Not bad, indeed, Old Septimus...There must be something in the water up there in Canada...I don't know how else to describe it, but I'd love to find some deals like that! =P~Old Septimus wrote: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.
Kenwood KA8100 for 15 bucks at a thrift store. Needs all electrolytics replaced. Perhaps this winter.
Not bad, eh?
OK, garage sale I get...Freebie from a friend? OK...Good day at the recycling depot? Fair enough...Curbside pick-up? Oh, yeah! But what I'd love to know is if anyone ever pulled something good out of the town dump or landfill yet? What is the cruddiest, stinkiest, filthiest piece of "junk" treasure (esp. electronic "junk" treasure) that you ever took home and brought back to life again? :-k
Anyone got any REAL doozies??? :-k