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post #4651 of 14284

man that Scott is awesome!

i bet it sounds fantastic.

the 299 was one of their higher end models wasn't it?

i can't imagine how great it sounds

my bottom of the line 200B sounds very nice.  so i bet that things is amazing

post #4652 of 14284

Thanks guys.

 

I don't know how HH Scott's model numbers progressed with respect to BOTL to TOTL.  It is an EL84 based integrated amp and is a type 2 which means the power tubes are arranged from side to side instead of front to back like the type 1.

post #4653 of 14284

That Scott is a beautiful unit. It's amazing what things were like in the past. It always fascinates me to listen to and use older equipment, especially when you find that gem that just blows you away.

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Sigh - seeing the Scott and the Luxman remind me just how ordinary most modern electronics really is aesthetically. I'd better go for a walk before my thoughts turn to a chair and a stout length of rope.  eek.gif

 

At least Yamaha are still prepared to make em like they used to:

 

A-S2000

 

 

CR-620

post #4655 of 14284
yea yamaha are one of few that still makes them somewhat like they use to. still though, i personally think yamaha's best work in my opinion is always the 1980's M-XX, and late 1970's B-X series power amps. some of the most transparent sounding power amps even to this day, right next to harman kardon power amps.
post #4656 of 14284

any of you guys got a 2250B?

i think i may buy one. 

I've read that the newer, say post 1975 designed 22xx series sound slightly different than the older '71 designs. Not as warm and more detailed i guess is what i've seen.  i dunno though.  I think the 2250B is supposed to sound a lot like the 2275.

 

I guess i can find out. 

 

went and looked at a 2325 yesterday.  local lady had it for sale.  she wanted 400$.  and lets just say that was too much for the condition.  sadly.  3 or 4 badly bent pots.  power switch looked like someone had hit it with a hammer repeatedly.  multiple switches wouldn't stay engaged.  dial glass/plastic scratched up badly.  face plate was a mess.  and might have had a number of internal issues it was just impossible to tell because every pot and switch was so staticy.

 

asked if she'd go 250 and she said no.

So i told her how to clean it up and fix the scratchy pots and or part it out.

too bad.

cause i'd love a 2325

post #4657 of 14284

Guys, anyone have any experience with Oak Tree ?

 

http://www.oaktreevintage.com/Stereo_Receivers.htm

 

Those of you who do your own restorations will probably look at those prices and smirk, but I dont plan to buy 15 receivers off ebay in the hope of getting a good one. There are other suppliers, but most work on the premise that you send them your receiver and they send it back to you when its been resto'd - I'd prefer a one-stop shop. All feedback welcome. 

 

BTW, this is very much the way I imagine Skylab's 'study' :

 

Classic_Silver_Audio-Vintage-Stereo_Equipment_Stack_Collection_and_Jerry.jpg


Edited by estreeter - 4/29/12 at 11:00pm
post #4658 of 14284
LOL! My office does have about that much gear it it, but it's much more neatly displayed wink.gif

My house is a 130 year old Victorian that we bought in 1999 and have fixed up. The 3rd floor attic is where my office and "man cave" are, and it's finished loft-style. So it's nice and open up there, about 900 square feet, but divided into three "areas" because of the way the roof is. One is my office, one is the man cave, and one is our rarely used guest bedroom. I'm lucky to have that space, as it is well insulated from the rest of the house, and my playing loud music isn't too big a problem biggrin.gif

As for Oak Tree, I have seen their site before, but not ever bought from them. They are one of those people that service vintage gear but don't really "restore" them fully, in that they clean and will replace parts that are truly bad, but they do not go through and do a complete replacement of every electrolytic capacitor (which is what I have had done on my SX-1980, SX-1280, and 9090DB).
Edited by Skylab - 4/30/12 at 5:35am
post #4659 of 14284

My new one :)

 

But it is only a tuner

 

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post #4660 of 14284
Would the headphone output on something like the 2285B be ok for low impedance cans.


(editted for what I now realize was a stupid question)
Edited by Pudu - 4/30/12 at 7:42pm
post #4661 of 14284

 

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Originally Posted by Skylab View Post

LOL! My office does have about that much gear it it, but it's much more neatly displayed wink.gif
My house is a 130 year old Victorian that we bought in 1999 and have fixed up. The 3rd floor attic is where my office and "man cave" are, and it's finished loft-style. So it's nice and open up there, about 900 square feet, but divided into three "areas" because of the way the roof is. One is my office, one is the man cave, and one is our rarely used guest bedroom. I'm lucky to have that space, as it is well insulated from the rest of the house, and my playing loud music isn't too big a problem biggrin.gif
As for Oak Tree, I have seen their site before, but not ever bought from them. They are one of those people that service vintage gear but don't really "restore" them fully, in that they clean and will replace parts that are truly bad, but they do not go through and do a complete replacement of every electrolytic capacitor (which is what I have had done on my SX-1980, SX-1280, and 9090DB).

 

Rob, I can definitely see how I could start collecting these receivers off EBay - they have so much appeal for those of us who couldnt afford them new. In some cases, even if the thing didnt power up it would make me happy just to be able to look at it - most of the 'woodies' light my fire, and it would be so easy to find yourself wanting to collect an entire series of Marantz/Sansui/Pioneer receivers, particularly the silver models. One thing to collect headphone amps, but these things would entail some serious shipping charges. 

post #4662 of 14284
Estreteer, we are a couple of years too late - the vintage craze makes the receivers almost unaffordable...again...sort of. At least in Sweden where I live.
post #4663 of 14284

 

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Originally Posted by estreeter View Post

 

Rob, I can definitely see how I could start collecting these receivers off EBay - they have so much appeal for those of us who couldnt afford them new. In some cases, even if the thing didnt power up it would make me happy just to be able to look at it - most of the 'woodies' light my fire, and it would be so easy to find yourself wanting to collect an entire series of Marantz/Sansui/Pioneer receivers, particularly the silver models. One thing to collect headphone amps, but these things would entail some serious shipping charges. 

 

Well they take up too much space even for me to collect a LOT of them, tempting as it is.  Even the five I have is silly, although I am actually using four of the five daily, so it's not so ridiculous.  And for every vintage receiver, I sold at least two headphone amps basshead.gif  I actually really don't own even one dedicated home headphone amp anymore, given that the Leben and Decware amps I have are really integrated amps, and my RWA AE is used mostly as a DAC...

post #4664 of 14284
Im about to buy a Pioneer sx1010. Although quite satisfied with M2270 I've always liked the heavy Pioneer receivers. Always wanted to own one. The seller wants $500-550, he is the first owner, bought it mid seventies. It wotks great and is in good shape. Just to give you an idea of the prices here. I think its a bit much, I get the feeling they are somewhat cheaper in the US.
Edited by trentino - 4/30/12 at 7:45am
post #4665 of 14284

That's a bit high for a 1010, but not crazy high.  I bought a fully recapped 1010 here for $400, and sold it a few months later for the same price, about 6 months ago or so.

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