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post #13711 of 17121
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post

^^ Thank you kindly for the information. I did hear back from the Klipsch seller and plan to go out and give those a listen to see how they sound and look. If that trip proves fruitless, I'll look into the Yammies.

Matt, did you check out the Heresy's? Thoughts?
post #13712 of 17121

^^ I passed on going out to check on the Klipsch. The price was on the high end and when I asked if the guy had any wiggle room on the price he snapped at me. I took it as a sign that these weren't meant to be.

 

Most every person that I've ever dealt with on vintage gear has been incredibly nice and gracious. I'd rather spend my time talking to and dealing with those people than the one bad apple.

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I've never met a nice down to earth hifi salesman yet... On top of the body odour (yes they all have this as well) most of them would throw their Granny in for a quick sale. I'm a bit soft when looking for a deal and as a result I've bought 3 Granny's, two Mothers and a cat called Margaret over the years.... Best to buy off tinternet - much safer and easier!  

post #13714 of 17121
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Originally Posted by LugBug1 View Post
 

I've never met a nice down to earth hifi salesman yet... On top of the body odour (yes they all have this as well) most of them would throw their Granny in for a quick sale. I'm a bit soft when looking for a deal and as a result I've bought 3 Granny's, two Mothers and a cat called Margaret over the years.... Best to buy off tinternet - much safer and easier!  

 

lol...I'd much rather buy from an individual who has cared for the old vintage stuff and has a genuine interest in seeing his items go to a good home.

post #13715 of 17121

 

A pair of Sherwood receivers (Left: S-7200 Right: S-7100A)

post #13716 of 17121
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Originally Posted by LugBug1 View Post
 

I've never met a nice down to earth hifi salesman yet... On top of the body odour (yes they all have this as well) most of them would throw their Granny in for a quick sale. I'm a bit soft when looking for a deal and as a result I've bought 3 Granny's, two Mothers and a cat called Margaret over the years.... Best to buy off tinternet - much safer and easier!  

A friend of mine christened one fitting specimen with a most fitting name : ISellYouMyMother - in our language, but I kid you not!

post #13717 of 17121

 

 

I just went through a process where I learned first hand the importance of proper bias adjustment, and the impact on the sound it can have.  I had noticed that one of my Rowland M1s was running very hot (the one on top).  With Mr. Rowland's guidance (JRDG has a site where you can post requests for help) I decided to go ahead and adjust both units to his recommended bias settings.  I now have all four channels set within 1 or 2mv of 30mv.  And yes - the top unit is now running cooler.  But that is not the biggest surprise.  When I hooked things back up I immediately was struck by a significant increase in micro detail and transparency.  It was a breathtaking change!  So much so that my son (he is a musician) who almost never really comments on the sound of my system stood up and said "Doesn't that sound awesome!".  When I think about it I should not be too surprised I guess - given that these are being run as a bridged mono pair, the two channels in each amp have to be in sync as they are strapped together producing twice the voltage and current as they normally would.  If the bias settings are different (and they were by 10mv or more) the two channels will end up fighting each other to some extent.  Anyway, I am one happy audiophile right now.  Thought I would share my experience with you all.


Edited by SpeakerBox - 11/22/14 at 3:47pm
post #13718 of 17121

Hi guys. 

 

I am wondering if any of you would be interested in compiling list of maybe 10 of the best vintage receivers. Not looking for a best ever or anything.

 

Next year I would like to try one and am wondering what to look out for 

post #13719 of 17121
I can only offer on the ones that I've owned. Moody can make a better list.

1. Fisher 500c

2. Pioneer sx1280

3. Sansui 9090

4. Pioneer sx 1050

5. Pioneer sx 1080
post #13720 of 17121

A good start would be:

 

Fisher 500C

Pioneer SX-1980

Pioneer SX-1250

Sansui G-9000

post #13721 of 17121
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post

I can only offer on the ones that I've owned. Moody can make a better list.

1. Fisher 500c

2. Pioneer sx1280

3. Sansui 9090

4. Pioneer sx 1050

5. Pioneer sx 1080

Thanks, Ill check those out. 

post #13722 of 17121

that Sansui 9090 is lovely

post #13723 of 17121

I'd like to throw the MAC 4100 and the Sony STR-6120 (or str-6200 - same amp essentially) into the ring

post #13724 of 17121

Anyone hear this, its beautiful looking 

 

post #13725 of 17121
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Originally Posted by SpeakerBox View Post

A good start would be:

Fisher 500C
Pioneer SX-1980
Pioneer SX-1250
Sansui G-9000

Add to this the Sansui G-22000/33000, Marantz 2500/2600/2385, Yamaha CR-2020, and that's THE list from my perspective...although I'm sure there is a Kenwood that belongs in the list too like maybe the KR-9600.
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