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post #12211 of 13341

Gentlemen,

 

let me introduce my latest acquisition - a german SABA Stereo 1 valve receiver from 1965 or so including the original broadband speakers with greencone chassis... got it tonight, plugged it in, tuned to my favourite station and wow, who would have thought that those little single chassis speakers could sound so good...

 

No headphone out though but I'll do a converter with some inline resistors for dynamic phones and of course it's gonna be perfect for the STAXen...

 

 

Joachim

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Originally Posted by jring View Post
 

Gentlemen,

 

let me introduce my latest acquisition - a german SABA Stereo 1 valve receiver from 1965 or so including the original broadband speakers with greencone chassis... got it tonight, plugged it in, tuned to my favourite station and wow, who would have thought that those little single chassis speakers could sound so good...

 

No headphone out though but I'll do a converter with some inline resistors for dynamic phones and of course it's gonna be perfect for the STAXen...

 

 

Joachim

Now I finally get to know what gets canibalized for those divine sounding broadband Saba speakers - they are very popular in DIY loudspeaker community over here,  particularly open baffle designs ...

post #12213 of 13341
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Now I finally get to know what gets canibalized for those divine sounding broadband Saba speakers - they are very popular in DIY loudspeaker community over here,  particularly open baffle designs ...

 

Indeed, and every single one ripped apart is a sin if they sound like mine... and yes, the speakers are open at the back.

 

Joachim

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Indeed, and every single one ripped apart is a sin if they sound like mine... and yes, the speakers are open at the back.

 

Joachim

I do know Saba Lampe (coloquial for vacuum tube/valve over here ) receivers sound great - yet they pale in comparison to what same drivers are capable of doing in open baffle speaker systems. Usually driven by SET amplification - match made in heaven.

 

But, I agree - it is a sin to rip apart anything this good and this old !

post #12215 of 13341
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I do know Saba Lampe (coloquial for vacuum tube/valve over here ) receivers sound great - yet they pale in comparison to what same drivers are capable of doing in open baffle speaker systems. Usually driven by SET amplification - match made in heaven.

 

But, I agree - it is a sin to rip apart anything this good and this old !

 

Please enlighten me - what is SET amplification?

 

Gute Nacht,

 

Joachim

post #12216 of 13341
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Please enlighten me - what is SET amplification?

 

Gute Nacht,

 

Joachim

SET = single ended triode

 

Gleichfalls...

post #12217 of 13341
I don't do it all that often but tonight I'm listening to the tuner on the Pioneer SX-1980, and every time I do I am reminded of just how good FM can sound with a half decent antenna and a good FM tuner. If only I had a rooftop antenna...but still, the sound from the 1980's tuner is very, very good.
post #12218 of 13341
What exactly makes a Marantz 2275 $999? What's so special about it?
post #12219 of 13341

I don't think the 2275 is worth that much - but I am not much a fan of the vintage Marantz sound either.  There is a 2275 here near Rochester NY for $425 and I am not sure I want to pay even that (but am thinking about it).  But that is just me - some love the sound of these units.

post #12220 of 13341
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I don't think the 2275 is worth that much - but I am not much a fan of the vintage Marantz sound either.  There is a 2275 here near Rochester NY for $425 and I am not sure I want to pay even that (but am thinking about it).  But that is just me - some love the sound of these units.


They are really warm sounding in comparison to the Pioneer and Kenwood vintage amps/receivers I've heard.

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SET = single ended triode

 

Gleichfalls...

 

Ok, we can safely say that the original amp with ECLL800 is neither single ended nor triode... at least the design is quite conservatively rated at 3.5W so there's hope those valve ICs are going to have plenty of life left... a pair of new ones is way more than what I paid for the whole set.

 

Can't wait what it sounds like with phones and/or external source but must wait for speaker plugs and a DIN adaptor...

 

Joachim

post #12222 of 13341
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I don't think the 2275 is worth that much - but I am not much a fan of the vintage Marantz sound either.  There is a 2275 here near Rochester NY for $425 and I am not sure I want to pay even that (but am thinking about it).  But that is just me - some love the sound of these units.

Personally that's about MAX I'd pay for a 2275 or a 2270. I don't get the $999 price tag. I've seen a 2270 for $850 and $950. Makes no sense to me. I'm waiting for garage sale season since NOTHING has been on craigslist and if it is its near or over $1,000 they want
post #12223 of 13341

My buddy picked up his 2285 for $600 about two months ago and I thought that was too high. It is in amazing condition though. I got my 2265B for $150, but I think I lucked out.

post #12224 of 13341
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My buddy picked up his 2285 for $600 about two months ago and I thought that was too high. It is in amazing condition though. I got my 2265B for $150, but I think I lucked out.

Yeah I too think that's too high. Hell I paid $400 for my 4400 and he wanted $600.

And yeah you do luck our when you get the people who are either realistic or just don't care. That's a nice one you got for $150. This place I'm talking about that had that 2275 for $999 would put an $850 or more on that 2265B I bet!
post #12225 of 13341
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Well, I'm finally fished with the quads. Here are a few pics of the rebuilt crossovers, power supply, and dust panels.





I do plan to build clamp boards sometime later. As a temporary solution, there's a mod to the crossover by placing a gas bulb between pin 7 and 9 that will clip them at 1.5kv volts where the treble panel will arc at around 2.2kv.
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