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post #15466 of 16152

You're welcome. The nice thing about vintage amps is if you decide to go the route of using the speaker taps, it is very economical to do so. Resistors are cheap.

 

The orthodynamic roundup thread has some good insights into which amps really excel at driving planar headphones. It is a massive thread though so being good with the search function is a must.

post #15467 of 16152

The nice thing to vintage amp... it  is , if choosen wisely during the amplifier war before mass market annihilate quality, before 1980, that you can have for exemple ( Sansui au-7700) a quality pre-amp separable mechanically of the amp, high hend tone control equalization, filtration of audiophile quality, adaptation of the amp to the impedance of reading cell of the turntable, power of qualty(80 watts measured for the official 55 watts ) + component quality impossible to have today at a comparable price  even after the tuning cost added to the cost of the vintage amp...Hence my Sansui is the second most profitable purchase i had made....I have learned  the hard way that new product necessarily  dont equal quality, the price of mass market today dont have the same signification than yesterday about quality ... The new tech is not always  synonimus always of audiophile progress...:smile: 


Edited by richard51 - 2/4/16 at 6:48pm
post #15468 of 16152
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The nice thing to vintage amp... it  is , if choosen wisely during the amplifier war before mass market annihilate quality, before 1980, that you can have for exemple ( Sansui au-7700) a quality pre-amp separable mechanically of the amp, high hend tone control equalization, filtration of audiophile quality, adaptation of the amp to the impedance of reading cell of the turntable, power of qualty(80 watts measured for the official 55 watts ) + component quality impossible to have today at a comparable price  even after the tuning cost added to the cost of the vintage amp...Hence my Sansui is the second most profitable purchase i had made....I had lear the hard way that new product necessarily  dont equal quality, the price of mass market today dont have the same signification than yesterday about quality ... The new tech is not always  synonimus always of audiophile progress...:smile:


Plus they just look pretty cool too.....................

post #15469 of 16152
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thanks for the info, Hutnicks, but to tell you the truth i'm enjoying the improved difference that the Technics is giving to me now with the lcd-3's (as far as the fuller, richer, overall sound with the deeper bass extension) that i really don't feel in a rush right now to veer-off the road that i'm currently on. 

i'm appreciating the difference i'm hearing now, straight out of the headphone jack of the Technics, considering that it's so much of an improved difference over what i've been used to.  but, we're all looking to improve the sound that we're getting, and this next level is something i'll definitely look into.

so, i appreciate the link.  thanks, man.    

I run my HE-500 off the speaker tabs with no resistor or anything (i literally cut the 1/4 Jack off of a spare cable, used a multimeter to figure out which wire was positive and which was negative and then hooked that into my amp) if your not ready for it that's totally fair i was just curious though 😁
post #15470 of 16152

in the process of potentially reviving some of my very old stereo equipment for use. I bought these new while in collage in the early eighties.

Marantz SR430 Stereo receiver
Marantz SD225 Cassette deck
Marantz 6110 Turntable - not shown

 

It's been almost 20 years since I used these for playing music. I'm breaking it back out to hear how it sounds with my headphones and to see if I can incorporate it into a new system with the amp I'm going to buy.

post #15471 of 16152

I have a Yamaha C-85 and it's Headphone out is rated at 6v/100 ohms, can anyone translate that output to mw for me?

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I have a Yamaha C-85 and it's Headphone out is rated at 6v/100 ohms, can anyone translate that output to mw for me?

 

360MW

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360MW

Thank you kindly!

post #15474 of 16152

I paired the PIONEER SA-7700 with the SANSUI SP-X6900 very nice(at least to my ears).:gs1000smile:

post #15475 of 16152
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I paired the PIONEER SA-7700 with the SANSUI SP-X6900 very nice(at least to my ears).:gs1000smile:

 

Yes the pioneer sa-7700 nice little amp. I use one to drive my headphones it will easily drive them sansui speakers.


Edited by Numbers - 2/8/16 at 12:19pm
post #15476 of 16152

Just a reminder for all our vintage fans - DeOxit is your friend!  I had an intermittent drop out/interference problem with my work system - Yoga2 feeding a HRT Microstreamer 3 into a Pioneer SA-8800 integrated amp. 

 

Thought it was a USB DAC problem (tried NuForce uDac2 and FiiO E10 with no change)...........nope.  Thought it was a computer problem (tried it on my Kenwood KA-5700 at home with no issue)...........nope.  So started fiddling with the input selector switch and after working it back and forth a few times, problem went away.  Gunk build up on the contacts! 

 

Took it home over the weekend, gave it the DeOxit treatment and problem is gone.  This is after doing the same treatment a year or so ago. 

 

***Also - a public service message to you guys - I bought 1000 (yes, you read that right) red RCA cover plugs from Amazon for around $10.  That was the only quantity I could buy.  Used a bunch of them on all my systems blocking off the dust entry points and have a few hundred left over.  PM me your address if you want some of them (give me an idea on how many you want - I'll throw them in a plain white envelope and mail them out to you.  I'll post up when I'm almost out of them.   No charge............pay it forward guys. 

post #15477 of 16152
Ok folks. So I went and looked at a Pioneer SX-980 , today. I've been waiting a while for something nice to pop up on Craigslist in my area.
It's in excellent condition. See pics:




I know. The pics are atrocious. :/
So.... the guys asking price is $600. I did get to listen to it at his house. It works great. All the buttons are present. All the lights and meters work. No static in any of the knobs.
There are some blemishes on the wood , but I'm a carpenter and it's not really an issue.
With that said. What do you think a fair offer would be? Is it worth the asking price? If I did buy it, I'd probably send it out and have it restored internally. Just curious what the pros here on this thread think. Any advice is much appreciated.

Cheers
post #15478 of 16152

You might try asking at AudioKarma if you haven't. They're in tune with the current prices.

 

I've seen them go from $400-$650 pretty commonly on eBay, so this is on the high side of normal.

 

Figure that eBay takes 10% and shipping is sometimes included, I'd probably be comfortable buying locally closer to $500... but these prices fluctuate a lot over time. I haven't looked at the receivers for more than 6 months.

post #15479 of 16152
I agree. $600 isn't crazy high these days for an SX-980, but it is a little high. I would try to talk the seller down to $500. By the way, the 980 is a truly excellent receiver. You will be very happy with it.
post #15480 of 16152

Well don't tell my wife they cost $600 now, I sold my 980 to a local buyer for $300 a few months ago.:tongue_smile: Hope he likes it!

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