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post #6121 of 13591

Great!

Yeah htey're real wood veneer.  Problem is they are gigantic.  Might require a second bottle of the howards

post #6122 of 13591

I have a quick noob question for all the audiophiles:

 

Do i need an amp for a 38 Ohms headphones? (ATHM50)

 

I listen on PC, Ipod Classic.

 

Thank you.

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Can anyone tell me if Carver receivers, specifically HR-722 and HR-752, work well or at all with hp's? I'm looking for a receiver to use with a cdp and my SR-60i's and HD-598's. I've searched the on-line manuals and found some generic impedance info which was of little help. Are the Carver receivers even worth considering? Thanks. 

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Originally Posted by Ren19 View Post

I have a quick noob question for all the audiophiles:

 

Do i need an amp for a 38 Ohms headphones? (ATHM50)

 

I listen on PC, Ipod Classic.

 

Thank you.

I think an amp can always help headphones and the vintage receivers discussed in this thread are truly bang for the buck. I am seeking out two more right now.

 

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Originally Posted by haguy View Post

Can anyone tell me if Carver receivers, specifically HR-722 and HR-752, work well or at all with hp's? I'm looking for a receiver to use with a cdp and my SR-60i's and HD-598's. I've searched the on-line manuals and found some generic impedance info which was of little help. Are the Carver receivers even worth considering? Thanks. 

I am not familiar with the Carver gear outside recommendations from my HT ethusiast friend. I can't imagine it would do a bad job as a headamp though. I would seek out information regarding how the headphone jack is wired.

 

 

And a question I have: Pioneer SX-1250, works, a couple burnt out lights, antenna is broken, but seller has a replacement. It doesn't specify a re-cap, and the asking price is $600. It that about right, or should I be looking to negotiate?

post #6125 of 13591

Out here in the former land of Milk & Honey, on CL there's a SX-1250 for $590. Everything reportedly works well. But, aesthetically looks neglected - dull wood; face ( a few scratches).

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Wotts I think that's a bit high, given the few issues. I'd try to negotiate a bit. I personally think you should be $500 or less.

Related to Pioneer SX-xx50 and xx80 receivers, the one thing NOT to sweat about is the wood. Usually the existing wood casework can be brought back to life with just some 0000 steel wool, Howard's restor-a-finish and Feed'n'Wax. If the veneer is badly chipped, brand new wood cases can be had for $100-ish. I would much rather have one with some flaws in the wood that works perfectly than the other way around. Even replacing the function indicator lamps is a pretty major project with these Pioneers.
post #6127 of 13591
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Originally Posted by Skylab View Post

The one thing NOT to sweat about is the wood.

 

Yup. Wood can always be restored and replaced. Not necessarily cheaply (if you want a good job done), but odds are really good that if you give a receiver a better wood case than its original, collectors are not nearly going to mind that as much as they'll mind that the innards were messed with.

post #6128 of 13591

Thank you everyone. I'll see what I can do. biggrin.gif

post #6129 of 13591
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Originally Posted by wotts View Post

I think an amp can always help headphones and the vintage receivers discussed in this thread are truly bang for the buck. I am seeking out two more right now.

 

I am not familiar with the Carver gear outside recommendations from my HT ethusiast friend. I can't imagine it would do a bad job as a headamp though. I would seek out information regarding how the headphone jack is wired.

 

 

And a question I have: Pioneer SX-1250, works, a couple burnt out lights, antenna is broken, but seller has a replacement. It doesn't specify a re-cap, and the asking price is $600. It that about right, or should I be looking to negotiate?

Thank you for the response, wotts. The Carver manual states the following regarding the hp jack: " HP impedance may be from a few ohms to several thousand ohms, although output level may vary depending on impedance. HP jack is driven by a separate internal amp designed to provide the correct voltage and wattage gain needed." I wish "...a few ohms..." was defined. Any other thoughts? Again, thank you.  

post #6130 of 13591

Nice combo :)

 

1000

post #6131 of 13591
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Originally Posted by Ren19 View Post

I have a quick noob question for all the audiophiles:

 

Do i need an amp for a 38 Ohms headphones? (ATHM50)

 

I listen on PC, Ipod Classic.

 

Thank you.

 

Even low impedance phone can benefit from amping.  The amp and volume control is an iPod are not great.  Using a Line Out Dock cable (bypasses iPod volume control and amp) from an iPod to an amp can sound noticeably better.  PCs typically don't sound that great either from the HP out.  Both sources can audiophile sound quality if you use an external DAC with them to process their digital out signal.

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Originally Posted by haguy View Post

Thank you for the response, wotts. The Carver manual states the following regarding the hp jack: " HP impedance may be from a few ohms to several thousand ohms, although output level may vary depending on impedance. HP jack is driven by a separate internal amp designed to provide the correct voltage and wattage gain needed." I wish "...a few ohms..." was defined. Any other thoughts? Again, thank you.  

Depeding on the era, it may be a opamp driven amplifirer, which can be very good. Myself, I'd check the used market for value and pick it up, if I knew i'd be able to sell it if I didn't like the sound. What cans would you be using?

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Originally Posted by wotts View Post

Depeding on the era, it may be a opamp driven amplifirer, which can be very good. Myself, I'd check the used market for value and pick it up, if I knew i'd be able to sell it if I didn't like the sound. What cans would you be using?

I would be using both the SR60i and HD598 cans. Thanks for responding.

post #6134 of 13591

Since I keep being wrong about what sort of Vintage equipment is of any interest to anyone, this time I will ask:

 

Are mid-1980s Japanese stereo receivers - no knobs - up and down buttons for volume and balance - of any interest to anyone  ?

 

My guess is that only receivers from the "knob era" are of interest, but I thought I would ask.....

post #6135 of 13591

You are going to post exhibits, yes?

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