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Yup,Vapman is absolutely right. Tape inputs work PERFECTLY for any line-level input like a CD player or DAC. Many of the vintage units we love would really be problematic to use if it were not for the tape inputs, just because they wouldn't have enough line level inputs. Even my big SX-1980 has only one aux input. But it has two tape inputs, so it has three line inputs, which is enough for my rig.
Are you seriously suggesting putting Vaseline INSIDE the mechanism of the volume pot?
Yeah, I kept the general illumination lights on my 1980 as regular light bulbs. I did have the function indicators changed to LEDs, and that was definitely the way to go as it looks better and those are a bear to change out. With the Marantz, the issue is the vellum paper yellows, and if you use bulbs, the color is kind of a bad aqua-green. And changing the vellum paper is tough. I did change the Marantz when I had one to blue LEDs, and while it was kind of bright, I...
It's great to see you posting here, Stavros. I hope you are well
I had a very nice but not recapped SX-1250. I thought it sounded slightly better than an unrestored SX-1980. But the fully recapped and restored SX-1980 was a revelation, and so I stuck with it. At the time I also had a fully restored ' recapped Sansui 9090 and Marantz 2285, and I preferred the sound of the 1980 over both of those, so I sold them. But they were both excellent in their own right.
I have a pair of Spendor LS3/5A's connected to my SX-1980 for when I'm sitting at my desk. They sound awesome.
Thanks man!! I really enjoyed it when I was into it, that's for sure. And the nice thing for me is that my kids, who are now in their late teens, love music, and it's really fun to listen to music with them.
It's funny...the peak of my headphone interest and my head-fi activity was kind of the perfect storm...I had little kids, and so almost of all my music listening have to be via headphones. When I joined head-fi in 2005, I owned the Sennheiser HD-650, used only in my main stereo. Suddenly there was this thing called an iPod, and I could play lossless music from it via a headphone amp into great headphones in all sorts of places. Very handy. I sure got sucked in. I think my...
VPI ScoutMaster / Benz Micro LP-Smr / Heart - Magazine picture disc
I personally found the two to sound almost identical as well. If anything, I slightly preferred the 6F8G Rp. Both super excellent.
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