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The Sansui deal never worked out, so I went after the Pioneer. I picked it up today!

 

700

 

 

I can't get over how big it is...the Marantz is dwarfed by it. And power? Wow, I'm amazed.

Congrats on joining the over sized Pioneer club!  I have the same problem with my new 1080 being to large to set on a shelf in the rack and having to be placed on top for now.  I too am amazed by the power and the sound of these units.  I hope it brings you much enjoyment.

post #6167 of 13078
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Where do you get gel scraps? I wouldn't mind having some on hand (they're also good to use as masks over too-bright LEDs), and haven't had a lot of success when searching. I suspect I'm doing it wrong...

 

I think originally I found a set of colors on musiciansfriend.com ...

 

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/search/search.jsp?sB=r&question=light+gel

 

I was going to mention, another source for a similar material is "report covers" ... if they still exist.

 

Another option: MagLite sells a kit, (or sometimes includes with a new flashlight) which includes a red and a blue colored lens -- they are very thick, and small -- but it certainly works for an LED cover. (cut to size if necessary)

post #6168 of 13078
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Originally Posted by wotts View Post

The Sansui deal never worked out, so I went after the Pioneer. I picked it up today!

 

700

 

 

I can't get over how big it is...the Marantz is dwarfed by it. And power? Wow, I'm amazed.

 

C'est fantanstique!

beerchug.gif

post #6169 of 13078
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Congrats on joining the over sized Pioneer club!  I have the same problem with my new 1080 being to large to set on a shelf in the rack and having to be placed on top for now.  I too am amazed by the power and the sound of these units.  I hope it brings you much enjoyment.

 

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C'est fantanstique!

beerchug.gif

 

 

Thanks guys!  Right now I am listening to Myleen Klass and the HPM-100s are just singing. I tried some Deadmau5 earlier (before the neighborhood kiddies went to bed) and it just thundered.

post #6170 of 13078
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Originally Posted by Lee Harvey View Post

Congrats on joining the over sized Pioneer club!  I have the same problem with my new 1080 being to large to set on a shelf in the rack and having to be placed on top for now.  I too am amazed by the power and the sound of these units.  I hope it brings you much enjoyment.

 

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Originally Posted by Silent One View Post

 

C'est fantanstique!

beerchug.gif

 

 

Thanks guys!  Right now I am listening to Myleen Klass and the HPM-100s are just singing. I tried some Deadmau5 earlier (before the neighborhood kiddies went to bed) and it just thundered.

 

Well, :thumb: that was right kind of you...

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Lookin' good, Wotts! Sounding good too, I'm sure.
post #6172 of 13078
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Lookin' good, Wotts! Sounding good too, I'm sure.

 

 

Thanks boss! I've been listening to it since I got speakers connected. When I get ambitious I'll snap some internal pictures. Looks pretty clean through the grills.

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Am i the only one that worries about my stand collapsing with that much weight up top?

The 1250 has to weight close to 70 lbs.  Its a beauty btw Wotts

 

700


Trying to figure out which one to liquidate so i can buy LCD2's.

The 8080 has a little more air up top, but the Marantz plays a little nicer with headphones.  Noise is non existant.  And its more detailed across the spectrum.  though maybe not a level playing field since its been recapped.

I'd keep both and sell the cat if i thought i could get anything out of her.


Edited by Rawrbington - 11/18/12 at 11:53am
post #6174 of 13078
The recapped one is the one to keep, as it will run better for longer.
post #6175 of 13078

For whatever reason i'd put both the 8080 and the recapped 2270 on the chopping block before my 2245.  I've been in love with that thing since the day i got it.  Headphones or speakers it just sounds awesome. 

post #6176 of 13078
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Am i the only one that worries about my stand collapsing with that much weight up top?

The 1250 has to weight close to 70 lbs.  Its a beauty btw Wotts

 


Trying to figure out which one to liquidate so i can buy LCD2's.

The 8080 has a little more air up top, but the Marantz plays a little nicer with headphones.  Noise is non existant.  And its more detailed across the spectrum.  though maybe not a level playing field since its been recapped.

I'd keep both and sell the cat if i thought i could get anything out of her.

 

I was worried about it up there since the stand just has points, but it seems soild. I'll probably get a maple shade rack sometime next year. The VTi is nice, but I still don't think it's sturdy.

post #6177 of 13078
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Originally Posted by Rawrbington View Post

Am i the only one that worries about my stand collapsing with that much weight up top?

The 1250 has to weight close to 70 lbs.  Its a beauty btw Wotts

 

700

 

 

Maybe the cat knows something you don't?

post #6178 of 13078

the only thing she knows  is exactly what buttons to push and when in order to get food.

 

size is what makes the vintage gear so awesome and yet difficult to manage.

Most audio stands i've come across aren't built for the width of your pioneer, sansui and kenwood kits.

i have nightmares of my crappy makeshift stand collasping and killing my WA2 and its tubes.

 

I love the look of those VTI stands but they aren't wide enough for the bigger units either, and I want the top space for a turntable.

 

Really the marantz 22xx series are some of the only ones fit for todays stereo racks. 

 

and holy crap has anyone ever laid eyes on the Yamaha CR 3020?

An acquaintence of mine has one.  I went to his house this summer and i recognized it from 50 ft away.  its the widest thing ive ever seen.

its one of those beauty's i never thought i'd actually see.  so physically imposing.  Kinda like the 1250 and 1980, it just looks the part

post #6179 of 13078

I've been using steel utility shelving (like Rawrbrington's, but full-size: 72" tall, 36" wide) for my audio kit. Sturdiness is definitely an advantage, and it's cheap (<$100) and lets me fit two pieces of equipment per shelf (as long as they're not both 70s-era monster receivers). Everything fits on one shelf, including the boxes for the headphones, and it makes it somewhat easier for me to hold myself to a fixed quota of audio hardware: If it fits, it's fair game; if it doesn't fit, I have to clear something to make room for it.

 

Not as attractive as serious audiophile furniture, but it fits this office/listening room, since I've got a couple more wire shelves set up for computer and photography equipment.


Edited by ardgedee - 11/18/12 at 12:45pm
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Am I the only one who was concerned about the stand collapsing and dropping all those receivers on the poor cat sleeping underneath?? eek.gif
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