Cheap-Skates & Dumpster Diver's Club

amplifiers, receivers and loudspeakers
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Re: Cheap-Skates & Dumpster Diver's Club

Post by spensar » 15 Dec 2019 01:59

cary114 wrote:
15 Dec 2019 01:53
Went to the auction today and picked up the following equipment for a whopping $5.

I was drawn to the speakers initially since I have heard of Electro-voice previously and was curious about them. I look forward to opening them up and see if these have the horn style tweeter.
Sounds like a fun day at the auction for sure. $5 for the EVs is a no brainer, just for curiosity.

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Re: Cheap-Skates & Dumpster Diver's Club

Post by vinyl master » 15 Dec 2019 06:02

cary114 wrote:
15 Dec 2019 01:53
Went to the auction today and picked up the following equipment for a whopping $5.
Heck, I would've bought those for $5.00...Good job, cary! =D>

Make sure to note that ERC in our "Vintage Receivers" thread, too! :wink:

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Re: Cheap-Skates & Dumpster Diver's Club

Post by Bill_Ashton » 15 Dec 2019 12:49

Nice catch! Never heard of that brand receiver, she is cute, though...appears that the ceramic cart. input is also the (high level) aux input, which makes sense. Nice little cassette machine. With auto level/Dolby/auto reverse, she won't take much room to place with your other equipment...

I think those EV Four's are the pick of the litter, though...look to be a generation older at least. May need the crossovers recapped but bet they sound (or will sound) nice :wink:

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Re: Cheap-Skates & Dumpster Diver's Club

Post by spensar » 16 Dec 2019 03:21

Technics SL-Q200 Pmount table, $10 without a cart. I think these are great tables for someone getting into audio and really fit the spirit of the thread. This is the 2nd one I have picked up that was not in the best cosmetic condition, but both fired up to rock solid speed and just worked. The first one was Really rough and I was shocked when it worked 100% and only sell for about $100 online. These are classic bullet proof Technics direct drive tables that do the job nicely and even on Ebay cost less than a Crosley.
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Re: Cheap-Skates & Dumpster Diver's Club

Post by vinyl master » 16 Dec 2019 06:19

Absolutely, spensar...And for $10, you did really good!! =D> That one is one of three tables that were being used in one of my favorite up-north shops, Chill Retro in Charlevoix, along with a Denon DP-7F and Pioneer PL-12D, for playing used records in the shop...It's just a great "go-to" table that won't break the bank and perfect for a novice or even a more seasoned veteran! :wink:

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Re: Cheap-Skates & Dumpster Diver's Club

Post by T68 » 16 Dec 2019 09:57

A small Akai AA-6200 reciever thats fully working, lamps and all for $20. Will be part of santas big xmas gift for our daughter, together with a Lenco B52 and some Tandberg TL1610 speakers.
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During a test run with Dires Straits on the platter.

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Re: Cheap-Skates & Dumpster Diver's Club

Post by Tinkaroo » 16 Dec 2019 10:38

spensar wrote:
16 Dec 2019 03:21
Technics SL-Q200 Pmount table, $10 without a cart. I think these are great tables for someone getting into audio and really fit the spirit of the thread. This is the 2nd one I have picked up that was not in the best cosmetic condition, but both fired up to rock solid speed and just worked. The first one was Really rough and I was shocked when it worked 100% and only sell for about $100 online. These are classic bullet proof Technics direct drive tables that do the job nicely and even on Ebay cost less than a Crosley.

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Great find Spensar! 8)

I agree it's a much better option than a new Crosley or the like and great for a newbie into playing records.

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Re: Cheap-Skates & Dumpster Diver's Club

Post by Tinkaroo » 16 Dec 2019 10:40

T68 wrote:
16 Dec 2019 09:57
A small Akai AA-6200 reciever thats fully working, lamps and all for $20. Will be part of santas big xmas gift for our daughter, together with a Lenco B52 and some Tandberg TL1610 speakers.

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That looks like a great gift for your daughter! =D>

I like the little Akai receiver which goes well with the turntable. 8)

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Re: Cheap-Skates & Dumpster Diver's Club

Post by KentT » 18 Dec 2019 02:00

spensar wrote:
16 Dec 2019 03:21
Technics SL-Q200 Pmount table, $10 without a cart. I think these are great tables for someone getting into audio and really fit the spirit of the thread. This is the 2nd one I have picked up that was not in the best cosmetic condition, but both fired up to rock solid speed and just worked. The first one was Really rough and I was shocked when it worked 100% and only sell for about $100 online. These are classic bullet proof Technics direct drive tables that do the job nicely and even on Ebay cost less than a Crosley.

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This is a nicer pivoted arm, T4p mount species. This is a very nice turntable, and nice Quartz Locked DD. T4p mount nicer Technics DD. A very nice $10 find.

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Re: Cheap-Skates & Dumpster Diver's Club

Post by cary114 » 23 Dec 2019 03:32

This is an update on my auction purchase last Saturday the 14th of December. The Electro Voice E-V IV were in very good condition for there age. I opened up the back on both of them and was surprised how clean they were. Doing a visual inspection on speaker one I found a very large Woofer, medium sized midrange and a horn style tweeter. The Woofer and midrange looked like they had been re-coned at some time. I would venture more recent since the material on the woofer looked fairly new. Caps showed no signs of leakage all solder joints looked very clean and no corrosion.
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Speaker number 2 has had the woofer replaced in the past and again looks very recent. Other then that the same as speaker 1.
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After inspecting and putting the speaker back together I hooked them up to my Denon AV receiver threw on a somewhat not so pure copy of Andy Williams Christmas Album and completely was floored by the sound quality. Also played several cd's very good quality. So the final verdict is that my Advents have been replaced by the E-V IV speakers.

The receiver that I got with the deal a ECR 1405 is nice little Japanese solid state unit of the late 70's. I opened it up and vacuumed out a spooky house load of cobwebs and dust. Did visual inspection of the circuit boards and solder joints where wire is attached to the circuit boards. also inspected solder points on switches and control knobs. A few little corrosion spots but no loose or cracked solder joints that I could see. Deoxed the switches and the various control knobs put the receiver back to together and hooked it up to the retired Advents hooked up an etab full of music and clicked the power switch on and beautiful music was rendered out of said speakers. No scratches from switches and knobs and all worked well. I am not sure what sound I should get from the Matrix EQ. Tried to find an old Dipole antenna in my house and failed so I just clicked on AM and I got a weak signal in my basement but the signal strength gauge did work also checked the FM tuner and did get our one local station. Really pleased it is nice sounding receiver and seemed to have no problems driving the Advents which are power hogs. My only problem is how to clean the cobwebs out of the tuning scale since it is sealed.
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Re: Cheap-Skates & Dumpster Diver's Club

Post by cafe_liegeois » 25 Dec 2019 18:44

T68 wrote:
16 Dec 2019 09:57
A small Akai AA-6200 reciever thats fully working, lamps and all for $20. Will be part of santas big xmas gift for our daughter, together with a Lenco B52 and some Tandberg TL1610 speakers.
What a beautiful present.

Is there anything I can do to make you adopt me... ;-)

Ralf

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Post by spensar » 26 Dec 2019 05:46

cary114 wrote:
23 Dec 2019 03:32

After inspecting and putting the speaker back together I hooked them up to my Denon AV receiver threw on a somewhat not so pure copy of Andy Williams Christmas Album and completely was floored by the sound quality. Also played several cd's very good quality. So the final verdict is that my Advents have been replaced by the E-V IV speakers.
Thanks for the follow up on the gear and the speaker info. EVs are something I would like to find in the wild around here.

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Re: Cheap-Skates & Dumpster Diver's Club

Post by Pauw » 30 Dec 2019 21:49

Rescued from a local thrift shop this Dual CV 1450 integrated amp It is dirty and needs a good clean, a few internal adjustments and one new LED on one power meter ......It is a solid machine and is very substantially built 40 W per channel into 8 ohms RMS. Cleaned a few bits and have it operating and it sounds great so far. :D

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Re: Cheap-Skates & Dumpster Diver's Club

Post by Tinkaroo » 31 Dec 2019 10:41

Pauw wrote:
30 Dec 2019 21:49
Rescued from a local thrift shop this Dual CV 1450 integrated amp It is dirty and needs a good clean, a few internal adjustments and one new LED on one power meter ......It is a solid machine and is very substantially built 40 W per channel into 8 ohms RMS. Cleaned a few bits and have it operating and it sounds great so far. :D
Congratulations on a nice find! =D>

I don't recall seeing one of those in North America, but would love to see a photo or two once you've got it cleaned up!

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Re: Cheap-Skates & Dumpster Diver's Club

Post by Tinkaroo » 01 Feb 2020 11:56

Yesterday I picked up a Technics SL-B200 belt drive turntable for $25 at a thrift shop.

It came with an Audio Technica AT320 cartridge. It needs a new belt and some cleaning and fresh lubrication but generally works OK so far. The dust cover's also a bit scuffed but the turntables otherwise in pretty good shape.

I will post a picture when I get a chance.
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