A bit of Nostalgia

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Re: A bit of Nostalgia

Post by ginniegatrit » 18 Mar 2016 12:51

Nice to see an ad for my Pioneer SX-440!

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Re: A bit of Nostalgia

Post by dualcan » 18 Mar 2016 18:05

..Glad you liked the ad!
Next we have two Woodies. First off, we have the:
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After that, we get some English forest:
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The Sherwood brand was founded in 1953 in Chicago, lllinois to build an amplifier designed by engineer Ed Miller and is still active today.
For a plug-nickel, who knows the parentage of this company today?
Hint: it can be found on the Sherwood website, but you have to do some "Sherlocking".

And now for something completely different.
Since the electrons haven't changed much since the late sixties I thought this warning for DIY'ers is still apt:
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And that's the story for today,
k

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Re: A bit of Nostalgia

Post by ren2112 » 18 Mar 2016 19:48

I have the Sherwood S-8800 with the wooden case and 2 Sherwood S-8000(s)version 3 and 4. Love the look and sound. Thanks for sharing

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Re: A bit of Nostalgia

Post by Dual_Jean » 18 Mar 2016 22:11

Klaus,

My heart is broken... but can't blame you, I must be the only one who likes german wooden aesthetic... :D

I still love you my Quebec province neighbour :lol:

Charles
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Re: A bit of Nostalgia

Post by ren2112 » 18 Mar 2016 23:14

Did I mention they are paired with totem rainmaker and Sttaf speakers. Du Montreal......N'est pas? :)

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Re: A bit of Nostalgia

Post by almabes » 21 Mar 2016 16:50

This is some awesome stuff. I have one of those Sony 6060F receivers. It sounds really good.

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Re: A bit of Nostalgia

Post by dualcan » 21 Mar 2016 16:54

The tax man needs to be serviced at this point in time...
I should be done in a few days then we can have some more fun!
Regards,
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Re: A bit of Nostalgia

Post by dualcan » 24 Mar 2016 23:40

As a quick up date while I am away from the "other task", here are a few more pics.
Leading the parade is a Shure bet:
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and one of them could fit here:
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Their next ad will be visceral..all the while collecting the cash nevertheless...

To speak of speakers we have something speaktacular, ----THE SPEAKERS!:
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and a smorgasbord with more:
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You've gotta love the Warfdales!

Lastly, there is a new entry from:
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Since there is a lull in the Dual ads, I thought I'd get a survey going to find out who has the most Dual items (TT's cassettes etc,)
Let's see who is the real Dualmaniac here.
Since someone needs to start, here's my present list:
2x 1009
1x 1019
1x 1218
1x 1219
2x 510
1x 627Q
1x TG12
1x TG15
1x TG28
1x C901
1x C939
1x CT15 (Merci Charles!)
and that makes 14 Duals.
I wonder if we can come close to NoKo's collection....
Whose next?
Regards,
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Re: A bit of Nostalgia

Post by vinyl master » 25 Mar 2016 00:12

Yes, Klaus...But how many does that make it, when you count every Dual you've EVER owned since you were a kid? :-k I'm sure you've had many more pieces of equipment in your lifetime so far...

I have only three of them, but then again, I never thought I would get THIS far!

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Re: A bit of Nostalgia

Post by almabes » 25 Mar 2016 00:18

2x 1218
1x 1219
1x 604
1x 1237

I also have a ELAC, and a couple of Garrards...
One of the 1218s and the 1219 need to be torn down, cleaned and relubed, but the rest work very well.

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Re: A bit of Nostalgia

Post by ren2112 » 25 Mar 2016 02:12

I feel so inadequate
I only own
1-1019
1-1229
1-1218(bought for my son-in-law)
1-1009-bought for my daughter

:shock:

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Re: A bit of Nostalgia

Post by Hugues TR4 » 25 Mar 2016 09:16

I only have:
2 x 1019
2 x 1219
1 x 1225,
Plus a PE Rex A and a PE Rex Deluxe.
Plus 2 Thorens (TD146 and TD166 MkI), a Marantz 6170, two little RCA 7" automatic changers (RP190 and RP168) and a portable Philips AG 9115 stereo changer.
They all are fully operational.
Trying to make them spin in turn from time to time to keep them going.
Great fun but complete lack of space for more!
Cheers,

Hugh.

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Re: A bit of Nostalgia

Post by Dual_Jean » 25 Mar 2016 12:40

Hurray!

I'm just next to you Klaus... so far...

Amps:
1 X CV20
2 X CV40 (nice little amp with a lot of presence in the low end)
1 X CV80 (heavy but still like better the CV40)

Tuner:
1 X CT15 (unmolested)!

Turntables:
1 X 704
1 X 1009 (it is coming to you Klaus for an update)
1 X 1019
1 X 1219 (my favourite)
All original Shure carts :)

Except for the turntables most were imported from Germany

That's all for me!

Who's next!

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Re: A bit of Nostalgia

Post by dualcan » 25 Mar 2016 17:11

That's a nice start, but to get to NoKo's collection, we need to take up slack!
A small introduction to Norbert Kotschenreuther, I believe is warranted.
Norbert has written THE definitive book on the history of Dual and PE.
I have just about finished the book and can only say- WoW!
The book covers all Dual and PE products ever made with complete data, including the key people and engineers that designed these great Black Forest products. There are close to fifty (!) pages of spread-sheets that contain every imaginable bit of data concerning PE and Dual, actual production schedules for each product, original factory equipped carts and the aforementioned specs thereof; approx 400 b/w pictures of units including some that never made it into production; and so on.
Some information just blew my mind such as Christians Steidinger twist on motorization (page 32) giving Dual Motors in 1925, a whole new dimension. In a general sense the book is a review of the Steidinger clan from 1873 but does not end with their era with the bankruptcy of Dual/PE in December of 1981, but goes on into the Fehrenbacher era (cs 505-4).
He starts the book naturally with a concise chapter about Edison's and the subsequent Berliner inventions. Technically, there is nothing left out, as Norbert had the great opportunity to still contact some of the old engineers and staff from both works- information which could have been forever lost! The research is outstanding.
The book is an 8"x12"(DIN A4) hard-cover tome, 300 plus pages of pure delight which was hard to put down. I would estimate that the book is made of equal parts of text and pictures. The text is never superfluous but always concise and technically accurate. Norbert throws an occasinal eye on the "other guys" when warranted, as well (Elac, Garrard etc.) in order to convey a good view of the time appropriate market.
This book is a must for anyone who is or wants to be a Dualmaniac (PE maniac?)!
Befittingly, he called the book "Black Forest Precision of World Renown". It is as close as I can translate, because the book is, at this point written in German. At this point, because I think we need to hound him and help in what ever way to get this into the English speaking world! There is nothing available in English at this point which even come close to Norbert's Magnum Opus!
If anything, just the mere fact that there was a Dual Motors Limited on New Bond Street - London in early 1900, underlines this need!
As a working stiff at Dual of Canada, I knew some of the information in the book and a few of the personages within the firms, but nothing to the scope I just read!
Because the Best Lady in the World to whom I am betrothed, is a published author, I know first hand of the sweat and toil Norbert put into writing this tome!
At this moment, Norbert's book is in the fourth edition and as he told me, his stock is nigh-on depleted but there are some copies still available at the Phono Museum in St Georgen. The price of 36.90 Euro, is in my opinion for a hardcover book of this quality and relative small quantity, outstanding.
Norbert and his book is seen in this clip with the introduction of the new PE 4040 turntable with a Dual shirt -- naturally!
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Seeing that the US and Canada made up just about half of the market for Dual, it would be interesting to see what kind of demand an English version of this book would have. To this end I would like to invite everyone interested to write in. We need to bombard Norbert with requests and also be ready with assistance if necessary, to get the English version off the ground!
Regards,
k

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Re: A bit of Nostalgia

Post by Doghouse Riley » 25 Mar 2016 18:04

Apart from my den with other vintage audio gear, my other nostalgia is kept here.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ISeRK8vCa1M

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