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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 bud, thats in really good nick for what you paid. Also the wood is all intact and that should come up a treat with Rob's waxing tips. 

post #11447 of 13402
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Just got an email from Terry who is doing my restore on the 1280...it's done!!!!! :eek: :beerchug: :D

 

Brilliant! lots of impressions please :D 

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Matt Mobile is in route
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Matt Mobile is in route

 

Be safe.... be back.... and be good with the camera! :normal_smile : 

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Just got home. I feel I have just traveled to Oz...and back. Restore is perfect. Many details coming tomorrow.
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Just got home. I feel I have just traveled to Oz...and back. Restore is perfect. Many details coming tomorrow.

 

Talk about a mad dash! :normal_smile :

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A few details. First, I haven't even taken the receiver out of the car. Didn't get back till midnight and I was up very early because a friend pocket called me by accident...couldn't go back to sleep. 

 

By far, the coolest thing about picking up to restore was not the receiver but getting a tour of Terry's personal collection of gear. I saw and auditioned several very rare and wonderful pieces. There were two real highlights. In his living room there was several very rare/unicorn McIntosh units. They all looked LNIB. Not a scatch, not a mark on them. The one I got to listen to was the the 225 tube amp. I just couldn't get over the condition. It was simply as new. I asked him how it could possibly look this good. He shared his secrete. The top and bottom plate are still being re-popped. :wink: Man, that brand new polished steel makes a beautiful canvas to reflect all those tubes. 

 

He asked me if I wanted to hear it. Um...heck yea. Sit down in my chair he says. There are several pairs of speakers, a few I don't recognize. But there is one pair up front that I know right away. AR-3a!! :eek: And they are mint and on the original stands. He grabs the remote to play some music (no turntable, cd player is the source...it was some sort of McIntosh player) but he's having trouble because he can't find his glasses. I told him that he had the remote upside down. He laughed and said that he knew this, it was because he had to rewire it. lol

 

Then he fired up a cd and I had one of those cathartic moments. I expected big band/swing...maybe some Miles Davis. Nope, Commodores Greatest Hits. What flowed from those ar-3a's was some of the most sweetest sounds I've ever heard. Darker treble, natural/lush mids but it was the bass that really got me. So deep and textured. Even after I had listened for a few minutes and Terry turned the volume down to softer levels, the bass still had a visceral quality at those low levels. Just wonderful.

 

I also listened to a fisher 500c with some large advents. It was impressive for sure. But, I was still thinking about the Mac. 


Edited by MattTCG - 1/16/14 at 6:42am
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:beerchug:

I stayed up ALL night to hear this. :wink: Will retire next hour. Later tonight? Commodores!

post #11454 of 13402
Matt that's just awesome. Very, very cool. Looking forward to some pics and impressions of the 1280.
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Congrats Matt!

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Great stuff Matt. :popcorn:

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Congrats bud....................now let's hear the feedback!

post #11458 of 13402

I ran across this today:

 

http://kalamazoo.craigslist.org/ele/4288119079.html

 

Out of my price range, but it looks like a nice setup for someone.

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I ran across this today:

 

http://kalamazoo.craigslist.org/ele/4288119079.html

 

Out of my price range, but it looks like a nice setup for someone.

 

I want I want I want I must have I must have I must... 

post #11460 of 13402
Thread Starter 

Congrats Matt on getting the 1280 back. Cool story about the gear you auditioned. 

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