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post #5716 of 25055

It wasn't you, I want to say Sluker?

 

Everyone has a piece or two of system bling. That component you really don't use but love. My folks had this gorgeous Teac tape deck that I am in love with for purely aesthetic reasons. That said, it will be a cold day in hell before I buy a car without a tape deck, how else can I tape my LPs.

post #5717 of 25055

Wow, that sounded very stand-off-ish. I am of course interested in your turntable stories, this was more a pages long discussion...

So, your deck, do tell...

post #5718 of 25055
No I didn't view it as stand-offish at all. smily_headphones1.gif

Regarding my deck, let's see if I can find a picture...
post #5719 of 25055
Ooh, analog porn...
post #5720 of 25055
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Originally Posted by scootsit View Post

Ooh, analog porn...

I might have to go take new pictures, but here:




And these are not my images:



That aluminum faceplate is probably 1/4-1/2" thick, the knobs are very heavy, and the rest of the cabinet is all wood (not a veneer on plastic, not wood sides, but truly an entirely wood cabinet). Made in Japan, mid to late 1970s, weighs more than modern AVRs - it's as much an audio component as it is a piece of art. But it only plays TAPES! frown.gif It also is a magnet for fingerprints on the faceplate.
post #5721 of 25055
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Originally Posted by scootsit View Post

Ooh, analog porn...

I might have to go take new pictures, but here:




And these are not my images:



That aluminum faceplate is probably 1/4-1/2" thick, the knobs are very heavy, and the rest of the cabinet is all wood (not a veneer on plastic, not wood sides, but truly an entirely wood cabinet). Made in Japan, mid to late 1970s, weighs more than modern AVRs - it's as much an audio component as it is a piece of art. But it only plays TAPES! frown.gif It also is a magnet for fingerprints on the faceplate.


See, now I feel like a moron. You meant tape deck, here I thought you meant turntable...

 

That is very similar to the Teac that I will someday steal from my parents. It sits in a cabinet, I'm 90% sure it's not even hooked up to their receiver.

 

Anyway, the Teac I've been ogling since I was wee is very similar looking, but has sort of brass colored accents, it's really beautiful. It probably needs a belt, but who cares!

I don't think I even realized Akai was that old, just looked on wiki, 1929, who knew?

 

Yeah, I use pretty much exclusively vintage gear and it's all got nice thick faceplates. Even the not-so-vintage realistic (radio shack brand) STA-11 has about an 1/4" thick face. I'm confused about the back. Most of those cabinets were made out of hardwood through the 70s, but were four panels, not a hollowed out solid block of wood. I'd love to see some pics of that.

post #5722 of 25055
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 But it only plays TAPES! frown.gif

Not so! In record mode those meters will be fluttering! It's a POWER METER! 

You may even be able to monitor recording through the headphone jack and you got a headamp.

post #5723 of 25055
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Originally Posted by obobskivich View Post


 But it only plays TAPES! frown.gif

Not so! In record mode those meters will be fluttering! It's a POWER METER! 

You may even be able to monitor recording through the headphone jack and you got a headamp.


You could, but why would you? Chances are, it's monitoring off of a preamp that has a headphone out, which is likely much better than the one on the tape deck. It's also likely not amped, but just has a couple of resistors on it.

post #5724 of 25055

any of you fellers tried the grado IEM gr8?  Does it have the presentation style of grado on ears without the upper mid 'color' ?  The frequency graph suggests it still has some of that extra activity in that range but overall it seems to measure well.....or any other iem's that a grado fan would enjoy?

post #5725 of 25055
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Originally Posted by scootsit View Post


You could, but why would you? Chances are, it's monitoring off of a preamp that has a headphone out, which is likely much better than the one on the tape deck. It's also likely not amped, but just has a couple of resistors on it.

1. If you don't have a headphone jack on your pre-amp/amp. None of mine do.

2. Obo doesn't like to amp his Grados so it would be perfect bigsmile_face.gif

3. I was kidding...

post #5726 of 25055
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any of you fellers tried the grado IEM gr8?  Does it have the presentation style of grado on ears without the upper mid 'color' ?  The frequency graph suggests it still has some of that extra activity in that range but overall it seems to measure well.....or any other iem's that a grado fan would enjoy?


I posted in your thread about some ideas. I've heard not-so-good things about Grado IEMs

post #5727 of 25055

This is actually the first time I've been back on headfi in a while. My sr60i's were the reason I got into high end audio. I'm thinking about picking up another pair of grados because my sr60's broke a couple months ago. I'm not sure what model to get though. I was thinking the sr325 or 225, but if the higher end models are absolutly amazing I might save my money for a pair of those. Also, any amps that go good with grados?

post #5728 of 25055

Hello!

Id like to have a question. Ive bought a 325i lets say 3 month ago brand new. And was working perfectly. But recently i discovered something, there is a song Lykke Li - Unrequited Love and when im listening to that very song theres a slight buzzing in my left ear i couldnt help notice it, its very tiny indeed but my sister noticed it too. I have downloaded the album from another sites to compare, maybe the quality of the song is ****ty I thougt, but it was the same. I didnt hear any other problems so far, I dont understand why is this freaking buzz there!! is it faulty? its only 3 month old - I havent dropped down, it wasnt hit by anything Im looking after it so much. 

Could you help me please with some advice? would you download this freaking song and listen to it? maybe its the same with yours and i would be so released in a way :D

thanks so much

 

williamlee

post #5729 of 25055
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Originally Posted by WilliamLee View Post

Hello!

Id like to have a question. Ive bought a 325i lets say 3 month ago brand new. And was working perfectly. But recently i discovered something, there is a song Lykke Li - Unrequited Love and when im listening to that very song theres a slight buzzing in my left ear i couldnt help notice it, its very tiny indeed but my sister noticed it too. I have downloaded the album from another sites to compare, maybe the quality of the song is ****ty I thougt, but it was the same. I didnt hear any other problems so far, I dont understand why is this freaking buzz there!! is it faulty? its only 3 month old - I havent dropped down, it wasnt hit by anything Im looking after it so much. 

Could you help me please with some advice? would you download this freaking song and listen to it? maybe its the same with yours and i would be so released in a way :D

thanks so much

 

williamlee


If it's only on one song, it's probably in the mix. If you've never heard it before, it could just be that the 325 has a peak at the right frequency to hear it, or that it is more detailed than your previous setup. Have you tried different headphones, can you still hear it?

post #5730 of 25055
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Originally Posted by scootsit View Post


See, now I feel like a moron. You meant tape deck, here I thought you meant turntable...

That is very similar to the Teac that I will someday steal from my parents. It sits in a cabinet, I'm 90% sure it's not even hooked up to their receiver.

Anyway, the Teac I've been ogling since I was wee is very similar looking, but has sort of brass colored accents, it's really beautiful. It probably needs a belt, but who cares!
I don't think I even realized Akai was that old, just looked on wiki, 1929, who knew?

Yeah, I use pretty much exclusively vintage gear and it's all got nice thick faceplates. Even the not-so-vintage realistic (radio shack brand) STA-11 has about an 1/4" thick face. I'm confused about the back. Most of those cabinets were made out of hardwood through the 70s, but were four panels, not a hollowed out solid block of wood. I'd love to see some pics of that.

It's not a "hollowed block of wood" per se - the entire cabinet comes off as one piece of wood, and there's a steel frame that gives it rigidity and holds all of the circuit boards inside it. If I get some time later tonight or tomorrow afternoon I'll take you some more pictures of the wood - it's more like a cabinet than a standard AV component. It is not similar in design to the "wood side" Japanese stuff from JVC and Pioneer (and others) that was so popular in the 1980s (my CDP is in that group - and those are just blocks of hardwood that you can take off). But it isn't similar to the RA-1/RH-1 either.
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Originally Posted by parbaked View Post

Not so! In record mode those meters will be fluttering! It's a POWER METER! 
You may even be able to monitor recording through the headphone jack and you got a headamp.

Aye. It indeed can. But it's bigger than a complete AVR and drags a ton of power. It also will run the drive motors and engage the heads in record mode.
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Originally Posted by parbaked View Post

1. If you don't have a headphone jack on your pre-amp/amp. None of mine do.
2. Obo doesn't like to amp his Grados so it would be perfect bigsmile_face.gif
3. I was kidding...

1. Aye.
2. Sort of Aye - I use my V-CAN with the RS-1 now.
3. Aye.

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Originally Posted by WilliamLee View Post

Hello!
Id like to have a question. Ive bought a 325i lets say 3 month ago brand new. And was working perfectly. But recently i discovered something, there is a song Lykke Li - Unrequited Love and when im listening to that very song theres a slight buzzing in my left ear i couldnt help notice it, its very tiny indeed but my sister noticed it too. I have downloaded the album from another sites to compare, maybe the quality of the song is ****ty I thougt, but it was the same. I didnt hear any other problems so far, I dont understand why is this freaking buzz there!! is it faulty? its only 3 month old - I havent dropped down, it wasnt hit by anything Im looking after it so much. 
Could you help me please with some advice? would you download this freaking song and listen to it? maybe its the same with yours and i would be so released in a way biggrin.gif
thanks so much

williamlee

If it's only on that track, as scoot said, it is on the mix. But if it's a certain freq range you might be talking grattle.
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