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Originally Posted by kstuart View Post
 

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

 

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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

Do you think Frank just passed Halloween and has a bowl of candy cigarettes!

post #10577 of 16756
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Originally Posted by Skylab View Post

Hmmmm...that does sound odd. I guess it should probably have a tech look it over, assuming you want to keep it.
That's what was afraid of, though I'm so used to bringing things into the shop by now that it won't be a big deal. It's just a bit of a pain because the nearest place to repair it is at least twenty-five minutes by car.

I also have to cross my fingers and hope it doesn't get expensive.
post #10578 of 16756
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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:

 

 

The exact same thing happened with my sx550, but it's fine now. I would clean all the pots and switches thoroughly, don't miss any out because the signal passes through all of them before it reaches the output. I'm sure it would affect both channels if it was a cap or transistor problem. 

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As suggested by SO, here is my version of Friday Night lights biggrin.gif









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Edited by Skylab - 11/9/13 at 7:14am
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Just beautiful!! How much weight do you have on the stand in that last pic?

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Thanks. And the answer is A LOT! But the stand is rated at 300 pounds for the top and bottom shelf each. So it's fine. It's a beast of a stand.
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Does the sx1980 really weigh 80+ pounds? :eek: My wife only weighs 95. No way she'd help me carry that one in from the garage...no way. 

post #10583 of 16756
Wow, awesome on so many levels.

Rob, what do you think would be a good price to shoot for, for a mint and original SX 1250 in the Chicagoland Craigslist market?
post #10584 of 16756
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post

Does the sx1980 really weigh 80+ pounds? eek.gif  My wife only weighs 95. No way she'd help me carry that one in from the garage...no way. 

Yes, the SX-1980 weighs 80 pounds (78 to be exact). I would wager the transformer alone weighs 25 pounds. It's HUGE. Much bigger than the one in my 600 wpc Sunfire amp. It's pretty much impossible to lift by myself. My son has to help me on the rare occasion one needs relocating.
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Originally Posted by Argybargy View Post

Wow, awesome on so many levels.

Rob, what do you think would be a good price to shoot for, for a mint and original SX 1250 in the Chicagoland Craigslist market?

Well, the SX-1250 has seen the biggest price run up of any of the big Pioneers the last few years. It used to sell for less than a 1280, but these days they are much closer. I bought a near mint 1250 a few years ago on the Chicago CL for $500. That's probably not happening these days. If it's really mint, I would say you'd be doing well under $700.
Edited by Skylab - 11/9/13 at 8:40am
post #10585 of 16756
Found a kenwood ka 52b at a garae sale for 30$... Should i bother?
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Lovin the night light pics Rob, must be like being in Vegas in your man cave!  

post #10587 of 16756
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post
 

Does the sx1980 really weigh 80+ pounds? :eek: My wife only weighs 95. No way she'd help me carry that one in from the garage...no way. 

:dt880smile:

post #10588 of 16756
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Originally Posted by Skylab View Post


Yes, the SX-1980 weighs 80 pounds (78 to be exact). I would wager the transformer alone weighs 25 pounds. It's HUGE. Much bigger than the one in my 600 wpc Sunfire amp. It's pretty much impossible to lift by myself. My son has to help me on the rare occasion one needs relocating.
 

 

I simply detach amp/preamp (93 lbs) :wink: and load the luggage cart.

 

 

Great Friday Night Lights! At-a-glance, it could be mistaken for the Air Traffic Control room @ O'Hare. :ksc75smile: 

post #10589 of 16756
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Originally Posted by LugBug1 View Post

Lovin the night light pics Rob, must be like being in Vegas in your man cave!  
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Great Friday Night Lights! At-a-glance, it could be mistaken for the Air Traffic Control room @ O'Hare. ksc75smile.gif  

Yup, those are good analogies biggrin.gif I love it!!!
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Sky you can post pics of that rig every day and I would never get tired of seeing it.
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