Discussion in 'Hardware' started by warchild, 30 Apr 2006.
Does anyone at BT have any vintage amp or receiver ?
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
-Phase linear 400 power amp
-Epicure 400 towers
-sony TA-2000 preamp
-pioneer TX-9100 tuner
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
also forgot about my lovely garrard 401 deck
I have a Marantz Tuner 2130 (pic) a Onkyo Receiver, a Telefunken Tube Radio from the 50's and a lot of NOS Valves.
I love the sound of this old audio stuff.
Here is the Onkyo.
Currently running my 'Darth Opto'
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.
What a valve controled one?
you can buy them now brand new and in kits !
found some piccies
A great web site for vintage hi-fi :
Hey Mister Tad,
your Sony are absolutly beautiful. and the Pioneer...what can i say...
i have one exactly like that in the 80's but i sold it...
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.
are you talking about the first Quad speaker which came to be known as the ESL-57..?!
My God, imho the best speakers i've ever listen till today.
If i had the chance to have a pair of ESL-57 i am certain that i "make" some space to them !
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".
Pity they're not more female friendly :/
Would love a pair here as well, but the hifi would certainly need its own room
You could say to her they are some kind of heat radiator with sound...
Look at the pretty onethingaudio version though.
Congratulations. Absolutly beautiful.
Hang 'em on the wall, say it's modern art, then tell her if she doesn't appreciate it then she's unsophicistated.
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!
Very nice amp.
Yeah, i love those big VU's.
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