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post #11266 of 16770
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Originally Posted by parbaked View Post
 

Nothing...all my lamps (and vintage gear) have 'em!

:beerchug:

:P 

They are better than the chinese crap cords today's plastic crap comes with. 

post #11267 of 16770

thanks for the advice on getting to the most resent post. The answer is that although I enjoy this forum it's worse than the Yahoo groups navigation since Yahoo changed it. This one is just too damn clumsy and complicated for my demented mind.

 

Frank

W3MEE

post #11268 of 16770

Both my Sansui 5000A which is a 55 W/ch receiver and my Marantz 2250B Rcvr which is 70 W/Ch use zip cord. Conversion to three wire cords requires more than just unsoldering, re-soldering - it requires some sheet metal work. Now there's nothing wrong with that if you don't plan on selling the vintage gear as "vintage" but some collectors might disagree with the modification.

 

I will eventually get around to converting both rcvrs to three wire with the green wire to chassis but just might run into hum or ground loop problems. That one is a real rats nest. I've struggled with getting rid of occasional hum and ground loops for so many years and spent so much time on these problems that I should be a damn expert by now. Unfortunately, it doesn't work out that way and every hum problem I have ever had is either as simple as adding a 3 wire to two wire AC adapter to the other extreme of changing internal wiring on the equipment. The good thing for me is that these problems are "thinking and light work" problems which are the ones I deal with best.

 

73's

Frank

W3MEE

post #11269 of 16770
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Originally Posted by harrinj View Post
 

:P 

They are better than the chinese crap cords today's plastic crap comes with. 

post #11270 of 16770
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Originally Posted by LugBug1 View Post
 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

I get a rash just looking at those ^

post #11271 of 16770
Here's the McIntosh amps at the place in Walla Walla, WA. I won't go into here again. Insane prices and the place stinks really bad! Again they probably want a large pot of gold for any of those.

I don't know if the picture is actually embedding because sprint sucks. I've tried three times. If it hasn't I'll post it when I get home.
post #11272 of 16770
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Originally Posted by PhoenixG View Post

I have this guy in the mail and I am horrendously excited. 6060FW?

post #11273 of 16770
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Originally Posted by parbaked View Post
 
 

I respectfully disagree, those are more like something from an early Playstation :eek:.

A huge upgrade from lamp cord, but then those greenies deserve the best!

 

True. It's just that the contrast between them and my Wireworld power cords... :rolleyes:

post #11274 of 16770
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True. It's just that the contrast between them and my Wireworld power cords... :rolleyes:

Yes, I knew YOU would get it!

:beerchug:

post #11275 of 16770
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Trav, it's. A Sony str-6120. I hope it is as good as they say.
post #11276 of 16770
I thought the 6120 had the lid that you lifted over the switches? Can't wait to hear your review.
post #11277 of 16770
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Originally Posted by harrinj View Post

Here's the McIntosh amps at the place in Walla Walla, WA. I won't go into here again. Insane prices and the place stinks really bad! Again they probably want a large pot of gold for any of those.

I don't know if the picture is actually embedding because sprint sucks. I've tried three times. If it hasn't I'll post it when I get home.

Walla Walla is full of new money who will pay anything for vintage chic pieces, and Hot Poop has quite the reputation for price gouging. I'm not surprised.

post #11278 of 16770
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Walla Walla is full of new money who will pay anything for vintage chic pieces, and Hot Poop has quite the reputation for price gouging. I'm not surprised.

Yes and its a very hipster infested downtown where it is so that helps to inflate the prices... I did buy The Division Bell LP in there for $200 original pale blue unused a few months ago but I'll never buy anything there again and it STINKS in there to the high heavens. (I cannot believe somebody paid $90 for PF The Wall there since it was gone this time I saw during my visit today...) The place is just insanely overpriced its shocking to say the least but music stores in hipster areas do this. Its just like music coop in Ashland, OR another hipster place for example wanted $250 for a not so good looking copy of PF MFSL DSOTM LP its just nuts! I got my MFSL DSOTM LP for under $100.

Anyways to not drift the thread, the vintage Tube McIntosh amps in there look cool though. I can't get the picture to embed so I'll have to try on PC later.
post #11279 of 16770
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 Hot Poop 

 

 

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Originally Posted by harrinj View Post

 the place stinks really bad! 

Erm... 

post #11280 of 16770
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Originally Posted by Frank18944 View Post
 

Both my Sansui 5000A which is a 55 W/ch receiver and my Marantz 2250B Rcvr which is 70 W/Ch use zip cord. Conversion to three wire cords requires more than just unsoldering, re-soldering - it requires some sheet metal work. Now there's nothing wrong with that if you don't plan on selling the vintage gear as "vintage" but some collectors might disagree with the modification.

 

I will eventually get around to converting both rcvrs to three wire with the green wire to chassis but just might run into hum or ground loop problems. That one is a real rats nest. I've struggled with getting rid of occasional hum and ground loops for so many years and spent so much time on these problems that I should be a damn expert by now. Unfortunately, it doesn't work out that way and every hum problem I have ever had is either as simple as adding a 3 wire to two wire AC adapter to the other extreme of changing internal wiring on the equipment. The good thing for me is that these problems are "thinking and light work" problems which are the ones I deal with best.

 

73's

Frank

W3MEE

 

Yes, been down the road with the metal work.  I installed IEC inlets on two vintage pieces.  First a Kenwood KT-7550 tuner which sits in my main rig.  I also did the conversion on a Sherwood S-7300.  Both came out very nice.  I use a metal nibbler to do the the sheet metal work.  It just removes very small amounts at each "nibble" so you can fine tune.   I use a Pangea AC-14SE cord on my Kenwood now.  Decided to sell the 7300.


Edited by SpeakerBox - 12/31/13 at 6:12am
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