JoeE SP9 wrote: ↑
10 Jul 2019 15:42
AsOriginallyRecorded wrote: ↑
10 Jul 2019 02:55
Exactly Adamo,......that is the whole point of this site (or at least why I joined), a mutual respect and interest in other member's experiences and journeys in the world of vinyl music. If we all subscribed to the same likes and dislikes, preferences and desires, brands and setups....well it would be too boring to pursue, and I for one would not be here. Unfortunately there seems to be a lot of need in too many individuals to be right, instead of just being there for other members and offering their insights (not opinions, thanks very much), and some direction and encouragement for members seeking answers to their very unique problems. Dumping your kit and adopting mine is not the same thing. An old adage goes "If you can't say something nice.....don't say anything at all". This has been an interesting read for those who admire vintage equipment, and I appreciate and thank those who have offered some positive input. Unfortunately, an usually very nice piece of equipment has had it's useful life cut short......whatever the reason. Other options available, and another journey and story begins! Dance to the music! :)
The whole point of this site is VINYL
. It's not vintage as some seem to think.
I was buying gear when most of the coveted vintage pieces were made. I was and still am underwhelmed with most of it. Just about none of it is capable of adequately driving a pair of Acoustats (only vintage) or Magnepans (vintage or new). That pretty much says, that vintage "whatever" has an inadequate power supply.
FWIW: I've been using Magnepans and/or Acoustats exclusively since 1976.
Take note; I'm not against vintage. I use a pair of Dynaco MKIII's (highly modified) as daily drivers. My ARC SP-9 is certainly old enough to be vintage. So is my VPI TT. I'm just not into fixing things any more.
Those who aren't technically inclined should take note that the majority of vintage gear most likely needs serious maintenance. If you can't do it yourself the cost can be considerable.
The only reason I posted to this thread is because of the multiple equipment failures reported.
Good for you Joe.....I don't care what elitist speakers vintage stuff can drive or can't drive. I would never own a pair of Magnepans anyway because you basically have to sit in one precise spot. I listened to a pair once and you move your head 2 inches and everything changes. I want to listen to the music not the equipment. I'm not one of these obsessed audiophiles that claim they can hear differences in the sound from when an amp is just powered up and after it has warmed up for 3 hours. If I ever get to that point, somebody just shoot me.
For me, what I like about vintage is the fact that it is VINTAGE. Just like a '67 Mustang couldn't go faster than a modern day Porsche, I would still take the '67 Mustang every day of the week and twice on Sundays.
I want to have a vintage component system that looks great to me and provides me with wonderful sound. I don't need to be critiquing every little note that comes out of my speakers. Even on a system such as yours there is still some stuff that sounds like crap, nothing can compensate for bad sound engineering in the original recording. In fact, on an extensive system like yours a bad recording would sound even worse because your system is so accurate.
You have your preferences and interests and I have mine....and that's what makes things interesting.
All I was trying to say is that if there was a thread by a bunch of OCD audiophiles talking about nuances of speaker placement, interconnects, speaker cable, etc and how it all affects what they hear to a microscopic degree, I wouldn't go in there and post something like "This is why I never want to become an audiophile". Because if they enjoy that I would just let them enjoy it and I would participate in a thread I enjoy.
I'm sure you very much enjoy your set up as I do mine. And that's how it should be.