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Lovely!  Do you still use the reel 2 reel?

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I love how the late afternoon sun hits my little sanctuary...



Beautiful!!
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Looking good, Rob!
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Lovely!  Do you still use the reel 2 reel?

OHYEAH. All the time! I'm a huge tape head. This May give you some idea biggrin.gif



That's about 1/3 of my reel tapes...

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Beautiful!!

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Looking good, Rob!

Thanks fellas!!!!
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Been meaning to post the stuff in my vintage stash for a while.  Will try to get better pics...these are just crappy iPhone pics.

 

This is a Fisher 500C that was given to me by my Father-in-law.  It was the first thing he bought after graduating from Berkeley with his PhD in the mid-60's.  It was restored by NOS Valves, and sounds fantastic.

On top of the Fisher is a Wadia 830 with digital inputs, P-upgrade to add a separate digital power source, and GNSC mods.  It's almost 25 years old, but I'd stack this up against anything I've heard of recent vintage that costs less than $2,000.

 

I feel like I should have a picture of my AKG K240's that I bought in 1982 in this picture too...maybe next time.   

 

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Beautiful Fisher, Tom!!!
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Beautiful Fisher, Tom!!!

Thanks Rob....Craig at NOS Valves said he'd not seen one in better condition.  It still has all NOS tubes, including the power tubes.  That won't last forever, of course, but for now...

 

It also, obviously, has great sentimental value.  

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Today's score........a Pioneer SX-1050 in pristine shape. Walnut is as new, sound is as expected great and that's through the headphone out into my D7000's. Guy threw in the vintage Pioneer Monitor 10's which sound good for what they are. Now to hook up the Klipsch 3.2's and check out the speaker sound. Was the original owner who is getting into tube radios. Nice guy, about 60 or so and he said he liked how good my communication was. Get this- the guy drive down from Seattle about 2 hours to meet me! And the price was well worth it. Guess it pays off to ask nicely!


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Wow looks like brand new, 70s all over again, nice score Oregonian! Enjoy it!
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Front looks identical to my 1250.  Very nice!

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Some of the vintage collectors around here swear by the Monitor 10. How are they sounding to you?

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Some of the vintage collectors around here swear by the Monitor 10. How are they sounding to you?

For only listening to them for five minutes, they don't suck. I started off with the D7000 so not a fair fight but they sound pretty good. I'll give them a bit more time in the next day or so and post up.
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Occasionally a pair comes up for sale at my local vintage audio shop, and I've been tempted a couple times, but I really don't see myself using them much beyond for novelty value unless they turn out really excelling at something.

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For cheap ($20) they are worth a try. They are not a killer sounding set in my opinion. Not with Denons and Fostex around anyway.
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Thread Starter 
Beautiful fisher elrod-tom. As a fellow restored 500c owner I completely agree(and then some) to how great it is.

@Oregonian, great score!! She looks fabulous.beerchug.gif
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