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Old 09-13-18, 01:59 PM
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Post ya audio gear

im not into beats or bose headphones i think they dont sound good my fav headphones in this pic is the grados there made in newyork
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I have some .. why do you care?


I like Rack Mount stuff...



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just makeing conversation for those who like audio gear
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My electric instrument amp:
Roland AC 60,
just wish it wasn't so heavy.. transformerless power supply would help...
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The only good thing I can say about Beats, they got people talking and spending money on high end headphones... at a time when people were downloading sh*t resolution MP3's. That's some marketing genius right there.

When one cannot go over ear; JVC XX ear buds are surprisingly inexpensive and sound passable. I've found them as low as $10 CDN. They're usual $20-40.
https://www.amazon.com/original-JVC-...J-L&ref=plSrch

Dirt cheap closed back over ear but sound passable - Monoprice "DJ Style Over Ear headphones." $16
https://www.monoprice.com/product?p_id=8323

Higher end stuff ($200-$400+):
closed back Over-ear; as close as I've heard to studio monitors; top-end Shure, like the SRH-940's.

Open back Sennheisers 500- series or greater for super comfort and breathable.

There's a lot of nice stuff up in this price bracket.

I recently joined Massdrop.com to buy a brass flashlight, and then discovered there are a few "Mass Drop Made" spin off models that look nice. It's a site aimed mainly at Americans, so most of the cost saving is lost in shipping. Still, some unique stuff once in a while.
https://www.massdrop.com/top-list/He...max-price--150

Call me crazy, but Neil Young's Pono player is tantalizing! Insanely low noise floor, crazy high sample rate and bit depth, it's an iPod without all the downfalls of an iPod. Granted proper high res audio files are hard to track down for free, but if I had fun money, it'd be $500 I wouldn't mind dropping. Mmm mmm. High fidelity.

.... That turned into a shopping list pretty quick. Oops.

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I luckily managed to free myself from chasing the SQ dragon some time ago. But oh man, the money I've sunk into car audio over a few decades... and I do have 9.1 surround in the living room... and 6 monitors running off of rack amps in my workshop. I think I just replaced "clean" with "loud." It's a cheaper habit to manage.
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I used to be into building good sound from old decent equipment & lower end gear and really haven't messed with much lately but I am almost ready to install the new sound system for the shop, I am using a Kenwood Intergr 400w 4ch amp/tuner hooked to a 5 pair selector switch & speakers to match. I don't use headphones much but when I do it's my old Numark HV-201VC with adj vol on each side or some cheap over the ear clip on style headphones running through a little HP amp works good. Putting a upgraded stereo system in my 89 Dodge Dakota standard cab has been giving me fits so it's on hold waiting for the humidity levels to come down, this summer has been brutal here at the Jersey shore.

One of my first cobbled set ups I liked I used for both my music and my guitar lol, I would run my Crate G60XL guitar amp or my Bogan stereo pa amp into a Ampeg 6ch sound reinforcement system to a set of 6' Shure Vocal Masters, it was loud lol.

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four 70s-80s vintage Advent loudspeakers, driven from a modern Denon. The dog literally had to hide when I was watching Stranger Things. These speakers are good at everything, but excel at reproducing stringed instruments.
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tubes....well mastered/pressed analog vinyl
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I still have the Thorns belt drive turntable with the Grace tone arm and cartridge.

But I sold the Marantz tube power amp and pre-amp. 7C and 8B

Still have the DCM Time Windows and the Nakamichi cassette deck.
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I always wanted a tube radio they was a lil before my time but I think I’d like too see them glow
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All vintage here:

Revox B795 tangential record player
Pioneer PL-12D record player (for records in too questionable condition to expose the Revox to)
Sansui TU 317 tuner
Philips CD 614 twin dac ( Not really special but my beautiful red Proton broke down and these are very reliable and handle scratched and burned CD's extremely well)
Sansui AU 7900 amp
Sansui AT-20 timer
Magnat Zero 8's

Assembled it over the years, I'm not an audiophile but it sounds great. Like the looks and feel too.
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Originally Posted by windhchaser View Post
I always wanted a tube radio they was a lil before my time but I think I’d like too see them glow
If I showed you all my stuff it would swamp the post. My first local auction buy was a Silvertone 4586 from I think 1937,
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The only good thing I can say about Beats, they got people talking and spending money on high end headphones... at a time when people were downloading sh*t resolution MP3's. That's some marketing genius right there.

When one cannot go over ear; JVC XX ear buds are surprisingly inexpensive and sound passable. I've found them as low as $10 CDN. They're usual $20-40.
https://www.amazon.com/original-JVC-...J-L&ref=plSrch

Dirt cheap closed back over ear but sound passable - Monoprice "DJ Style Over Ear headphones." $16
https://www.monoprice.com/product?p_id=8323

Higher end stuff ($200-$400+):
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There's a lot of nice stuff up in this price bracket.

I recently joined Massdrop.com to buy a brass flashlight, and then discovered there are a few "Mass Drop Made" spin off models that look nice. It's a site aimed mainly at Americans, so most of the cost saving is lost in shipping. Still, some unique stuff once in a while.
https://www.massdrop.com/top-list/He...max-price--150

Call me crazy, but Neil Young's Pono player is tantalizing! Insanely low noise floor, crazy high sample rate and bit depth, it's an iPod without all the downfalls of an iPod. Granted proper high res audio files are hard to track down for free, but if I had fun money, it'd be $500 I wouldn't mind dropping. Mmm mmm. High fidelity.

.... That turned into a shopping list pretty quick. Oops.
I agree with you on "Beats" it was all marketing. We did a blind test on them against 2 tin cans and string. The cans edged them out.
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I've got a set of radford studio 90s, a thorens td160 w/ shure V15 cartridge, various self built amps.
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Originally Posted by clemsongirl View Post
tubes....well mastered/pressed analog vinyl
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On those old tube amps, how are the capacitors holding up?

I once heard that the insides of those capacitors have a paper wrapping and over a period of 50 years or so, that paper will deteriorate and the sound from that power amp will have a "sound" effect. Don't know what that means. But the more current capacitors do not use paper but rather Mylar which is supposed to last longer but has a different "sound" effect.
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I also have a really nice condition Zenith Trans Oceanic tube radio, was told it worked fine 40yrs ago when it was put away but I haven't tried it yet, I picked up a old motor speed controller to test it but haven't yet.

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I always wanted a tube radio they was a lil before my time but I think I’d like too see them glow
I have one of these in my bedroom:




It has both a solid-state and a tube pre-amp, and you can toggle between the two. You can see the tube glow via the window. I even "rolled" the tube, replacing it with a NOS Amperex that cost me $100, but the audible difference is negligible.
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I even "rolled" the tube, replacing it with a NOS Amperex that cost me $100, but the audible difference is negligible.
I'm shocked, shocked I tell you!
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As well as a couple of these around the house.

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KLH Six speakers I presume? I remember my dad buying those in the late 50's/early 60's. Cutting edge stuff at the time, love it!
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