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

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    #301 22 days ago

    There is a Marantz ST400 tuner and a PM500 amplifier at an estate sale nearby today. Thinking of checking it out at my lunch. Worth picking up? If so what's a fair price?

    #302 22 days ago

    People are asking around $300 for the Marantz 400. It was manufactured 1980-81, the crossover era to digital flouroscan tuner displays, like the other manufactures in 80-81 this model has both the classic tuner bar and digital.
    But this is when the manufacturers started using lesser quality components.

    Read several reviews, and people liked it, as a budget Marantz.
    Couldn't find the Wattage.

    Still looks cool....
    If it was super clean and working, I'd buy it, and ad to the stack, for around $300.
    Non working, dont pay more than $100, could be to $$$$ to fix. If the Digital display is out, that could be trouble to fix. And not worth it as it's not a 70's classic.
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    #303 22 days ago

    Thank you for the information. I was on my lunch and decided against going in as there was a line outside waiting. They are probably overpriced or gone at this point but I may check back.

    #304 22 days ago

    Yeah, since it's got the Marantz name, someone will probobly overpay for it. Not realizing it's an 80's low power reciever.

    Still, it's a vintage stereo, I'm an enabler, so.... Go Back and buy it!
    Ha Ha!

    #305 22 days ago

    VU meters, scope display, pretty lights, and stuff...

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    #306 21 days ago

    Uhg! That's a beute Clark!
    Stereo porn, a full matched Kenwood stack.
    Your gonna get us crazy.
    Now I'm off to ebay, to cruise the Vintage Recievers.

    #307 21 days ago

    Listened to my Pioneer SX-1010 today. I added a bluetooth receiver to the aux input and was playing Apple Play from my phone. It was cool mixing newer technology to the old.

    #308 21 days ago

    I have a Pioneer SX1250 that I want to part with and don't want to use ebay. What is the best way or forum to post a for sale add?

    #309 21 days ago

    Also curious about ^^this^^ because I am interested in selling (or trading for a pin) my Marantz 2325 and/or 2500.

    #310 21 days ago

    I've got pretty much everything Pioneer made with a silver face. Including the SPEC1 and SPEC-4
    preamp/amp and both R-R tape decks. Just like the way this stuff looks with the blue displays
    and sounds great.

    I'm into tube stuff big time but limited to ham radio.

    #311 21 days ago
    Quoted from Methos:

    I have a Pioneer SX1250 that I want to part with and don't want to use ebay. What is the best way or forum to post a for sale add?

    125 watts per channel of pure 1970’s power. As a kid I dreamed of owning that amp. The sound it can produce is unbelievable.

    #312 21 days ago
    Quoted from FrankJ:

    125 watts per channel of pure 1970’s power. As a kid I dreamed of owning that amp. The sound it can produce is unbelievable.

    The price it can command right now is also unbelievable

    #313 21 days ago
    Quoted from AlexF:

    There is a Marantz ST400 tuner and a PM500 amplifier at an estate sale nearby today. Thinking of checking it out at my lunch. Worth picking up? If so what's a fair price?

    look at the website tuner shootouts:

    https://fmtunerinfo.com/shootouts.html

    https://fmtunerinfo.com/marantz.html

    #314 21 days ago
    Quoted from Methos:

    I have a Pioneer SX1250 that I want to part with and don't want to use ebay. What is the best way or forum to post a for sale add?

    Quoted from play_pinball:

    Also curious about ^^this^^ because I am interested in selling (or trading for a pin) my Marantz 2325 and/or 2500.

    The only place I have looked at for vintage stereo information is Audiokarma, but they strictly forbid any selling activity.

    I do see some action in the local selling apps such as OfferUp, so that might be worth a try. I got this cool Zenith radio off LetGo (now part of OfferUp) from a local seller, something that was in their family since it was new.

    I got that Kenwood stack I showed just above from a local guy via the NextDoor app. That dude had a garage full of vintage stereo gear, including lots of Kenwood and Marantz plus speakers like Cerwin Vegas and such.

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    #315 21 days ago

    Before the pandemic hit, I was getting into checking out a lot of local estate sales. I would always look through the pics for old stereo stuff, and sometimes I would spot something juicy like a Marantz receiver or McIntosh amp. But even if I got there pretty early on the first day, that stuff would be gone. Finally I asked one of the sellers about it, and he said yeah those guys are always the first ones here, they line up early before the sale even starts and snatch that stuff right away. Also, those estate sellers generally will have an idea that this kind of stuff is valuable and they will have checked out the ebay prices and such, so they won't be pricing it for a reasonable amount.

    #316 21 days ago
    Quoted from xsvtoys:

    The price it can command right now is also unbelievable

    Yep. They were expensive then, and now again. I settled on an SA-9500ii, which has always worked well for me.

    #317 21 days ago
    Quoted from FrankJ:

    125 watts per channel of pure 1970’s power. As a kid I dreamed of owning that amp. The sound it can produce is unbelievable.

    It's a beast..wish I had it in my 20's. I have a few other receivers and I don't listen to music like I used to, so time to let it go.

    #318 21 days ago

    I noticed that all but one dial lamp were out. I figured bad bulbs, turns out the twist wedge sockets are very loose. Seem almost broken at the tabs. I'm guessing caused by heat stress. Does anyone know the size needed and/or where to get? I'm looking on Mouser right now but they don't tell the hole size which looks like 5/8 to 3/4 in?

    #319 21 days ago
    Quoted from Methos:

    It's a beast..wish I had it in my 20's. I have a few other receivers and I don't listen to music like I used to, so time to let it go.

    I had it's little brother, SX-1050 years back. But I still love the SX-1010

    #320 21 days ago
    Quoted from Lovef2k:

    I noticed that all but one dial lamp were out. I figured bad bulbs, turns out the twist wedge sockets are very loose. Seem almost broken at the tabs. I'm guessing caused by heat stress. Does anyone know the size needed and/or where to get? I'm looking on Mouser right now but they don't tell the hole size which looks like 5/8 to 3/4 in?

    For a Realistic STA-2000D

    #321 20 days ago
    Quoted from Lovef2k:

    Listened to my Pioneer SX-1010 today. I added a bluetooth receiver to the aux input and was playing Apple Play from my phone. It was cool mixing newer technology to the old.

    What kind of Bluetooth receiver did you choose?

    #322 20 days ago
    Quoted from xsvtoys:

    VU meters, scope display, pretty lights, and stuff...
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    Pardon my ignorance but what are the two bottom components for? Thanks!

    #323 20 days ago

    Just discovered this post. It’s gonna get loud

    #324 20 days ago
    Quoted from Lovef2k:

    I had it's little brother, SX-1050 years back. But I still love the SX-1010

    I have the baby brother Pioneer SX-650. Bought new back in 1976. It was at the price point I needed just being a high school kid ($219).

    Only 35 watts per channel but playing through 6 ohm speakers (Ohm C2) it gets loud. Runs hot at this lower impedance though.

    Really clean sound from my plugged in click wheel Ipod (from 2004).

    Can't beat the dynamic sound of the old stuff.

    #325 20 days ago
    Quoted from pinnyheadhead:

    Pardon my ignorance but what are the two bottom components for? Thanks!

    Third down is the Kenwood KF-8011 Solid State Audio Denoiser. I’m not sure if the denoising function actually works, I never tested it. I just send a tape out signal to it to make the meters bounce for show.

    On the bottom is the Kenwood KC-6060 Solid State Audio Lab Scope. It is a basic oscilloscope installed into an AV case. Marantz and possibly others had similar arrangements back in the day. If you send it your left and right stereo signals you get a trace like you see in the pic above. You can also send it an FM Multipath signal from your tuner of the era and get a different sort of blobby trace. The manual is online and has a bunch of info about how to use these signals, but I just turn it on and enjoy the cool light show.

    #326 20 days ago
    Quoted from xsvtoys:

    Third down is the Kenwood KF-8011 Solid State Audio Denoiser. I’m not sure if the denoising function actually works, I never tested it. I just send a tape out signal to it to make the meters bounce for show.
    On the bottom is the Kenwood KC-6060 Solid State Audio Lab Scope. It is a basic oscilloscope installed into an AV case. Marantz and possibly others had similar arrangements back in the day. If you send it your left and right stereo signals you get a trace like you see in the pic above. You can also send it an FM Multipath signal from your tuner of the era and get a different sort of blobby trace. The manual is online and has a bunch of info about how to use these signals, but I just turn it on and enjoy the cool light show.

    Science meets HiFi! You are right, the whole stack looks cool. Thanks for explaining. Enjoy

    #327 20 days ago

    I'm giving away a pair of cross-overs pulled from a pair of Fisher XP-7S speakers that are from the early 70's. Just asking for postage. These speakers were my friend's dad when I was a kid. I acquired the speakers after he upgraded and played them for years. The cabs were banged up the woofer surrounds had rotted. I put some Radio Shack woofers in them and still sounded great. When I decided they had to go, I pulled the cross-overs out and kept them for a while.

    These, as far as I know are the ones made in NY. PM if interested. I will never use these and would rather give away then throw away.

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    #328 20 days ago
    Quoted from pinnyheadhead:

    Science meets HiFi! You are right, the whole stack looks cool. Thanks for explaining. Enjoy

    It’s all about lights and knobs and VU meters!

    #329 16 days ago
    Quoted from Lovef2k:

    For a Realistic STA-2000D

    Just thought I would post this for Realistic owners. I found a twist socket that works in the STA-2000D and possible others. From NAPA, part# LS6501.

    I had to tweak the tabs where the bulb sits and they were not tight enough and also bend the tabs up that make the connection to the PCB. After that they fit nice and tight.

    #330 16 days ago

    I’ve got way too much vintage hifi equipment. I’m going to start parting with some. First up is a pair of JBL 4430’s. If anyone has a hankering for them, send me a PM.

    #331 14 days ago
    Quoted from ryanbrooks:

    I’ve got way too much vintage hifi equipment. I’m going to start parting with some. First up is a pair of JBL 4430’s. If anyone has a hankering for them, send me a PM.

    Any hint of other goodies you may sell?

    #332 13 days ago
    Quoted from ToucanF16:

    Any hint of other goodies you may sell?

    A Yamaha flag ship setup-C2, M2 and NS1000s
    A McIntosh C28
    Norman Lab 11’s
    Carver C2 with a pair of Carver M200T
    Possibly 2 amp pairs, Hitachi HMA8500 MKII (will only sell as a pair because I feel they MUST be bridged to show what they can do) and I have a pair of Epicure amps-I got one and immediately sought out another to replace my McIntosh MC2205s. I’ve never seen an amplifier as impressive as the Epicure (and it has no p channel transistors)-2 ohm stable, 275W into 4 ohm loads. I ran the Epicures with a Threshold SL10 into a pair of Yamaha NS1000s and the JBL 4430s for years.
    If the price is right, a Pioneer PL630 with an AT25 cartridge. I have the table box and the cartridge box and can document I’m the second owner.

    I’d probably trade hifi gear for pins…

    #333 9 days ago

    Another of my hobbies is repairing/restoring vintage transistor radios, here’s my ‘68 Hitachi small portable am/fm stereo w/hinged detachable speakers. 17 transistors, runs on four C batteries or ac adapter. You could attach and fold the speakers back and latch them and carry it on your shoulder, a very early ‘boombox’. I’m going to put it on my headboard shelf. The stereo FM sounds great. The AM half of the tuner cap is shot to hell but I already have dozens of AM-only radios anyway. Vintage stereo on a smaller scale.

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