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post #8686 of 12909
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Yes, well aware of the costs.  I will probably will pursue this at some point and will report back with the results.

Please keep us updated - this might turn out to be reasonable method of achieving the desired goal at not too exhorbitant cost.

post #8687 of 12909
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Please keep us updated - this might turn out to be reasonable method of achieving the desired goal at not too exhorbitant cost.

 

Will do!

post #8688 of 12909

I'm going to give it a shot and get myself the Sansui AU-3900 and report back the results. I'm also getting it mainly for the phono input. Recently I had a stroke of luck selling all 3 of the equipments that I put up for sale (one Aune T1 was sold to the guy I gave for repairs), and I don't have a DAC and phono stage anymore. So in consideration about getting an amp for myself I can only choose a DAC+amp or phono stage+amp. That 'ole 3900 fits the bill and I'll get myself the new UD110 by Stoner Acoustics, revealed in his facebook to be released in a month or so.

 

Also I'm going to need the array of controls on it especially the Stereo/Mono selection for my turntable calibration. If only that darn replacement Analogue Test Record LP would arrive already.

 

Since the MS Carnival 1 is not very efficient at 85dB, would this Sansui suffice? Speakers rated at 15-80Watts, the Sansui is like 25 or 22 Watts.

 

*edit: Forgot to mention that they'll be used as nearfield speakers.


Edited by penmarker - 8/6/13 at 1:06pm
post #8689 of 12909
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Originally Posted by moodyrn View Post

So tell me analogsurviver, what vintage amps and receiver have you listened to, to come up with these conclusions? I've owned both high end modern and vintage gear and have even done side by side comparisons using high end low impedance, high impedance, low and high sensitivity cans. And I stand by my conclusion that even some lower end vintage amps can compete with midrange to lower high end headphone amps. So what direct comparisons have you done?

I did write a comprehensive reply and hit the wrong button - POOF ! 

 

I will try again tomorrow, promise.

post #8690 of 12909

Nice... I lived in Lakewood for years, over in Pontiac now, but looking for a place in Narragansett.

 

I've got a laundry list of stuff that I need to get out of here before I move, some vintage, some not.

 

I'll PM rather than cloud up the thread with it.

 

  -Mike

 

 

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LOL biggrin.gif

 

I am a born and bred Rhoe DieLanda!

 

I used to live across from the Walmart on Post Road near the intersection of Warwick Ave before moving to Blackstone MA

 

What do you got that you want to get rid off?

post #8691 of 12909
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Originally Posted by penmarker View Post

I'm going to give it a shot and get myself the Sansui AU-3900 and report back the results. I'm also getting it mainly for the phono input. Recently I had a stroke of luck selling all 3 of the equipments that I put up for sale (one Aune T1 was sold to the guy I gave for repairs), and I don't have a DAC and phono stage anymore. So in consideration about getting an amp for myself I can only choose a DAC+amp or phono stage+amp. That 'ole 3900 fits the bill and I'll get myself the new UD110 by Stoner Acoustics, revealed in his facebook to be released in a month or so.

 

Also I'm going to need the array of controls on it especially the Stereo/Mono selection for my turntable calibration. If only that darn replacement Analogue Test Record LP would arrive already.

 

Since the MS Carnival 1 is not very efficient at 85dB, would this Sansui suffice? Speakers rated at 15-80Watts, the Sansui is like 25 or 22 Watts.

 

*edit: Forgot to mention that they'll be used as nearfield speakers.

For nearfield, with not too dynamic material, 20 or so watt should suffice. Better more, but should be reasonably ok.

 

@Everybody that need mono for phono ( or any other ) reasons - you can use a normal RCA cable and connect left and right record out jacks on preamps/amps/receivers that lack mono button.

 

Tougher is the lack of balance controls - only the most $$$$$ carts will require zero channel balance correction, 1 dB difference is quite common even in fairly expensive carts.

post #8692 of 12909
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Originally Posted by analogsurviver View Post

I did write a comprehensive reply and hit the wrong button - POOF ! 

I will try again tomorrow, promise.

You don't have to go through the trouble. We can just respectfully disagree on the matter. I have my ears and you have yours. Personal enjoyment is all that matters to me. You continue to enjoy your amps and I will continue to enjoy mine.
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I would be interested in any recommendations of soldering gear to use on vintage amplifiers... I have a very generic "soldering iron" that is decades old, and I would want to get something a little more sophisticated if I was going to do something like "recap".

 

Either links to existing web pages, or your own personal experience would be fine, thanks!

post #8694 of 12909
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I would be interested in any recommendations of soldering gear to use on vintage amplifiers... I have a very generic "soldering iron" that is decades old, and I would want to get something a little more sophisticated if I was going to do something like "recap".

 

Either links to existing web pages, or your own personal experience would be fine, thanks!

 

I have a Hakko 936 station with a Hakko 907 iron. You can buy different tips for it too. There are many soldering tips in the DIY forum.

 

post #8695 of 12909

It's been all time since I've visited here.  Since than I acquired a Violectric V200/V800 combo.

But recently I plugged my Grado RS1 and LCD-2 in to my Pioneer SX-737.  And wow, the soundstage and dynamics blew me away.

The V200 is so much more refined and smooth, but the soundstage is so much wider on the pioneer.  When I have my headphones plugged into the V200, I feel like I'm listening to headphones, but when I plug it into the Pioneer, it's like I'm listening to speakers.  So much more alive and dynamic. The impedance may not be right or ideal but my headphones really come to life.

 

The pioneer is a little brighter than the V200, so I don't do it long or I get fatigued on the pioneer but while it lasts, it's a treat.

I wish I could find a vintage receiver that sounded like the V200.  I had Marantz but to me it was warm but had thin mids.  Could not figure it out.

 

Anyways, these vintage receivers are something. 

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I think it was said earlier but I got to say this is my favorite thread on this forum. biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by kstuart View Post

I would be interested in any recommendations of soldering gear to use on vintage amplifiers... I have a very generic "soldering iron" that is decades old, and I would want to get something a little more sophisticated if I was going to do something like "recap".

 

Either links to existing web pages, or your own personal experience would be fine, thanks!

 

I have a Hakko 936 station with a Hakko 907 iron. You can buy different tips for it too. There are many soldering tips in the DIY forum.

 


I checked the DIY Forum Beginners Guide and that is one of two Soldering Stations that they recommend (the other is a Weller WESD51 or WES51 Station).

 

One aspect of tips and recommendations in the DIY Forum is that it is generally for making your own kits and such.  So, it occurred to me that there might be different recommendations for working on Vintage gear - for example, there might be different solder types used ?

post #8698 of 12909
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The pioneer is a little brighter than the V200, so I don't do it long or I get fatigued on the pioneer but while it lasts, it's a treat.

I wish I could find a vintage receiver that sounded like the V200.  I had Marantz but to me it was warm but had thin mids.  Could not figure it out.

 

Anyways, these vintage receivers are something. 

 

I would suggest you give Luxman or Kenwood a try.

 

Oh, I forgot to mention that Harman Kardon has warmest sound but not like Marantz bottom-heavy. So it may suit you.


Edited by Meewoo - 8/6/13 at 7:41pm
post #8699 of 12909
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Originally Posted by kstuart View Post


I checked the DIY Forum Beginners Guide and that is one of two Soldering Stations that they recommend (the other is a Weller WESD51 or WES51 Station).

 

One aspect of tips and recommendations in the DIY Forum is that it is generally for making your own kits and such.  So, it occurred to me that there might be different recommendations for working on Vintage gear - for example, there might be different solder types used ?

 

You can post that question there. There are also RoHS compliant solder.

post #8700 of 12909

Luxman sounds interesting but looks expensive too. 

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I would suggest you give Luxman or Kenwood a try.

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