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Guess what I found! I'm soooo excited!!! More pics once I get it all cleaned up.

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Guess what I found! I'm soooo excited!!! More pics once I get it all cleaned up.


"Found"?  Dude, you found the motherlode......................bring the pics and the story! 

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Guess what I found! I'm soooo excited!!! More pics once I get it all cleaned up.

This is at once funny AND fantastic! 

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Congrats Joe and welcome to the club!

 

On a more sober note, it's worth everyone's time to take a look at the scams going around the website.

http://www.head-fi.org/a/beware-of-the-following-scams-and-people-abusing-the-classifieds

post #12260 of 16965
How does one "find" an SX-1980? haha
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I might have asked this in here before, but I keep thinking about it off and on.

 

How many think it would be worth it to restore an SX-750, or at least take it into a shop to see if it tests well or needs just a few parts to bring it back to spec? I don't care about the tuner or the phono input so maybe if I would tell the repair guy to not bother touching those components it would save some money. I just use the aux in from a USB DAC.

I got mine for $40 at a flea market late last summer, wiped the dust off, sprayed some de-oxit in the pots, and have just been using it since. It sounds spectacular, but I always wonder if it could sound even better. 

Cosmetically it is an 8 out of 10. It needs to be re-veneered since some of the corners are peeling a little bit, and I need to figure out what kind of cleaner is good to use on the silver front that is strong enough to really clean it without damaging it. 

The only thing sonically that seems off is the balance needs to be just a hair to the left to make it sound even from left to right with speakers. With headphones the balance is perfect with the balance knob centered. None of the knobs are scratchy since I used the de-oxit last summer/fall. 

I'm sure most would say to try to find an SX-1250 or something bigger instead of refurbishing the little 750, but for my setup the 750 already has just the right amount of power. For my little nearfield setup anything extra would just be a waste.

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If it ain't broke..don't fix it !!!

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I think the sound quality between the 750 and 1250 is very similar (I had a 750 and now have a 1250).  The only difference I hear is in the additional "slam" I get at loud levels with my large Advents.

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You'll certainly be throwing money at it with little to no return since the SX750 isn't worth all that much right now (though five years down the road, who knows...), but a well-serviced example will certainly sound better, be less finicky, and be more visually impressive than the way yours sits right now.

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I think the sound quality between the 750 and 1250 is very similar (I had a 750 and now have a 1250).  The only difference I hear is in the additional "slam" I get at loud levels with my large Advents.

As your neighbor, I wouldn't necessarily ask you to turn it down, would just make the occasional request. :normal_smile : 

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As your neighbor, I wouldn't necessarily ask you to turn it down, would just make the occasional request. :normal_smile : 

 

Thanks for your patience with my audio addiction!  :D 

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You'll certainly be throwing money at it with little to no return since the SX750 isn't worth all that much right now (though five years down the road, who knows...), but a well-serviced example will certainly sound better, be less finicky, and be more visually impressive than the way yours sits right now.

This is really the way to look at it IMO. You won't get your money back later selling a restored SX-750. But if you want to keep it and use it for a long time, it's probably worth having some level of restore done.

That said, there have been a couple very nice looking restored SX-950 and 980s on the bay recently for fairly reasonable prices.
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I'm a little behind in my effort, but sold the diminutive :normal_smile :Sansui G-22000 last month to fellow member wotts (still have to carefully box and ship the little one). And I'm retrieving the Pioneers this weekend from storage to prep for sale. They'll be priced to move,  should someone be interested in a 1980 SX-D7000 (serviced, not restored) and 1977 SX-650 (un-restored; un-serviced but plays fine).

 

Neither Pioneer is dressed to the nine's - a couple of small blemishes here and there. Will post pix over the weekend to show all sides.

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I posted a topic in the amps forum about my Nakamichi TA-2A Tuner Amp, which is paired up with the Nakamichi CDP-2A (CD player). Both were bought new in 1988 by my dad, and were used for a little while until he lost interest in it a few years later and they have been sitting in a closet for 15+ years. 

I have plugged in headphones such as the Shure SRH 940, Beyer DT880 (250 Ohms), AKG K240 Monitors, and AKG K550, all of which sound amazing with the Nak setup. 

The TA-2A Amp has something called STASIS circuitry, which a few of you guys may be familiar with. It's the circuitry that Nelson Pass used and still uses with his high-end speaker amps such as First Watt. Now, while the TA-2A is not nearly that high-end, it is still a very high quality amp that makes all my headphones shine, which is what an amp is supposed to do right?

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Originally Posted by Silent One View Post

I'm a little behind in my effort, but sold the diminutive normal_smile%20.gifSansui G-22000 last month to fellow member wotts (still have to carefully box and ship the little one). And I'm retrieving the Pioneers this weekend from storage to prep for sale. They'll be priced to move,  should someone be interested in a 1980 SX-D7000 (serviced, not restored) and 1977 SX-650 (un-restored; un-serviced but plays fine).

Neither Pioneer is dressed to the nine's - a couple of small blemishes here and there. Will post pix over the weekend to show all sides.

So after you sell the amps, what vintage will be left? Any?
Edited by Oregonian - 4/9/14 at 4:39am
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