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Warmth - the same reason I have not been much impressed with the vintage Marantz stuff.

 

+1 

 

The Marantz is impressive but slightly too warm for me. The Pioneers hit the magic balance of warm and resolution for me. 

post #11807 of 16764

Do you still have any Pioneer gear, Matt?

post #11808 of 16764
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Originally Posted by ostewart View Post
 

All cleaned up:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nice work, looks good as new!

(Also, thats really cool having Andrew Poppy as your uncle! I'm a big contemporary classical fan. I'm not massively into the minimalists but I do appreciate the whole movement) 

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Somebody around Atlanta should grab this quick...

 

http://atlanta.craigslist.org/atl/ele/4344930245.html

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Somebody around Atlanta should grab this quick...

 

http://atlanta.craigslist.org/atl/ele/4344930245.html

Holy schiit brothers, somebody snap those slinky Mac valve goddesses up!

post #11811 of 16764

Yeah it does look good :) also he's such a cool guy Andrew Poppy, he's my mum's sisters partner (she is the artist Julia Bardsley, very odd and disturbing but brilliant artwork)

 

There are a few scratches on the side of the Marantz, I wonder how hard it would be to repaint the main body?

post #11812 of 16764
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 what on earth is that turntable

Looks like an Empire...nice

post #11813 of 16764

Another change for the main system.  I've got about 170 albums, most with one or two plays on them when I bought them to make them in to cassette tapes back in the late 70's.   I've wanted to turn them into CD's and though I have a buddy who can do it, I just wouldn't feel right asking him to do a bunch of them.  So went to Audio Specialties and found the following - a Pioneer PDR-609 CD player/recorder.  Removed the inoperable cassette deck and fit the CD player and the Chase remote control in it's place. 

 

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That's a beautiful SPEC system you have. I regret selling mine on the Bay a few years back, as I had bought the system new while overseas in the Air Force. I never rack mounted mine though, but it sure does look nice that way.

 

Are those Cerwin-Vega speakers? If so, what model? I'm a JBL guy myself, but have always appreciated the C-V's as well.

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Removed the inoperable cassette deck and fit the CD player and the Chase remote control in it's place. 

 

That's not to Spec! :D 

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This is to Spec though. Sold on fleabay for $6000 back in January.

 

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:D 

 

LEAD Technologies Inc. V1.01

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Surprised to not see a Spec-2 or Spec-4 included in the rack.

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This is to Spec though. Sold on fleabay for $6000 back in January.

 

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Surprised it "only" fetched $6000.  I've seen systems like mine go for over $2K.  Problem is they are irreplaceable in my opinion.  Yes, you can buy a lot of great stuff but the Spec are rare and rather incredible. 

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Originally Posted by jgreen16 View Post
 

That's a beautiful SPEC system you have. I regret selling mine on the Bay a few years back, as I had bought the system new while overseas in the Air Force. I never rack mounted mine though, but it sure does look nice that way.

 

Are those Cerwin-Vega speakers? If so, what model? I'm a JBL guy myself, but have always appreciated the C-V's as well.


Thanks.  They are Cerwin Vega DX-3's.  Just had the woofers refoamed a month ago as they finally succumbed to the thumping and age.  They are "only" 10" drivers but dang do they pound. A lot of folks don't respect the CV speakers but I like the sound a lot.  Had a nice pair of Klipsch 3.2's before this and I prefer the CV's. 

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