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Lol, I painfully sold it. I was using it exclusively for bedroom duties. Now that I have a 16 month old who refuses to sleep I his bed, I wasn't able to enjoy it like I'd hoped. So that left me with the decision to limit my self to two rigs....fisher with quad esl 57/w3000 and mcintosh mc2205/c39 with heavily modded acoustat esl/he6.
Edited by moodyrn - 11/24/14 at 3:05pm
post #13742 of 17116
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But of course your welcome to come over and listen to its much bigger brother (2205). It's something pretty special.biggrin.gif
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But of course your welcome to come over and listen to its much bigger brother (2205). It's something pretty special.biggrin.gif

 

I'd love to, so accept your offer. Just got back from 'bama this afternoon. Maybe over winter/xmas break.

 

Dang, I would have liked to have offered on your Mac.:(

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Although my favourite vintage brand, Technics, is not getting in this thread the attention it should deserve,  I can not but link the joyous news : Technics IS BACK :

 

http://www.hifiplus.com/articles/technics-reborn-and-the-direct-drive-elephant-in-the-room/?utm_campaign=Hi-Fi%2B+Weekly+Emails&utm_medium=email&utm_source=email-315

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Although my favourite vintage brand, Technics, is not getting in this thread the attention it should deserve,  I can not but link the joyous news : Technics IS BACK :

 

http://www.hifiplus.com/articles/technics-reborn-and-the-direct-drive-elephant-in-the-room/?utm_campaign=Hi-Fi%2B+Weekly+Emails&utm_medium=email&utm_source=email-315


To be fair, it's not exactly accurate to say that Technics went away entirely when Panasonic became the dominant brand of their parent group. The name was still used on cheap headphones, among other electronics, up until today.

 

Still, if Panasonic is serious about bringing the brand back as a big player, that's really good news.

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To be fair, it's not exactly accurate to say that Technics went away entirely when Panasonic became the dominant brand of their parent group. The name was still used on cheap headphones, among other electronics, up until today.

 

Still, if Panasonic is serious about bringing the brand back as a big player, that's really good news.

They obviously ARE serious. Two price levels, to which Technics should have adhered to from day one, that is to say reference level ( 40 K Euro ) and still serious one at one tenth the cost - and both feature the best thing from Technics ever, that is to say coaxial driver(s) in both speaker systems.

 

And please, PLEASE, no plastic fantastic toys this time; NEVER below certain level of quality - if Technics have built its better>top designs not to a price point but to "good enough to last as #1", some 90 % of other equipment would have been completely superfluos. Hope they find performance/price/value/staying power ratio right this time ... - even if it means relinquishing  Second To None philosophy and settling for #2, but with a price/performance unattainable by others. It could mean serious advance in quality of reproduced sound at not too exhorbitant cost for a dedicated listener.

 

 


Edited by analogsurviver - 11/24/14 at 6:28pm
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The Fisher 500c is up for sale on AG with make an offer available. wink.gif

What? YOUR new 500C???
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Originally Posted by analogsurviver View Post
 

Although my favourite vintage brand, Technics, is not getting in this thread the attention it should deserve,  I can not but link the joyous news : Technics IS BACK :

 

http://www.hifiplus.com/articles/technics-reborn-and-the-direct-drive-elephant-in-the-room/?utm_campaign=Hi-Fi%2B+Weekly+Emails&utm_medium=email&utm_source=email-315

Yes I was reading about this recently in my classical music mag. Jazz pianist and former Technics engineer Michiko Ogawa is director of the new project. 

 

 

It all looks very positive imo. I've always liked Technics.

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The Fisher 500c is up for sale on AG with make an offer available. :wink:

Ok my friend I'll pay the full 500c (cents?) for the Fisher :)

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What? YOUR new 500C???

 

ROFL...no way brother, no way. That one is not restored btw.

 

Ah, now I see how my poor wording could have been misunderstood. I should have said, A Fisher is up for sale not The Fisher...


Edited by MattTCG - 11/25/14 at 4:33am
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Ok, I got a line on a nice Marantz 1060.  I should have it next week.  I plan to get it completely re-capped right away now because in the meantime I picked up a stock Marantz 2230.  I was simply dying to hear what all the fuss is about.  Just got it this afternoon, listening to it now.  I gotta admit I hear the potential in this thing with my T1's.  It is real close to being super sweet, I keep getting glimpses of it anyway.

 

But I can't say that in its current state (un-restored) it overtakes my Leben CS300XS, and the phono pre on this 2230 definitely needs attention....internet radio streams via the aux-in sound better than the phono and that just can't be right.  I'm coming from a Sutherland PhD phono pre, I'm really wondering now if a fully re-capped 2230/1060 can even come close. I hope it can, even if it is "close enough" I'd probably sell the Sutherland.

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You're on the move...that's great to hear! Hope it works out for you, levlhed.

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Ok, I got a line on a nice Marantz 1060.  I should have it next week.  I plan to get it completely re-capped right away now because in the meantime I picked up a stock Marantz 2230.  I was simply dying to hear what all the fuss is about.  Just got it this afternoon, listening to it now.  I gotta admit I hear the potential in this thing with my T1's.  It is real close to being super sweet, I keep getting glimpses of it anyway.

 

But I can't say that in its current state (un-restored) it overtakes my Leben CS300XS, and the phono pre on this 2230 definitely needs attention....internet radio streams via the aux-in sound better than the phono and that just can't be right.  I'm coming from a Sutherland PhD phono pre, I'm really wondering now if a fully re-capped 2230/1060 can even come close. I hope it can, even if it is "close enough" I'd probably sell the Sutherland.

 

Quite a difference in price between the Leben and Marantz, plus it's tubes vs SS.  Wouldn't be surprised if the 1060/2230 don't quite reach the level of the Leben.

 

Will you have it recapped by someone else?  Already know what kind of caps you're going to use?  There's someone on AK called patfont that has done a lot of experimentation and A/B-ing of different caps in those units.  You may want to look that up.  He has, from time to time, also sold kits of complete sets of caps (plus a few transistors and diodes thrown in) for a very fair price.  I've recapped two 1060's and the second one, I opted to just buy one of his kits.  The nice thing is he separates all the caps by board and even pre-bent the component leads to fit in the PCB's.  It made things very easy and saved a lot of time - I don't think he does this regularly though - just when he has excess component inventory.  Just a thought.

 

Good luck and enjoy the Marantz units.

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Yeah, I guess I don't mean to imply that I expect to unseat the Leben just yet with this part of the plan.  My thinking is if can get close enough to get by for a bit, I'll sell the Leben to finance a jump up the SS pole.  I feel like I need to get away from stressing over tubes for awhile.

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Oh and regarding the re-cap work, I've found another fella via AK that is within driving distance.

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