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Old 05-20-19, 07:28 AM
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After several decades of tubes, I'm jumping back into the "sand" box.

picked up a nice 50w Kenwood KA-6100 amplifier. Perfect mate for the modded KT-7500 tuner.

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After several decades of tubes, I'm jumping back into the "sand" box.

picked up a nice 50w Kenwood KA-6100 amplifier. Perfect mate for the modded KT-7500 tuner.

Bought this for son last year.
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Old 05-20-19, 07:32 PM
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My dad's old Zenith. I rebuilt it to accept an amp/receiver and a turntable. Built new speakers complete with crossovers:



My new Custom Orbit Special turntable, yes, it is solid maple and made in the USA:



Stereo equipment including original purchase Bose speakers, again rebuilt and modified by me and my old Pioneer reciever (I have another older one, working, in the box):




I put new speakers and new crossovers in the Bose, flipped the port to the rear. The Radio Shack Minimus speakers are amazing, they too have custom crossovers. The art is from the Gutenberg Press Museum in Germany. And since they were peeking out and this is a bicycle forum, a few of my herd hanging out:


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Old 05-20-19, 09:10 PM
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Originally Posted by Cougrrcj View Post

I'll also have my dad's old vintage Pioneer QX949 quadraphonic receiver, Teac R-t-R, and AR XA belt drive turntable in a couple of weeks. these units were built into a custom cabinet and no longer have their original furniture. Free for all, just pay shipping from PHX area.

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Hey M-

Did anyone ever take you up on your offer? I know a nice young man who had a 900 series Pioneer quad unit that pooped out on him- And although my turntable looks really cool, it's not exactly the best sounding unit and there's issues that make it less than "worth it" to fix.
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Old 05-21-19, 12:11 AM
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35 years on, after the debut of the Sony "Discman," digital STILL doesn't sound right.

Oddly enough, I find the same files, bit for bit, inferior sounding on the computer, compared to their CD counterparts.

Vinyl is still far and away the best sounding medium ever created.
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Originally Posted by The Golden Boy View Post
Hey M-

Did anyone ever take you up on your offer? I know a nice young man who had a 900 series Pioneer quad unit that pooped out on him- And although my turntable looks really cool, it's not exactly the best sounding unit and there's issues that make it less than "worth it" to fix.
Nope. We were deciding what to sell/donate/keep from my parent's house in PHX, and nobody came forward to claim the stuff - even for free.. Not sure if the stereo cabinet and components got moved to sister's house nearby or trashed/donated. Regardless, parents house in PHX is now empty, and for sale,.
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This is a great thread but I got rid of vinyl a long time ago. I've managed to resist getting back into it. My main stereo rig is an outlaw stereo receiver (not vintage but it has lots of clean power and looks vintage, , a marantz CD player and a pair of PSB towers. That said, I do stream a lot of music to that rig via a yamaha streaming preamplifier.
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I have seven vintage rigs. This is the nicest. These are VMPS Super Tower III Special Ribbon Edition speakers. It takes three stereo amps and and electronic crossover to drive them. The subwoofer is an infinite baffle using 18" JBLs that uses the laundry room for a cabinet.
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C&V bikes, C&V Hi-Fi, C&V music? Your workshops sound like places I want to visit!
My Music and my Hi-Fi is C&V. One system powered by Sansui (4000 receiver) , one powered by McIntosh (MA 5100), one powered by Kenwood KA-406 integrated. FM tuners by HH Scott (312D) and Pioneer (the newest with Digital display, and soon replaced by real C&V). Cassette deck by Technics (M 206), Turntables by Technics (SL-1500), Pioneer, and by MCS (Technics built 6603, DD). Open reel decks by Otari, MX 5050 Mini-Pro, and MX 5050 B-II. Loudspeakers by Dynaco A 25, Phase Tech Euro Monitors, and The Advent Loudspeaker. Cartridges by Shure, Pickering, Ortofon, and by Audio-Technica. Repair technician work by Kent T, with AK assistance.

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Originally Posted by bigbossman View Post
As soon as the drivers get back from repair, my garage/C&V workshop will be sporting the advent Utility speakers, driven by a 1977'ish Pioneer SX-780 receiver - one of the last of the "Silver Series". I even have a 1st generation Sony CD player waiting to go.
I own Advent Utility loudspeakers, driven by a Kenwood KA 406 integrated amplifier.
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