or Connect
Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Headphone Amps (full-size) › Calling All "Vintage" Integrated/Receiver Owners
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Calling All "Vintage" Integrated/Receiver Owners - Page 789

post #11821 of 16755
Quote:
Originally Posted by parbaked View Post
 

That's not to Spec! :D 

 

You're right, it's not.  I struggled a little with the concept of removing the cassette and breaking up the rack but I'm still keeping it and can put it back to "spec" in ten minutes.  This way is functional and useful. 

post #11822 of 16755

There's an original owner Spec-1 and Spec-2 set on the bay right now for $1700. Seller says they are in like new condition. They have been relisted at least twice now that I know of, and didn't get any bites at $1900 or $1800.

 

I sold mine in late 2003. The Spec-2 got $885 and the Spec-1 went for $530. They were both scratch free, and worked perfectly. I just sold my Pioneer CT-F1000 cassette deck for $125. It powered up, but needed an overhaul, as it would not play, FF or RW. I took the rack handles off and sold them separately. Those got $300. Good thing I had seen the handles getting good money a month or so earlier, otherwise I probably would have sold the deck with them still on for the same $125.

post #11823 of 16755
Quote:
Originally Posted by jgreen16 View Post
 

There's an original owner Spec-1 and Spec-2 set on the bay right now for $1700. Seller says they are in like new condition. They have been relisted at least twice now that I know of, and didn't get any bites at $1900 or $1800.

 

I sold mine in late 2003. The Spec-2 got $885 and the Spec-1 went for $530. They were both scratch free, and worked perfectly. I just sold my Pioneer CT-F1000 cassette deck for $125. It powered up, but needed an overhaul, as it would not play, FF or RW. I took the rack handles off and sold them separately. Those got $300. Good thing I had seen the handles getting good money a month or so earlier, otherwise I probably would have sold the deck with them still on for the same $125.


Was the CTF-1000 sale on flea bay?  I had no idea they would fetch that much, not working.  Mine is the same deal - mint looking, all lights work but either a rubber belt or motor is dead.  And the handles for that much!  Wow...........

post #11824 of 16755
Quote:
Originally Posted by Oregonian View Post
 

 

You're right, it's not.  I struggled a little with the concept of removing the cassette and breaking up the rack but I'm still keeping it and can put it back to "spec" in ten minutes.  This way is functional and useful. 

Are you really going to manually copy 170 LPs?

I would buy your friend 2-3 cases of beer and let 'em at it!

post #11825 of 16755

Yeah, it was on fleabay. I had actually accepted an offer on the rack handles, and saw that the buyer rehabbed vintage cassette decks, so I asked if he was interested. He offered $125, and I took it. He has a CT-F1000 currently listed for $999. I'm doubtful he'll get that much to be honest. He just sold a CT-F1250 for $499 in the last day or so.

 

I had looked into repairing the deck, and a full on resto was approximately $400. I just couldn't see spending that kind of money though, especially since I've gotten rid of 90% of my cassettes.

post #11826 of 16755

Here's the one I sold. Bought it at the Ramstein AB Base Exchange in August '79 at the same time as my JBL L110's.

 

post #11827 of 16755

The last remaining pictures of my old Spec stuff, circa late 2003.

 

post #11828 of 16755
Quote:
Originally Posted by Oregonian View Post
 

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. 

 

 

What are those LP holders/speaker stands?  Nice to kill two birds with one stone that way.

post #11829 of 16755
Quote:
Originally Posted by Oregonian View Post
 


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. 


The few times that I've heard CV sets, I've been more impressed than I initially assumed I would be. Maybe it's just the neon-color surrounds they have that give the impression of being a low-cost brand to my eyes, but I always seem to underestimate them considerably.

post #11830 of 16755

Lookin good Oregonian. I never get tired of seeing the Spec! 

 

Though I would argue that just playing the vinyl via ya turntable will sound better than copying them to cd?  Though that is a very nice cd player! 

post #11831 of 16755
Quote:
Originally Posted by LugBug1 View Post

Lookin good Oregonian. I never get tired of seeing the Spec! 

Though I would argue that just playing the vinyl via ya turntable will sound better than copying them to cd?  Though that is a very nice cd player! 

The reason to copy is to have the music available in my truck CD player and in my other vintage systems, of which I have five, all but one of them having CD players.

The vinyl will still get used in the music room. Plenty!
post #11832 of 16755
Quote:
Originally Posted by parbaked View Post

Are you really going to manually copy 170 LPs?
I would buy your friend 2-3 cases of beer and let 'em at it!

No, I'll pick and choose what I copy, and make some mix discs that I want. I have some great old albums.

Mostly it's just another fun extension of this great hobby.
post #11833 of 16755
Quote:
Originally Posted by captouch View Post

What are those LP holders/speaker stands?  Nice to kill two birds with one stone that way.

Found them at a local furniture store, just a couple storage boxes that are perfect for the purpose.
post #11834 of 16755

My little SX-750 is still going strong! 

 

so pretty!

post #11835 of 16755
The CT-F1000 is a very high quality cassette deck. They were $600 when new! I have one, and like almost all of these I had to have the idler mechanism replaced. This is the weakness of these in their old age. But once you do that, there are very few cassette decks that are its peer.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Headphone Amps (full-size)
Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Headphone Amps (full-size) › Calling All "Vintage" Integrated/Receiver Owners