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      08-23-2010 12:36 PM #51
      Buy some decent used speakers for it & try it out. It appears to be a pre-entry level non-Pioneer branded unit. Year of manufacture is 1977-80. It may surprise you.
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      08-23-2010 01:03 PM #52
      i absolutely love vintage gear. i used to have a set of tube amps but sold them before i went to college. i got rid of most of my vintage gear but i am considering using vintage gear in my studio.

      i want this Pioneer M-22 amp:


      and a Mitchell turntable:


      i will get them some day. i just have other projects that are a bit more pressing.

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      08-23-2010 01:13 PM #53
      Good to see you, Obin.
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      08-25-2010 10:57 AM #54
      If anyone knows where I can get a 45 adapter for a Marantz TT please let me know.
      I've been looking for one for a bout 1 1/2 years with no luck.

      Appearently you need the 45 adapter to fit the cartridge properly on Marantz turntables?

      If anyone has pointers on how to do it properly w/o the 45 adapter let me know!

      Thanks
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      08-28-2010 08:14 PM #55
      Quote Originally Posted by VR6Bomber View Post
      If anyone knows where I can get a 45 adapter for a Marantz TT please let me know.
      I've been looking for one for a bout 1 1/2 years with no luck.

      Appearently you need the 45 adapter to fit the cartridge properly on Marantz turntables?

      If anyone has pointers on how to do it properly w/o the 45 adapter let me know!

      Thanks
      James
      What's the model of the TT? You may be able to buy a cartridge with a 45° bend instead of an adapter.
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      09-02-2010 12:17 PM #56
      Quote Originally Posted by CaptainQualude View Post
      What's the model of the TT? You may be able to buy a cartridge with a 45° bend instead of an adapter.
      Hmm That would be interesting. I thought a 45 adapter would be easier and cheaper to come by than a whole new cartridge. (And we all know how much we can spend on cartridges)

      I have a Marantz 6300 with a Grado silver cartridge.
      I've just 'tilted' the cartridge in a bit in lieu of the correct method that requires the 45 adapter.

      I'm even looking for marantz TT's 'for parts' that have a 45 adapter.

      In other news: for those with Vintage Klipsch;
      I just bought a pair of titanium replacement diaphragms for my K-74 tweeters and a crossover recap kit for my KG4's from a company called 'B&K Sound' aka Critesspeakers.com
      I did the diaphragm replacement last night, and WOW those tweeters came to life!!!
      Very crisp and clear. Very measurable difference.
      Crossover recap will be for this weekend's 'Hurricane Earl'.
      I think that I paid 130- for both tweeters and cap sets. Highly recommended for those with older Klipsch. I believe that he has 'refresh kits' for all models.
      Wish that I had done this earlier!

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      09-02-2010 05:08 PM #57
      Quote Originally Posted by VR6Bomber View Post
      Hmm That would be interesting. I thought a 45 adapter would be easier and cheaper to come by than a whole new cartridge. (And we all know how much we can spend on cartridges)

      I have a Marantz 6300 with a Grado silver cartridge.
      I've just 'tilted' the cartridge in a bit in lieu of the correct method that requires the 45 adapter.
      Could you please explain to me where the 45° adapter goes? I just realized it might not be what I thought it was. Would an original head shell be a better option, or can those not be right either?
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      09-08-2010 07:51 PM #58
      well i guess im part of this croud. I have 2 systems and a stacks of other equipment

      bedroom system
      Sansui Au-999 amp
      Sansui au-9500 tuner
      Mitsubishi turntable
      cheap jvc cassette deck
      Home built JBL's (D123 woofer, LE2 tweeter and lx20 x-over)

      basement system
      Harmon Kardon Citation 16 power amp
      Nad 7155 reciever using as a preamp/tuner
      JBL L26



      is the spare stack is some great gear ans some that needs repair
      Sansui 890db
      AR xb
      marantz 2270
      Wharfdale w60c
      EV model 4
      bose 901
      misc jbl speaker parts.


      list of sold gear
      Sansui TU-9900
      JBL L220
      Altec model 14
      Altec 604b
      JBL L26



      i wish i kept some of that gear.

      steve

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      09-09-2010 10:50 AM #59
      I found some gear in taking up space in my basement if anyone is interested: I will sell pretty cheap:

      BOZAK 201 (code 7612) speakers

      Sony TC-k501 Casette deck

      I have some AV gear but not sure if I want to part with it yet: let me know if anyone might be interested though

      Paradigm center channel speaker
      Chambridge Soundworks 'Bass Cube 8' Subwoofer
      Chambridge Soundworks M-80 speakers

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      09-09-2010 03:12 PM #60
      i wouldnt mind some bozaks. where you at?

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      09-09-2010 03:25 PM #61
      Quote Originally Posted by vanaman View Post
      i wouldnt mind some bozaks. where you at?
      NJ, there aren't very big speakers for shipping. When people think Bozak they gernally image those monsterous wood boxes.
      PM with your contact information me if you are interested

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      09-09-2010 05:26 PM #62
      I have on & off again thoughts of putting a set of old school rock speakers in the garage to go with the Marantz 2235B. Something in a 3 or 4 way with a 12 or 15" woofer.
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      09-10-2010 01:50 PM #63
      I was pissed when my parents moved and my dad threw out his Pioneer QX-949 because the rear channel had crapped out. Hmm....maybe I'll hit up Craigslist for a garage receiver.
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      09-10-2010 04:38 PM #64
      Quote Originally Posted by ATL_Av8r View Post
      Hmm....maybe I'll hit up Craigslist for a garage receiver.
      What decade are you looking at? I always wanted a 1970's vintage Kenwood, or from the late '70's or '80's a Technics receiver.

      The holy grail.



      http://www.hifi-museum.com/js/monste...icsSA1000.html
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      09-10-2010 05:04 PM #65
      Quote Originally Posted by CaptainQualude View Post
      What decade are you looking at? I always wanted a 1970's vintage Kenwood, or from the late '70's or '80's a Technics receiver.

      The holy grail.



      http://www.hifi-museum.com/js/monste...icsSA1000.html
      I have the SA 400 little brother of that receiver in the master bedroom of my vacation home. I bought mine in 1978. Other than pulling it apart a half-dozen times over the years to spray contact cleaner on the switches and knobs when they oxidised, it's always been bullet-proof.

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      09-10-2010 08:58 PM #66
      I am noticing a lot of people in this thread who talk about the vintage Sansui gear. It's been so long since I've heard any Sansui gear that I can't remember if they were really that good. How does Sansui compare, for example to Pioneer or Fisher gear from the same era? Is it that much better?

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      09-11-2010 01:49 AM #67
      I haven't heard the classic Sansui product in years. It would depend on the receiver. Some are better than others. I was unaware that Fisher was ever considered good. Must be because I remember the garbage that had their name on it in the '80's, but the same could be said today about Sansui labeled products.

      Marantz seems to have the most longevity & also the most people available to repair a vintage product. I've always been tempted to buy vintage Pioneer, Rotel, Kenwood, NAD, & Technics electronics.

      I was out in the garage today figuring out where to place speakers & run wire for the 2235B & CD-63SE combo I have out there.
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    18. 09-12-2010 05:02 PM #68
      Hey vrs6bomer can you post some pictures of your stuff?

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      09-13-2010 10:58 AM #69
      Quote Originally Posted by CaptainQualude View Post
      What decade are you looking at? I always wanted a 1970's vintage Kenwood, or from the late '70's or '80's a Technics receiver.
      No specific decade, but the QX-949 just reminds me my childhood.
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      09-13-2010 01:19 PM #70
      Quote Originally Posted by RENOG View Post
      Hey vrs6bomer can you post some pictures of your stuff?
      Th stuff for sale? any particular item you are interested in?
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      09-13-2010 01:54 PM #71
      Quote Originally Posted by ATL_Av8r View Post
      No specific decade, but the QX-949 just reminds me my childhood.
      The one thing about buying vintage is that you don't know how much time is left on it before it needs repair. With Marantz gear you can find people to repair it. With other companies, repairs are a question mark.
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      09-13-2010 02:13 PM #72
      Quote Originally Posted by CaptainQualude View Post
      The one thing about buying vintage is that you don't know how much time is left on it before it needs repair. With Marantz gear you can find people to repair it. With other companies, repairs are a question mark.
      You almost have to buy 'knowing' that you will be doing repairs on older gear.

      I slowly replace the audio path caps on all my stuff. Sounds better than new (literally) after installing some new solen or sonicaps. Power cans should just be done for safety depending on the age and condition of the originals.

      Just re-capped my Klipsch KG4's crossovers with Sonicaps in the past week (as I stated in an earlier post) Unbelievable difference!
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      09-13-2010 04:16 PM #73
      Quote Originally Posted by CaptainQualude View Post
      The one thing about buying vintage is that you don't know how much time is left on it before it needs repair. With Marantz gear you can find people to repair it. With other companies, repairs are a question mark.
      It's something I want to look into doing on my own anyway, as a wannabe electrical hobbyist. I built ham radio receivers back in the day. Even re-soldered a Uniden Bearcat back in the day to pick up cell phone signals
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    24. 09-13-2010 05:27 PM #74
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      Anyone every play around with Dynaco amps? Specically the ST-70?
      I've been interested to hear EL34 tubes in something other than an guitar amp.
      You can pickup one of these new reproduction kits for about 700 or for around 1000 assembled.
      Dying to hear one....
      For a $1000 or less, I'd rather pick "another" conrad-johnson MV-55 or CAV-50 for an EL-34 fix. I'd be hard pressed to give up mine:




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      11-01-2010 02:29 PM #75
      I'm looking in to buying a tape deck. I've got a some tapes lying around & the roadster has a tape deck. I don't need to tempt anyone in to stealing a CD player out of it at the cost of the soft top. I'm also intrigued by the sound of analog. :-) Does anybody still have a tape deck in use?
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