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It's mighty purty. Walker has a $50K TT with a linear tonearm, and the whole TT runs on 2 compressors. Mr. Walker hides his compressors in the basement (noisy suckers) and has 100' runs of pneumatic tubing.

 

By the looks of the media, the ink cartridge is a "black" one.

 

I've seen some pretty Walker tables... and they sound good too. :)  I think (though I can't be sure) mine might have less down time. :)  btw & fwiw... If I make it to the meet in Bayside, I'll be sure to look you up.

 

Haha lol... you know those colored cartridges are too expensive... I just stay with black. :)

 


 

 

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enjoyed for a few years, but wasn't all that - after all...

 

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Edited by Rob E. - 3/12/11 at 1:12am
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^^^A Dr. friend of mine, has Jadis components from front to back with the $ 80,000 super expensive JM Labs Focal Grand Utopias speakers, and I was very disappointed in what I heard for the money that he plunked down on his system. His amps have about 24 tubes in each one, and he has a special sound room, but I thought my measly Vienna Acoustics system with Emm Labs/McIntosh/Cary, which cost 1/5 of what he spent, blew it away.

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It sounds like his system needs help. He should get Jim Smith's "Get Better Sound" book or soon to be released 3 Disc DVD.
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Here are a sweet pair of McIntosh Mc275 MkV amplifier running a full compliment of Gold Lion tubes.

 

 

MC275Amps1.jpg

 

 

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Here is a vintage McIntosh MR74 AM/FM stereo tuner in absolute mint condition.  This tuner sounds very good, and pulls in distant stations without noise.  McIntosh manufactured 5344 of these tuners between 1972 and 1983.  This one looks and operates like a brand new one.

 

 

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Edited by jdandy - 3/13/11 at 10:26am
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That tuner is absolutely beautiful. Very nice.
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Here is a vintage McIntosh MR74 AM/FM stereo tuner in absolute mint condition.  This tuner sounds very good, and pulls in distant stations without noise.  McIntosh manufactured 5344 of these tuners between 1972 and 1983.  This one looks and operates like a brand new one...

 

 

 

 

Those older Mac tuners were and still are, wonderful sounding. Nothing quite like them. An almost unique sound. No SS tuners ever sounded like them... rich, velvety, warm, authoritative and yet still clean but not fat. In that condition, they are a real treasure. When they're freshly aligned and serviced with some upgraded parts, they sound even better.

 

Rob
 

 


Edited by Rob E. - 3/13/11 at 3:17pm
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That's a nice tuner.  I don't use my McIntosh tuner much.  I wish there was good FM here.  I do like AM news, but that's a waste of a good tuner.

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Those older Mac tuners were and still are, wonderful sounding. Nothing quite like them. An almost unique sound. No SS tuners ever sounded like them... rich, velvety, warm, authoritative and yet still clean but not fat. In that condition, they are a real treasure. When they're freshly aligned and serviced with some upgraded parts, they sound even better.

 

Rob
 

 


Rob.......Your description of the MR74 sound if spot on.  That is exactly how this one sounds, and I enjoy it very much.  I also have one of McIntosh's newer tuners, the MR85, and owned their newest MR88 as well, but sold it because I didn't care for the cosmetics in my system.  The MR85 sounds good, but the MR74 sounds fantastic. 
 

 

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Here's a pair of my reel to reel tape recorders.  The Revox B77 Mk II is a half track deck, and an Akai GX-636 is a quarter track deck.  Both are mint, and sound fantastic.

 

 

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Originally Posted by immtbiker View Post

^^^A Dr. friend of mine, has Jadis components from front to back with the $ 80,000 super expensive JM Labs Focal Grand Utopias speakers, and I was very disappointed in what I heard for the money that he plunked down on his system. His amps have about 24 tubes in each one, and he has a special sound room, but I thought my measly Vienna Acoustics system with Emm Labs/McIntosh/Cary, which cost 1/5 of what he spent, blew it away.


I find this very easy to believe. :)

 

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Rob.......Your description of the MR74 sound if spot on.  That is exactly how this one sounds, and I enjoy it very much.  I also have one of McIntosh's newer tuners, the MR85, and owned their newest MR88 as well, but sold it because I didn't care for the cosmetics in my system.  The MR85 sounds good, but the MR74 sounds fantastic. 

 


I've owned a few nice tuners over the years. Saved a few pics for posterity. As good sounding as this is... it couldn't hold a candle to your MR74. Never sell that one. :)

 

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I'm absolutely loving these pictures of old audio gear. It has a certain innocent charm that you don't get these days!

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