Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Headphone Amps (full-size) › Calling All "Vintage" Integrated/Receiver Owners
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Calling All "Vintage" Integrated/Receiver Owners - Page 693

post #10381 of 12891
Quote:
Originally Posted by Skylab View Post

I'm lucky in that my wife is very understanding of my hobbies as long as they stay contained to the attic, basement, or family room, AND I am very neat, tidy, and organized about it. She isn't into messes or Rube Goldberg type stuff tongue.gif


Mine realizes her good fortune with my obsession being audio instead of bars/mistresses like her friend just found out about her husband................came home after hearing the news of his dallying and said "put stereos wherever you want babe".  Sucks to be him right now trust me................but I shall utilize this timing for the betterment of the various systems already in place. 

post #10382 of 12891

It would be a Herculean order to knock off the hd650 for me. Those like like mids get me every time. 

post #10383 of 12891
Quote:
Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post
 

It would be a Herculean order to knock off the hd650 for me. Those like like mids get me every time. 

If you're a sucker for mids like me, definitely put the HE-6 on your list. Heck, you already have the ingredients for an excellent pairing with the vintage iron. Just ask Silent One :L3000:

post #10384 of 12891

I did get to hear the he-6 at the Atlanta meet on Moody's 9090db. It was wonderful, but way way too heavy for me. I've sworn off hp's that weigh more than 350 grams. Comfort is King!!

 

But the he-4, baby brother to the he-6, weighs in at? Shockingly 350 grams. :D

post #10385 of 12891
Quote:
Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post
 

I did get to hear the he-6 at the Atlanta meet on Moody's 9090db. It was wonderful, but way way too heavy for me. I've sworn off hp's that weigh more than 350 grams. Comfort is King!!

 

But the he-4, baby brother to the he-6, weighs in at? Shockingly 350 grams. :D

Work out them neck muscles man! :tongue:

post #10386 of 12891

Nope, I'm done with the heavy weights. LCD 2 nearly put me in traction. Man, did I love the sound from that hp though. 

post #10387 of 12891
Quote:
Originally Posted by Skylab View Post


Wow! Didn't know anyone else had one of these! Been using one for a couple years myself, GREAT rack!

Vintage Porn......

post #10388 of 12891
Quote:
Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post
 

Nope, I'm done with the heavy weights. LCD 2 nearly put me in traction. Man, did I love the sound from that hp though. 

Aww too bad :( The HD-800 is a killer HP though, but it takes a back seat to the HE-6 mids IMO. Hopefully you'll find it a worthwhile upgrade when you get to listen to it.

post #10389 of 12891
Quote:
Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post
 

LCD 2 nearly put me in traction.

:biggrin:, I felt the same way but got accustomed to them.

 

Let me know if you ever want to part with that 890, I always liked the looks of them.

post #10390 of 12891
Quote:
Originally Posted by sidrpm View Post
 

Vintage Porn......

Indeed! I'm a sucker for wood and VU meters too. *drool*

post #10391 of 12891

A random but related question, why do people have such an obsession with Pioneer gear? I never have figured that out. Not knocking them since I have a few old Pioneers but I don't get why people seem to collect them and pay such outrageous prices (Seen the prices for SX-1250s lately?). Their sound is not bad, but it's not the best out there either. Nothing wrong with that, but if I hadn't got my Pioneers for cheap there's no way I would pay their going prices. Some of them cost as much as McIntosh and some high-end amplifiers, which seems silly to me considering what you get compared to those.

post #10392 of 12891
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fearless1 View Post
 

:biggrin:, I felt the same way but got accustomed to them.

 

Let me know if you ever want to part with that 890, I always liked the looks of them.

 

I would trade something for the 890 but you won't like the shipping cost. :wink:

post #10393 of 12891
I actually agree with that. But I guess collector's pay for that extra premium due to it being rare or just preserving down a bit of history.

Everyone likes different stuff I personally think the vintage Marantz that I've heard (all the four digit) receiver models except the Model M series power amps and the Sansui (AU515, 555, 717, 919) suck but hey thats me.

Haven't heard any Pioneers lately.
post #10394 of 12891
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr. Morden View Post

A random but related question, why do people have such an obsession with Pioneer gear? I never have figured that out. Not knocking them since I have a few old Pioneers but I don't get why people seem to collect them and pay such outrageous prices (Seen the prices for SX-1250s lately?). Their sound is not bad, but it's not the best out there either. Nothing wrong with that, but if I hadn't got my Pioneers for cheap there's no way I would pay their going prices. Some of them cost as much as McIntosh and some high-end amplifiers, which seems silly to me considering what you get compared to those.

Here is the thing about Pioneer: they made a LOT of gear in the 70's. And amazingly, much of it still works. Some is very cheap: I got a SX-680, works well and looks nice, $75. Some units like the SX-1250 and 1980 are expensive, but they have a certain appeal. They also do sound very good if they are in good shape.

But I won't deny it is BOTH the look and sound of late 70's Pioneer that I like. It's a package deal biggrin.gif
post #10395 of 12891
Quote:
Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post
 

 

I would trade something for the 890 but you won't like the shipping cost. :wink:

I just bought a new amp and have some new cans on the way so I am done for a bit, but when(and if ) you grow weary of it I am very interested. I bought one on E bay and it was in horrible shape, yours looks cherry.

 

@ Mr. Skylab Is that EQ a 9800 with a wood cabinet? 


Edited by Fearless1 - 10/31/13 at 5:21pm
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Headphone Amps (full-size)
Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Headphone Amps (full-size) › Calling All "Vintage" Integrated/Receiver Owners