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Originally Posted by moodyrn View Post

Sky you can post pics of that rig every day and I would never get tired of seeing it.

Thanks Moody! I see it in person every day and I never get tired of seeing it either wink.gif
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I'm waiting on candles for my next night shot... for the floor standing holders right behind the audio rack; Sansui.

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Originally Posted by Skylab View Post

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









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W-O-W-! That Pioneer in the upper right hand corner is neat looking. 

I wanna find a Kenwood KA-9100 for some VU meters! :( This is such an awesome hobby... 

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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 wasn't the smartest when I got mine. I lifted it out of the trunk and carried it into the house solo. When it went on the rack, I got a helper.



Grainy iPhone picture...
Edited by wotts - 11/10/13 at 12:14am
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It looks great from Cali! :normal_smile :

post #10596 of 13420
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Originally Posted by harrinj View Post

W-O-W-! That Pioneer in the upper right hand corner is neat looking. 


I wanna find a Kenwood KA-9100 for some VU meters! frown.gif This is such an awesome hobby... 

Thanks! Indeed, it is an awesome hobby biggrin.gif
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I wasn't the smartest when I got mine. I lifted it out of the trunk and carried it into the house solo. When it went on the rack, I got a helper.

Grainy iPhone picture...

Looking good, Tim!
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Can any of you turntable gurus recommend a vintage turntable that is a sonic and aesthetic match with the SX-1250? Something with some silver and wood. I'm looking for a budget unit under $500.
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Can any of you turntable gurus recommend a vintage turntable that is a sonic and aesthetic match with the SX-1250? Something with some silver and wood. I'm looking for a budget unit under $500.

Thorens TD-166 is a nice aesthetic choice.

Note the strip of steel on front - reminds me of Danish cabinetmaking 

 

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Originally Posted by Argybargy View Post

Can any of you turntable gurus recommend a vintage turntable that is a sonic and aesthetic match with the SX-1250? Something with some silver and wood. I'm looking for a budget unit under $500.

One of the most highly regarded turntables of the era of the SX-1250 was the Pioneer PL-12D.  Of course, it was designed to look right with other Pioneer gear, but I would get one if I was getting any pre-1980s turntable.

 

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post #10600 of 13420
The Pioneer PL-71 would be killer, but those are hard to get.

The Pioneer PL-530, 550, and 570 are also very nice tables but very often the vinyl wood veneer is shot. You can however frequently buy these on eBay where someone has both serviced them and put a real wood veneer on them. I have both a 530 and a 570 done that way which are great with my SX-1980's.
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Thanks for the recommendations!  I'll keep an eye on CL and the bay.

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Yeah, I saw that one. I think I'll wait for one with a real wood veneer, as Skylab mentioned.
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My 707 is vinyl veneer and it looks outstanding. While genuine wood is beautiful, I wouldnt cross vinyl off your list. As with any vintage pirchase, condition is everything.
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The aesthetic issue for me is that the Pioneer (or Denon) vinyl plinths don't really 'match' the walnut cabinet of my SA-7100. 

 

The TT plinths are made-up out to look like a solid piece of wood, 

whereas the Pioneer amp/receivers' cabinet is a wood box.

For an aesthetic match I'd look for a TT with a walnut "box" plinth e.g. certain AR, Thorens, Dual etc

This Thorens 125 really matches in how the plinth is constructed v. the Pioneer cabinet

 

 or the simple box from early AR

or if on budget: Dual:

 

If one wants to stay in Japan, the Luxmans sure look pretty (but generally rosewood, not walnut).

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