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Really nice job!

Is that the original metal work (vents)? 

 

Thanks - yes this is the original metal. This unit was really mint cosmetically which was the main reason that I bought it and had it restored. Rare opportunity.

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Congrats Rob! She's a real thing of beauty. Ready for another 35 years of faithful service.

 

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Originally Posted by Skylab View Post

I had an AK buddy of mine make me a solid walnut case for my fully restored SX-1980 - which really completes the restoration smily_headphones1.gif

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You certainly wouldn't think it was 35 year old! Looks absolutely stunning Rob. (wish my wife was in that shape... She's 35 as well.) I joke, shes beautiful too :D

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Thanks - yes this is the original metal. 

 

 

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(wish my wife was in that shape... She's 35 as well.) I joke, shes beautiful too :D

I wish my wifey was still 35 years old but she does have all her original mettle!

:D

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Wow!! Looks like a reproduction 30th anniversary edition. I would take out insurance on that one. Congrats.
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Gorgeous  Rob!! There seems to be a "soul" in these old receivers. Some sort of inner karma that gives them personality and flavor. They will always be part of my setup for both speakers and hp's. 

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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post
 

Gorgeous  Rob!! There seems to be a "soul" in these old receivers. Some sort of inner karma that gives them personality and flavor. They will always be part of my setup for both speakers and hp's. 

Yup, perhaps they too have enjoyed the years of lovely music played through them and smile back at us as they bring smiles to our faces.

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There is nothing like this old iron...................and Rob, your model looks like it came out of a time machine.  Better than new. 

 

I again thank all you early adopters for this thread, which got me started thinking about vintage amps, which got me a Spec system.  You guys rock. 

 

I wake up, grab some coffee, sit in my recliner in my family room, fire up my KA-5700 fed by a laptop and NuForce Udac2,  throw on my D2000's and enjoy an hour of Pandora, Spotify or iTunes. Then it's time for a shower, a 30 minute ride to work in my truck with a 1000 watt stereo fed by an iPod.  After arriving at work I fire up my computer feeding my FiiO E-10 which then feeds my Realistic STA-64B, driving either my Denon D600's or my Altec Lansing 2.1 speakers.  After a day of this, I head home, decompressing via listening to my truck stereo again.   Home again, first a quick workout in the garage listening to either my Pro900's, M100's or Q40's via iPod Classic and Arrow 3G, then it's dinner and up to my home office/media room where my Spec system is fired up, feeding my D7000's or TH900's from either a CD, iPod Touch or some vinyl.  I pinch myself how lucky I am.  This is a typical day for me. 

 

Yeah, I live the dream, and it's thanks to all of you. 

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^^^ You need to get some in-ears for the dinner table mate. :D 

 

Great stuff though. Living the dream indeed!! 

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^^^ You need to get some in-ears for the dinner table mate. :D 

 

Great stuff though. Living the dream indeed!! 

 

haha...doesn't everyone have a pair of iem's? :wink:

 

My typical day with music usually starts about 7 am where I listen to tunes on my computer while I organize my day. That's no more than an hour. I've stopped listening to music in the car. It was just too much...sensory overload. I usually get an hour in the late afternoon when I get home from work and then maybe an hour late evening. 

 

That is my typical day. The past three weeks, I have listened to no hp's and very little on my speaker setup. Reason, tinnitus. I fired off a rifle at Thanksgiving (3 times) with no ear protection. Of course I know better but I stumbled across a deer hunting with my brother and adrenaline got the best of me. I have had trouble with tinnitus for about two years and I really have to monitor my usage with music or it will flair up again. 

 

This is the worse it's ever been. But finally, finally it's getting a little better. I hope to gradually return to music and hp's just after Christmas. Fingers are crossed. 

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haha...doesn't everyone have a pair of iem's? wink.gif

My typical day with music usually starts about 7 am where I listen to tunes on my computer while I organize my day. That's no more than an hour. I've stopped listening to music in the car. It was just too much...sensory overload. I usually get an hour in the late afternoon when I get home from work and then maybe an hour late evening. 

That is my typical day. The past three weeks, I have listened to no hp's and very little on my speaker setup. Reason, tinnitus. I fired off a rifle at Thanksgiving (3 times) with no ear protection. Of course I know better but I stumbled across a deer hunting with my brother and adrenaline got the best of me. I have had trouble with tinnitus for about two years and I really have to monitor my usage with music or it will flair up again. 

This is the worse it's ever been. But finally, finally it's getting a little better. I hope to gradually return to music and hp's just after Christmas. Fingers are crossed. 

Im crossing my fingers for you Matt. Ive suffered from tinnitus for over 15 years and I wouldnt wish it on my worst enemy. I hope yours fades into the background again soon.
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Thanks brother. I'm hoping the same of course. I'm concerned because this is worse than ever before. Tinnitus for me means high pitched ringing accompanied by VERY sensitive hearing. The TV at a reasonable volume sounds like it's blaring loud. I hoping that my hiatus from music will rectify the problem and I'll be enjoying my tunes again soon. 

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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post
 

 

haha...doesn't everyone have a pair of iem's? :wink:

 

My typical day with music usually starts about 7 am where I listen to tunes on my computer while I organize my day. That's no more than an hour. I've stopped listening to music in the car. It was just too much...sensory overload. I usually get an hour in the late afternoon when I get home from work and then maybe an hour late evening. 

 

That is my typical day. The past three weeks, I have listened to no hp's and very little on my speaker setup. Reason, tinnitus. I fired off a rifle at Thanksgiving (3 times) with no ear protection. Of course I know better but I stumbled across a deer hunting with my brother and adrenaline got the best of me. I have had trouble with tinnitus for about two years and I really have to monitor my usage with music or it will flair up again. 

 

This is the worse it's ever been. But finally, finally it's getting a little better. I hope to gradually return to music and hp's just after Christmas. Fingers are crossed. 

I come from a family that uses guns for game keeping and I know the damage that can be done to ears. None of the buggers can hear me speak without shouting! hope your ears get better bud. 

 

Better still, don't use guns :) Its much more fun killing time listening to music ;)

 

My routine for the last few years has been all about night time listening. It's something to look forward to. I have my living room rig where I can listen and type this while the Mrs is watching her drivel on tv ;) I then have my bedside rig to fall asleep listening to.. Again while she watches her drivel. She says my Jazz is annoying every now and again but luckily she's a heavy sleeper. I'm a dreadful sleeper and so couldn't do without my bed rig! 

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^^ Funny thing is, I'm not a hunter. My brother though is like Burt Reynolds in the movie Deliverance. :blink: Seriously, he works to be able to hunt. He is incredible good at it. 

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I never get tired of seeing Skylab's SX-1980 :D

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