What equipment have you bought this week?

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Re: What equipment have you bought this week?

Post by lenjack » 30 Mar 2019 14:26

3 under a turntable is ideal. 2 in front, 1 in back. Makes it super simple to level.

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Re: What equipment have you bought this week?

Post by electroniceric » 23 Apr 2019 19:41

Just bought a Technics RSBX 404 tape deck. I have lots of tapes from he 80s but not had a deck in the set up for many years. Anyone know if this particular deck is any good?

Thanks

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Re: What equipment have you bought this week?

Post by DasherF » 23 Apr 2019 22:09

I'm sure they're ALL good if kept up well. If it's needing help, I haven't run across any machinery that cant be refurbished. Could we see some pics so's we can admire your acquisition? =D> :D
I've been hoping for one sometime...

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Re: What equipment have you bought this week?

Post by Big B5515 » 29 Apr 2019 01:58

I made it out to a vintage radio show in Pittsburgh, and while there were plenty of old radios there, I found myself buying 2 Sony turntables, and a small JVC receiver instead. I also bought a early radio speaker...for around what I paid for the 2 turntables and receiver. All is in good working condition, however the 1100 idler turntable needs a stylus, antiskate weight, and motor lubrication. The PS LX410 direct drive turntable and VR5505 receiver both work as they should. As I was headphone poor, I grabbed a nice looking RS \ Koss pair. I also ended up with a couple cheap \ free pocket radios, and a few parts.
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While a lower powered reciever, I do like the fact that it allows the use of an external amplifier with preamp out \ main in connectors.
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Re: What equipment have you bought this week?

Post by DasherF » 29 Apr 2019 02:40

Nice stuff, BigB! :mrgreen: AND nice pictures! Thanks for a look at your new toys!

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Re: What equipment have you bought this week?

Post by vinyl master » 29 Apr 2019 03:13

Wow, B! That sounds like a day I would love to have! =D> The JVC looks like a good pick...I hope you got a good deal on her, too! Just curious, but how many amplifiers/receivers does that make now? :-k The two Sonys look cool and I particularly dig the 1100 mainly because I love those wooden plinths...

Do you know what cartridges came with each of them? Maybe we can recommend some stylus replacements for each of them? :-k

I would read these, though, as the 1100 has a fixed, non-removable headshell, although you can change out the cartridge if need be...

viewtopic.php?t=27109
https://patleaver.tumblr.com/post/12402 ... t-short-on

By the way, I see that our friends at organdonorparts.com DO have some parts for the 1100, as well...

https://organdonorparts.com/Sony-PS-110 ... 7_c104.htm

If you contacted them at sales@organdonorparts.com, I'm sure they might be able to dig up an antiskate weight or you could have one fashioned, too...I've bought parts from them before and can wholeheartedly recommend them!

I also noticed that the 'Bay has PLENTY of parts for the JVC, should you need any!

https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R ... 5&_sacat=0

The JVC is a 12-watter, but I've heard it has a nice warm sound and a really good tuner that pulls in the stations...

https://www.hifiengine.com/manual_libra ... 5505.shtml

Reminds me of my Pioneer SX-450 in a way...I wouldn't give up or trade my Sansui for it, but it does the job and is good for a backup system, which my Pioneer is part of...

Of course, I think your horn speaker was the ultimate get, but that's because you'd been looking for one for some time and now you finally have it! :)

In any case, I look forward to hearing more about your adventure, if you feel up to sharing...It definitely sounds like a great day out and one I wouldn't have minded going to!! =D>

You also have a few cool new projects (a.k.a. shiny new toys to play with, as I call them...), which should keep you plenty busy in the months to come! :wink:

Plus, they just need someone to love them and give them some TLC! :D

Not necessarily a bad thing, ya know... 8)

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Re: What equipment have you bought this week?

Post by DasherF » 29 Apr 2019 04:30

Good help, vm! I call em "urchins needing a good home and they just had to come home with me"- moment... lots of em, too...it was a good day, eh, Big B? Like vm said, that's stuff I'd like to bring home... s'more... #-o 8) :lol: :lol: =D> ...nice stuff, B!

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Re: What equipment have you bought this week?

Post by AudioWill » 29 Apr 2019 18:52

Picked up a custom/modified Pioneer RG-9. Things have filled out quite a bit. :wink:

Used right it seems to make a big difference in opening up the sound.





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Post by spensar » 30 Apr 2019 22:05

Picked up an Emotiva TA-100. I do like the vintage gear, I just miss having a remote way to much. I run the computer and TV through the setup and having the volume control and mute handy pushed me to go this route. I picked up a used one for less than half the current price and it is working and sounding great so happy with this.

This is the stock picture, mine is dustier with a bit of patina!
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Re: What equipment have you bought this week?

Post by pivot » 02 May 2019 21:00

Recent stuff -
a Merrill Gem Dandy record weight to replace a Turntable Weights clamp that decided to stop working.

PSB Alpha T20 speakers. Had a three week wait for the speakers as they seem to be selling more than the company predicted. Listened to a bunch of speakers in the $500 to $1,200 price range and nearly got the KEF LS-50. The new PSB towers fit my room and setup better and have surprising bass performance for the cost. Half the price of the LS-50. For nearfield setup and imaging the KEFs are better but for mid/far field, no subwoofer, moderate power amp the PSB won me.

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Re: What equipment have you bought this week?

Post by jay73 » 03 May 2019 19:37

Klipsch Heritage Headphone Amp/DAC

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Re: What equipment have you bought this week?

Post by noisefreq » 10 May 2019 15:02

I've been watching for a P-mount table, so when a Technics SL 10 showed up on Craigslist, I called on it.

He's an older guy selling his house and moving closer to the grandkids.

He also had a nice pair of VANDERSTEEN 2Ci speakers.
I couldn't resist after hearing Lazarus Short's main system.
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Re: What equipment have you bought this week?

Post by GyroSE » 13 May 2019 10:29

I recently got an old Nakamichi 582 cassette deck in good working condition. Back in the day this was the reference deck that the hifi magazines around the world used to make cassette tests on. I wonder if this old machine still can deliver good sounding recordings? I'll soon find out...

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Re: What equipment have you bought this week?

Post by Tinkaroo » 13 May 2019 12:54

GyroSE wrote:
13 May 2019 10:29
I recently got an old Nakamichi 582 cassette deck in good working condition. Back in the day this was the reference deck that the hifi magazines around the world used to make cassette tests on. I wonder if this old machine still can deliver good sounding recordings? I'll soon find out...
That sounds like a beautiful deck Gyro! 8)

I own several Nakamichi decks but have no personal experience with your model, but the specs on it sound great. I will look forward to hearing your impressions of it.

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Re: What equipment have you bought this week?

Post by pivot » 13 May 2019 12:57

Get the service manual for the Nak. Sold 'em back in the day. The best cassette decks ever made BUT can be a bear to work on when needing service. 582 was nice but the referance was the 1000 series and later the Dragon. Not sure how much support you will get from the current Nakamichi company. Not the family run, high end company it once was.

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