Since these are sittin' on the beautiful Polkstand replicas made by Rev. Hayes here, acquired in a generous "Karma" fashion by me a while back!) - I thought this was worth mentioning here.
The real LR hifi is pretty much now moved into its new home at House 4.0 in NH. House 3.0 still needs some decent hifi hardware for listenin'... even if made up of odds and ends.
The current odds and ends in the living room:
EICO ST-40 (push-pull 7591 in a simple, straightforward self-bias configuration for about 20 wpc).
Magnavox-branded DVD (cheap and cheerful in the extreme but surprisingly good sounding)
Cosmetically mismatched pair of EV "Esquire" speakers (both acquired - very inexpensively - one at a time, on eBAY years ago).
Gary Kaufman (www.the-planet.org) very kindly re-habbed the ST-40 (which I found on the scrap metal pile of our town dump!) for me about a year ago. Gary has my thanks and appreciation for doing it (I'd have gotten around to it... maybe... someday...)!
The three-way Esquire is, I'd opine, what Col. Paul W. Klipsch wanted his "Heresy" to be - a small, sensitive yet truly full-range (well, compared to the Heresy) loudspeaker. I've posted about these before :-)
For today, all I'll say is that I've had some quality time to listen to this combination of hardware and it's really pleasing to a guy who has become an Altec devotee in recent years; present, clean, smooth, and well balanced with the dynamics that makes a good recording sound like the performers are in the room. Even with a push-pull amplifier! Whoda thunk it? :-)
At any rate, it was a beautiful winter holiday in MA today so I managed to snap a few better (not great, but better) photos of the electronics and one of the speakers (the other one is actually much better cosmetically, but its original cane grille is, I believe, non-removable).