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Vintage STEREO Club (Monster Receivers, Cassette, CD Players, Turntables, R2R)


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    #251 63 days ago

    Who are the reputable receiver refurbishment shops? Preferably near SE Michigan. Stereo rehab . Chicago . Read the reviews

    #252 60 days ago
    Quoted from nsduprr:

    My system dating from 1979:
    Marantz 2285B receiver
    RTR series II D speakers
    Akai GXC-750D cassette deck
    Technics SL-1700 turn table
    I sold a 78' Camaro Z28 and turned the cash into the system, then picked up a 75' Monte Carlo with the change.
    A couple of questions:
    Has anyone replaced the volume and balance pots on a Marantz? If so, are there any part numbers that can be shared?
    Who are the reputable receiver refurbishment shops? Preferably near SE Michigan.
    I would like to know how the RTR's rate.
    I also have a DBX #100 Sub harmonic synthesizer. Any one ever heard of or used one?
    The photos were grabbed from the net. My apologies if I'm breaking any rules.
    Yes, the foam on the woofers looks blown.
    Doug D.[quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

    The fender lines on this model are just perfectly balanced with the design. yep that bumper is a bumma. In the early 80's, I had several friends with them (and rivs)

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    #253 7 days ago

    I don't have any cool equipment to show off. I'm just trying to throw together something and I'm looking for advice because I have no idea what I'm doing.

    I have an Onkyo TX-SR507 AV Receiver. 5 speakers and a subwoofer hooked up and it sounds pretty killer in the small space it's hooked up.

    I want to go to 7.1, and the manual shows how to add 2 more speakers into the mix by going through a power amp.

    I have an old Technics SU-V98 Integrated amp. Can I use this, or are power amps and integrated amps two totally different animals?

    Thanks for any help.

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    #254 7 days ago

    If your Integrated has Main Ins/Outs, you can use it as a stand alone Power Amp.
    On many older integrated amps/receivers, you will see what looks like giant staples on the back that are jumping the main out to the main in portions.
    Your Technics might be a bit newer than those, though.

    #255 7 days ago
    Quoted from guitarded:

    If your Integrated has Main Outs, you can use it as a stand alone Power Amp.
    On many older integrated amps/receivers, you will see what looks like giant staples on the back that are jumping the main out to the main in portions.
    Your Technics might be a bit newer than those, though.

    It has those, but I'm not figuring out where to plug what.

    I pulled those out and tried running rca cables to it. No sound.

    When I leave those staple things in and run a cd player to the technics, it plays and sounds good through the 2 speakers plugged into it.

    My problem is when I pull out those staples and start trying to hook it up to get the onkyo involved and get those 2 speakers to play what the other 5.1 speakers are playing.

    Lost.

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    #256 7 days ago

    >>When I leave those staple things in and run a cd player to the technics, it plays and sounds good through the 2 speakers plugged into it.

    Pull them and use the Main In for the feed from your AVS.

    The AVS will be acting as your preamp and the Technics will be used to power the additional speakers as per your wiring diagram. As long as you don't have the Tape Loop engaged you should get power/signal to whichever speaker channel you select and are hooked up to.

    In your diagram above - The AUDIO IN on the Power Amp would be the MAIN IN on your Technics.

    #257 7 days ago

    here is what is going into my game room...

    I got my JVC QLA5 turntable up and running.
    Made rack ears for my DBX 3BX series II
    Tascam CD player because it was made for rack mounting purchased a week ago
    Sansui AU-717 needs deoxit
    Sansui TU-717 added 5 years ago replacing the TU-217 which I bought new
    Sansui SE-7
    Sansui SC-3110 cassette has developed an issue in the left channel on playback
    Carver C-9 Sonic Holagram just for fun.
    Pioneer RT-707 which I bought new with the rack is now packed in its box, I need a 2nd GX-5 rack I guess
    Speakers Achoice of OHM 3XO, Pioneer CS-G303, Lafayette Criterion 2002+ which I bought new with the rack

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    #258 7 days ago
    Quoted from guitarded:

    >>When I leave those staple things in and run a cd player to the technics, it plays and sounds good through the 2 speakers plugged into it.
    Pull them and use the Main In for the feed from your AVS.
    The AVS will be acting as your preamp and the Technics will be used to power the additional speakers as per your wiring diagram. As long as you don't have the Tape Loop engaged you should get power/signal to whichever speaker channel you select and are hooked up to.
    In your diagram above - The AUDIO IN on the Power Amp would be the MAIN IN on your Technics.

    Thanks for the guidance. I'm all over this as soon as I get home from work tomorrow.

    #259 7 days ago

    My modest “little” Marantz setup. I’ve been tempted to sell the 2500. Oddly I have been using it WAY less since COVID started (less alone time at home to rattle the walls and lose hearing, I suppose). Also have a 2325 that just sits under my bed.

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    #260 7 days ago

    Nice 6300. I gotta grab one of those someday.

    #261 6 days ago

    Nice 2300. I gotta grab one of those someday.

    #262 6 days ago

    Nice set up.

    #263 6 days ago
    Quoted from play_pinball:

    My modest “little” Marantz setup. I’ve been tempted to sell the 2500. Oddly I have been using it WAY less since COVID started (less alone time at home to rattle the walls and lose hearing, I suppose). Also have a 2325 that just sits under my bed.
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    Prices on vintage Marantz are through the roof right now.

    Are you considering selling the 2325?

    #264 6 days ago
    Quoted from bob_e:

    Prices on vintage Marantz are through the roof right now.
    Are you considering selling the 2325?

    I know, I looked them up a while back and my mind was blown. I should sell it but have been deterred by the idea of eBay and completely uninterested in inviting someone over via CL. Also would consider selling (or trading for pinball stuff!) the 2500. Truthfully my house is too small for its superpowers.

    The bummer part of the 2500 is the shop that restored it for me "lost" the knobs for the oscilliscope, which were there when I took it in for service. They are absolute unobtainium.

    #265 6 days ago

    My 1927 Victrola 10-50 acoustic orthophonic phonograph. First consumer automatic record changer. Electricity is only used to run the platter and changer - sound is reproduced all mechanically thru the huge wooden horn on right side. I restored the reproducer and changer to working order with a few new parts. 300 lbs of mahogany and heavy metal. Okay so it's not stereo but in its day it was definitely a high-end sound system.

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    #266 6 days ago
    Quoted from frenchmarky:

    My 1927 Victrola 10-50 acoustic orthophonic phonograph. First consumer automatic record changer. Electricity is only used to run the platter and changer - sound is reproduced all mechanically thru the huge wooden horn on right side. I restored the reproducer and changer to working order with a few new parts. 300 lbs of mahogany and heavy metal. Okay so it's not stereo but in its day it was definitely a high-end sound system.
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    Assume that just plays 78's?

    #267 6 days ago
    Quoted from Methos:

    Assume that just plays 78's?

    Yes, and they need to be the older hard kind. They began making some vinyl 78s in the 1950s and an acoustic reproducer will chew them to pieces in very short order.

    #268 6 days ago

    Just scored a nice original owner SX 737 and another Akai R2R, today.

    #269 6 days ago

    Electrostatic dream cache
    Quad and KLH9
    Any one looking for a hi-fi project?
    Enough parts for 6-7 quad 57 and 8 KLH 9

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    #270 6 days ago

    I dont consider myself an audiophile, but was happy to find these series1 on clist.
    They spent their life in a doc's office, so got gentle use their whole life. I didn't even have to replace the foams.

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    #271 6 days ago
    Quoted from guitarded:

    >>When I leave those staple things in and run a cd player to the technics, it plays and sounds good through the 2 speakers plugged into it.
    Pull them and use the Main In for the feed from your AVS.
    The AVS will be acting as your preamp and the Technics will be used to power the additional speakers as per your wiring diagram. As long as you don't have the Tape Loop engaged you should get power/signal to whichever speaker channel you select and are hooked up to.
    In your diagram above - The AUDIO IN on the Power Amp would be the MAIN IN on your Technics.

    Hooked it up and nothing.

    So I went and pulled the rca jacks out of the back of the onkyo and holy crap (I forgot to power it and the Technics off first) when those male ends of the rca jacks accidentally touched each other, I got crazy loud noise coming from the 2 speakers hooked up to the Technics.

    So now I'm thinking/realizing the pre out jacks on the onkyo are not red and white. Does this mean I'm using the wrong cables? I was just sticking white on top and red on the bottom, as that's how all the jacks are colored all the way down the line. Is there another type of cable?

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    #272 5 days ago

    Here's my Technics SA-700 100 Watt. Built in 1978- 1979.
    I got it back from the Stereo tech a couple weeks back. I got it fully recapped, and serviced.
    Just set it up and sounds like new. Let's hope it lasts another 40 years.
    Hooked up my Kenwood KL-777 DX Speakers.
    Pretty good, but I'll try another set of Sansui Speakers tomorrow, see what's better.

    First LP up Alcatrazz, live in Japan 1984 3 LP,
    Graham Bonnet vocals
    Yngwie Malmsteen guitar
    Gary Shea bass
    Jimmy Waldo keyboards
    Jan Uvena drums

    Great show, too bad they didn't keep this lineup together, they could have been huge. Bonnet was the best vocalist Yngwie ever worked with.

    Oh well, didn't happen.

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    #273 5 days ago
    Quoted from gonzo73:

    Here's my Technics SA-700 100 Watt. Built in 1978- 1979.
    I got it back from the Stereo tech a couple weeks back. I got it fully recapped, and serviced.
    Just set it up and sounds like new. Let's hope it lasts another 40 years.
    Hooked up my Kenwood KL-777 DX Speakers.
    Pretty good, but I'll try another set of Sansui Speakers tomorrow, see what's better.
    First LP up Alcatrazz, live in Japan 1984 3 LP,
    Graham Bonnet vocals
    Yngwie Malmsteen guitar
    Gary Shea bass
    Jimmy Waldo keyboards
    Jan Uvena drums
    Great show, too bad they didn't keep this lineup together, they could have been huge. Bonnet was the best vocalist Yngwie ever worked with.
    Oh well, didn't happen.
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    That receiver reminds me of my college days. Tanks for resurrecting it and keeping the 70s alive!

    #274 5 days ago

    Cheers! I love all the recievers from 1974-1980, after 1980 all the manufactures had to cut costs, that meant cheaper components. And they just got ugly.
    In 78-81 my older brother and his friends were all in an arms race, to have the most kick ass stereo, blasting Van Halen, Scorpions, UFO, Hagar, and The Who. Sansui, Pioneer, Scott, Technics and Realistic, just gorgeous recievers.

    I see there are 3 vinyl record stores in Hong Kong, any good?

    #275 5 days ago
    Quoted from gonzo73:

    Cheers! I love all the recievers from 1974-1980, after 1980 all the manufactures had to cut costs, that meant cheaper components. And they just got ugly.
    In 78-81 my older brother and his friends were all in an arms race, to have the most kick ass stereo, blasting Van Halen, Scorpions, UFO, Hagar, and The Who. Sansui, Pioneer, Scott, Technics and Realistic, just gorgeous recievers.
    I see there are 3 vinyl record stores in Hong Kong, any good?

    Hong Kong is a retro audio mecca. There are areas of town filled with vintage gear at all price levels. Some is crap, but there’s also many jewels in the rough. Finding the good stuff at a good price takes time, but the fun is in the hunt.

    #276 3 days ago
    Quoted from Pinstym:

    Hooked it up and nothing.
    So I went and pulled the rca jacks out of the back of the onkyo and holy crap (I forgot to power it and the Technics off first) when those male ends of the rca jacks accidentally touched each other, I got crazy loud noise coming from the 2 speakers hooked up to the Technics.
    So now I'm thinking/realizing the pre out jacks on the onkyo are not red and white. Does this mean I'm using the wrong cables? I was just sticking white on top and red on the bottom, as that's how all the jacks are colored all the way down the line. Is there another type of cable?
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    I have always used any old RCA cables for pre out connections including subwoofer connections, and it seems to work fine. The colors are just the colors, they don't impact the sound of course. However some people say that it is better to use the so-called digital coax cables (which also have RCA connectors on the ends) are better. If you try searching this to learn more you will end up in the audiophile mud.

    #277 3 days ago

    Waiting on parts to fix a pin...

    This is my upstairs set.

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    #278 3 days ago
    Quoted from trueno92:

    Waiting on parts to fix a pin...
    This is my upstairs set.
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    Is that a Sony Biotracer turntable?

    #279 3 days ago

    Also looks like a sweet Sansui G-8000. Good luck getting your hands on one of those bad boys.

    #280 3 days ago
    Quoted from ToucanF16:

    Is that a Sony Biotracer turntable?

    Good eye. PS-x600

    Yeah, went thru a few decks and the motor assisted tone arm on this just doesnt lie. Denon DL110 is mounted and this turntable has revealed details that i just dont hear from a few other tables that are pretty up there in price. It also plays some records that most others just cant handle.

    #281 3 days ago
    Quoted from xsvtoys:

    Also looks like a sweet Sansui G-8000. Good luck getting your hands on one of those bad boys.

    Grail find for me

    https://audiokarma.org/forums/index.php?threads/best-thrift-store-goodwill-sa-finds.6803/page-862#post-8754613

    #282 3 days ago
    Quoted from Pinstym:

    Hooked it up and nothing.
    So I went and pulled the rca jacks out of the back of the onkyo and holy crap (I forgot to power it and the Technics off first) when those male ends of the rca jacks accidentally touched each other, I got crazy loud noise coming from the 2 speakers hooked up to the Technics.
    So now I'm thinking/realizing the pre out jacks on the onkyo are not red and white. Does this mean I'm using the wrong cables? I was just sticking white on top and red on the bottom, as that's how all the jacks are colored all the way down the line. Is there another type of cable?
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    I think it's possible to use the zone 2 outs to do what you are trying to do. I know you can use zone 2 as a tape loop for an EQ. Your owners manual should explain how to use the zone 2 function.

    #284 3 days ago

    A few pictures of some of my vintage receivers and turntables. Just finished replacing the caps in my realistic sta-2080. I’ve had this stuff for many years. Still have the original box for the Marantz 2230.

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    #285 3 days ago
    Quoted from trueno92:

    Grail find for me

    For anyone. A lot of those flagships were kinda bloated...that Sansui was not.

    #286 2 days ago
    Quoted from ToucanF16:

    Hong Kong is a retro audio mecca. There are areas of town filled with vintage gear at all price levels. Some is crap, but there’s also many jewels in the rough. Finding the good stuff at a good price takes time, but the fun is in the hunt.

    Ive been to hk a few times, never found any used vinyl shops tho.. do they even exist there? I think just hmv and some modern canto pop that i didnt care for.

    #287 2 days ago

    If anyone is interested, I'm selling a very nice pair of Realistic Mach One speakers in south Jersey. I don't want to ship these nor list on epay due to their ridiculous fees. This is a unmolested pair that I have had for about 12 years now. These are the early version RS cat number 40-4024A with the thick heavy woofer surrounds that didn't rot. One speaker has water stains on top that disappear when applying oil to the veneer but they eventually come back. They aren't all that bad. The veneer is in great shape otherwise and all corners are sharp, no chips. Grills are nice as well. They have screw down binding posts, not spring clips.

    I can't play these loud anymore since the volume scares my dog, plus I'm getting older lol. Also the acoustics in my game room not so great.

    Pm if interested and I can post pics upon request.

    #289 2 days ago
    Quoted from trueno92:

    Ive been to hk a few times, never found any used vinyl shops tho.. do they even exist there? I think just hmv and some modern canto pop that i didnt care for.

    You're probably right. Lots of old equipment (consumer to high end audiophile stuff), but I've never come across any old vinyl. There's a couple real nice tube stores to get vintage NOS, used and new manufacture tubes (valves!)
    http://www.wiwitubes.com/en/about.php

    #290 1 day ago

    Last month, I brought 2 cassette decks for service to Audio-tronics in Cherry Hill, NJ. Frank, the owner, has been servicing my vintage stereo equipment for decades. Frank states that he has never been busier.

    He's backed up 18 months. Customers as far as Maryland, 200+ miles away, are traveling to his shop.

    He also talked about a tech (in NY or MA) who charges thousands to repair Nakamichi, often far more than the cost to simply replace the equipment. Evidently, that guy is super busy too.

    #291 10 hours ago

    My little Marantz 1060 is still holding up well and sounds great. Got it in Boulder in the late 1980s for $15. Replaced a transistor on the phono input and that's it.

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