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Re: Cheap-Skates & Dumpster Diver's Club

Post by vinyl master » 15 Jul 2016 05:33

jdjohn wrote:I think we may have an M91ED fan in this thread...
Who dat be??? :wink:
jdjohn wrote:I think that RM91OE in the top left is also an M91ED equivalent???
I'm not sure about the M91ED, but the RM91OE cartridge will take a Shure M75EJ stylus...The M75 and M91 carts are pretty similar, with slight variations...

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Post by spensar » 15 Jul 2016 07:33

Follow up to my earlier post, here are pictures of the Heathkit AR 13A and German market Dual 1019 I got for $30. Bought from the original owner who built the Heathkit in 1960 and added the red power switch to replace using the treble button. On the Dual, note the adapters on the power and audio cable to make the Euro wiring work here. On the mat there is a headshell shim and a tool to put on/off for the platter c ring and it came with a Shure Premier black version (M75ED Type 2).

In the background is a Technics SL-1600 with cueing issues, but for $5 with the headshell I had to get it.

Quick note of thanks to the folks who run this terrific site. The resources for download here and knowledge on the site is amazing and I joined a couple of years ago, but this is the first thread I have posted to as I do like deal hunting.
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Post by vinyl master » 15 Jul 2016 07:59

Here's hoping it won't be your last either, spensar! I'm loving that Dual 1019, by the way...Looks really complete! You should add your story to our "Dual" thread here...We're always glad to have new submissions...

viewtopic.php?f=37&t=71931&start=435

By the way, we don't have a Heathkit receiver pic yet in our other thread...You may want to add a pic to this, too...

viewtopic.php?f=85&t=67559&start=675

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Post by Tinkaroo » 15 Jul 2016 10:41

Some nice finds on the cartridge front Jdjohn. =D>

The M91ED and similar flat body shures are really great performers with a good stylus.

Those were good finds on the Heathkit receiver and the Dual 1019 too. =D>
The 1019 is a real classic.

It's interesting how they have the AM and FM scales on either side of the casing with the Heathkit. It lights up nicely.

Have you had a chance to get either of them playing yet?

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Post by spensar » 15 Jul 2016 12:37

Yes, the Heathkit works well. I hoooked up the Dual 505-2 (in my first post) with an Ortofon MC 100 cartridge and T10 transformer and they sounded very nice. The FM tuning was strong, and the red light is a signal strength indicator. I tried The 1019 has the belt but the start lever is getting stuck so may be a bit of a project. As advised here, I rotated the platter to free it up.

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Post by Tinkaroo » 15 Jul 2016 12:43

spensar wrote:Yes, the Heathkit works well. I hoooked up the Dual 505-2 (in my first post) with an Ortofon MC 100 cartridge and T10 transformer and they sounded very nice. The FM tuning was strong, and the red light is a signal strength indicator. I tried The 1019 has the belt but the start lever is getting stuck so may be a bit of a project. As advised here, I rotated the platter to free it up.
That's good to hear! 8)

It looks pretty cool, and I'm sure it's a good design too.

I'm glad to hear you freed up the idler wheel on the 1019. If you need any help on the 1019, the Dual forum is a great place to go to. I'm sure VM could also give you a few pointers as he restores his own 1019. I've also got one and it's a really well built model that should serve you well once it's been serviced a bit.

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Post by Tinkaroo » 15 Jul 2016 16:45

vinyl master wrote:
jdjohn wrote:I think we may have an M91ED fan in this thread...
Who dat be??? :wink:
jdjohn wrote:I think that RM91OE in the top left is also an M91ED equivalent???
I'm not sure about the M91ED, but the RM91OE cartridge will take a Shure M75EJ stylus...The M75 and M91 carts are pretty similar, with slight variations...
The ED T2 stylus of the M75 is the same as the N91ED, it's the plastic holder that is a bit different. An N75ED T2 will fit an M91ED without any modifcation.The plastic on the N91ED stylus is higher, so either the plastic on the stylus holder or the body of the M75 would have to be altered in order for the N91ED stylus to fit it.

There are a lot of stylus variations for the M75 series, but I think not so many for the M91 series.

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Post by Japi Roelofs » 18 Jul 2016 16:19

Picked up this Pioneer SA-7500 amp this afternoon, at one of the local thrift stores, for the grand total of € 10.
I really, really don't need another amp, but for this price I just couldn't pass it up. The lady at the counter plugged it in for me and it powered up, but I haven't tested it yet. It could use a bit of a clean up too, but otherwise there's no outside damage, except for some corrosion on the cover...

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Post by Tinkaroo » 18 Jul 2016 16:26

That was an excellent find on the Pioneer SA-7500 Japi! =D>

I have a close relative, an SA-9500II amp and can attest to how well these amps were built. Just looking at that heavy metal front panel you can see that it means business. 8)

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Post by ginniegatrit » 18 Jul 2016 20:14

I don't care how many amps I had, I'd have picked up that Pioneer too. Reminds me of a Kenwood integrated amp I had in the late seventies.

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Post by Japi Roelofs » 18 Jul 2016 21:37

OK so I blew out the dust on the inside (it was a lot cleaner than I expected) and outside. Hooked it up to my Dynaco A25's in the attic, and lo and behold, it works perfectly. The strange thing is that the controls are not scratchy at all. Only the switch between Phono 1 and Phono 2 is making some noise, all the rest is dead silent. Hurray!

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Post by vinyl master » 18 Jul 2016 23:16

Cheap vintage strikes again! Well done, Japi! 8) =D>

I'll bet those Dynaco A-25's have got to be sounding extra sweet now, too! :mrgreen:

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Post by Japi Roelofs » 18 Jul 2016 23:29

Ha, those Dynacos were part of a complete hifi set I picked up at another thrift store, for € 35. I sold the rest of the set, so they are really a free bonus :D

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Post by Progman2112 » 19 Jul 2016 01:53

Cool to read of or see everybody's "cheap" gear finds. All of mine is of the same,CL,estate,yard sale,curb or friend.Curb:Hitachi HT-68TT,works fine manually.CL:Sansui9090,after 3or4 cleanings,runs and looks like new,$100.Pioneer SX-780,from original owner,rarely driven,$75.Yamaha RX777,the same,$50.Paradigm7seMKIII floorstanders,$100,{for the AV set-up}.Estate:Sansui SP-5000,NM $100.Yard:Klipsch ForteII,nice $20.Friend:JBL4312ControlMonitors,mint,$100.PioneerPD-TM3 CD player,both used in broadcast station,free.E-bay:Sansui SR1050cTT clean,$75.I have all of this set-up in 3 systems.I'm content,but i'll never pass on a freebie or a smok'n deal!

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Post by Old Septimus » 19 Jul 2016 06:18

I've been very lucky.

I found in our local recycling depot:

> Pioneer SX828. Controls needed cleaning, and I replaced about 5 lamps. The AM antenna was badly damaged, found one on Ebay and replaced it. This thing really sounds nice. Even had the rare speaker plugs!!

>Pioneer SX626. Controls were cleaned, some lamps replaced. I use it at work.

>Pioneer SA8100. Replaced output transistors on one side. Cleaned controls etc. Probably my favorite amp of all time. It's the one I use in my "man cave"

>Sansui SR2050 turntable. Ugly shape when I found it. After about 6 hours work it still looks ugly. As well there is serious motor hum.....but it works. Won't use it.

>Sony PS11 turntable. Really nice as found. Did nothing to it but replace stylus.

Then I was given:

>Pair of Dynaco A25s. Ugly as received with paint speckles and some Hippy style candle wax on cabinets, however I fixed that. Replaced capacitors and cleaned switches. Danish oil on case. Very nice.

>Pioneer PL514 turntable. Superb as received.

I bought:

Kenwood KA8100 for 15 bucks at a thrift store. Needs all electrolytics replaced. Perhaps this winter.

Not bad, eh?

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