Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Headphone Amps (full-size) › Calling All "Vintage" Integrated/Receiver Owners
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Calling All "Vintage" Integrated/Receiver Owners - Page 474

post #7096 of 13893
Quote:
Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post

^^ Nice score!! My wife would have a complete meltdown if I brought something like that home. redface.gif
My wife loves the look of vintage gear. The other day she suggested upgrading my HPM700 because they didn't go low enough. She also pesters me about getting a nice turntable (I'm all digital).
post #7097 of 13893

You've got chemistry tongue_smile.gifinside the listening room.

post #7098 of 13893

LOL, it took me a few days to introduce them to my special lady friend.  For $8, I really couldn't pass them up and I knew she would be able to complain too much at that price.
 

post #7099 of 13893

Heya,

 

Calling on a little help here if anyone would be so kind.

 

Recently saw a Luxman LV-105u Hybrid Tube Stereo  Amplifier at a vintage electronics booth at a swap meet, I asked to see the internals (curiosity struck me as it said hybrid on the badge), and it did indeed have two tubes (Alpine tubes). I gave him 25 to hold it for me (asking 100 for it) as to seek out some more info.  This is what I found http://www.audioreview.com/cat/amplification/integrated-amplifiers/luxman/lv-105u/prd_115901_2717crx.aspx, not glowing reviews, but a tube roll might do it some justice.

 

Does anyone have any information on this amp?

 

 

Thanks!

post #7100 of 13893
That wasn't really Luxman's greatest period, the late 1980's. I had a SS preamp of theirs in the early 90's and it was decent, but not great. If its 100% functional with zero issues, $100 isn't a huge amount to risk,
post #7101 of 13893
Quote:
Originally Posted by Skylab View Post

That wasn't really Luxman's greatest period, the late 1980's. I had a SS preamp of theirs in the early 90's and it was decent, but not great. If its 100% functional with zero issues, $100 isn't a huge amount to risk,

I was not even thinking of it in terms of being a Luxman, it just seemed interesting. He always has odd gear that he picks up at really good prices.  I agree about the 100 bucks, the only reason I did not pick it up is because of no ATM there and only had a bit of cash on me.

 

Thanks !

post #7102 of 13893

*

 

got a Marantz 2220B Receiver. it is DEAD SILENT which is very awesome compared to the hum on my HK 430 and lesser hum on my Kenwood KR-7400. feeding the 2220B with a Nuforce UDH-100 24/192 vinyl rip of pink floyds PULSE and it is incredible sound quality may be a little better than the Kenwood not the HK 430 though. 


Edited by harrinj - 4/26/13 at 1:58am
post #7103 of 13893

Hope you guys can help me out. Having issues with my Kenwood KA-405's input selector.

When set it to the center tuner position, it works great. If I turn the knob up to phono or down to aux 95% of the time I get no sound from the left channel. Now if I fiddle with the knob, (sorta turn it halfway between tuner and phono or aux) the sound returns to my left channel.

 

 

 

I have put deoxit in both those 2 little holes and into the switch from any angle I can many times. This does not fix the issue. Any other ideas? Found this http://www.ebay.com/itm/160897060076?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649 It is not form the same model but looks pretty similar. Do you guys think I could use parts from it to fix mine? Thanks

post #7104 of 13893

Sorry to say you might have a major problem in the switch. The small gear moves contacts forward or back across the  switch internally   . The contacts sound worn.

                 You can either live with it or unsolder the metal cover and remove to see if that allows you access to the contacts .If not then you have little action left unless you could replace the switch .Many have sealed contacts 

                      Having tried to repair  many of those 70s/80s/ switches it is either hard or impossible.other than replace it.

                             If it works when you click it half-way then as a last resort remove/bend  the click action so that you have smooth adjustment. But thats a last resort.

                                 Looking at the link you provided for a replacement the first thing  that strikes me is that the control shaft is direct not via a gear so you would have to  redrill the front  plate 

                                     the second unless it has the same number of contacts as your one it will not fit . 


Edited by duncan1 - 4/27/13 at 1:33pm
post #7105 of 13893

After reading some of this thread, I got out my old Sony STR-6065a receiver, still stylish in it's wood trim, and gave a listen with some Radio Shack earbuds I use for commuting and WOW! , that old Sony rocks. Much better, fuller sounding than any of my HT receivers. In a week or two I'll have my new headphones and I'll see what it'll really do. 

post #7106 of 13893

biggrin.gif

post #7107 of 13893
Quote:
Originally Posted by RickeyM View Post

After reading some of this thread, I got out my old Sony STR-6065a receiver, still stylish in it's wood trim, and gave a listen with some Radio Shack earbuds I use for commuting and WOW! , that old Sony rocks. Much better, fuller sounding than any of my HT receivers. In a week or two I'll have my new headphones and I'll see what it'll really do. 

 

What hp's are you planning to try out with the Sony?

post #7108 of 13893

Right now I'm liking the Sony MDR-1R

post #7109 of 13893

I'm glad someone mentioned a Sony STR-6065. I've been thinking about picking up a STR-6065/6065/6120/6200 recently as a lower power receiver since they have a few rave (though arguably quite biased) reviews. I'm willing to take a risk on them since they don't go for much, but I could always use for another opinion. Is anyone here able to compare any of them to a Pioneer SX-1980? I'm just looking for sound quality & listening pleasure on inputs and the tuner. Obviously one of those is a clear winner on volume and wattage haha.

post #7110 of 13893

Going to pick up a Pioneer 1974 XS1010 receiver tomorrow to use as a headamp with my HD800.

Really excited that it might be better than my Phoenix!

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Headphone Amps (full-size)
Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Headphone Amps (full-size) › Calling All "Vintage" Integrated/Receiver Owners