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Post by bassnailer » Tue Nov 29, 2011 10:15 am

anybody into this stuff? I picked up an old Marantz amp, and an old turntable some time ago, and I finally got around to hooking it all up. Man, it sounds GOOD! Anyone else got some old audio stuff kicking around?

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Post by FalcoColumbarius » Tue Nov 29, 2011 12:26 pm

Pro-Linear direct drive grammaphone; Akai AA-R2O high fidelity stereo receiver; Bose101s and a whole whack of 33 & 1/3 rpm long playing records to boot 8-) .
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Post by psilosin » Tue Nov 29, 2011 12:36 pm

No retro sound equipment of my own but one of my criterion that instantly adds people to the cool dude list is when someone refers to a stereo as a Hi-Fi. Makes me feel like I'm suddenly in a 70's action show like Room 222 or Mod Squad and we're about to go cruising in a Ranchero and bust people dealing angel dust... :-D

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Post by FalcoColumbarius » Tue Nov 29, 2011 12:46 pm

Or an orange Gran Torino with white Nike stripes down each side... "Book'em Dano!"

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Post by docsavage » Tue Nov 29, 2011 7:02 pm

Big fan of vintage audio, especially late 60's early 70's Sansui. Have a Sansui RA-500 Reverb amp, Sansui QS-1 Quadrophonic processor, a Sansui AU-6500 amplifier, Marantz A-50 amplifier and my best a Sansui 8080 integrated amp - it is a great heavy beast, but wow can it crank out clean crisp sound. I have moved to modern speakers as it is hard to get vintage ones that haven't any problems with the paper cones and other material degrade.

In the van my stereo is not quite vintage, but it is a tube amp. Man was that hard to find.
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Post by mrdueck » Tue Nov 29, 2011 7:41 pm

A tube Amp! Hard to find and...really expensive or did the person not know what they have? I have a Sansui AU7700 (paid $35) and Yamaha CA880 (free from bro's old stuff) sitting on the closet. I know they are worth some money and keep promissing my wife that I'll through them on Ebay. Thank goodness they are to heavy for her to throw out :-D
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Post by FalcoColumbarius » Tue Nov 29, 2011 8:57 pm

One system that I really dug was the Kenwood Rock, a turntable in a shell made of marble resin that isolated any hum off the machinery. That and with a Harman Kardon amp, a couple of JVC cabs in the corners.... good sound. One guy I knew had a set up like that plus these magnets that one screwed into the wall, turning the walls into resonating speakers, like wow.

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Re: classic audio

Post by nxski » Tue Nov 29, 2011 9:00 pm

The closest I have to vintage is an AR turntable with EPI speakers. I'd like to see a turntable in one of these Delica's! :-D
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Re: classic audio

Post by after oil » Tue Nov 29, 2011 10:54 pm

im still running Denon DN-S1000 CD Turntables, from the early 2006's. but i got a brand new ecler dj mixer, macbook pro with the latest Traktor Scratch Pro 2 Digital DJ software... sorry am i off topic? well, ill take this opportunity to plug my radio show on CJMP community radio in powell river, The Pow!Town GetDown, Fridays at 8pm.. mostly reggae, but a good mix of other music too.

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Re: classic audio

Post by bassnailer » Tue Nov 29, 2011 11:20 pm

right on, Deliheads.

I have a Marantz 2215 Stereophonic Receiver, with a Duel 505 turntable. I have a couple sets of old speakers that I know don't cut it. Not enough bottom end. I might look into a sub. Anyhow. Turn it up!

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