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post #121 of 13430

LOL no worries. i got it off the local CL. been spyin it for quite a while but apparently, there werent much bites on it plus the owner lives wayyyy out in the 'burbs (1/2hr drive from downtown but to us wetcoasters, thats the sticks! heh). over here yonder, Marantz & 'Suis are the big hitters. Kennies & Techies usually go under the radar & decent deals can be had. sides us Canucks are cheapskates...biggggtime! hehe. 

 

i kinda wait a bit & circle da wagon a few times before goin fo the kill! ahahaha. seriously though, i have amps up da wazoo (& then some) so i havta luxury of walkin away til i find the "rite" deal. esp since in using them primarily as headamps, sonics is my main concern much rather than big wattage - though i wouldnt kick the big boys outta ma bed if they were to miraculously make me a housecall. heh
 

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25bucks? WOW. Nice pick-up! What sort of place did you score that, may I ask?
post #122 of 13430

I spent some quality time with my new vintage sansui g3000 and it isn't disappointing me. It's powerful, the tuner is great, sound is detailed and a tad darkish. The headphone out turns out to be very good. I plugged in my k500s and to my surprise it drives them almost on a par with the graham slee solo. Funny thing is, listening to the radio (antenna, not digital or cable) over the headphone out gives better sq than listening to lossless files through my dac. Not sure how that is possible, but I'm liking it.

post #123 of 13430
If you get good reception, and have a station that is putting something good out, the sound from FM can be astonishingly good.
post #124 of 13430

Yes, indeed. I am used to the reception being good around here and with the sansui tumers I have, but when I was listening through the k500s, the bass was astounding. Not the quantity, but the quality and texture. Soundstage is also very good, as is detail.
 

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If you get good reception, and have a station that is putting something good out, the sound from FM can be astonishingly good.
post #125 of 13430

Technics SL-23, Pioneer TX-9100, SA-9100, SG-9800, CT-F9191, RT-707 driving Ohm Walsh 2s.

 

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post #126 of 13430

Proud owner of a Sherwood 7200 with a set of ADC's.

post #127 of 13430

Consider my jaw dropped...  That is quite a stack, and on top of it you have a reel to reel!
 

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Technics SL-23, Pioneer TX-9100, SA-9100, SG-9500, CT-F9191, RT-707

 

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post #128 of 13430

yup them be a fine lookin stack! vintage Pioneer rockssss....hell all vintage from the "Golden/Silver Era" rocks! i love em the retro looks & theres nothin like walkin into a room lit with a wall of vintage gear! 

post #129 of 13430

Nice stack!

btw, the reel to reel is on the bottom tongue.gif

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Nice stack!

btw, the reel to reel is on the bottom tongue.gif


LOL I meant that in a different way... But... Whatever :P
post #131 of 13430
Thread Starter 

LOL!!! If figured someone would get the wrong interpretation of that. But I think most of us knew what you meant.

post #132 of 13430

The only vintage amps I have are from my father which are the Denon PMA-750 and Audiolab 8000C.

post #133 of 13430

I just found a Pioneer SA-8500 on craigslist for $75. It looks to be in good condition and the owner says it all works. Is $75 a good price for this? I'd be using it with Jamo-E660 tower speakers 6ohm.

 

It sure looks amazing!

http://oldaudioarchives.com/images/p/Pioneer_SA-8500_classicaudio.jpg

post #134 of 13430

it sure does look pretty. i say go for it. 75 dollars is a great price if it does in fact all work without issues on all inputs and outputs.
 

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I just found a Pioneer SA-8500 on craigslist for $75. It looks to be in good condition and the owner says it all works. Is $75 a good price for this? I'd be using it with Jamo-E660 tower speakers 6ohm.

 

It sure looks amazing!

http://oldaudioarchives.com/images/p/Pioneer_SA-8500_classicaudio.jpg

post #135 of 13430

if it were me, i've be all over it like bees to honey! LOL. these pioneer integrated have an awesome industrial look to them. IMO u wouldnt be over paying at $75 but cheaper is always best heh. O & a woodie case would truly be the icing on da cake for me. make sure it works, all knobs & switches are intact & all lights light up. when testing do a thorough check on all controls including tonal & balance. try & talk down the price if u find scratchiness or static noise when u turn the controls.

 

make sure u give it a good dusting & cleaning with a good contact cleaner on all controls & switches. wait till its all dry & hook up ya speakers & fire her up. sit have a coffee (or smoke) & enjoy,

 

ps:theres a SA-8500 & a SA-8500 II with the former touting 60w rms & 80w rms for the later. goodluck

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Originally Posted by Lazerboy2000 View Post

I just found a Pioneer SA-8500 on craigslist for $75. It looks to be in good condition and the owner says it all works. Is $75 a good price for this? I'd be using it with Jamo-E660 tower speakers 6ohm.

 

It sure looks amazing!

http://oldaudioarchives.com/images/p/Pioneer_SA-8500_classicaudio.jpg

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