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Old 05-13-11, 03:32 PM
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So, I would be okay with the 2125, a set of speakers and a turntable? I don't really want the CD/Cassette/Receiver, but would I need a pre-amp?

Thanks for your help! I have spent a little time online today and most of the stuff I have found is so far over my head that I wouldn't even know where to start figuring it out.

I did find out that the Transcriptor Skeleton TT is a "bear" to set up so maybe I will use the Denon until I have time to have the TS cleaned/adjusted/set-up.

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Speakers are subjective - keep the ones that sound the best to you.

The McIntosh amps are Big Medicine - they are well built, have a loyal following, sound great, and for those reasons are worth a fair bit. If I could only take one of them, I'd take the 2125.

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So, I would be okay with the 2125, a set of speakers and a turntable? I don't really want the CD/Cassette/Receiver, but would I need a pre-amp?
Yes - you'll need a pre-amp. The McIntosh is an amplifier... just a big ol' power supply. You need to have the pre-amp to hang devices on it - TT, radio tuner, Cd player, etc.

There are three basic typse of stereo system possibilities:

1) Receiver. The three main components in one box: Amplifier, pre-amp, and tuner. Everything else plugs into it.

2) Integrated Amplifier. Amp and pre-amp in one box - everything else plugs into it.

3) Separates. All units preform only one function and are in separate cases and interconnected - amp, pre-amp, tuner, etc.

Option #3 is what your FIL has offered to you. If you want a certain function, you need that component. TT hooked to the pre-amp, preamp hooked to the amp, speakers hooked to the amp. Don't forget to get all the interconnects, as well. Those cables can add up.
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That's what I thought. Now, there is the Bose 4401 preamp which I believe is for "quad" sound, can I use it for stereo also, or should I look for something else?

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Yes - you'll need a pre-amp. The McIntosh is an amplifier... just a big ol' power supply. You need to have the pre-amp to hang devices on it - TT, radio tuner, Cd player, etc.

There are three basic typse of stereo system possibilities:

1) Receiver. The three main components in one box: Amplifier, pre-amp, and tuner. Everything else plugs into it.

2) Integrated Amplifier. Amp and pre-amp in one box - everything else plugs into it.

3) Separates. All units preform only one function and are in separate cases and interconnected - amp, pre-amp, tuner, etc.

Option #3 is what your FIL has offered to you. If you want a certain function, you need that component. TT hooked to the pre-amp, preamp hooked to the amp, speakers hooked to the amp. Don't forget to get all the interconnects, as well. Those cables can add up.
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That's what I thought. Now, there is the Bose 4401 preamp which I believe is for "quad" sound, can I use it for stereo also, or should I look for something else?
Honestly, I'm not familiar with it. It should be usable in 2ch stereo mode.
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Guy in Crockett with a pile of components had one of these for $25; http://www.thevintageknob.org/kenwood-KA-7300.html . I have his address if anyone is interested.
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Guy in Crockett with a pile of components had one of these for $25; http://www.thevintageknob.org/kenwood-KA-7300.html . I have his address if anyone is interested.
I am. PM me, please.
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$30 ransom was what this nice Pioneer SX-950 receiver cost me the other day. I need to find a good spot for it.

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$30 ransom was what this nice Pioneer SX-950 receiver cost me the other day. I need to find a good spot for it.
How about my living room?
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Originally Posted by curbtender View Post
Guy in Crockett with a pile of components had one of these for $25; http://www.thevintageknob.org/kenwood-KA-7300.html . I have his address if anyone is interested.
That amp looks outstanding. Too bad I'm not anywhere close to this guy.
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Originally Posted by bigbossman View Post
How about my living room?
I am pointing the Pioneer towards a cousin. I've got a Sansui 7000 receiver/beast that I had sent to a shop for a tune-up sitting around doing nothing. I heard you went for a bunch of newfangled stuff in your living room. You sure an old receiver with wood around it would look good next to that modern stuff surrounded by plastic?
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I am pointing the Pioneer towards a cousin. I've got a Sansui 7000 receiver/beast that I had sent to a shop for a tune-up sitting around doing nothing. I heard you went for a bunch of newfangled stuff in your living room. You sure an old receiver with wood around it would look good next to that modern stuff surrounded by plastic?
Old receivers will always outshine any newer receivers in my eyes.
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Old receivers will always outshine any newer receivers in my eyes.
That depends. If your talking about 60's and 70's era receivers found at places like Best Buys or the now defunct Circuit City and other such places compared to what is being made today in receivers your right. The quality of the older stuff was made to last seemingly forever, house surges wouldn't phase tubes or transistors, but todays microchip crap you need to purchase a good surge protector because chips don't like surges. And the heft of yesterdays recievers was due mostly to the massive transformers they put them, today they use small transformers and claim they get 1000 watts total, but those watts are a lie, they don't come close to a 1000 and sound more like yesterdays 50 watt units. however is you go to a high end store and buy an expensive tube amp for example, the new tube amps are indeed better then yesterdays higher end tube equipment. Somehow todays tube amps manufactures figured out a way to completely remove the hum that was in yesterdays tube amps and they sound superb...I know, I own a Mac.

By the way, I know that todays full size speaker designs are way better then yesterdays speakers. But I hate the sound of cube type of speakers that are so popular today.

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Had a good garage sale find today.
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Snagged a Pioneer SX-1280 along with CT-F850 tape deck (not shown) and some unremarkable Zenith speakers (also not shown). I just wanted the receiver, but the guy insisted that I take the whole lot for $30. The turntable below, a Yamaha P-500 was one I got last weekend for $20. It came with a Grado Silver cartridge, but the casing (on the Grado) is cracked.

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^^^ DAMN!!

Wanna triple your money?

I thought I was doing well picking up a basket case SX-880 for $20. Here it is, naked and burning in after all my repairs. As you can see, it is a pretty simple affair inside - much like the SX-780, only with a few more features and 60wpc. Nothing like the beast you scored on.

All told, it needed a volume pot, two transistors, as well as several main power wires that a previous owner clipped out and apparently used elsewhere. I had the transistors and the wires, but had to cough up $10 for the volume pot - for a total investment of $30.

Now, I gotta decide it it is worth doing a re-cap on it.... that will add at least another $20-$30 to the project.





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I knew you would reply, bossman. Thanks, but no.

This one is a keeper!

I tested it out with some Commodores just now and it pumps! It sounds great, everything functions and it's exceptionally clean (looking and sounding). This thing is easily 20% larger than my SX-838 and weighs about 80lbs. The tape deck needs new belts, but is in similar condition. I'm planning on getting a Shure m97xe for my PL-530 the sweeten things at that end. Now I just need to score a pair of HPM-200s (for $20) to round out my vintage Pioneer system.

That 880 should be a fine receiver. It looks like it lacks the annoying push button switches that the 838 and the 1010 have. Personally, I like everything from the 700 series on up. I still love my 838, it's not going anywhere soon, but I did pick up that Sony V-FET receiver for $10 about a month ago and I really like it's sound, too. Choices...
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Not exactly audio, and not too vintage (manufacture date is 2003 on these) but I like the old ways for movies as well. Seen here are two images showing the film projector and the film and then one showing a modern digital projector.

I think the digital projectors will win out in the end. They offer a lot of advantages over the film, but there is something about getting a new movie and splicing together reels and splicing on new movie trailers that just copying files over from a hard drive and dragging and dropping them in sequence just doesn't offer.

When it comes to sound there are three different ways we handle it at the theater I work at. The digital prints handle the sound digitally from the files. The screens with Dolby DTS installed read a timecode off the film and sync that with CDs with the DTS audio. Then the smaller screens that don't have the DTS, read an analog waveform (see this) resulting in stereo audio, but lack the full surround the DTS gives you.
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Interesting you brought up film technology. I think dig film is great for special effects but that's all! The warmer colors of the old analog movie film made the movie look richer more life like. With dig film technology the picture can pixelate especially when the action gets going fast or fast background motion, today they have removed a lot of that but now the images does a weird step motion instead of a flowing motion. Overall I still prefer movies that were done on film, which a lot of studios still do they they just transfer from the analog film to dig so it can be shown in theaters with dig projectors and be put on blue ray. I will say that for home use watching a movie done on Blue Ray is a lot better then watching it on VHS tape...but I wonder how that would compare to Beta? One will never find out since nothing is on beta anymore, but beta did have a better picture quality then VHS.

I have several still cameras, two are 35mm and one is a newer dig Canon EOS 60D and one of my 35's is a Canon EOS Elan. Taking the same picture in the same light on separate tripods then comparing the two images after professionally printed, the 35mm looks more natural and has warmer colors. Even when I showed the prints to several friends and co-workers and not tell them which was which...they ALL picked the 35mm print!! The great thing about dig cameras is you can see the picture before you decide to print it thus saving money, and you can alter the image as well to suit your needs; and if you want you can print it yourself however I found it cheaper to have it professionally printed then to buy ink and special photo paper.
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Interesting you brought up film technology. I think dig film is great for special effects but that's all! The warmer colors of the old analog movie film made the movie look richer more life like. With dig film technology the picture can pixelate especially when the action gets going fast or fast background motion, today they have removed a lot of that but now the images does a weird step motion instead of a flowing motion. Overall I still prefer movies that were done on film, which a lot of studios still do they they just transfer from the analog film to dig so it can be shown in theaters with dig projectors and be put on blue ray. I will say that for home use watching a movie done on Blue Ray is a lot better then watching it on VHS tape...but I wonder how that would compare to Beta? One will never find out since nothing is on beta anymore, but beta did have a better picture quality then VHS.

I have several still cameras, two are 35mm and one is a newer dig Canon EOS 60D and one of my 35's is a Canon EOS Elan. Taking the same picture in the same light on separate tripods then comparing the two images after professionally printed, the 35mm looks more natural and has warmer colors. Even when I showed the prints to several friends and co-workers and not tell them which was which...they ALL picked the 35mm print!! The great thing about dig cameras is you can see the picture before you decide to print it thus saving money, and you can alter the image as well to suit your needs; and if you want you can print it yourself however I found it cheaper to have it professionally printed then to buy ink and special photo paper.
I would assume interlacing has something to do with the pixelating on digital film, but I'm not sure on that. I've only ever briefly looked into what that is and what it means.

I also have a Canon DSLR and a Canon 35mm SLR. I haven't shot too much with the 35mm but I do agree, 35mm is better for quality. I've actually had a hard time finding good film for the camera. Most film you'll see in stores that aren't specific to photography end up being 200-800 ISO, at least around here a while back. I looked everywhere for 100 ISO and could only find it at a camera shop in the mall that has since gone out of business.
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Also, just to clarify my statement that digital projectors offer advantages over film ... They do offer a steadier picture and if calibrated correctly a sharper picture. But in my opinion those are minimal. It's easy to focus 35mm and on a large screen you really only notice the slight shakiness some 35mm projectors give you when you look at the edge of the screen with a fairly motionless scene. The big advantages digital projectors and digital prints offer theaters is that they are much less of a liability. They are easier to handle, easier to ship, easier to play, you don't have to worry about scratches, torn sprocket holes, dust, etc. There are no moving parts on a digital projector that need lubrication, cleaning or replacement (except for the cooling fans and computer parts that might go out like keyboards, and hard drives). They also offer the movie production companies the benefit of easier protection from piracy. If we get a new film print in early, it would be pretty easy to build it and film it and distribute it on the internet a few days before the release. A digital print won't work on a normal computer like the one you're reading this on (edit: without proprietary software), and it also requires a digital license which only releases the show for viewing maybe the evening before the movie is released. Albeit, some companies will ship the 35mm prints with a lock and only release the combination to the theater along the same time frame as a digital license.
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I would assume interlacing has something to do with the pixelating on digital film, but I'm not sure on that. I've only ever briefly looked into what that is and what it means.

I also have a Canon DSLR and a Canon 35mm SLR. I haven't shot too much with the 35mm but I do agree, 35mm is better for quality. I've actually had a hard time finding good film for the camera. Most film you'll see in stores that aren't specific to photography end up being 200-800 ISO, at least around here a while back. I looked everywhere for 100 ISO and could only find it at a camera shop in the mall that has since gone out of business.
Kodak Ektar 100 and Professional Elite Chrome and Elite Chrome Extra which are 100 speed slide films but you can have prints made from it that look better then print film. Also Fuji makes Fujichrome Velvia 50, 100 and 100f speed slide film. The 50 is great if your wanting a portrait and you can push the film a full stop.

The slowest speed print film now made is 200 and both Kodak and Fuji makes it.
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I stopped at "Thrift Town" yesterday and picked up an old Pioneer laser disc/CD player for $15.99. I don't plan to use it for laser discs, I just wanted a CD player for the garage. It works great.
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slightly OT for this thread, but I've found that cheap DVD players work well as CD players for
garage or workshop.
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slightly OT for this thread, but I've found that cheap DVD players work well as CD players for
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A lot of times, the DVD players will have heavier transports. I use a 5 disc shuffle player for the garage, so I don't have to change music with grubby hands. In my home office, I prefer a decent 1st/2nd generation single disc player - typically they have the nice heavy transports that function oh-so-smoothly. After you open the hood and re-grease the rails, of course.

As Grand Bois points out, CD players can be found on the cheap at most local thrifts. They appear in abundance, now that they are an obsolete piece of technology.

partsexpress.com probably has what you need for drivers, and they can re-foam your old drivers quickly and inexpensively if that's all they need. I've used them a few times, and am a completely satisfied customer.
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