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    Went to look at a stereo. Got there they said it was a console. OH NO. What about stereo in picture. They said not that one----console is for sale. I said im interested in the one in background of picture. He said it wasnt for sale. I said i drove over thinking it was. I am very interested in all that. He said amount and i said sold...YAMAHA CR-1020-dual 521-Akai tape player. I left a happy man----10 years of DUST-- WOW-- got some work to do..LOLAttachment 83899
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    ~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-
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    Attachment 83900

    Cr1020 and a dual 521tt
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    ~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

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    Attachment 83901

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    All need major cleaning. Turntable spins thank god for dust cover. But well worth cleaning all up

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    Very nice, enjoy your new to you system.
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    Is that the gold of nicotine on the knobs? :-O

    No matter - looks like (as some at AK would put it) a scroe.
    Enjoy that receiver - the Yamahas are particularly prone to dirty pots and switches (even in clean environments)... I am not 100% sure about the CR-1020, but I know that the 2020 has a pre amp/main amp coupling switch on the rear panel that causes some pretty discouraging sonic effects when it gets dirty. I thought I had bad drivers or output transistors on my CR-2020 but it just turned out to be dirty contacts on the aforementioned switch.

    CR-1020 OM, SM and a brochure at http://sportsbil.com/yamaha/
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    Congratulations! The Yamaha CR receivers are all excellent and the CR 1020 is one of the best in the CR series. I have the CR 2020 and love its sound as well as its classic look. It has to be one of the best of the vintage 1970s receivers, imho.

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    Thanks. No it 10 years of dust BAD i need to do major cleaning on these!! I have never opened up a yamaha yet. Do you need to take screws out of bottom. Then unit slides out the back. It will need to be serviced after also..it was a mess. But at 200.00 for all i had to have it...i will not fire it up until its cleaned up some. It will need a service for sure..face plate and box are perfect..the top of receiver was covered a Big Plus....

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    Thanks Mhardy ill go there....site

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    TTwas on top of everything. So much dust on it. Took cover off and it looked new..he bought it all new and only owned 10 record he included. Plugged it in and it worked mint. Need service ill do. MESSY MESS

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    Ok...I am assuming that you are uploading pictures from your computer to the Polk forums.
    I am also assuming that you have a Windows computer.
    What I would recommend before uploading your pictures is to open the picture on your computer (should default to Windows Picture Viewer). Once the picture is open, click on the Rotate Clockwise or Counter Clockwise button until the picture is correctly oriented.
    Then you can close the picture and it will auto save it with the new (and hopefully correct) orientation.

    If you are uploading pictures directly from your smart phone, it depends on the phone (IOS or Android) but the process is about as easy.

    Sorry to thread crap but pictures are much more enjoyable when they can be viewed without having to lean your head over 90 degrees to view it.

    Back on topic, I was oogling a mint condition CR-2020 today and would have brought it home if it had been less than the $450 the shop was asking.
    Depending on the price, pretty good score.
    As a side note, if the console had tube components, that could have been a score in its own right. Stereo tube consoles sometimes had fantastic amp sections along with some highly regarded tube tuners and turntables...depending on the manufacturer.
    If it was solid state, then sort of falls into the world of Meh...
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    very good. I hope you enjoy..

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    Iphone thanks :)----console wouldnt be WF been there done that. IM THE BOSS OF MY HOUSE-when shes not home. Lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZLTFUL View Post
    ...As a side note, if the console had tube components, that could have been a score in its own right. Stereo tube consoles sometimes had fantastic amp sections along with some highly regarded tube tuners and turntables...depending on the manufacturer...
    The operative word there being sometimes :-) While it's true that the Motorola, Westinghouse, RCA, VM, Zenith and Maggotbox (ahem... Magnavox) consoles had simple and decent sounding power amps that can still provide a cheap and fun introduction to vacuum tube hifi - "fantastic" isn't a word one could rightly use to describe them ;-) But... they are so simple and straightforward that they're a very good way to "get one's hands wet" (so to speak) with repair/restoration and they actually sound quite respectably good when carefully and thoughtfully matched with suitably sensitive and empathetic loudspeakers.




    That said, there were some fine purpose-built console hifis from top-tier manufacturers - Fisher was probably the single best example. Even so, some of the Fisher consoles had (relatively speaking) bargain-basement versions of their hardware. Not bad... but we're not talkin McIntosh MC-225 (or even Fisher X-101) quality amps in most of 'em.

    For an eye-popping foray into the Fisher console offerings, see
    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/sho...d.php?t=477128 (and, more to the point, the links contained therein)

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    http://www.fisherconsoles.com/

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    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/sho...d.php?t=313720


    ... and, oh yeah, I may have a console/console amp or two :-)


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    Quote Originally Posted by boston1450 View Post
    Iphone thanks :)----console wouldnt be WF been there done that. IM THE BOSS OF MY HOUSE-when shes not home. Lol
    With iPhone, open the picture in the photo viewer, you should see an Edit button in the upper right. Tap it.
    If you took the picture sideways, tap the rotate button until it is oriented the correct way (judging by most of your pictures, 3 taps of the rotate button.)
    Test it out in the test forum until you know for sure which number orients the picture correctly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mhardy6647 View Post
    The operative word there being sometimes :-) While it's true that the Motorola, Westinghouse, RCA, VM, Zenith and Maggotbox (ahem... Magnavox) consoles had simple and decent sounding power amps that can still provide a cheap and fun introduction to vacuum tube hifi - "fantastic" isn't a word one could rightly use to describe them ;-) But... they are so simple and straightforward that they're a very good way to "get one's hands wet" (so to speak) with repair/restoration and they actually sound quite respectably good when carefully and thoughtfully matched with suitably sensitive and empathetic loudspeakers.
    Maybe our definitions of "Fantastic" differ but some examples like the Grundig NF2 or the Ampex 6973 push/pull monoblocks or late 40's RCA Berkshire line...4 6L6Gs in parallel push/pull...all definitely examples of "Fantastic" tube amps.

    I will concede that I am talking the veritable holy grails of console tube stock but they do pop up from time to time and definitely do sound fantastic.
    I will also concede that the vast majority of console tube amps fall into the "good entry point" category and finding one of the examples I listed above and finding them in good condition is rare. But it does happen.
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    Yes, you're right - I was thinking "bottom feeder" ...imagine that... coming from me :-)

    The Ampex is one I forgot; those were indeed nice. And Maggotbox had a Magnificent PPP 6V6 mono amp, too. They said so themselves! :-)

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    One of the things i love about the Berkshire RCAs is the fact that even though they were buried inside a console, they still had chrome chassis.
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    thanks ZLTFUL....i will try that. Appreciate info

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZLTFUL View Post
    One of the things i love about the Berkshire RCAs is the fact that even though they were buried inside a console, they still had chrome chassis.
    Of course the sine qua non of the work-of-art chassis was E.H. Scott (not to be confused with H.H. Scott)...
    all the best,
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    Attachment 83956Attachment 83957Pictures::::: upright

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    :-) congratulations!

    Life's a journey, not a destination ;-)
    all the best,
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