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Lol, not at all. I'm really glad you're enjoying it. My 9090db has been fully restored and including all caps, many resistors, diodes, all trimming pots and relay. So it's really not a fair fight between it and my 1280. But  they are close enough that I think the 1280 would pass it if it received similar treatment. So the fact my stock 1280 can at least keep up with a completely refurbished 9090db is a true testament to how good it is. I would like to get it restored one day as well, but since my stock ka-907 also beats it, it's first in line for the restore treatment. 

 

But wow you've gone from 0-100 in a flash.  It was just a short while ago you were checking out my sansui at a meet, and now a you have 1280?  All I can say to that is.

 

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Edited by moodyrn - 8/7/13 at 8:08pm
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Regarding shipping, I have to ship a set of speakers every now and then to keep the collection from taking over the house. I usually wrap them in plastic wrap and build a 2'' thick fitted foam box around the speakers, immobilize the drivers and add 1/2'' of bubble wrap to the corners of the foam. Then I custom fit a double ply box and put a hard foam foundation on one end to act as the bottom and seal the box. The important part is to support and protect the corners. As a technique, I label them fragile and "this side up." Also, I find that just having insurance labels increases the odds of being treated well. I have never lost a speaker, despite the best effort of the shippers. I had a guy send a photo of a box he got from me, it looked like it survived a tornado, but there was no damage inside.

On really heavy speakers, I go a little more overboard. I do everything above, then I use a springy foam to make a suspension of sorts on the outside of the box and I double box it. The springy foam doesn't deflate like bubble wrap. I've only had to ship things over 100 lbs per speaker a few times, but man is it a pain. Takes me all day to pack them.

post #8763 of 13423

This will make you feel even better about your purchase (I'm assuming that the two models are similar):

 

http://www.iavscanada.com/Articles/art_receiver_shootout.htm

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What do I spy with my little eye?

HAPPY DAYS!! beerchug.gif

post #8765 of 13423

I hope those damn hipsters don't get into this stuff (or are they already?) they have no business in this kind of stuff. When ever I see a hipster in a record store I always think to myself "what a phoney..." 

post #8766 of 13423
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What do I spy with my little eye?

oh amazing! there is one for sale on CL that's been up forever that he wants over $1,200 for... he must be out of tune with reality blink.gif

post #8767 of 13423
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I hope those damn hipsters don't get into this stuff (or are they already?) they have no business in this kind of stuff. When ever I see a hipster in a record store I always think to myself "what a phoney..." 

 

I'm guessing that hipsters have more money than we do??

post #8768 of 13423
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I'm guessing that hipsters have more money than we do??

well they certainly would raise the prices -_______- 

post #8769 of 13423
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Regarding shipping, I have to ship a set of speakers every now and then to keep the collection from taking over the house. I usually wrap them in plastic wrap and build a 2'' thick fitted foam box around the speakers, immobilize the drivers and add 1/2'' of bubble wrap to the corners of the foam. Then I custom fit a double ply box and put a hard foam foundation on one end to act as the bottom and seal the box. The important part is to support and protect the corners. As a technique, I label them fragile and "this side up." Also, I find that just having insurance labels increases the odds of being treated well. I have never lost a speaker, despite the best effort of the shippers. I had a guy send a photo of a box he got from me, it looked like it survived a tornado, but there was no damage inside.

On really heavy speakers, I go a little more overboard. I do everything above, then I use a springy foam to make a suspension of sorts on the outside of the box and I double box it. The springy foam doesn't deflate like bubble wrap. I've only had to ship things over 100 lbs per speaker a few times, but man is it a pain. Takes me all day to pack them.

 

A major time commitment to get things packed right, for sure!

post #8770 of 13423

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What do you guys think of the Fisher TX-100 amp decent .Thanks                                                                                   Processed By eBay with ImageMagick, R1.1.1.||B2||T0JKX0lEPTRmNjc4MmQ3YTg1YTAzMjkwNGY2Y2VlZGM5ZjZjNjA1MWYzYzJmNGYwMzc4fHxTRUxMRVJfTkFNRT1ramdsb2JhbHNpdGVvcHN8fE9SSUdJTkFMX0VCQVlfUVVBTElUWV9TQ09SRT00fHxDUkVBVElPTl9EQVRFPTgvMi8xMyA4OjE2IEFN

                                                                                                                                                                                         

That looks in great condition. Nice 60's solid state :) Hows it sound? 

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Was able to find a copy of the 1250 service manual online. The headphone output does indeed come off the loudspeaker outs through 150 ohm resistors.

 

I'd say just plug in and enjoy. biggrin.gif

 

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What about the 1050?
post #8773 of 13423
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Originally Posted by LugBug1 View Post

That looks in great condition. Nice 60's solid state :) Hows it sound? 

Have no idea just saw this one today wondering i its was worth pursuing .

post #8774 of 13423
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What about the 1050?

They all do from this era. All are powered from the main transformer via resistors :)

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Have no idea just saw this one today wondering i its was worth pursuing .

Well it defo looks in great nick. They're hard to come by at my neck of the woods, and the are very collectable. Maybe some of the more experienced on here might give you a hint at sound quality as I'm pretty new to vintage.

post #8775 of 13423

my new Marantz 2220,

 

Cleaned her up good n proper and she sounds lovely. The warmest sounding vintage I've heard yet. There is a slight hiss in one channel using the HD800's. No surprise there.. Not too annoying but I think I'll be using this with the AKG's. No need to touch any tone controls, the sound complements them really well. Never heard the K701's sound so full and warm! 

 

1000

 

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