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post #12136 of 13909
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Originally Posted by analogsurviver View Post
 

THE way to go ! Specially about those ghastly sounding and unreliable tantalum caps - THE FIRST thing to go chez moi are always tantalums ...

 

If such/similar job is done thoroughly, the amp (receiver in this case) can be considered to go in one's heritage - film caps last more than a lifetime - and get better with age to boot !

 

Yes, I can already hear the films starting to break in.   Smoothing out - it sounds fantastic and can only imagine what it will do when the other six boards are done.  Power supply, stabilizer, L&R output, phono, and tuner still to come.  Many of those have tants too.  Will put film wherever feasible to do so - even if it is a little crowded (you should see the control board - really crowded - but awesome sound).

post #12137 of 13909
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Wow. What a collection. Wonder what he wants for it. Deal or top dollar? Hour and a half road trip...perfect!

 

I am going to email him and get the scoop.  Who knows - maybe I will end up taking a look.

post #12138 of 13909
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Originally Posted by SpeakerBox View Post
 

 

Yes, I can already hear the films starting to break in.   Smoothing out - it sounds fantastic and can only imagine what it will do when the other six boards are done.  Power supply, stabilizer, L&R output, phono, and tuner still to come.  Many of those have tants too.  Will put film wherever feasible to do so - even if it is a little crowded (you should see the control board - really crowded - but awesome sound).

It will not reveal its true nature after the last board is done and the whole does not work for continuous operation of about three months ( just play FM radio trough some cans in a drawer when you want silence otherwise ).

 

You should see the innards of my CD-R recorder - THAT is crowded. Off limits for photos - beleve it or not, I had to trim the screws that hold the box panels together to just the lenght required to hold them in place - NO space for additional 2 mm or so which protrude with original untrimmed screws ...

post #12139 of 13909
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Originally Posted by analogsurviver View Post
 

It will not reveal its true nature after the last board is done and the whole does not work for continuous operation of about three months ( just play FM radio trough some cans in a drawer when you want silence otherwise ).

 

You should see the innards of my CD-R recorder - THAT is crowded. Off limits for photos - beleve it or not, I had to trim the screws that hold the box panels together to just the lenght required to hold them in place - NO space for additional 2 mm or so which protrude with original untrimmed screws ...

Familiar with the break-in process - but am seeing incremental improvements though.  This unit gives you the feeling that you could blow the windows out of the house if you wanted to -- a sense of limitless power!

post #12140 of 13909
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Familiar with the break-in process - but am seeing incremental improvements though.  This unit gives you the feeling that you could blow the windows out of the house if you wanted to -- a sense of limitless power!

.....and add rafinement, subtle sound colour shading, precision in soundstage width, dept AND height ... - it is at low level that it will improve the most.

 

- so, order the parts needed - what are you waitng for !!??

post #12141 of 13909

Some cash would help.  In the process of allocating funds.

post #12142 of 13909
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Some cash would help.  In the process of allocating funds.

My sympathies - same over here. In my head, I have unfunded projects for years to come ...

post #12143 of 13909

We're in good company :o... each other's. :D

post #12144 of 13909

Ya - there sure is more than a few dollars tied up in audio among this threads users! 

post #12145 of 13909

I have a few of these monster receivers but the somewhat 'lowly' Yamaha CR-620 play extraordinarily well with the HD800.

Super clear, precise and natural without a hint of harshness. Great tip for someone who don't want to pay an arm an a leg for a HD800 amp.

I am using EQ and TB Isone as well however which really transform these headphones to make it the best headphone experience I had in a long a*s time.

If you have the HD800 you need to try TB Isone.


Edited by Sweden - 3/26/14 at 1:16pm
post #12146 of 13909
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Originally Posted by SpeakerBox View Post
 

Ya - there sure is more than a few dollars tied up in audio among this threads users! 

Sure.

 

Just to clarify this capacitor business to those not ( yet ) familiar with this - going all the way means that donor amp/receiver/whatever is usually at least equaled if not exceeded by the new high quality parts in cost/price.

 

NOT counting VERY extensive labour !

post #12147 of 13909

It's been a long process to get this guy, the mighty Sony STR-6120, but I finally have it turned on and fully adjusted and it is really fantastic. Honestly, as with many vintage units, the hardest part was finding one. I got this one from a guy online that I wasn't completely sure was for real. Fortunately, he was. This thing supposedly "broke" long ago and has been sitting in a box ever since. Inside, it's the cleanest unit I've ever seen. No dust, nothing. Like looking at a floor model.

After pulling it apart, it became clear that it had been dead shorted and the output power supply was toast, but a couple parts later, it was back up running. I put it out for a tuner adjustment, as it was clearly way off. The meters proved my ears right, it was something like 500% out of spec, i.e. about half a volt off in a couple places, and the tuner was even worse.

For the moment, it's still hooked up to the sansui sp-5500x's, but it'll get a better set once it moves onto my dresser as my bedroom rig. Depending on how much floor space I can spare, I'll probably put some small McIntosh or Infinity speakers with it.

Preliminary listening is making me think it will live up to its lofty reputation as the very best ES series Sony ever put out..

 

post #12148 of 13909
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Originally Posted by PhoenixG View Post
 

It's been a long process to get this guy, the mighty Sony STR-6120, but I finally have it turned on and fully adjusted and it is really fantastic. Honestly, as with many vintage units, the hardest part was finding one. I got this one from a guy online that I wasn't completely sure was for real. Fortunately, he was. This thing supposedly "broke" long ago and has been sitting in a box ever since. Inside, it's the cleanest unit I've ever seen. No dust, nothing. Like looking at a floor model.

After pulling it apart, it became clear that it had been dead shorted and the output power supply was toast, but a couple parts later, it was back up running. I put it out for a tuner adjustment, as it was clearly way off. The meters proved my ears right, it was something like 500% out of spec, i.e. about half a volt off in a couple places, and the tuner was even worse.

For the moment, it's still hooked up to the sansui sp-5500x's, but it'll get a better set once it moves onto my dresser as my bedroom rig. Depending on how much floor space I can spare, I'll probably put some small McIntosh or Infinity speakers with it.

Preliminary listening is making me think it will live up to its lofty reputation as the very best ES series Sony ever put out..

Congrats!  I love the old Sony's - the 6065 is on my short list of "if I find one I'll buy one" units.  Like the headphone out of it? 

post #12149 of 13909
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Originally Posted by PhoenixG View Post Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
 

It's been a long process to get this guy, the mighty Sony STR-6120, but I finally have it turned on and fully adjusted and it is really fantastic. Honestly, as with many vintage units, the hardest part was finding one. I got this one from a guy online that I wasn't completely sure was for real. Fortunately, he was. This thing supposedly "broke" long ago and has been sitting in a box ever since. Inside, it's the cleanest unit I've ever seen. No dust, nothing. Like looking at a floor model.

After pulling it apart, it became clear that it had been dead shorted and the output power supply was toast, but a couple parts later, it was back up running. I put it out for a tuner adjustment, as it was clearly way off. The meters proved my ears right, it was something like 500% out of spec, i.e. about half a volt off in a couple places, and the tuner was even worse.

For the moment, it's still hooked up to the sansui sp-5500x's, but it'll get a better set once it moves onto my dresser as my bedroom rig. Depending on how much floor space I can spare, I'll probably put some small McIntosh or Infinity speakers with it.

Preliminary listening is making me think it will live up to its lofty reputation as the very best ES series Sony ever put out..

 

 

 

Beautiful PhoenixG!

post #12150 of 13909

Of course as soon as I post about it, it pops a fuse. Must be shy haha. 

Oregonian, I can personally vouch for the 6065. That's the TOTL from a few years after this one in the same line.

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