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post #10126 of 13402

The little SX-750 I got for only $40 a couple months ago is still going strong. I still believe it is the best sounding amp I've ever heard with headphones, especially coupled with the also inexpensive ODAC. Gobs of power, tons of detail, neutral sound signature, and a big soundstage. I never even have to take the volume knob past 9 o'clock ever! It really makes my modded Q701 sing.  

post #10127 of 13402

That's a serious return on your investment!

:beerchug:

post #10128 of 13402
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Originally Posted by harrinj View Post
 
 

I don't know how to bring up old listings :/ I think there was one on the Seattle, WA CL too that I saw from the portland, OR CL but that one has vanished too. sometimes I hate CL, it will bring up results but these people seem to purposly mislabel their locations because they don't show up in the said areas! like ther eis a Marantz 235(something) for $1,300 in North Bend, OR BUT it shows up in Portland, OR CL and NOT Oregon Coast CL. 

Now I cannot find that Marantz one... 

 

Sometimes, I wonder just what's going on. I could look for the G-33000/22000 locally-regionally-nationally and come up with nuthin' on CL. And seconds later get a message from a buddy... "Did you see the Sansui over in such and such?!"

 

Me and my ISP gonna have a lil' chat! :wink_face:

post #10129 of 13402

Nice bicycle SO. That'd look good with my '73 Schwinn World Voyageur.

post #10130 of 13402

I recently acquired a Nakamichi TA-2A for free and I'm pretty much blown away by the sound quality. I bypassed the internal preamp with my Nuforce Icon HDP to take the role of the preamp and DAC and it's hilarious how well it filled out my ATH-AD900's.

 

What is proper care for a receiver this old? I know lytic caps tend to go bad after so many years, but I was wondering if it's worth upgrading versus just putting that money toward a Schiit Mjolnir or something similar when I decide to hate money and get some Audeze LCD-3's or other higher end headphones. Many say old receivers work wonderfully with planar magnetic headphones which is why I'm curious.

post #10131 of 13402
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I recently acquired a Nakamichi TA-2A for free and I'm pretty much blown away by the sound quality. I bypassed the internal preamp with my Nuforce Icon HDP to take the role of the preamp and DAC and it's hilarious how well it filled out my ATH-AD900's.

 

What is proper care for a receiver this old? I know lytic caps tend to go bad after so many years, but I was wondering if it's worth upgrading versus just putting that money toward a Schiit Mjolnir or something similar when I decide to hate money and get some Audeze LCD-3's or other higher end headphones. Many say old receivers work wonderfully with planar magnetic headphones which is why I'm curious.


Congrats on the acquisition!  First thing is to get some Deoxit and read the "Deoxit for Dummies" http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/archive/index.php/t-207005.html and start there....................

post #10132 of 13402
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Congrats on the acquisition!  First thing is to get some Deoxit and read the "Deoxit for Dummies" http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/archive/index.php/t-207005.html and start there....................

Thanks! Ended up reading that thread before posting and ordered some mascara brushes and DeOxit red liquid to gently clean the connectors. Glad to see I wasn't far off the path! 

post #10133 of 13402

The following message is brought to you in part by Team Sansui & Silent One...

 

                                  :   :    TGIF!    :   :

 

LL 

post #10134 of 13402
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Originally Posted by Silent One View Post
 

The following message is brought to you in part by Team Sansui & Silent One...

 

                                  :   :    TGIF!    :   :

 

LL 

@ Silent One: Great Nocturnal Activities !

 

Thanks to SO's continued use of urban/internet/modern slang & abbreviations, Uncle Google normally provides updating of my limited knowledge on these matters !

 

The only trouble is that TGIF does NOT mean to me the same as to most people - most recordings I do are over weekend, therefore Sunday is slowly-but-securely turning into my most working day of the week. This weekend - thanks God for work ! - being no exception...

post #10135 of 13402
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Originally Posted by Silent One View Post
 

The following message is brought to you in part by Team Sansui & Silent One...

 

                                  :   :    TGIF!    :   :

 

LL 

 

*******TFIF********* indeed :D 

:tongue_smile: :beerchug: :ksc75smile:

post #10136 of 13402

The Pioneer SA-7100 got a cleaning today:

 

Thoughtful architecture: 

 

Phono board:

 

Power amp and heat sinks:

 

Tone controls:

Dust cover back on and ready to go:

 

Reason for the fuss. Just scored some pristine early Spendor S3/5 in lovely bird's eye maple to play with the 7100:

 

So far so sweet!

 


Edited by parbaked - 10/18/13 at 8:18pm
post #10137 of 13402

Nice to see some TLC in action... makes me wanna :tongue_smile:pop the top!

post #10138 of 13402
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Originally Posted by Silent One View Post
 

Nice to see some TLC in action... makes me wanna :tongue_smile:pop the top!

De-oxit is your friend!

:beerchug:

post #10139 of 13402
Yes, the cleaning of a worthy Pioneer is a good thing.

post #10140 of 13402
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Originally Posted by parbaked View Post

 

Reason for the fuss. Just scored some pristine early Spendor S3/5 in lovely bird's eye maple to play with the 7100:

 

So far so sweet!

 

parbaked, have I ever complimented your photography? I think your photos do your equipment such divine justice. :) 

 

What happened to the Sonus Faber loudspeakers? Also, any chance for some photos of this whole "new" setup?

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