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post #8716 of 13920
Can I get an AMEN


Edited by 5aces - 8/7/13 at 9:19am
post #8717 of 13920

Any news on the SX-1280 Matt? 

 

I've just bought another lower end Marantz redface.gif They don't come round very often at my neck of the woods so I had to grab it. Twas a bargain :) 

post #8718 of 13920

Congrats on the Marantz. I'm conflicted about the sx-1280. I went to look at it last night. It was in a little better condition than I expected except for a chip out of the heatsink...pretty minor. It's been serviced but not re-capped. My ears tell my that the Sansui 9090 is more technically gifted but the sx-1280 is hitting some kind of emotional response that I like. 

 

I would grab the sx-1280 but I'd have to give up the 9090 as I can't afford both. redface.gif

post #8719 of 13920
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post

Congrats on the Marantz. I'm conflicted about the sx-1280. I went to look at it last night. It was in a little better condition than I expected except for a chip out of the heatsink...pretty minor. It's been serviced but not re-capped. My ears tell my that the Sansui 9090 is more technically gifted but the sx-1280 is hitting some kind of emotional response that I like. 

 

I would grab the sx-1280 but I'd have to give up the 9090 as I can't afford both. redface.gif

Tough call mate. It would be easy if you could keep both but... Your Sansui is a beaut!  

post #8720 of 13920

There have been times, several actually, where I have bought gear (usually hp's) and then sold them. Not because they were bad or that I didn't enjoy them, but because I wanted to try something different...hear it for myself. The only way to do that is to sell off what I've got and to purchase something else. 

 

Then later down the road I sometimes "re-aquire" the same item that I sold because in the end I realized that it was more enjoyable than anything else. The only issue with vintage gear, following my same pattern, is that vintage things are not always available to "re-aquire." So the stakes are bigger here. I spend the night sleeping on the 1280 decision. Bottom line is that I want it and I'd give up the 9090 for it. 

post #8721 of 13920

biggrin.gif Nuthin' like being well on the way, cruisin' Audio Avenue all wink.gifcontent and comfy. When ye ol' fork in the road eek.gifmakes its appearance. Soooo, which way to go confused.gif. And forced to leave somethin' behind mad.gifto boot!

 

What a ride! tongue_smile.gif

post #8722 of 13920

Silent...which receivers do you own?

post #8723 of 13920
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post

There have been times, several actually, where I have bought gear (usually hp's) and then sold them. Not because they were bad or that I didn't enjoy them, but because I wanted to try something different...hear it for myself. The only way to do that is to sell off what I've got and to purchase something else. 

 

Then later down the road I sometimes "re-aquire" the same item that I sold because in the end I realized that it was more enjoyable than anything else. The only issue with vintage gear, following my same pattern, is that vintage things are not always available to "re-aquire." So the stakes are bigger here. I spend the night sleeping on the 1280 decision. Bottom line is that I want it and I'd give up the 9090 for it. 

I understand exactly where you are coming from. I only have room for so much gear, and something have to leave everytime I get something new. Recently my beloved x100c had to hit the door once the 500c came. Before that, my very mint 2330B got the boot when my sansui came. I wish I could justify keeping everything I get my hands on, but you can have only so many setups. But the furstration is again what makes this hobby so great. I couldn't afford to just go out an by high end modern gear on a whim. It was something I had to plan and save for. When ever I bought a 4 figure amp in the past I had to live with it for a long time. No matter how good it was, If I wanted to upgrade, it was inevitable I was going to take a bath on the resale. 

 

Vintage allows you to try many different amps with little risk. I've always at the very least got what I paid, but in most instances got more than I paid. So instead of saying, I wish I can afford to have a great sounding setup, it becomes, umm what amp do I want to try next. Fun times indeed.

post #8724 of 13920
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post

There have been times, several actually, where I have bought gear (usually hp's) and then sold them. Not because they were bad or that I didn't enjoy them, but because I wanted to try something different...hear it for myself. The only way to do that is to sell off what I've got and to purchase something else. 

 

Then later down the road I sometimes "re-aquire" the same item that I sold because in the end I realized that it was more enjoyable than anything else. The only issue with vintage gear, following my same pattern, is that vintage things are not always available to "re-aquire." So the stakes are bigger here. I spend the night sleeping on the 1280 decision. Bottom line is that I want it and I'd give up the 9090 for it. 

Yeah that's what this hobby is all about it seems. We're never content for long no matter how much you like something at a given time, there will be a time further down the road that you will want to change it. I keep telling myself 'no regrets' As long as you are having fun. Plus there's nothing like acquiring that new toy haha! 

post #8725 of 13920
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post

There have been times, several actually, where I have bought gear (usually hp's) and then sold them. Not because they were bad or that I didn't enjoy them, but because I wanted to try something different...hear it for myself. The only way to do that is to sell off what I've got and to purchase something else. 

 

Then later down the road I sometimes "re-aquire" the same item that I sold because in the end I realized that it was more enjoyable than anything else. The only issue with vintage gear, following my same pattern, is that vintage things are not always available to "re-aquire." So the stakes are bigger here. I spend the night sleeping on the 1280 decision. Bottom line is that I want it and I'd give up the 9090 for it. 

So you do not have enough cash flow (or credit) to get the SX1280, and then compare it to the 9090DB, and then sell the one you like least ?

 

That is what I am doing... the Marantz 1040 arrives Friday and the already-recapped Sansui AU-417 ships today (from the next state, it might be here Friday, in which case the UPS driver may curse me biggrin.gif.)

post #8726 of 13920

^^ don't get credit Matt... 

 

have you any idea how many children this man has.. ! biggrin.gif And they're all girls! Verrry expensive I can tell ya. 

post #8727 of 13920

I can swing the extra cost of both receivers for a week or so. Allowing me time to truly evaluate both and choose which I like best. But then the trouble is selling on ebay. frown.gif I don't like to sell very heavy very old things on ebay. So it would be a craigslist deal. 

 

Regardless, I don't think that I can turn down the sx1280...

post #8728 of 13920

Sounds like your hearts set on it.

I'm the same with selling big amps on Ebay. The only ones I've sold have been for 'collection only' and of course you lose a lot of interest that way.. And it can take a long time. 

post #8729 of 13920

The key is knowing how to pack and being willing to go through the trouble of doing it.  Many howtos on the bay.

post #8730 of 13920

I'd pay someone to professionally pack anything like that for ebay on a high ticket item and have insurance of course. 

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