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A/V Vintage Solid State.

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by warchild, 30 Apr 2006.

  1. warchild

    warchild What's a Dremel?

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    Does anyone at BT have any vintage amp or receiver ?
    Tanx.
     
  2. Mister_Tad

    Mister_Tad Will work for nuts Super Moderator

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    I've got a Bang & Olufsen Beomaster 1200 sitting around, not used it in a good long time though.

    I've also technically got some other pretty sweet old-school stuff, hand-me-down stuff from my dad. The down-side is that theyre in a cupboard in Boston, across the atlantic, and collectively weigh more than 150kg :duh:

    -Phase linear 400 power amp
    -Epicure 400 towers
    -sony TA-2000 preamp
    -pioneer TX-9100 tuner
     
  3. dom_

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    beomaster 900 in the kitchen
    my valve preamp (e.a.r 834p) has some valves in it that are 50years old if that counts?
    *** nos valves

    edit:
    also forgot about my lovely garrard 401 deck :D

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  4. warchild

    warchild What's a Dremel?

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    I have a Marantz Tuner 2130 (pic) a Onkyo Receiver, a Telefunken Tube Radio from the 50's and a lot of NOS Valves.

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    I love the sound of this old audio stuff.
     
  5. warchild

    warchild What's a Dremel?

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    Here is the Onkyo.

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  6. Altron

    Altron Minimodder

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    Currently running my 'Darth Opto'
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    Big ol' Optonica SA-5205. It manhandles my K340s. It drives them as well as a $500 headamp. It's a beauty. Nicknamed 'Darth Opto' by previous owner, in the same streak as 'Darth Beyer' DT-770s.
    The casing is a deep red Cherry color.

    I also have a smaller, brown-and-silver but similar looking Kenwood KR-710 which I use on my brother's stereo in the room over, and a black-arcrylic-chrome-green glow-and-wood Bradford IC FET quadraphonic amp.

    All work great.

    Vintage tubes might need restoration though. I have a Fisher 500B that I've been restoring on-and-off for like 18 months.

    Highly reccomend it.
     
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    AJB2K3 What's a Dremel?

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    What a valve controled one?
    you can buy them now brand new and in kits !
     
  8. Mister_Tad

    Mister_Tad Will work for nuts Super Moderator

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    found some piccies

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  9. warchild

    warchild What's a Dremel?

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    warchild What's a Dremel?

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    Hey Mister Tad,
    your Sony are absolutly beautiful. :thumb: and the Pioneer...what can i say...
    i have one exactly like that in the 80's but i sold it... :duh: :wallbash:
     
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    Its interesting that you started this thread, because my system now has a 20 yearold power amp and pre amp, a 50+ year old deck.
    The only new components are my phonostage, speakers, headphone amp and cans and mains supply system.

    One thing i would really want though is the old quad esl57 speakers. The only problem i have now though is lack of space, otherwise i would have a pair. There is something about the 57's that sounds so so musical each time i hear them.
     
  12. warchild

    warchild What's a Dremel?

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    Hey dom,
    are you talking about the first Quad speaker which came to be known as the ESL-57..?! :eeek:
    My God, imho the best speakers i've ever listen till today. :clap:
    If i had the chance to have a pair of ESL-57 i am certain that i "make" some space to them !
    Enjoy. :thumb:
     
  13. dom_

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    Yep the original ;)

    Every time i see a pair on ebay im so tempted to buy them and get them off to onething for a full remake. But i know i would just be another one of those people with an auction reading "selling due to lack of room".
     
  14. Mister_Tad

    Mister_Tad Will work for nuts Super Moderator

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    Pity they're not more female friendly :/

    Would love a pair here as well, but the hifi would certainly need its own room
     
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    warchild What's a Dremel?

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    You could say to her they are some kind of heat radiator with sound... :idea:[​IMG]

    :thumb:
     
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    Look at the pretty onethingaudio version though.

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  17. warchild

    warchild What's a Dremel?

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    Hey dom,
    Congratulations. Absolutly beautiful. :thumb:
     
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    Hang 'em on the wall, say it's modern art, then tell her if she doesn't appreciate it then she's unsophicistated.
     
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    Pal_Mal What's a Dremel?

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    Here is my Amp , from 1979 , before I was born , A Sony TA-F5A . It's an absolute beast of an amp , built like a tank, 70W with a switched mode PSU. My friends Dad got it whilst he was at university and was using it up until 3 years ago. He gave to me for free with a big pair of B&W speakers and stands from the 80's. The sound quality is excellent , although I would Like to re-cap it as some point and upgrade some speaker wiring etc when I have the time , I love vintage stereo , espcially the 2 huge VU meters on the front, they just don't make them like they used to! :rock: :rock: :rock: :rock: :rock:
     
  20. warchild

    warchild What's a Dremel?

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    Very nice amp.
    Yeah, i love those big VU's. :thumb:
     

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