What equipment have you bought this week?

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Re: What equipment have you bought this week?

Post by DasherF » 06 Feb 2019 20:00

...and the hits just keep oooon comin'!
I saw this in a bin at work Monday...I looked it up, it seems workable in a hifi "setting"...if nothing more, I can use it for guitar purposes...see our selling price...compare to "out dere"...
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Re: What equipment have you bought this week?

Post by cary114 » 10 Feb 2019 04:11

Well this is a week late but it has been a busy week. Last Saturday I went to a local auction and was the winner of a 1948 Zenith Cobra 886 radio/phonograph. It came with a pine homemade stand that was loaded with LP's and SP 78's from the late 40's and 50's. Here are some photos of the Cobra.

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Re: What equipment have you bought this week?

Post by vinyl master » 10 Feb 2019 06:00

Well, that's a lovely piece of vintage audio history there, cary! Very nice!

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Re: What equipment have you bought this week?

Post by DasherF » 10 Feb 2019 06:34

That IS a great little piece! I had an "affliction" for Zenith as a kid (a lot of them had the "Z" that lit up when the power was turned on...always wanted something with that)...yours would be a nice grab, for sure! :mrgreen:

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Re: What equipment have you bought this week?

Post by AudioWill » 10 Feb 2019 16:37

Well, I'm still on the Carver kick and the C1 came home to roost. I got it cheap but it needed a little work. Work is done and it sounds fabulous.




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Re: What equipment have you bought this week?

Post by AudioWill » 10 Feb 2019 16:43

Also, a very clean C-4000 and another M500T came my way as well.




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Re: What equipment have you bought this week?

Post by Sunwire » 10 Feb 2019 23:06

If you haven't got one already, get the matching TX-11a tuner.
Reception-wise it competes with the very best, regardless of price.
And the two noise reduction features are unmatched by ANY other tuner.
The TX-11 is NOT the same. Much reduced performance.
The TX-11b is often touted as superior to the TX-11a, but the difference is insignificant. The TX-11b usually sells for much more than the TX-11a, however.
I own about 30 tuners. Although I don't like the light gray letters on slightly darker gray panel (it makes it very hard to read the control labels), the performance of the TX-11a for the price makes it one of my most-used tuners.

I'm also a big fan of Carver's sonic holograpy. It REQUIRES extremely precise speaker set up to fully experience it. And many recordings don't have enough stereo information to show it off. But with many mid 1960s to early 1970s recordings where stereo mixing reached its peak (in my opinion), the effect is really fun and enjoyable.
It's very important to absorb sound reflections from the floor and side walls to get the full effect. You want to maximize the sound waves coming directly from the tweeter to your ears and reduce the amount of reflected sound as much as possible. Follow the instructions in the manual to the letter.

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Re: What equipment have you bought this week?

Post by lenjack » 11 Feb 2019 03:28

Not to mention, those Carver's look gorgeous. They should only sound as good as they look. :!:

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Re: What equipment have you bought this week?

Post by AudioWill » 11 Feb 2019 23:00

Sunwire wrote:
10 Feb 2019 23:06
If you haven't got one already, get the matching TX-11a tuner.
Reception-wise it competes with the very best, regardless of price.
And the two noise reduction features are unmatched by ANY other tuner.
The TX-11 is NOT the same. Much reduced performance.
The TX-11b is often touted as superior to the TX-11a, but the difference is insignificant. The TX-11b usually sells for much more than the TX-11a, however.
I own about 30 tuners. Although I don't like the light gray letters on slightly darker gray panel (it makes it very hard to read the control labels), the performance of the TX-11a for the price makes it one of my most-used tuners.

I'm also a big fan of Carver's sonic holograpy. It REQUIRES extremely precise speaker set up to fully experience it. And many recordings don't have enough stereo information to show it off. But with many mid 1960s to early 1970s recordings where stereo mixing reached its peak (in my opinion), the effect is really fun and enjoyable.
It's very important to absorb sound reflections from the floor and side walls to get the full effect. You want to maximize the sound waves coming directly from the tweeter to your ears and reduce the amount of reflected sound as much as possible. Follow the instructions in the manual to the letter.

I do not have one but I will keep my eyes open and I might get lucky if one pops up locally. Thank you very much for the information on that model tuner!

I have played around with the SH but I haven't tried to get specific and get it dial in yet. Definitely on my to do list though...probably when my wife is out of town. :)






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Re: What equipment have you bought this week?

Post by AudioWill » 11 Feb 2019 23:07

lenjack wrote:
11 Feb 2019 03:28
Not to mention, those Carver's look gorgeous. They should only sound as good as they look. :!:
Thanks, I do like the Carver the sound, though I have been told (and discovered on my own) that they are very speaker specific. I'm sure that can be said of most equipment, but finding the right combination is key. The guy I bought the C-4000/M500T combo bought them to use with his Cornwalls...he didn't like the combination. He thought they were very good with some Advent and another speaker set (I can't remember what it was) he had but he bought them specific to use with the Cornwall set up.







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Re: What equipment have you bought this week?

Post by AudioWill » 12 Feb 2019 00:53

I shall call it, the caterpillar. :)






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Re: What equipment have you bought this week?

Post by lenjack » 12 Feb 2019 02:11

You cannot go wrong with Hafler...sorely missed. :( :cry:

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Re: What equipment have you bought this week?

Post by Sunwire » 12 Feb 2019 03:38

AudioWill wrote:
11 Feb 2019 23:00

I do not have one but I will keep my eyes open and I might get lucky if one pops up locally. Thank you very much for the information on that model tuner!


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For more information on the Carver TX-11a (and b) see these two links. The second is probably WAY more than you want to know. There may be some comments in the first link about the TX-11b being significantly better than the TX-11a. Those comments are not really accurate. The differences are very small and probably insignificant for almost everyone.
http://fmtunerinfo.com/reviewsA-C.html#carver
http://ham-radio.com/k6sti/tx-11b.htm

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Re: What equipment have you bought this week?

Post by jdjohn » 13 Feb 2019 17:11

AudioWill wrote:
10 Feb 2019 16:37
Well, I'm still on the Carver kick and the C1 came home to roost. I got it cheap but it needed a little work. Work is done and it sounds fabulous.

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Nice 8) I used to have one of those paired with an M1.0t. Sounded great. I like the MM capacitance loading options on the back - really nice to have a 0pF option for carts like AT that enjoy lower settings.

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Re: What equipment have you bought this week?

Post by jdjohn » 13 Feb 2019 17:14

PS Audio GCPH phono preamp:
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