Free Shipping on All Orders 1-866-764-1801

Vist our Online Store
+ Reply to Thread
Page 12 of 16 FirstFirst ... 2 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 LastLast
Results 331 to 360 of 451
  1. #331

    Member Sales Rating: (2)

    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    New England
    Posts
    7,981

    Default

    all the best,
    mrh

  2. #332

    Member Sales Rating: (1)

    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    GA--Rollin' down Hwy 41
    Posts
    2,855

    Default

    ^ Beam me up Scotty.

  3. #333

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    MAINE
    Posts
    2,682

    Default

    Attachment 86257Thought id post my beloved Yamaha cr-2040 otherwise from a couple lights out it is FANTASTIC. And does the job just fine
    RANDY
    ~SDA2b Adcom gfa555 565pre 555t 600cd Pioneer PLa35d
    ~SDA1c Denon POA2200 Yamaha RX-V1(gold) HK25 AT-LP120tt-HT 4/rs Cs400i/cc Premier Acoustic PA-150 subwoofer
    ~Marantz 2252b 5025b 6300tt Tech-a4010s monitor 7b
    ~Yamaha cr2040 Advent2 Monitor 10a
    ~Rotel RV555 monitor 4 series 2 -office-
    ~Pioneer seQ404 2-4channel headphones

  4. #334

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Posts
    868

    Default

    Here is my mint TOTL Sony TA-8650 V-FET Integrated Amplifier, that I have owned since 1976. It weighs about 55 lbs for a 80-watt per channel stereo amplifier. The theory for V-FET amps is that the output transistors act like tubes. Only Sony and Yamaha made V-FET amps, and it is said that they sold these amps at cost as they were prohibitively expensive. I had this overhauled a few years ago and still sounds wonderful. This sold for $1300 in 1976 (or about $6000 in 2013 dollars).

    Sony never made a matching tuner to go with this model, but they did with the lower models. The matching turntable was the famous PS-8750 turntable, the first direct drive with quartz locked PLL circuitry and a carbon fibre arm in a mass market turntable. This also sold for $1300.

    Click image for larger version

Name:	1.jpg
Views:	105
Size:	85.2 KB
ID:	86262Click image for larger version

Name:	2.jpg
Views:	103
Size:	63.6 KB
ID:	86263Click image for larger version

Name:	3.jpg
Views:	110
Size:	89.9 KB
ID:	86264Click image for larger version

Name:	4.jpg
Views:	94
Size:	102.7 KB
ID:	86265

  5. #335

    Member Sales Rating: (2)

    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    New England
    Posts
    7,981

    Default

    The Sony V-FET amps are near-legendary; treat it gently as the replacement components are, as I am sure you know, made of the purest unobtanium.

    Sony's hifi machinations are kind of funny; the audiophile cognescenti has never held 'em in much regard, but they've produced many fine and a few world-class products (the amp above, several speakers, and the early SACD players, e.g.) over the decades. Sony long made very high value (performance per unit cost) tape decks (cassette and reel to reel, heck, even Elcasette!) and tuners, for example.
    all the best,
    mrh

  6. #336

    Member Sales Rating: (2)

    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    New England
    Posts
    7,981

    Default


    all the best,
    mrh

  7. #337

    Member Sales Rating: (1)

    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Descending toward the moon in the CLEM (Chinese Lunar Excursion Module), looking for Chang'e
    Posts
    11,463

    Default

    Nice Sony. That lone cap in there looks like its the size of a Foster's can!

    cnh
    Onkyo TX-SR 805 System #1 HT AVR
    Office Two Channel: LSi-7s (Nakamichi CA-5, NAD 214, Pioneer BDP51fd)
    Vintage Polks: Polk Monitor 5As, Monitor 7Bs [HK 730], Monitor 10As [Marantz 2265], SDA-2Bs [Jolida JD-303, Jolida MV-MK4]
    Headphones: HD600, Q701, ATH-M50s etc. Bravo Audio Ocean amp., Onkyo P-304, Adcom GFA-555, Technics Direct Drive TT

  8. #338

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    New York
    Posts
    236

    Default

    It should be huge. It clearly looks like a dual cap.
    Main system: Denon DP-59L | Audio-Technica AT33EV | Marantz Reference Series SA-11S2 | Classé CP-50, modified | Classé CA-300, modified | Classé DR-10, modified | Classé RC-1 | PSB Stratus Gold i's | DIY Balanced AC Power Conditioner with surge/spike suppression | Acoustic Zen and NeoTech cables | Oyaide and Furutech AC power connectors and receptacles | Hi-Fi Tuning Supreme fuses | Dedicated 20A IG AC line

  9. #339

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Posts
    868

    Default

    Right now, the Sony is connected to an Oppo BDP-83SE through the analog outs and driving a pair of modded Polk LSi15s... The LSI15s crossover caps were upgraded to Sonicaps and Mills resistors. The woofer was replaced with DB840 subs.

    The sound is simply sublime and three dimensional. It sounded okay before but when I started using the Oppo player it really transformed. I have to admit, the ESS Reference 9016 DACs really impresses me. I plan to change the player to a newer Oppo BDP-95 (the latest Oppo BDP-105 uses the ESS9018 DACs as well but it is implemented differently. The -95 uses all 8 channels of the DAC for the analog out, while the -105 only uses two channels for the analog out) with the newer ESS 9018 DACs soon. I understand it improves the sound even more.

    I have listened to players with Burr-Brown, Wolfson and Cirrus Logic DACs. They do not even come close to the ESS DACs. Unfortunately, not many manufacturers use it because of its cost (it's several times more expensive over most DACs). I know the latest top-line Yamaha receiver uses the ESS9016 DACs.

    The only issue I have is that the amplifier uses really funky speaker connectors. It has a small opening which you insert bare (16 guage max) wire and you press a lever that clamps down on the stripped wire. I really want to change the connectors to banana types but it entails some cutting of the rear panel which I am hesitant to do.
    Last edited by jon s; 06-14-2013 at 03:54 PM.

  10. #340

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    MAINE
    Posts
    2,682

    Default

    Little g2000 Sansui
    RANDY
    ~SDA2b Adcom gfa555 565pre 555t 600cd Pioneer PLa35d
    ~SDA1c Denon POA2200 Yamaha RX-V1(gold) HK25 AT-LP120tt-HT 4/rs Cs400i/cc Premier Acoustic PA-150 subwoofer
    ~Marantz 2252b 5025b 6300tt Tech-a4010s monitor 7b
    ~Yamaha cr2040 Advent2 Monitor 10a
    ~Rotel RV555 monitor 4 series 2 -office-
    ~Pioneer seQ404 2-4channel headphones

  11. #341

    Member Sales Rating: (2)

    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    New England
    Posts
    7,981

    Default

    that is one of the little ones... from the tail end of the "big knob" era
    ;-)
    all the best,
    mrh

  12. #342

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Posts
    1

    Cool Does this count as HiFi ?

    Sitting in the basement... Recently restored to working order with some really unique speakers..
    The speakers are branded 'Spital a Theal product, made in Japan' and are square 4 cone/coil speakers of modest power rating (perfect for this radio) and it sounds absolutely great.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version

Name:	2013-07-20 15.29.23.jpg‎
Views:	113
Size:	202.9 KB
ID:	88271   Click image for larger version

Name:	2013-07-20 15.29.54.jpg‎
Views:	90
Size:	235.2 KB
ID:	88272   Click image for larger version

Name:	2013-07-20 15.29.14.jpg‎
Views:	95
Size:	262.5 KB
ID:	88273  

  13. #343

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    WDSM, IA
    Posts
    1,664

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by gertk View Post
    Sitting in the basement... Recently restored to working order with some really unique speakers..
    The speakers are branded 'Spital a Theal product, made in Japan' and are square 4 cone/coil speakers of modest power rating (perfect for this radio) and it sounds absolutely great.
    My grandpa had one exactly like that...granted, without the rubberband/shoe lace mod but...
    "Unwad those panties and have a good time man. We're all here to help each other, no matter how it might appear." DSkip
    I may have an addiction... RTA-15TL, SDA 2, LSi25, LSi15, LSi9, LSi7, LSiCx2, LSiFX, LS/FX, RT/FX, DSW MP2000...and that's just the Polks...

  14. #344

    Member Sales Rating: (1)

    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Oconomowoc WI
    Posts
    623

    Default Transcriptors Skeleton

    Name:  transcriptorsskeletonjpeg.jpg
Views: 320
Size:  92.1 KB

    I bought this in a small town in Michigan in the middle of winter. In my excitement, I walked out the front door of the seller's house and slipped on an ice patch, the turntable flew up in the air, but I managed to catch it before it was smashed into 1000 little pieces.
    Last edited by Timothy Smith; 09-23-2013 at 03:00 PM.
    Counterpoint SA1000 hybrid tube preamp, SUMO Andromeda amplifier, Acoustat Spectra 1100 Electrstatic hybrid speakers, HSU HRSW12-V subwoofer, NHT SA-2 Subwoofer amp, Rotel RCD-1070 CD, Thorens TD-160 TT, Mitchell Transcriptors Skeleton w/Vesigal arm TT

  15. #345

    Member Sales Rating: (2)

    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    New England
    Posts
    7,981

    Default

    Nice tt and arm - what cartridge is in it?
    all the best,
    mrh

  16. #346

    Member Sales Rating: (1)

    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Oconomowoc WI
    Posts
    623

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by mhardy6647 View Post
    Nice tt and arm - what cartridge is in it?
    Kind of embarrasing, but it is mostly "fer lookin at".

    It looks cool but is maddening and fragile to set up. I tried some modest cartridges like a Stanton 681EEE, a 881EEE and a Shure M97.

    I still prefer my old Thorens TD-160 for actually playing most records.

    But when I just want to stop screwing around and simply LISTEN to my Partridge Family records I use this one:
    Attached Images  
    Last edited by Timothy Smith; 09-23-2013 at 04:05 PM.
    Counterpoint SA1000 hybrid tube preamp, SUMO Andromeda amplifier, Acoustat Spectra 1100 Electrstatic hybrid speakers, HSU HRSW12-V subwoofer, NHT SA-2 Subwoofer amp, Rotel RCD-1070 CD, Thorens TD-160 TT, Mitchell Transcriptors Skeleton w/Vesigal arm TT

  17. #347

    Member Sales Rating: (1)

    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    central Illinois
    Posts
    3,201

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by gertk View Post
    Sitting in the basement... Recently restored to working order with some really unique speakers..
    The speakers are branded 'Spital a Theal product, made in Japan' and are square 4 cone/coil speakers of modest power rating (perfect for this radio) and it sounds absolutely great.
    Dude the sexiest thing about that is the wooden tuning stick!! I don't know how many gizmos I've seen just like that;)

  18. #348

    Member Sales Rating: (2)

    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    New England
    Posts
    7,981

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Timothy Smith View Post
    Kind of embarrasing, but it is mostly "fer lookin at".

    It looks cool but is maddening and fragile to set up. I tried some modest cartridges like a Stanton 681EEE, a 881EEE and a Shure M97.

    I still prefer my old Thorens TD-160 for actually playing most records.

    But when I just want to stop screwing around and simply LISTEN to my Partridge Family records I use this one:
    I've got one of those... :-)
    (I guess it's part of my "Fisher" collection)
    all the best,
    mrh

  19. #349

    Member Sales Rating: (55)

    Join Date
    Jul 2001
    Location
    Exit 5 on the Jersey Turnpike
    Posts
    11,965

    Default

    The Clockwork Orange table.

  20. #350

    Member Sales Rating: (2)

    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    New England
    Posts
    7,981

    Default

    actually and FWIW I think that the table in A Clockwork Orange was a Transcriptor Hydraulic Reference tt. The Skeleton was a later product (mid 1970s). http://www.transcriptors.net/

    I saw the Skeleton with its companion Vestigal arm quite convincingly demoed with a Grado cartridge at a bizarre little hifi store in downtown Baltimore "back in the day"... yes they're finicky, but when properly set up they're quite capable.

    The JA Michell decks - as I understand it - are direct lineal descendents of the Transcriptors.
    all the best,
    mrh

  21. #351

    Member Sales Rating: (1)

    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Oconomowoc WI
    Posts
    623

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by George Grand View Post
    The Clockwork Orange table.
    Bingo. One of my favorite movies, but not really a good "date" movie unless your girlfriend is crazy and violent.

    I read that the Transcriptors turntable shown in the movie was Stanley Kubrick's personal turntable, and that he didn't get it back after filming. It looked really futuristic in 1971, and still looks futuristic today 40 years later.
    Counterpoint SA1000 hybrid tube preamp, SUMO Andromeda amplifier, Acoustat Spectra 1100 Electrstatic hybrid speakers, HSU HRSW12-V subwoofer, NHT SA-2 Subwoofer amp, Rotel RCD-1070 CD, Thorens TD-160 TT, Mitchell Transcriptors Skeleton w/Vesigal arm TT

  22. #352

    Member Sales Rating: (6)

    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    GA
    Posts
    2,136

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by mhardy6647 View Post
    The Sony V-FET amps are near-legendary; treat it gently as the replacement components are, as I am sure you know, made of the purest unobtanium.

    Sony's hifi machinations are kind of funny; the audiophile cognescenti has never held 'em in much regard, but they've produced many fine and a few world-class products (the amp above, several speakers, and the early SACD players, e.g.) over the decades. Sony long made very high value (performance per unit cost) tape decks (cassette and reel to reel, heck, even Elcasette!) and tuners, for example.
    Don't forget about their turntables. I'll never part with this baby, Sony PS-X75 Biotracer.
    Name:  SonyTTweightShelter.JPG
Views: 267
Size:  113.2 KB

  23. #353

    Member Sales Rating: (2)

    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    New England
    Posts
    7,981

    Default

    Yes, the Biotracer arms worked well - one of the local hifi guys has one of those tts and it works well.
    all the best,
    mrh

  24. #354

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    New Jersey
    Posts
    1,013

    Default

    2252b
    Attached Images  
    HT:Polk LSi c LSi 15's LSi 7's LSi FX's Dual DSW MP3K's Marantz AV7701 Sunfire TGA-7401 Oppo BDP-93 Sony PS3 Directv Genie HD DVR Sony 55" 3D LED LCD

    2 C: VR3 LSIM 703's Monitor 5B's VR3 LSi 9's Audioquest Rocket 33's DSW MP 1K Yaqin MC100B with Shuguang 50Years Treasures KT 88's & CV181Z's Tesla E83CC's Marantz 2385 Yamaha M80 Parasound 2100 Pre Squeezebox Touch Marantz SA8004 SACD Music Hall MMF 5.1 TT Musical Surroundings Phonomena II Phono Pre Solid Silver IC's, Pangea PC's

  25. #355

    Member Sales Rating: (2)

    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    New England
    Posts
    7,981

    Default

    From my favorite local emporium (goes without saying). This one's been a shelf queen for years; I think I've talked myself into trying to sell it at NEARC this weekend.

    Click image for larger version

Name:	Sansui 5000A rear.jpg
Views:	42
Size:	432.7 KB
ID:	90156Click image for larger version

Name:	Sansui 5000A front.jpg
Views:	43
Size:	427.2 KB
ID:	90157Click image for larger version

Name:	Sansui 5000A flash.jpg
Views:	42
Size:	287.9 KB
ID:	90158

    Of course, I made the mistake of hooking it up and listening to it last night... the FM sounded darned good in it...
    all the best,
    mrh

  26. #356

    Member Sales Rating: (2)

    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    New England
    Posts
    7,981

    Default

    Well, the Sam Sui didn't sell for the 50 smacker asking price, so it's still with us :-)

    I did pick up this ol' girl for twenny-five Samoleums; looks fair and works amazingly well... my first Sherwood vacuum tube tuner with on board MPX stereo decoder (and it even works).


    Sherwood S3000 V 2 by mhardy6647, on Flickr
    all the best,
    mrh

  27. #357

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    NW Indianapolis Indiana
    Posts
    9,136

    Default

    I swear 90% of the terminology you use I have to google to find out what it is ....
    Advice is free, the Flea Market is earned - F1Nut

    Main HT: APC H15 | Pio 51FD | Uverse DVR | Xbox 360 | Squeezebox Classic | Integra DTR 5.9 | Carver AV-705x & M1.0t MKII Opt002 | LSi 15 | LSiC | LSi F/x | Kimber Hero IC & 8VS SC

    Office Rig: Win 7 -> DacMagic w/ Pangea PSU | Pro-ject Debut III | Sunfire TGP-II | Parasound HCA-750ii | Polk RTA 11TL | Cables TBA

    Bedroom: Uverse DVR | Roku 2 | Samsung LCD | SurroundBar 2000

    Sales Rating
    Gear

  28. #358

    Member Sales Rating: (1)

    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    central Illinois
    Posts
    3,201

    Default

    MAN THAT IS SWEET!!!!

    I've had many tuners Yammies,Carver Tx11b but once I got the Sansui Tu719 as the saying goes the buck STOPPED there

  29. #359

    Member Sales Rating: (2)

    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    New England
    Posts
    7,981

    Default

    QUOTE=pitdogg2;1969308]MAN THAT IS SWEET!!!!

    I've had many tuners Yammies,Carver Tx11b but once I got the Sansui Tu719 as the saying goes the buck STOPPED there[/QUOTE]
    You probably wouldn't say that if you ran across a Sansui TU-X1 ;-)

    EDIT: oh, speaking of Sansuis... I did try to take some photos of it all lit up - too much caffeine, though...

    Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_0165.jpg
Views:	49
Size:	510.1 KB
ID:	90410Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_0168.jpg
Views:	27
Size:	508.3 KB
ID:	90411[




    ... as to my lexicon :-) unfortunately, since I like to coin neologisms, looking up words in my posts could be a futile endeavor ;-)
    Last edited by mhardy6647; 10-04-2013 at 12:56 PM.
    all the best,
    mrh

  30. #360

    Member Sales Rating: (1)

    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    central Illinois
    Posts
    3,201

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by mhardy6647 View Post
    You probably wouldn't say that if you ran across a Sansui TU-X1 ;-)
    Well DUH but then again I sometimes stop and ask myself, Do I really need a 2500.00 tuner ummm NO! As tuners go I'm at the top of the heap for me. I watch them every time I see them come up. I'd need a winning lottery ticket to play in the ball game.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

     

Similar Threads

  1. News LSiM703 Demo - Pittsburgh Area - Vintage HiFi of Pittsburgh
    By schwarcw in forum Gatherings & Special Events
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: 10-15-2011, 04:37 PM
  2. Need Help joint of two wires
    By kjaym71 in forum Basic Hookup/Wiring Questions
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 11-14-2009, 10:48 AM
  3. Replies: 9
    Last Post: 02-17-2008, 10:56 PM
  4. Man cuts off his own Pepperoni in a Pizza Joint
    By Demiurge in forum The Clubhouse
    Replies: 34
    Last Post: 04-25-2007, 12:57 PM
  5. Joint Operations:Typhoon Rising
    By PolkThug in forum Video Games
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 08-12-2004, 11:48 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts