliff
    tratliff Posts: 1,181
    Clipdat wrote: »
    This is right down the street from me, but it's been closed because of the virus crap: https://www.pacificpinball.org/

    You should go play.
    2 Channel
    Legacy Focus SE, 2 REL Carbon Limited, McIntosh C50, McIntosh MC601's, VPI Prime w/SoundSmith Zephyr MIMC, Parasound Halo JC3, Denon DP-59l w/Denon DL-301MKII, Marantz SA-14s1, Oppo BDP-105, Furman Elite 15PFi, Douglas Connection (Furutech) Alpha Interconnects, Douglas Connection (Furutech) Alpha Speaker Cables, Pangea Power Cables

    Vintage
    Pioneer SA-9800, Pioneer TX-9800, Pioneer PL-630 w/Ortofon 2m Bronze, Technics RS-1500
  • Nightfall
    Nightfall Posts: 9,404
    How do you think he does it?
    afterburnt wrote: »
    They didn't speak a word of English, they were from South Carolina.

    Village Idiot of Club Polk
  • Clipdat
    Clipdat Posts: 9,554
    tratliff wrote: »
    You should go play.

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  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 18,576
    Nightfall wrote: »
    How do you think he does it?

    That deaf, dumb and blind kid...
  • tratliff
    tratliff Posts: 1,181
    “How do you think he does it? I don't know“

    Only way to describe it.
    2 Channel
    Legacy Focus SE, 2 REL Carbon Limited, McIntosh C50, McIntosh MC601's, VPI Prime w/SoundSmith Zephyr MIMC, Parasound Halo JC3, Denon DP-59l w/Denon DL-301MKII, Marantz SA-14s1, Oppo BDP-105, Furman Elite 15PFi, Douglas Connection (Furutech) Alpha Interconnects, Douglas Connection (Furutech) Alpha Speaker Cables, Pangea Power Cables

    Vintage
    Pioneer SA-9800, Pioneer TX-9800, Pioneer PL-630 w/Ortofon 2m Bronze, Technics RS-1500
  • Got schooled playing Bally's "Space Invaders" in the erly 80's
    Pinball machines are definitely addictive.

    MrBigBlueLight
    Here to pick your brain & steal your cookies
    Shifting to Plan B+
  • txcoastal1
    txcoastal1 Posts: 11,599
    As I look around on the used market, it's nice to see that the machines hold 50-75% of their value
    2-channel: Modwright KWI-200 Integrated, Dynaudio C1-II Signatures
    Desktop rig: LSi7, Polk 110sub, Dayens Ampino amp, W4S DAC/pre, Sonos, JRiver
    Gear on standby: Melody 101 tube pre, Unison Research Simply Italy Integrated
    Gone to new homes: (Matt Polk's)Threshold Stasis SA12e monoblocks, Pass XA30.5 amp, Usher MD2 speakers, Dynaudio C4 platinum speakers, Modwright LS100 (voltz), Simaudio 780D DAC

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  • tratliff
    tratliff Posts: 1,181
    edited December 2020
    txcoastal1 wrote: »
    As I look around on the used market, it's nice to see that the machines hold 50-75% of their value

    This is one of the main reasons I got the LE. Once all of the 3 versions go out of production the LE’s generally increase in value. That is as long as the theme is still desirable. Not that I am getting it for resale but you never know.
    2 Channel
    Legacy Focus SE, 2 REL Carbon Limited, McIntosh C50, McIntosh MC601's, VPI Prime w/SoundSmith Zephyr MIMC, Parasound Halo JC3, Denon DP-59l w/Denon DL-301MKII, Marantz SA-14s1, Oppo BDP-105, Furman Elite 15PFi, Douglas Connection (Furutech) Alpha Interconnects, Douglas Connection (Furutech) Alpha Speaker Cables, Pangea Power Cables

    Vintage
    Pioneer SA-9800, Pioneer TX-9800, Pioneer PL-630 w/Ortofon 2m Bronze, Technics RS-1500
  • afterburnt
    afterburnt Posts: 7,897
    I have a Pachinko machine from 1974.
  • vcwatkins
    vcwatkins Posts: 1,989
    I had not played since college, but found a South Park machine when my sons got old enough. Fun machine. In storage now, sniff.
    Study: Roon * ProJect Stream Box Ultra & Pre Box S2 * Pass ACA * DH Labs SS Q10 * Brines Folded ML-TQWT RS 40-1354
    Audio: PS Audio DirectStream Jr. * Belles 20a * Pass Aleph 30 - Zu Omen DW * Sunfire Sig II - Polk SRS 2.3tl * PSAudio PP3 * MIT S3
    Den: Sonore ultraRendu * Cary xCiter * Dayens Menuetto * KEF LS50
  • Nightfall
    Nightfall Posts: 9,404
    vcwatkins wrote: »
    I had not played since college, but found a South Park machine when my sons got old enough. Fun machine. In storage now, sniff.

    Dang, that's worth $6-7,000 :o
    afterburnt wrote: »
    They didn't speak a word of English, they were from South Carolina.

    Village Idiot of Club Polk
  • txcoastal1
    txcoastal1 Posts: 11,599
    Nightfall wrote: »
    vcwatkins wrote: »
    I had not played since college, but found a South Park machine when my sons got old enough. Fun machine. In storage now, sniff.

    Dang, that's worth $6-7,000 :o

    Like I said, the popular machines don't lose much value
    2-channel: Modwright KWI-200 Integrated, Dynaudio C1-II Signatures
    Desktop rig: LSi7, Polk 110sub, Dayens Ampino amp, W4S DAC/pre, Sonos, JRiver
    Gear on standby: Melody 101 tube pre, Unison Research Simply Italy Integrated
    Gone to new homes: (Matt Polk's)Threshold Stasis SA12e monoblocks, Pass XA30.5 amp, Usher MD2 speakers, Dynaudio C4 platinum speakers, Modwright LS100 (voltz), Simaudio 780D DAC

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  • vcwatkins
    vcwatkins Posts: 1,989
    Nightfall wrote: »
    vcwatkins wrote: »
    I had not played since college, but found a South Park machine when my sons got old enough. Fun machine. In storage now, sniff.

    Dang, that's worth $6-7,000 :o

    What the what?!!! Sold! Paypal invoice on the way, hehe.
    Can't believe that. Paid $800 iirc. Had no idea.
    Study: Roon * ProJect Stream Box Ultra & Pre Box S2 * Pass ACA * DH Labs SS Q10 * Brines Folded ML-TQWT RS 40-1354
    Audio: PS Audio DirectStream Jr. * Belles 20a * Pass Aleph 30 - Zu Omen DW * Sunfire Sig II - Polk SRS 2.3tl * PSAudio PP3 * MIT S3
    Den: Sonore ultraRendu * Cary xCiter * Dayens Menuetto * KEF LS50
  • Tony M
    Tony M Posts: 9,680
    vcwatkins wrote: »
    Nightfall wrote: »
    vcwatkins wrote: »
    I had not played since college, but found a South Park machine when my sons got old enough. Fun machine. In storage now, sniff.

    Dang, that's worth $6-7,000 :o

    What the what?!!! Sold! Paypal invoice on the way, hehe.
    Can't believe that. Paid $800 iirc. Had no idea.

    :o
    Did you really just sell it that quick?

    If so...congrats! B)
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • vcwatkins
    vcwatkins Posts: 1,989
    Hehe, no; but I AM open to offers <nudge-nudge>
    JK, it's sitting in storage until I can make space for it in the shoebox beach house.
    Study: Roon * ProJect Stream Box Ultra & Pre Box S2 * Pass ACA * DH Labs SS Q10 * Brines Folded ML-TQWT RS 40-1354
    Audio: PS Audio DirectStream Jr. * Belles 20a * Pass Aleph 30 - Zu Omen DW * Sunfire Sig II - Polk SRS 2.3tl * PSAudio PP3 * MIT S3
    Den: Sonore ultraRendu * Cary xCiter * Dayens Menuetto * KEF LS50
  • oldrocker
    oldrocker Posts: 2,402
    That is awesome.

  • Nightfall
    Nightfall Posts: 9,404
    txcoastal1 wrote: »
    I make the kids and grandkids invest in my retirement

    That's perfect, did they get in on that Gamestop stock?
    afterburnt wrote: »
    They didn't speak a word of English, they were from South Carolina.

    Village Idiot of Club Polk
  • tratliff
    tratliff Posts: 1,181
    txcoastal1 wrote: »
    I make the kids and grandkids invest in my retirement

    Even if I set it for one dollar per game I’m not sure it would ever pay for itself.

    Added the sub (PSW-10) and that really added to the excitement.
    2 Channel
    Legacy Focus SE, 2 REL Carbon Limited, McIntosh C50, McIntosh MC601's, VPI Prime w/SoundSmith Zephyr MIMC, Parasound Halo JC3, Denon DP-59l w/Denon DL-301MKII, Marantz SA-14s1, Oppo BDP-105, Furman Elite 15PFi, Douglas Connection (Furutech) Alpha Interconnects, Douglas Connection (Furutech) Alpha Speaker Cables, Pangea Power Cables

    Vintage
    Pioneer SA-9800, Pioneer TX-9800, Pioneer PL-630 w/Ortofon 2m Bronze, Technics RS-1500
  • SDA1C
    SDA1C Posts: 2,069
    love the pinball! if any phantom of the opera come available let me know!!
    Too much **** to list....
  • muncybob
    muncybob Posts: 2,465
    I know where the next Polk Fest ought to be! :)
    Yep, my name really is Bob.
    Parasound HCA1500(indoor sound) and HCA1000(outdoor sound), Dynaco PAS4, Denon DP1200 w/Shure V15 Type V and Jico SAS stylus, Oppo BDP93, Marantz UD7007, modded Polk SDA 2B.
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