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MCM_Fan
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Re: Show us your listening area!

Post by MCM_Fan » 25 Jun 2018 18:10

super scope wrote:All of this from Goodwill stores!! What? I have been looking in Goodwill stores for YEARS.....NOTHING!! In fact, in all that time I only picked up ONE item to look at.....WOW!
I regularly hit about 6 Goodwill stores a week, and hit the one near my office pretty much every day on my lunch hour. Things were much better 3 or 4 years ago. Now most Goodwill stores siphon off anything that looks remotely vintage to their online auction site where it fetches higher than eBay prices for gear that is often non-functional and pretty beat up from rough handling.

To clarify, all the items in my original post were from Goodwill. In the recent photo, the JBL 4301B Control Monitors were from Craiglist. I got a fair price, but they needed quite a bit of work due many years of improper storage conditions. Of course they needed refoamed and the cabinets needed refinished, but the crossovers also needed some work.

Before:

https://s6.postimg.cc/uiaf2r5y9/JBL_4301_B_4.jpg

https://s6.postimg.cc/wy7n2uyn5/JBL_4301_B_2.jpg

https://s6.postimg.cc/7qwr2lvj5/JBL_4301_B_1.jpg

After:

https://s6.postimg.cc/z99g06wrl/JBL_430 ... _After.jpg

The Realistic Elac Miracord 45 I got off Offerup. It needed a new stylus, the idler wheel replaced and a general clean lube and adjust.

Although most of my gear and home decor comes from Goodwill, much of it also requires considerable sweat equity to get it properly functional and aesthetically presentable.

Here's what those JBL L36 Decades looked like when I got them (before $200 in parts and materials and nearly 40 hours of my time):

https://s6.postimg.cc/ntrc8hwtd/JBL_L36 ... fore_1.jpg

https://s6.postimg.cc/4d6mlz1pd/JBL_L36 ... fore_2.jpg

https://s6.postimg.cc/x43gc17j5/JBL_L36 ... fore_3.jpg

https://s6.postimg.cc/biydofash/JBL_L36 ... fore_4.jpg

https://s6.postimg.cc/4tru8epgh/JBL_L36 ... fore_5.jpg

And after:

https://s6.postimg.cc/8w28ixwtd/JBL_L36 ... fter_2.jpg

https://s6.postimg.cc/4phe3lx7l/JBL_L36 ... fter_4.jpg

https://s6.postimg.cc/6srtb9x0h/JBL_L36 ... fter_3.jpg

I also rebuilt the crossovers and installed proper 5-way binding posts.

But, this is what I do and what I enjoy. I love the thrill of the hunt, I enjoy the restoration work and most of all, I like to sit back and enjoy the fruits of my labors. It's quite the hobby and keeps me off the streets at night.

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Re: Show us your listening area!

Post by super scope » 25 Jun 2018 18:31

Very nice work! Those caps look crazy!!

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Re: Show us your listening area!

Post by chilly » 02 Jul 2018 22:01

Hi All,

I figured it was finally time I get more involved and post some images.

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Technics SL-10 with a Soundsmith re-cantilevered EPC-310mc

Jolida 202a Integrated amp

Chario Hiper 1 Mk2

Bag End Infra-sub 18

I think I will have some equipment for sale in the near future, I'll post on this site first before I send them to flea bay
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Re: Show us your listening area!

Post by cafe_liegeois » 02 Jul 2018 22:10

What a nice system in such a beautiful surrounding. You just might want to remove this ugly big thing above the hi-fi... :-)

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Re: Show us your listening area!

Post by sivagriva » 02 Jul 2018 22:23

cafe_liegeois wrote:What a nice system in such a beautiful surrounding. You just might want to remove this ugly big thing above the hi-fi... :-)
=D> =D> =D> =D> =D>

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Re: Show us your listening area!

Post by shawnwes » 02 Jul 2018 23:15

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Re: Show us your listening area!

Post by Legrace » 02 Jul 2018 23:17

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With that nice tube amp how can you be chilly? :lol:

Curious, what is green thingy on bottom left?

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Re: Show us your listening area!

Post by cat9 » 02 Jul 2018 23:48

Finally have both recent Sony acquisitions up and running....

Love the look and sound of this relatively modest vintage system.

https://s5.postimg.cc/j6dg4nht3/IMG_0132.jpg

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Re: Show us your listening area!

Post by cafe_liegeois » 02 Jul 2018 23:55

Legrace wrote:Curious, what is green thingy on bottom left?
A toy for cats. :-)

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Re: Show us your listening area!

Post by chilly » 03 Jul 2018 02:13

Actually, that is the new Shun Mook room resonance feline attraction device, some people thinks its just snake oil, but I have seem my cats go crazy for it.

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Re: Show us your listening area!

Post by shawnwes » 03 Jul 2018 03:03

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Re: Show us your listening area!

Post by vinyl master » 03 Jul 2018 04:25

cat9 wrote:Finally have both recent Sony acquisitions up and running....

Love the look and sound of this relatively modest vintage system.
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Hey, cat9...I like how the Dynaco grilles look...Did you re-do those yourself? What is the material used? And those speaker stands! Where'd ya get those? :-k

Everything looks so "put together", inquiring minds want to know! =D>

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Re: Show us your listening area!

Post by cat9 » 03 Jul 2018 06:35

vinyl master wrote:
cat9 wrote:Finally have both recent Sony acquisitions up and running....

Love the look and sound of this relatively modest vintage system.

https://s5.postimg.cc/j6dg4nht3/IMG_0132.jpg
Hey, cat9...I like how the Dynaco grilles look...Did you re-do those yourself? What is the material used? And those speaker stands! Where'd ya get those? :-k

Everything looks so "put together", inquiring minds want to know! =D>

Thx vinyl master!

I purchased these that way....the gent I bought them from purchased them from his best friends widow.
He just didn't want to see all his buddy's gear just get sold to any person off the street so he purchased some of his buddies favourite pieces....these A35's being one of those items.

He ra-capped them and since the original cloth was faded a bit he dug into his stash of vintage speakers and found these early '60's Philips speakers that weren't that great and stole the grill cloth off there and used it.

The pic you see just doesn't do the colour justice .....they are more vibrant then they show here.
...and the stands, a friend of mine built.
...same friend who built the "rack" you see holding my gear.

Thx again!

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Re: Show us your listening area!

Post by cat9 » 03 Jul 2018 14:17

A little better vinyl master....shows the colour better and especially that gold thread throughout the fabric

https://s5.postimg.cc/8g871md1j/IMG_1911.jpg

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Re: Show us your listening area!

Post by Coffee Phil » 04 Jul 2018 08:32

OK, keep in mind that this is a baby step. After 9 1/2 years in this house I am hearing music in my upstairs stereo room (some might call it a "man cave"). I have very decent system downstairs in the family room, but this is supposed to be my audiophile room.

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The speakers in use are the little black Mission 762i speakers. Also seen under construction are some ESS AMT 1s. The plan is to convert them into three way speakers by putting 6" mid/woofers in boxes on top of the 12" woofers. The big Heil AMTs will go on top of the mids. I plan first order crossovers between the Heils and mids as well between the mids and 12" woofers.

Up in the ceiling my Electrovoice 30W can be seen. The 12" woofers in the AMT1s will cross to it.

Below is the little sand amp powering the Missions. It is a National Semiconductor Demo board for one of their power amp chips.

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So far I can play tunes off of my i-Phone or my Audio Technica Mister Disc but it sounds good enough to convince me that I will like this room.

The sand amp is to be replaced by my Harmon Kardon Citaton 5 which will be mated with my Citation 4 preamp which is nearing completion. I will need to get my Dyna 70 up and running to free up the Cit. 5 from the family room system. That system has a Hafler DH 100 preamp so it is fitting the Dyna 70 go there and the Cit. 5 join its mate up here.

So far the plan is for my Kenwood KD500 to be up here and my Beogram 3000 will replace it downstairs.


Phil

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