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It is said, that if you want to get good quality sleep, do not surf the web right before bedtime. I'm going to bed now and just made the mistake of taking one last look at vintage electronics on Craigslist. blink.gif And saw a SX-1250. Now w-i-d-e awake. ph34r.gif

post #6017 of 13357

HAHA!

i know that feeling all too well.  

You know you have a problem when you can't go to sleep because somebody put a piece of fine vintage equipment on Craigslist

post #6018 of 13357

This could be good or bad.  I may be picking up a SX-950 today.  Maybe I'll hang onto a 780 and the 950 and sell the rest.

post #6019 of 13357
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Originally Posted by calipilot227 View Post

Picked up a Nad 7220PE at a thrift store today for $30. Plugged it in when I got home, but sadly there was no sound. It even smoked a little blink.gif I was reading that the output transformers have a tendency to fail.
Is it worth fixing? I don't really need another receiver, already have a Pioneer SA-6500 II that I love (and it certainly looks cooler). If it's not incredibly difficult (and it's worth it), I'd like to fix it and pass it on to someone who can use it.


The NAD has output transformers? You sure about that? I'm not sure why an '80s SS amp would need output transformers. Regardless, the transformers are one of the few parts that tend to stay in good condition even after years of use. It's usually the capacitors or silicon (transistors/diodes) that start to go first.

 

Head over to HifiEngine and download the service manuals. I'd replace all the electrolytics in the power supply and amp board first thing. You'll probably want a multimeter to troubleshoot and double-check the circuit.

post #6020 of 13357

I just picked this up today to go with my SX-950. Plays and everything works great.

 

 

 

I never did get to post a picture of my 950 and G8000. Here you go.

 


Edited by weverb - 10/18/12 at 8:10pm
post #6021 of 13357
Nice looking stuff!
post #6022 of 13357
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I just picked this up today to go with my SX-950. Plays and everything works great.

 

 

I never did get to post a picture of my 950 and G800. Here you go.

 

 

 

Congrats! You also look well positioned to entertain over the holidays...what's the address again? tongue_smile.gif

post #6023 of 13357
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Nice looking stuff!

 

Trying to model after your amazing set up.

post #6024 of 13357

My Marantz 2285 has developed a whir in the left tape monitor channel. It's very slight, a buzz so to speak, like bacon sizzle, that's audible only during playback and completely black when nothing is being output. Buzz is most audible between tracks. Any ideas on what this can be? Oxidation? Failing capacitor? I suppose the unit has to be dissembled to get at the controls for a cleaning. 

post #6025 of 13357
If you switch the source select through its rotation cycle 10-12 times rapidly, does the problem lessen or go away? Try the same with the Tape Monitor tape/source buttons.
post #6026 of 13357

Thanks Rob, I'll try it once I get home and report back.

post #6027 of 13357

Unfortunately rotating the source selector has not helped the problem. The noise does not go away or lessen to any audible degree. Neither is there a change with rotating the tape monitor controls. I find when I rotate the balance dial entirely to the left channel there is an distortion and cackling noise. I'll likely dissemble the unit tomorrow and spray down all the controls with deoxit. Worst case scenario it'll go to the shop for capacitor replacement. Any other ideas I'm certainly open to listen. 

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Does anyone here have a good recommendation for a more mid priced receiver (around 100 bucks average) for hifiman he400 and BIC DV64

tower speakers. I like neutral or slightly bright, and not warm and not cold. I've already ruled out all of marantz because they are simply too warm for my tastes.

post #6029 of 13357
You may be able to get a Pioneer SX-580 for that price. Pioneer receivers are fairly neutral.
post #6030 of 13357
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Originally Posted by calipilot227 View Post

You may be able to get a Pioneer SX-580 for that price. Pioneer receivers are fairly neutral.


     What do you say its key points are, treble clarity, Neutrality(as you mentioned),Clean Sound, low noise, Etc.? Anything smooth sounding is a big no-no. I despise smooth sound. It's only worth using if it sounds alive in my opinion. Not everything needs to be syrupy and liquid(I'm looking at YOU three HD-600, HD-558, and HD-650).


Edited by Gallade475 - 10/20/12 at 11:00pm
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