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Hey, I just posted pictures of a beautiful vintage can. Keep it alive!

Congrats. Beautiful!

 

I just got a pristine SE-700, too. The bass is rolled off but they are so damn gorgeous I don't care!

 

I got some TDS 5M, TDS 16's,  NOS AT-705, and a perfect set of Fostex T10's. I'll take some shots and post them to this thread, a bit later.

Aha. Did it by chance come with the case and leaflet? Saw that set on ebay :3

 

Mine is pristine, save for a slight fraying on the cable and the flaked off pleather on the earpads. I plan on fabricating my own pads for it and getting them recabled sometime in the future.

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Just a bit of a heads up, it's a unwritten courtesy to other vintage seekers not to post public links to live auctions.

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Just a bit of a heads up, it's a unwritten courtesy to other vintage seekers not to post public links to live auctions.

 

Which is related also to why talk of vintage phones is a bit muted on a large forum.

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Which is related also to why talk of vintage phones is a bit muted on a large forum.


Yeah, it's unfortunate we can't share things like that with eachother, but if we do, the prices skyrocket. Look at how much ebay prices have shot up over the last few years, even on my local craigslist, I can't buy a 45w vintage stereo for less than $200 anymore, and they were going a year and a half ago for less than $100 on a regular basis!

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Yeah, it's unfortunate we can't share things like that with eachother, but if we do, the prices skyrocket. Look at how much ebay prices have shot up over the last few years, even on my local craigslist, I can't buy a 45w vintage stereo for less than $200 anymore, and they were going a year and a half ago for less than $100 on a regular basis!

That's what I love about living in Germany. I've built a decent vintage system entirely through my local flea market and what people have literally thrown out into the rubbish... for an SS Fisher amp, Fisher EQ, Philips CD player and Jamo speakers I've spent 40 euros in total (20 euros went to repairing the foam rot on the speakers which were thrown out) 

 

(The system for furniture type rubbish is a bit different here; they don't throw everything into a big dumpster whenever they want but place it nicely on the side of the road for rubbish compressor trucks to pick up once every two weeks or so, - technically it becomes property of the state once it's on the roadside, but you always see vans/trucks from eastern Europe going around in a frenzy on 'rubbish day' picking the stuff up and then either bringing it back home to sell or to local flea markets - if anything they're doing the state a favour) Either way it makes me and my wallet much happier.


Not many Germans on these forums :)


Edited by GREQ - 9/26/12 at 7:56am
post #471 of 1373

^^ You're lucky, I only get a small number of yard sales in the area, and there aren't any flea markets or pawn shops or thrift stores or anything like that within walking distance either. 

 

Though whenever I take the garbage down to the dumpster I do make sure to look for anything that might be useful... I've found an old stereo receiver and a turntable that way, both work perfectly. Yeah, it's a little questionable, but it's not like I didn't clean and inspect everything before bringing it in the house...

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I certainly hope I'll get the monitor 10's. I had bid on them just because they looked cool, but when I looked into them and saw all the head-fi love I decided I wanted them even more. Not much of an audiophile, but I can tell decent from really bad.
post #473 of 1373
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Just a bit of a heads up, it's a unwritten courtesy to other vintage seekers not to post public links to live auctions.

 

Not when it's a BIN though right? I mean if there's no bidding to raise the price, then it should be fair game. 

 

And I can't even find a low-watt Marantz receiver locally for under $300 anymore. Craziness. 

post #474 of 1373
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Not when it's a BIN though right? I mean if there's no bidding to raise the price, then it should be fair game. 

 

And I can't even find a low-watt Marantz receiver locally for under $300 anymore. Craziness. 

Every time someone posts a topic advertising an ebay listing it pisses me off. I've lost SO many opportunities because of that.

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yep it has a BIN button so no problems with that. if i have the money i wouldnt even bother posting it here since i will just buy it myself. id just want share it to other people who might be interested in adding something with their collection.

post #476 of 1373
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yep it has a BIN button so no problems with that. if i have the money i wouldnt even bother posting it here since i will just buy it myself. id just want share it to other people who might be interested in adding something with their collection.

It's tempting. Probably won't sound any better than SE-L40 but its pretty.

Thanks
Edited by bluemonkeyflyer - 9/26/12 at 8:51pm
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Original 1989* Sennheiser HD25-1 Made in Germany.Great piece of history.

 

 

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The super cheap dynamic Vivanco SR76

...and it's shiny silver driver

 

 

 

I actually REALLY like these - the signature and timbre is VERY similar to my Koss Portapro, but less bass - so quite a neutral headphone with a decent amount of detail and a fairly natural sound/timbre.

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The super cheap dynamic Vivanco SR76

...and it's shiny silver driver

 

 

 

I actually REALLY like these - the signature and timbre is VERY similar to my Koss Portapro, but less bass - so quite a neutral headphone with a decent amount of detail and a fairly natural sound/timbre.

Ooh, those actually look pretty neat, especially the driver. Is it just silver in color or is it really made of metal?

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Ooh, those actually look pretty neat, especially the driver. Is it just silver in color or is it really made of metal?

I'm pretty sure it's a thin plastic with some sort of metallic coating - I accidentally pushed it while opening it up and it made the typical plastic-like 'crackle' of popping back out into shape. 

You can actually see in picture at the top of the driver are three dents where it didn't pop back out - these were actually present when I bought it. 

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