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    Here's some pics of a Pioneer SX-780 I rescued at a garage sale for $5. Good think I didn't turn it on until I opened it up - I wonder if it would have started on fire from all the dust in there!

    Note the 3rd 'clean' pic is not mine - from the web. I can't find a clean pic of my personal 780 for some reason, though I insist it looked mint! :)

    It worked perfectly (and sounded great) after a cleaning. I traded it for a set of refoamed Boston A100s.
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    Pioneer VSX-820-k
    Front: Polk Monitor 7B Restored
    Rear: Currently not in service
    Center: Boston Acoustic VR12
    Sub: Bowers & Wilkins ASW600

    2Ch:
    Restored Pioneer VSX-1250
    Yamaha P-500 Turntable

    Living Room:
    NAD 7240PE
    Klipsch KG4

    Bedroom:
    Harman Kardon 3380
    Bowers & Wilkins DM601
    Polk PSW10

    In and out of rotation:
    KLH Model 6,
    Polk Monitor 5 Series II
    Design Acoustic PS-10A
    NAD 7100

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    holy cow, looks like they forgot to clean the lint trap! :-O
    Time to call one of those ductwork cleaning/remediation services for that clean-up job! ;-)
    all the best,
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    Geez, that looks dangerous,(before the cleaning,lol) great find and trade! Boston Acoustics makes some nice equipment.

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    The irony of my TA-8650 has gone full circle... I bought a TA-8650 in 1976 and used it with a pair of Magnepan I or IIs... Can't remember which model exactly. I loved the system but the speakers had no bass. Subwoofers back then were non-existent. I am now using my current TA-8650 with a pair of Magnepan 1.6QRs and a Polk MM1240 subwoofer...

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    The photo shows a Polk RT55i with the MM1240 subwoofer when I took the picture. The Magnepans replaced the Polks.

    On a sidenote, I am currently building a dual driver MM1240 subwoofer. The box alone weighs about a 100 lbs with nothing installed. I will post info when it is completed.
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    My Sony STR-7045. Maybe I posted this before? Anyways, I had this for a while and liked it. Really smooth sound. I had an STR-7065 before that I thought sounded sharper, but had a bad cap along the way somewhere and developed a hum. The 7045 was pure buttah, and nice to look at.
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    Pioneer VSX-820-k
    Front: Polk Monitor 7B Restored
    Rear: Currently not in service
    Center: Boston Acoustic VR12
    Sub: Bowers & Wilkins ASW600

    2Ch:
    Restored Pioneer VSX-1250
    Yamaha P-500 Turntable

    Living Room:
    NAD 7240PE
    Klipsch KG4

    Bedroom:
    Harman Kardon 3380
    Bowers & Wilkins DM601
    Polk PSW10

    In and out of rotation:
    KLH Model 6,
    Polk Monitor 5 Series II
    Design Acoustic PS-10A
    NAD 7100

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    Eventually I'm going to dig all those things out of my closet and make a certain vintage aficionado giddy.
    Usher CP-6311, Shuguang S200MK, Shuguang S845MK, Pioneer BDP-51fd, Essence Audio HDACC, Douglas IC's, Douglas Alpha bi-wire SC's, Pangea/Douglas PC's, Epson 8100

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    Quote Originally Posted by gmjungbluth View Post
    My Sony STR-7045. Maybe I posted this before? Anyways, I had this for a while and liked it. Really smooth sound. I had an STR-7065 before that I thought sounded sharper, but had a bad cap along the way somewhere and developed a hum. The 7045 was pure buttah, and nice to look at.
    Gorgeous Sony! Wow, am I looking at this correctly, the volume control on the 7045 is cranked to 4 o' clock?!?!?

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    :) I think that on this unit the volume started at 12:00. But I also do remember that it would get louder much more progressively than some receivers - where you're already at high levels in a few degrees of travel...

    Quote Originally Posted by Polkie2009 View Post
    Gorgeous Sony! Wow, am I looking at this correctly, the volume control on the 7045 is cranked to 4 o' clock?!?!?
    HT System:
    Pioneer VSX-820-k
    Front: Polk Monitor 7B Restored
    Rear: Currently not in service
    Center: Boston Acoustic VR12
    Sub: Bowers & Wilkins ASW600

    2Ch:
    Restored Pioneer VSX-1250
    Yamaha P-500 Turntable

    Living Room:
    NAD 7240PE
    Klipsch KG4

    Bedroom:
    Harman Kardon 3380
    Bowers & Wilkins DM601
    Polk PSW10

    In and out of rotation:
    KLH Model 6,
    Polk Monitor 5 Series II
    Design Acoustic PS-10A
    NAD 7100

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    Quote Originally Posted by boston1450 View Post
    Got me some 1972 goodies today. Hiding them in the mower shed till the Mrs's isnt around to open them up
    Sneaky guy.

    Other than the Marantz 2216, I don't think I have anything that new in my closet. Early 60's is about as late as it gets.
    Usher CP-6311, Shuguang S200MK, Shuguang S845MK, Pioneer BDP-51fd, Essence Audio HDACC, Douglas IC's, Douglas Alpha bi-wire SC's, Pangea/Douglas PC's, Epson 8100

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    ^^^^ all the better :) i have old shirts in there that Carla wants to toss. She knows my 15 y/o LLBean shirts are my favorites & i guard them from her. I say there just broke in
    Randy
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    Quote Originally Posted by boston1450 View Post
    Attachment 99123Got me some 1972 goodies today. Hiding them in the mower shed till the Mrs's isnt around to open them up

    .....and you wonder why you get ratted out where ever you go ? LOL I think the wife has peeked into the mower shed a time or two already.

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    Randy I am impressed/amazed by the productivity of your terrior :-)

    so - Sony noise reduction unit, is that?

    ... and the AKAI GX-210...I think I've got one of those in the basement, courtesy of a friend. One channel is silent(and I haven't managed to figure out why).
    all the best,
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    Quote Originally Posted by boston1450 View Post
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    Got me some 1972 goodies today. Hiding them in the mower shed till the Mrs's isnt around to open them up
    After almost 33 years of marriage, the wife and I long ago came to an understanding where I don't need to sneak gear past her. "Bribes" of new furniture, vacations, etc. certainly helped.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Glen B View Post
    After almost 33 years of marriage, the wife and I long ago came to an understanding where I don't need to sneak gear past her. "Bribes" of new furniture, vacations, etc. certainly helped.
    Same here, my wife's no help. She says "Bill" go ahead and buy it. What I need sometimes is the voice of reason.
    I don't need any help being irresponsible. I've been able to do that alone for a long long time now. LOL
    Here by the sea and sand nothing ever goes as planned.

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    You'd think a guy could get a break from his wife considering that it was just his B-day?

    I've really slowed my buying down. Have enough vintage stuff around to rotate things in and out for days! lol And my wife just thinks it's a "useless" and "unbelievably unproductive" hobby! lol

    I can't quite understand the obsession with old R-2-Rs. They seem a pain to repair and the only people who would use them are vinyl guys who want to do a "mix" tape of favorites so that they don't have to play a dozen LPs but still have good audio quality. At least that's what we used them for when I was in H.S. Of course they look totally "cool" and "retro". And if you have one that will do 15 ips speed and can find a "Master Studio" tape, well then you DO have something. But those are few and far between!

    A Sony noise noise reduction adapter? Really? What a strange little thing! Didn't even know those existed.

    Enjoy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cnh View Post
    You'd think a guy could get a break from his wife considering that it was just his B-day?

    I've really slowed my buying down. Have enough vintage stuff around to rotate things in and out for days! lol And my wife just thinks it's a "useless" and "unbelievably unproductive" hobby! lol

    I can't quite understand the obsession with old R-2-Rs. They seem a pain to repair and the only people who would use them are vinyl guys who want to do a "mix" tape of favorites so that they don't have to play a dozen LPs but still have good audio quality. At least that's what we used them for when I was in H.S. Of course they look totally "cool" and "retro". And if you have one that will do 15 ips speed and can find a "Master Studio" tape, well then you DO have something. But those are few and far between!

    A Sony noise noise reduction adapter? Really? What a strange little thing! Didn't even know those existed.

    Enjoy!

    cnh
    Cnh i posted a ad in Clist wanting some reel tapes. This guy calls me up n says he has 35-40 tapes-machine-Sony NR & box with tons of accs/you name it-its probably there for this little set up. I said i was only interested in tapes. He said 40.00 for the works. He said he made sure everything worked before he called me. He said it was mint cond & used it last 2 years ago & sold his receiver. He showed me his little hand held radio's he uses now cause they dont take up space. Pine Pt Rd Scarborough was worth the ride. Im on road today but will post pics later.
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    Boston I may have some reel to reel tapes you might be interested in? Moma's and Papa's, Big Brother and Holding Company, couple others....



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    image.jpgimage.jpg^^^ yes sir. I will PM ya. Here is the pics of the units. Been busy working & too tired to hook it up :( maybe this weekend. Love the small size of it
    Randy
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