What equipment have you bought this week?

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Re: What equipment have you bought this week?

Post by GyroSE » 13 May 2019 13:38

Tinkaroo wrote:
13 May 2019 12:54

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.
It is a quite plain and simple deck where everything more or less has to be done manually during operation- I really like that. I cleaned it thoroughly yesterday and tonight I'll make some test recordings to see if it's still fully functional in that area.

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Re: What equipment have you bought this week?

Post by GyroSE » 13 May 2019 13:44

pivot wrote:
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.
Sounds great! The mechanism seems to be very sturdy and I love those classic analog VU- meters. I believe I'll have it fully serviced though it seems to be in very good running condition. I want to be able to get the best from the 582- this 40 year old lady really needs some extra care. :D

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Re: What equipment have you bought this week?

Post by Tonybro » 13 May 2019 14:54

There are a few UK companies still servicing Naks. I get mine done at the original UK service agents, Bowers & Wilkins (yes, that B&W but they have now split into the Chinese owned speaker manufacturer and the UK dealer). They are still in Hove in UK. I see on the 'Bay that there is a Naks servicer based in London who seems to have many decks for sale post service (not cheaply either) but they also specialise in top end decks from Pioneer, Sony etc. too.

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Re: What equipment have you bought this week?

Post by noisefreq » 13 May 2019 15:35

Been lookig for a Technics P-mount table lately and found one on Craigslist.
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After talking to the guy, he also has a pair of VANDERSTEEN 2Ci speakers.
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I just bought a pair of Epicures in November but after hearing Lazarus Short's system, Vandersteen has been on my radar.

I really like the EPI 200's, especially ran with a active sub crossed at 55Hz.
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Clear top end, excellent dispersion with a warmness only a well designed acoustic suspension cabinet can produce.

But the Vandersteen's have an openness to them that is a little more directional in the room.

Two completely different designs each with their unique sound.
East vs. West, perhaps?

Turns out the Technics has the dreaded SL 10 "thump" which I'm not happy about.
If I can't tame it I may try to return it.

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Re: What equipment have you bought this week?

Post by music_mota_beer » 17 May 2019 15:55

A Furutech destat II static charge remover.

Earlier in the month, an audioquest anti-static record brush, and an AcousTech The Big Brush with grounding cord.

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Re: What equipment have you bought this week?

Post by greg2002 » 19 May 2019 00:34

A few weeks ago I drove from San Diego to Anaheim to purchase a Dual CS-5000 in great condition from the Asian guy that has the shop allthataudio.com. I'm really pleased with it !

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Re: What equipment have you bought this week?

Post by DasherF » 22 May 2019 01:31

Being savvy to incoming goods, my co-worker (to whom I gave the housewarming Technics SL-D20 awhile back) told me of a "turntable" coming in.
Seems I got the whole enchilada! It's a "the Fisher" 50 stereo (hi fi?) combo. Heavy as a ton, this weird, yet freaky, cassette recorder on the side, a decent appearing cartridge...it sounds magnificent for what I expected...the ONLY issue is the lever that controls the'table's go-system is stuck... I've learned enough here to know "I can do it". Now if it's cheap enough at that rate... stay tuned, exact model numbers and pics will flow tomorrow.

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Re: What equipment have you bought this week?

Post by DasherF » 22 May 2019 20:51

DasherF wrote:
22 May 2019 01:31
Being savvy to incoming goods, my co-worker (to whom I gave the housewarming Technics SL-D20 awhile back) told me of a "turntable" coming in.
Seems I got the whole enchilada! It's a "the Fisher" 50 stereo (hi fi?) combo. Heavy as a ton, this weird, yet freaky, cassette recorder on the side, a decent appearing cartridge...it sounds magnificent for what I expected...the ONLY issue is the lever that controls the'table's go-system is stuck... I've learned enough here to know "I can do it". Now if it's cheap enough at that rate... stay tuned, exact model numbers and pics will flow tomorrow.
Here are the pictures...
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Both channels work on the receiver/tuner...AM comes in sharp and clear, not muddy like many...simply amazing...
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The belts seem loose on the cassette deck...
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...and the lever is frozen on the tt...
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All in all, it's "mine" as we speak...I have never wanted an all in one, but the sound is just too good to pass up....whatever is wrong with the components I'm sure I can fix it.

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Re: What equipment have you bought this week?

Post by DasherF » 22 May 2019 23:37

DasherF wrote:
22 May 2019 20:51
DasherF wrote:
22 May 2019 01:31
Being savvy to incoming goods, my co-worker (to whom I gave the housewarming Technics SL-D20 awhile back) told me of a "turntable" coming in.
Seems I got the whole enchilada! It's a "the Fisher" 50 stereo (hi fi?) combo. Heavy as a ton, this weird, yet freaky, cassette recorder on the side, a decent appearing cartridge...it sounds magnificent for what I expected...the ONLY issue is the lever that controls the'table's go-system is stuck... I've learned enough here to know "I can do it". Now if it's cheap enough at that rate... stay tuned, exact model numbers and pics will flow tomorrow.
Here are the pictures...

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Both channels work on the receiver/tuner...AM comes in sharp and clear, not muddy like many...simply amazing...
PSX_20190522_131413.jpg
The belts seem loose on the cassette deck...
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...and the lever is frozen on the tt...
PSX_20190522_143659.jpg

All in all, it's "mine" as we speak...I have never wanted an all in one, but the sound is just too good to pass up....whatever is wrong with the components I'm sure I can fix it.
One footnote... looked at the cartridge... it's a Pickering V-15 AT-2...(I'm assuming this is a decent one, yes? I think I've seen good things about it...)

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Re: What equipment have you bought this week?

Post by vinyl master » 23 May 2019 15:48

Nice score, Dasher...While not the best in my arsenal, I do have an old Sears all-in-one that was my dad's...Your Fisher does look a little nicer, though...In any case, you might at least want to see what inexpensive options Gary@thevoiceofmusic.com has for the Pickering cartridge and go from there...Maybe play around with it a bit...Even for the cartridge alone, I think it was a good buy! Pop that Pickering on one of your Duals (a 1009 or 1019 would be handy for this) and you could have some rockin' good fun! =D>

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Re: What equipment have you bought this week?

Post by DasherF » 23 May 2019 16:49

I AM looking forward to it! Just to get the table (PC4) to work will do it... I like I said, the AM was amazing!

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Re: What equipment have you bought this week?

Post by AudioWill » 24 May 2019 16:43

Just picked up a Technics SL-1700 in nice shape. No dust cover but I'll need to find something to cover it (suggestions?). Came with a new AT-100E cartridge and stylus, balanced impedance silicone RCA cables, and Silicon super flex 14 gauge ground/bond cable. Completely gone through and calibrated, functions great.




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Re: What equipment have you bought this week?

Post by SpyderTracks » 24 May 2019 18:53

AudioWill wrote:
24 May 2019 16:43
Just picked up a Technics SL-1700 in nice shape. No dust cover but I'll need to find something to cover it (suggestions?). Came with a new AT-100E cartridge and stylus, balanced impedance silicone RCA cables, and Silicon super flex 14 gauge ground/bond cable. Completely gone through and calibrated, functions great.




AW
I got a custom made dust cover for my rega P3 as I added a couple of spacers for a large cartridge. Certainly not a budget approach (£90 if I recall correctly) but waaay nicer than any factory fitted one. I can pm you the manufacturer if you’re this side of the pond, they were excellent.

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Re: What equipment have you bought this week?

Post by AudioWill » 24 May 2019 18:57

SpyderTracks wrote:
24 May 2019 18:53


I got a custom made dust cover for my rega P3 as I added a couple of spacers for a large cartridge. Certainly not a budget approach (£90 if I recall correctly) but waaay nicer than any factory fitted one. I can pm you the manufacturer if you’re this side of the pond, they were excellent.

I appreciate the offer, but I'm on the other side of the pond. Thank you though.



AW

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Re: What equipment have you bought this week?

Post by SpyderTracks » 24 May 2019 18:58

AudioWill wrote:
24 May 2019 18:57
SpyderTracks wrote:
24 May 2019 18:53


I got a custom made dust cover for my rega P3 as I added a couple of spacers for a large cartridge. Certainly not a budget approach (£90 if I recall correctly) but waaay nicer than any factory fitted one. I can pm you the manufacturer if you’re this side of the pond, they were excellent.

I appreciate the offer, but I'm on the other side of the pond. Thank you though.



AW
No worries.

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