How did you end up with an Elac?

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Darby Crash
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Re: How did you end up with an Elac?

Post by Darby Crash » 10 Jun 2018 05:28

Saw this 10H at an estate sale for $145!! I almost told the guy they're crazy but i dont want to piss them off since we go all the time. Went back next day early (65% off) and got it AND a beautiful pair of German made Kirksaeter Raumomatic X-7D’s for $100! They both sound great.

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Re: How did you end up with an Elac?

Post by vinyl master » 10 Jun 2018 07:29

Darby Crash wrote:Saw this 10H at an estate sale for $145!! I almost told the guy they're crazy but i dont want to piss them off since we go all the time. Went back next day early (65% off) and got it AND a beautiful pair of German made Kirksaeter Raumomatic X-7D’s for $100! They both sound great.
Got to see some pics of these vintage beauties now, Darby Crash... =P~ What receiver/amplifier are you running them through? Maybe your estate sale guy had one of those, too? The missing piece of a set, perhaps? :-k

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Re: How did you end up with an Elac?

Post by Darby Crash » 10 Jun 2018 14:42

Im trying to shrink my pictures. Oh man this guy had the vintage set all right. There was a The Fisher tx1000 and a HH Scott tuner and amp. Those were gone before i got there. There was a Linn tt too but it was gone. Im just listening to them with a little Hitachi amp in my garage for now.
I flipped the 10H over and started cleaning the old grease off. Its pristine underneath. The rubber feet are perfect. Untouched, the speakers sound great. Im gonna hook them up to a Sherwood s7100a or a Nikko sta501 later. Ill work on the pictures.

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Re: How did you end up with an Elac?

Post by vinyl master » 11 Jun 2018 03:41

Darby Crash wrote:Im trying to shrink my pictures. Oh man this guy had the vintage set all right. There was a The Fisher tx1000 and a HH Scott tuner and amp. Those were gone before i got there. There was a Linn tt too but it was gone. Im just listening to them with a little Hitachi amp in my garage for now.
I flipped the 10H over and started cleaning the old grease off. Its pristine underneath. The rubber feet are perfect. Untouched, the speakers sound great. Im gonna hook them up to a Sherwood s7100a or a Nikko sta501 later. Ill work on the pictures.
I like the idea of the Elac and Sherwood...I've been contemplating a similar set-up pairing my Elac 40a turntable up with either my Sherwood S-7800 or S-7310 receiver...Whichever way I go, they seem like perfect vintage matches! 8)

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Re: How did you end up with an Elac?

Post by Darby Crash » 11 Jun 2018 04:44

Heres the 10h i just got. Its still dirty but running great.
And heres (one) of the speakers i got with it. I cant fit any better pictures cause if file size restrictions
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Re: How did you end up with an Elac?

Post by vinyl master » 11 Jun 2018 05:04

Wow! That 10H is a beauty...I would highly advise you to get Don's (our own VE member mrow2) kit, featuring some Alvania grease and a great PDF file, full of Dual restoration tips, but also some good info for refurbing Elacs, as well! If you want more info, send him a PM!

I love the looks of those speakers, too! Very vintage cool! 8) And I'm guessing they must be heavy suckers??? :-k

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