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post #11431 of 13872

Ok, here are some pics (not the best, but better than nothing) of the 1250 I just picked up.  Not in as bad shape as I had originally thought - with the worst being that the balance control is snapped off.  That said, listening to it right now and it sounds great.  Very clean and open sounding presentation.  Told my wife this one may be staying.

 

 

 

 

 

 

post #11432 of 13872
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Ok, here are some pics (not the best, but better than nothing) of the 1250 I just picked up.  Not in as bad shape as I had originally thought - with the worst being that the balance control is snapped off.  That said, listening to it right now and it sounds great.  Very clean and open sounding presentation.  Told my wife this one may be staying.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Congrats.  Looks like a beast!

post #11433 of 13872

That it is.  I think I pulled something lifting it.

post #11434 of 13872

^^haha I've had many a vintage receiver hernia. Started with the 9090db that I almost dropped...had to catch it half way to the ground. Still hurts when it rains. 

post #11435 of 13872

You may have identified a new medical condition brought on by the vintage craze.  Still listening - really nice sound.

post #11436 of 13872
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That it is.  I think I pulled something lifting it.

Always remember safety first and  be careful out there!  :atsmile:                                                                                                                                                        

post #11437 of 13872

Just got an email from Terry who is doing my restore on the 1280...it's done!!!!! :eek: :beerchug: :D

 

I'm super excited to get this one back. Now I've got to find a way to slip up to Nashville and back and still get work done. I may need to borrow the Moody Mobile so that I can travel at mach speed. :wink:

post #11438 of 13872

:dt880smile:

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 I may need to borrow the Moody Mobile so that I can travel at mach speed. :wink:

CAUTION! I have heard that the Moody Mobile, when detecting vintage gear, is programmed to return ONLY to MoodyHome...like a carrier pigeon...I'm just sayin'...YMMV.

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Just got an email from Terry who is doing my restore on the 1280...it's done!!!!! eek.gif  beerchug.gif  biggrin.gif

I'm super excited to get this one back. Now I've got to find a way to slip up to Nashville and back and still get work done. I may need to borrow the Moody Mobile so that I can travel at mach speed. wink.gif

Awesome! A fully restored monster receiver is an awesome thing.

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Ok, here are some pics (not the best, but better than nothing) of the 1250 I just picked up.  Not in as bad shape as I had originally thought - with the worst being that the balance control is snapped off.  That said, listening to it right now and it sounds great.  Very clean and open sounding presentation.  Told my wife this one may be staying.

That doesn't look bad at all. You may already know, but for the wood, Howard's Restor-a-Finish, applied with 0000 steel wool, followed by Howard's Feed-n-Wax. If you ask over at AK, you might be able to score the balance control cheap.
post #11441 of 13872
Speakerbox,,,if you need knobs I have a few extras for the 1250. Just pm me.
post #11442 of 13872

Hi guys,

 

Looking for some information if anyone has it!

 

I'm looking on local craigslist and I found a Luxman FQ990 for sale. From the pictures, it looks to be in very nice condition and it is being sold for $100.

 

I looked online but I couldn't find much information on it. Does anyone here know if it's a good deal or if I should pass on it?

 

Thanks!

post #11443 of 13872

Skylab - thanks for the tip on the Howards.  Have not used it yet but most certainly will on the 1250.


Edited by SpeakerBox - 1/15/14 at 5:37am
post #11444 of 13872

I keep a stash of Howards Restore plus the wax treatment as well. They are both very good products and a must have for these old wood cabinets. Once in a while I'll break down and rebuild the cabinet from scratch. But that involved about three trips to my uncles house as I don't have the tools. Howards is a very good products unless you have deep scratches or structural problems with the cabinet. 

post #11445 of 13872
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post
 

I keep a stash of Howards Restore plus the wax treatment as well. They are both very good products and a must have for these old wood cabinets. Once in a while I'll break down and rebuild the cabinet from scratch. But that involved about three trips to my uncles house as I don't have the tools. Howards is a very good products unless you have deep scratches or structural problems with the cabinet. 

 

Sounds like a great product.  The only thing it won't help with is the chip on the right side.  Will either have to replace the part of the case - or repair in some fashion.

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