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I'll leave this right here... talk about fresh.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/YAMAHA-CR-1020-Vintage-Stereo-Receiver-CR1020-/291096207725
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Got LED's in it tonight and it sure is NICE! However the Stereo and dial pointer stopped working but I'm hopefully getting those LED's in the mail tomorrow. Hey I'm wondering if anyone might know a fix for this. the stereo meter appears to be kinda stuck and pointing to the right hand side a little bit. Does anyone here know how to remedy that? It changes a tiny bit in FM mode but other than that it does not. the signal meter appears to be good but the tuner does not pull anything in by itself at all. 

When I was putting the lights in, I saw that who ever was in there last must have had a hell of a time getting new lights in. the holders were all bent and the plastic was broke and juryrigged with wire to stay in place but it still works AND I didn't need to change the vellum :) 

 

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Does anybody have any idea why audio companies don't build receivers with any style any more? They are all ubiquitous black boxes. Only harmann kardon have their own distinct style any more...
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Originally Posted by Mach-X View Post

Does anybody have any idea why audio companies don't build receivers with any style any more? They are all ubiquitous black boxes. Only harmann kardon have their own distinct style any more...

the masses want cheap generic stuff. They wont buy expensive quality amps. Everything today is crap Chinese or somewhere like that made garbage with the same parts.

These vintage receivers were actually very expensive back then. 

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Originally Posted by harrinj View Post

the masses want cheap generic stuff. They wont buy expensive quality amps.

These vintage receivers were actually very expensive back then. 

That's it exactly. People were willing to spend more money on a stereo back then, because they only needed that and a TV. No computer, no game console, no smartphone to suck up the same discretionary dollars. And so there were a lot more stereos for the masses that were great.

You can get super stylish audio gear today, but it's the super expensive stuff.
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My marantz 1152dc have weird noise on the left channel and sometimes both channel would be silence.  After a while it does come back to normal.  I was wondering what cause this and what could I do to fix it?

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When you get those noises, select an input that has no sound and turn the volume control quickly up and down. Then try the input again that you have music playing. Find out if the noise has gone. This will tell you if the volume control needs cleaning with dioxit or any of those electronic cleaning fluids. If it isn't that then you are looking at a lot more diagnostic work.

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After spending a week with my latest Technics SU-7300k and comparing it with my other amps, I'm confident in stating that it is the best sounding one I've owned yet :eek: 

 

How is it the best I hear you ask??

 

Well, trying to put it into language - nothing stands out.. Nothing grabs your attention. It is clear, not too soft or too hard or too bassy or anything. Just nice honest sound. It would be perfect if only for the slightest (and I mean very slight) hiss with the HD800 when no music is playing and you listen very hard. But there aren't many vintage amps that are black quiet with the Senn's.   

 

I'm still astounded by the condition of this amp. It must have been packed away for 99% of its life. 

 

Anyways, I just wanted to selfishly rant about my new amp haha. Heres a pic with a much better camera than I usually use.

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Thread Starter 
I love to read impressions like this. Congrats. This is what it's all about...well mostly lol.

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Cheers Moody :beerchug:

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I got the two LED's I ordered from ebay for the tuner dial and the stereo indicator and installed them yesterday. Whoever was in this 2238 last was a total moron. Between the bent lamp holders (they seem to have bent the metal holders to get the lights out...) They glued the tuner dial housing shut for some odd reason and I had a hell of a time getting that tuner lamp housing off but finally did. The light was a little bigger so I could not get the housing lid back on it so just used some electrical tape to hold it down. 

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Originally Posted by harrinj View Post
 

I got the two LED's I ordered from ebay for the tuner dial and the stereo indicator and installed them yesterday. Whoever was in this 2238 last was a total moron. Between the bent lamp holders (they seem to have bent the metal holders to get the lights out...) They glued the tuner dial housing shut for some odd reason and I had a hell of a time getting that tuner lamp housing off but finally did. The light was a little bigger so I could not get the housing lid back on it so just used some electrical tape to hold it down. 


I once brought in my SX780 somewhere to be cleaned and have bulbs replaced, and they glued the bulbs back in with glue that wasn't heat-resistant. Whenever the unit was turned on for more than a few minutes, the glue would begin to melt and drip all over the string for the tuner, and eventually some of the bulbs started to fall out. I didn't notice what was wrong until I opened the thing up because the tuner had started acting weird (due to the globs of glue all over it).

 

For some reason, people aren't very smart when it comes to installing bulbs in these things.

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Originally Posted by LugBug1 View Post
 

After spending a week with my latest Technics SU-7300k and comparing it with my other amps, I'm confident in stating that it is the best sounding one I've owned yet :eek: 

 

How is it the best I hear you ask??

 

Well, trying to put it into language - nothing stands out.. Nothing grabs your attention. It is clear, not too soft or too hard or too bassy or anything. Just nice honest sound. It would be perfect if only for the slightest (and I mean very slight) hiss with the HD800 when no music is playing and you listen very hard. But there aren't many vintage amps that are black quiet with the Senn's.   

 

I'm still astounded by the condition of this amp. It must have been packed away for 99% of its life. 

 

Anyways, I just wanted to selfishly rant about my new amp haha. Heres a pic with a much better camera than I usually use.

 

 

Good for you my friend!  So it's got the looks and the legs................what more could you ask?  Enjoy it! 

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Originally Posted by ssrock64 View Post
 


I once brought in my SX780 somewhere to be cleaned and have bulbs replaced, and they glued the bulbs back in with glue that wasn't heat-resistant. Whenever the unit was turned on for more than a few minutes, the glue would begin to melt and drip all over the string for the tuner, and eventually some of the bulbs started to fall out. I didn't notice what was wrong until I opened the thing up because the tuner had started acting weird (due to the globs of glue all over it).

 

For some reason, people aren't very smart when it comes to installing bulbs in these things.

One word summs it up LOGIC !

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