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post #7981 of 12350
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I won't be long until the word is truly out about how well the vintage gear can drive hp's and then we'll all be paying 2x as much for said gear. mad.gif


Keep buying your inventory now......................

post #7982 of 12350

Oddly, with the Pioneer and Sansui I feel complete. I just want to do a little cosmetic touch up here and there. The Pioneer is cosmetically complete. Now I have to give the Sansui the treatment. very_evil_smiley.gif

post #7983 of 12350
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Oddly, with the Pioneer and Sansui I feel complete. I just want to do a little cosmetic touch up here and there. The Pioneer is cosmetically complete. Now I have to give the Sansui the treatment. very_evil_smiley.gif

 

rolleyes.gif If I don't hurry up and get my grubby lil' hands on my Pioneer & Sansui, I'm gonna pick up the iPod and won't never look back! 

post #7984 of 12350

Okay, so here's an interesting story. I went into batteries plus this evening to look at some led bulbs. I'm telling the nice lady what I'm looking for and she's showing me what she has in store. She asked me what kind of project this is for. I tell her that I'm into vintage receivers and that I'm doing a relighting project.

 

She says, "oh, my husband has one of those darn things. It hasn't been turned on in about 5-6 years." So instantly my vintage radar goes off. I say in my most casual voice, "oh yeah...do you know what kind it is?" She responds, "pretty sure it's a Pioneer...yep it's a Pioneer. And it's enormous." 

 

Now my vintage radar goes immediately to defcon 3. Now I feel my armpits getting sweaty. I wonder if I can make enough spit to get out the next question. "So do you know the model?"  She says, "well, I should know it cause I've dusted that damn things for the past 20 years. I think it's a something 1980." eek.gif eek.gif

 

"Do you mean that you have an sx-1980?" I say. 

 

"Yeah, I'm pretty sure that's it," says batteries plus lady. 

 

"So do you think he might want to sell it?" My body is basically numb. She says,"I'll ask him and if he'll do it I'll send you a few pictures."

 

 

Silent prayer in my head,"God, I've been good right? If there is any way that you might see your way to me owning that amp I'd be so very grateful."

 

Stay tuned for pics possibly to follow tomorrow. popcorn.gif

post #7985 of 12350

eek.gif eek.gif eek.gif . . .

post #7986 of 12350

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good luck
 

post #7987 of 12350
Holy cow! Fingers crossed for you!
post #7988 of 12350
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post

Okay, so here's an interesting story. I went into batteries plus this evening to look at some led bulbs. I'm telling the nice lady what I'm looking for and she's showing me what she has in store. She asked me what kind of project this is for. I tell her that I'm into vintage receivers and that I'm doing a relighting project.

She says, "oh, my husband has one of those darn things. It hasn't been turned on in about 5-6 years." So instantly my vintage radar goes off. I say in my most casual voice, "oh yeah...do you know what kind it is?" She responds, "pretty sure it's a Pioneer...yep it's a Pioneer. And it's enormous." 

Now my vintage radar goes immediately to defcon 3. Now I feel my armpits getting sweaty. I wonder if I can make enough spit to get out the next question. "So do you know the model?"  She says, "well, I should know it cause I've dusted that damn things for the past 20 years. I think it's a something 1980." eek.gif
 eek.gif


"Do you mean that you have an sx-1980?" I say. 

"Yeah, I'm pretty sure that's it," says batteries plus lady. 

"So do you think he might want to sell it?" My body is basically numb. She says,"I'll ask him and if he'll do it I'll send you a few pictures."


Silent prayer in my head,"God, I've been good right? If there is any way that you might see your way to me owning that amp I'd be so very grateful."

Stay tuned for pics possibly to follow tomorrow. popcorn.gif

I had a very similar experience last week. Just replace "Battery Plus lady" with "Skeet Range Safety Officer" and "Pioneer SX1980" with "Klipsch LaScalas." I gave him my number and saying a little prayer every night before bed.
post #7989 of 12350
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post

Okay, so here's an interesting story. I went into batteries plus this evening to look at some led bulbs. I'm telling the nice lady what I'm looking for and she's showing me what she has in store. She asked me what kind of project this is for. I tell her that I'm into vintage receivers and that I'm doing a relighting project.

She says, "oh, my husband has one of those darn things. It hasn't been turned on in about 5-6 years." So instantly my vintage radar goes off. I say in my most casual voice, "oh yeah...do you know what kind it is?" She responds, "pretty sure it's a Pioneer...yep it's a Pioneer. And it's enormous." 

Now my vintage radar goes immediately to defcon 3. Now I feel my armpits getting sweaty. I wonder if I can make enough spit to get out the next question. "So do you know the model?"  She says, "well, I should know it cause I've dusted that damn things for the past 20 years. I think it's a something 1980." eek.gif
 eek.gif


"Do you mean that you have an sx-1980?" I say. 

"Yeah, I'm pretty sure that's it," says batteries plus lady. 

"So do you think he might want to sell it?" My body is basically numb. She says,"I'll ask him and if he'll do it I'll send you a few pictures."


Silent prayer in my head,"God, I've been good right? If there is any way that you might see your way to me owning that amp I'd be so very grateful."

Stay tuned for pics possibly to follow tomorrow. popcorn.gif

That's a great story. I felt your excitement.
post #7990 of 12350
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Stay tuned for pics possibly to follow tomorrow. popcorn.gif

Wowza!! Keep us informed! 

post #7991 of 12350

Don't know if this counts, but I'm eager to find out how the Fostex TH600 sounds with my baby.  MC 2205.

 

post #7992 of 12350
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Don't know if this counts, but I'm eager to find out how the Fostex TH600 sounds with my baby.  MC 2205.

 

Hey if its got power meters! wink_face.gif

 

 

We likes McIntosh's tongue_smile.gif 

post #7993 of 12350

Okay, nobody call me today. Got to keep all lines of communication open for batteries plus lady. I've added her contact info to my phone, so now if she calls it will display "Holy Grail." biggrin.gif

post #7994 of 12350
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post

Okay, nobody call me today. Got to keep all lines of communication open for batteries plus lady. I've added her contact info to my phone, so now if she calls it will display "Holy Grail." biggrin.gif

haha

 

If she doesn't call, I would call her and make an offer of $150 or something. Because they might only be expecting $20 or so.. It might make their day!! As well as yours very_evil_smiley.gif 

post #7995 of 12350

It may not work out. I'm trying not to get my hopes up. I rarely "win" anything or fall backwards into a great deal. 

 

The great thing about this quest/preoccupation for vintage gear is that some of this stuff is not really on the grid anymore. The hunt for it and the low admission price for such beautiful sounding gear is the truly compelling part for me. I suppose it's my frugal nature and my age that gives me a real appreciation for this stuff. But I'm not telling you guys anything that you don't already know. wink.gif

 

I'm just glad that I'm not getting to the party too late...

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