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post #7816 of 13505

Cable arguments get threads locked and cleaned up. If it has to be discussed, it's better to do it in one of the topical forums, or by private message.

 

Everybody trying to get their last words in is the same thing as continuing the argument.

post #7817 of 13505
No no no.

This is one of the most amiable, good-natured threads on head-fi. No cable talk in here pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeease.


Edited by Pudu - 6/24/13 at 7:10am
post #7818 of 13505

CREATOR: gd-jpeg v1.0 (using IJG JPEG v62), quality = 90

 

 

Back on topic... So I'm currently spending 3 years in the UK and some talk about units that were unique to different regions got me thinking... is there anything vintage I should be keeping my eye open for over here, or possibly seeking out? 

 

I've got a few tubes I'm chasing, I found a really cool turntable, what about amps? 


I realize this is sort of tossing a pretty wide net, but a few suggestions would give me some leads to track.

post #7819 of 13505
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Originally Posted by DefQon View Post

I didn't win the auction on the AX-1000 :(

 

Went out of my budget.

 

Too bad!

We lost the chance to see nude of beauty, I mean innards.

 

From internet, the innards of A-X900 Isn't impressive. No torfa, small heatsink. There may have huge difference between A-X900 and A-X1000, same as Pioneer A-80 and A-90.

 

A-80 innards (from internet)

http://album.volny.cz

 

A-90 innards (from internet)

post #7820 of 13505
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Originally Posted by shipsupt View Post

 

 

Back on topic... So I'm currently spending 3 years in the UK and some talk about units that were unique to different regions got me thinking... is there anything vintage I should be keeping my eye open for over here, or possibly seeking out? 

 

I've got a few tubes I'm chasing, I found a really cool turntable, what about amps? 


I realize this is sort of tossing a pretty wide net, but a few suggestions would give me some leads to track.

 

Great question, actually. Because along with other consumer products (like cars), companies often make only certain models available in regional markets. Yes rolleyes.gif we know you know, but... hopefully this thread can shed light on those Electronics Company exports for the U.K. and local wares.


Edited by Silent One - 6/24/13 at 8:20am
post #7821 of 13505
The next person to reference cables on my favorite thread gets pistol whipped.
post #7822 of 13505

I think you just referenced them...

post #7823 of 13505
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Originally Posted by shipsupt View Post



Back on topic... So I'm currently spending 3 years in the UK and some talk about units that were unique to different regions got me thinking... is there anything vintage I should be keeping my eye open for over here, or possibly seeking out? 

I've got a few tubes I'm chasing, I found a really cool turntable, what about amps? 


I realize this is sort of tossing a pretty wide net, but a few suggestions would give me some leads to track.

YES - look for some nice vintage B&W speakers. DM-1200, DM-1400, and DM-16 come immediately to mind, but the are others too. These seem to sell for much less in the UK than they do over here, likely because they sold far more per capita over there. I have been blown away at how good the DM-16's are.
post #7824 of 13505
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Originally Posted by shipsupt View Post

 

 

Back on topic... So I'm currently spending 3 years in the UK and some talk about units that were unique to different regions got me thinking... is there anything vintage I should be keeping my eye open for over here, or possibly seeking out? 

 

I've got a few tubes I'm chasing, I found a really cool turntable, what about amps? 


I realize this is sort of tossing a pretty wide net, but a few suggestions would give me some leads to track.

You may want to look at the early A&R Cambridge stuff, which later turned into Arcam. They are always popping up on ebay.  

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/A-R-Cambridge-a60-vintage-amp-tuner-/261234478910?pt=UK_AudioTVElectronics_HomeAudioHiFi_Tuners&hash=item3cd2c9cf3e

 

Also, there is some really cool vintage Technics stuff available on ebay at the mo. The SU range is very good in my experience (and my Dads :) From the late 70's beasts to the more sleek early 80's models. 

post #7825 of 13505

I don't know how the cable thing started, I thought we were talking about upgrading the vintage AC connection point to something more modern and efficient.

 

Hope that fixed it for y'all wink_face.gif

post #7826 of 13505

Hi all,

 

 A Marantz Receiver, model 26 is for sale near me for $220.  

Is this a good price?

I am also wondering if 1.) the headphone jack/amp will power (well) a pair of Mad Dogs, and 2.) Can I hook up spade connector speaker cables?

 

Thanks!

 

 

 

 

post #7827 of 13505
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Originally Posted by grokit View Post

I don't know how the cable thing started, I thought we were talking about upgrading the vintage AC connection point to something more modern and efficient.

 

Hope that fixed it for y'all wink_face.gif

 

Honestly, I thought the first foray into the kitchen was fine. Like any good chef will do, "This is what I used to solve the problem and here's how." Then someone observed "That (meat, fish, pork, poultry, fruit, vegetable, herb or spice) doesn't make a difference!"

 

And then...

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Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

tongue_smile.gif FOOD FIGHT

post #7828 of 13505
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Originally Posted by catcherfly View Post

Hi all,

 

 A Marantz Receiver, model 26 is for sale near me for $220.  

Is this a good price?

I am also wondering if 1.) the headphone jack/amp will power (well) a pair of Mad Dogs, and 2.) Can I hook up spade connector speaker cables?

 

Thanks!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I haven't tried that model, but the MD love the power from the vintage amps. I'd say that it would be a good match. 

 

So take your hp's, a source and get over there and try it out!!

post #7829 of 13505
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Originally Posted by catcherfly View Post

Hi all,

 

 A Marantz Receiver, model 26 is for sale near me for $220.  

Is this a good price?

I am also wondering if 1.) the headphone jack/amp will power (well) a pair of Mad Dogs, and 2.) Can I hook up spade connector speaker cables?

 

Thanks!

 

 

 

I have no experience with earlier Marantz model.

All I know is that some people really dig first generation transistor stuff, but not me.

It can't take spade connector, you have to buy some pin type connectors.

post #7830 of 13505

Earlier in this mammoth thread, I posted about issues I was having with my Kenwood KR-9400 and its sound quality. I am happy to report that after pressing in the "AF Muting" button (I believe it is similar to the -20db on other vintage receivers), it really widened up the soundstage for my headphones. Before, the mids were so sharp and forward, it hurt to turn it up. Now it is clear, spacious and very 3D. The mids are not recessed now, but more neutral, so I am getting more highs/lows than I was before. I am using it to drive my HD800 and Audio Technica AD2000x straight from my Marantz SACD8004 (it has a built-in DAC as well) and it is absolutely beautiful on both. No goofy "pairing" issues. I put in an electronic album and I could almost "see" the sounds that are normally buried in the mix.

 

Score one for the vintage scene. This thing blows away every dedicated headphone amplifier I've heard so far (mostly in the $1000-$1500 range).

 

So just a question...if I were to pick up a second vintage receiver mostly as a headphone amp, what would compliment the KR-9400? I want to say it is slightly warm and I have read a lot of Pioneers are brighter or neutral.


Edited by GoldfishX - 6/25/13 at 11:47am
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