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Originally Posted by harrinj View Post
 

There is a conspiracy going on. I mentioned a Marantz 2238 on here and it vanished shortly after. I wont ever say anything regarding craigslist again on here. LOL! 

 

A conspiracy is an agreement between two or more people...

 

I suspect what you witnessed was more akin to cutting in line. No less offensive, but the penalty is much less severe...lol.

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post #10563 of 16748
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Originally Posted by harrinj View Post
 

There is a conspiracy going on. I mentioned a Marantz 2238 on here and it vanished shortly after. I wont ever say anything regarding craigslist again on here. LOL! 


just post about the listing after you get it. =p

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I would expect that for every person who posts in a head-fi thread, there are at least 10, maybe 100, and possibly 1,000 who read but never post ("lurkers").  Actually, Jude would know what the actual number is...

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So, "some guy" ;) used to think that 3 channels was the wave of the future:

 

102813listen4.jpg 

and a little more of his vintage gear (for 78 RPM, it looks like):

twin-palms-living-room 

So, more info - the first picture was taken in 1964 for Life Magazine, which makes sense, because the dog's name is "Ringo", and that looks like a McIntosh C22 which was first made in 1962.  Large size image at:

 

http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/289e2a9223b6149a_large


Edited by kstuart - 11/8/13 at 11:09am
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Unfortunately, I'm starting to get an issue with the SX780 again. For the past two weeks or so, my right channel has been becoming grainier, and now it's distorting to a distracting point. This is through headphones as well as through speakers. My usual service guy told me on the phone that it's most likely dirt in a knob, but he was juggling calls at the time so I'm not sure whether he heard the part about it getting progressively worse over time. Besides, my service at M&S Music was supposed to include cleaning of all the pots.

 

What do you guys think it is?

 

To cheer up the situation, here's a photo of the station with the new speakers I was discussing a few days ago. The wood work is really beautiful:

 

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Those speakers are gorgeous!! What are they?

post #10568 of 16748
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Originally Posted by kenshinhimura View Post
 


just post about the listing after you get it. =p

+1

 

'Cause when the general public do searches on gear, all of the related publicly indexed comments come back. A tube dealer tried to leverage an arm and a leg from me over numerous head-fi posts she had just learned about. And I was only willing to part with an arm... :rolleyes:

post #10569 of 16748
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post
 

Those speakers are gorgeous!! What are they?

I have a pair of Mission 771s that usually serve duties in my bedroom/office setup, but they've been deteriorating with age and it's time to set them aside for awhile and wait for some parts to show up on eBay to get them back to new. In the interim, I found these hand-made beauties on the local CL for only $100 bucks.

 

A local realtor built them out of mahogany as his first custom speaker project, and was looking to get rid of them since he's done better sonically since making them. The drivers are from Klipsch KHC6 ceiling speakers, and the design of the cabinet appears to be completely original. They sound pretty good for what they are, and will be used for casual blasting since I do all my critical listening with headphones. They're not nearly as focused or detailed as my Missions because of the obvious drawbacks of using an in-ceiling driver for bookshelf duties, but I actually find that liberating. Since these are merely good-sounding instead of great-sounding, I feel no need to worry about positioning or to close my eyes and try to listen in attentively. They're just perfect to rock out to.

 

And yes, I have to hand it to the guy for making such a beautiful high-quality cabinet. Here's a grainy bonus picture of the enclosure:

 

 

You can see that the cabinet swoops cleanly inward as it goes back, so the rear is gracefully narrow while the front is all business.


Edited by ssrock64 - 11/8/13 at 3:04pm
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You can probably swap the drivers for something designed for a cabinet.

Should be full range - no crossover to worry about - and most of these have screw type connectors so you don't even need to solder.

post #10571 of 16748
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Originally Posted by ssrock64 View Post

Unfortunately, I'm starting to get an issue with the SX780 again. For the past two weeks or so, my right channel has been becoming grainier, and now it's distorting to a distracting point. This is through headphones as well as through speakers. My usual service guy told me on the phone that it's most likely dirt in a knob, but he was juggling calls at the time so I'm not sure whether he heard the part about it getting progressively worse over time. Besides, my service at M&S Music was supposed to include cleaning of all the pots.

What do you guys think it is?


You should ALWAYS first suspect dirty controls. Have yours been deoxit treated already?
post #10572 of 16748
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Originally Posted by kenshinhimura View Post
 


just post about the listing after you get it. =p

Indeed! :) I'm selling my Schiit Valhalla on CL to get a 2275 with wood case or another 4270 that's not wrecked like mine inside and also has the wood case (also does not have a freaking drivers license inscribed into the face. I get it why people did that back then but why in the world couldn't they have done that on the rear of the face????), then I'd sell the 4270 I have. I might sell my UDH-100 too and get a Schiit Gungnir at some point.

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Originally Posted by ssrock64 View Post
 

Unfortunately, I'm starting to get an issue with the SX780 again. For the past two weeks or so, my right channel has been becoming grainier, and now it's distorting to a distracting point. This is through headphones as well as through speakers. My usual service guy told me on the phone that it's most likely dirt in a knob, but he was juggling calls at the time so I'm not sure whether he heard the part about it getting progressively worse over time. Besides, my service at M&S Music was supposed to include cleaning of all the pots.

 

What do you guys think it is?

 

To cheer up the situation, here's a photo of the station with the new speakers I was discussing a few days ago. The wood work is really beautiful:

 

You should go to Ace Hardware and get a big can of CRC Electronic cleaner. it's bigger and IMO works better than deoxit and lasts longer. Spray some into all the pots and it might solve the problem. 


Edited by harrinj - 11/8/13 at 6:22pm
post #10574 of 16748
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Originally Posted by Skylab View Post


You should ALWAYS first suspect dirty controls. Have yours been deoxit treated already?


Everything was supposedly handled by M&S music, but it wouldn't hurt to go through it all again to be sure. However, something new has come up. After some super-ultra-keen observation took place, I realized that my right-channel vu meter will sometimes spike up extremely as I increase the volume of the Pioneer, and then stay at that extreme level until I turn it off. The actual volume is unaffected, but the distortion gets worse at this point. Is that something that a simple knob could cause, or is it an internal malady?

post #10575 of 16748
Hmmmm...that does sound odd. I guess it should probably have a tech look it over, assuming you want to keep it.
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