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post #91 of 12930

Lots of nice pieces I see and read.  A small piece of AK on Head-Fi lol.  Let's seem what do I have in terms of amplifiers.  HK PM660, Rotel RA-1312, and Pioneer SA-9500ii.  Got some other pieces that need to be fixed, most notable is a Canadian Amplifier - Audio Design 75wpc.  Also got tons of turntables and speakers to boot.  I'll see if I can get some pictures of my Rotel :)

 

I've been looking for some an entry tube amplifier, anyone have any suggestions?  I don't know if I want to dip into tubes just yet. 

post #92 of 12930

I have three dinasours that I have restored, all mid-fi stuff that sounds really good.

 

A 1963 vintage Sansui 1000 tube receiver, 32 watts per channel.

 

A 1974 vintage Marantz Model 2275 "Stereophonic" Receiver, ~75 watts per channel.

 

A 1975 vintage Pioneer SX-1010 -  Heralded as "The first Monster Receiver", 100+ watts per channel.

 

I usually push speakers with these, they all sound great with my K702's too.

 

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post #93 of 12930

the Kennie has clarity in mids & highs while the 'Sui 5000x has bass slam...hmmmm...sounds (pardon teh puntongue.gif) familar...DANG thats be da AU-517! LOL. seriously though, the 517/717 has mid/high clarity & has even more defined extended bass atleast compared to the 'Sui 4000. i like the 'Sui 4000/350 for its tube-like texture (softer & more mid-centric) for different headphones & genres. i must get ma hands on a Kennie to play with darthsmile.gif
 

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Originally Posted by RexAeterna View Post

 i used my kenwood with my sansui for bi-amping my 2-way technic speakers. from what i remember the reason using my kenwood it gave a little more smoother midrange and highs and the clarity was better in the upper high frequencies and more controlled. my sansui sounded amazing as well and they sounded about almost the same but the thing that over lapped my kenwood was of course raw power and harder bass slam. if you want to get a pair of dual 5.5'' woofers to slam your lungs out and cause chest discomfort my 5000x is the one for the task. them together made the perfect match with my speakers untill i decided to give it to my dad. now i use my sansui au-d7 amp for my speakers.

gives me that clairty in the highs and midrange my kenwood had while giving me that bass slam i want sometimes when i'm in the mood when i feel like turning up my super bass and bass knobs(that's right. it has a knob to boost 10hz frequencies aka ''super bass'')L3000.gif
 

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hey Rex how does your Kenwood KR-720 compare to the Sui 5000x? i've always wanted to take a dip in Kenwood waters but never quite found anything interesting 'cept perhap the KR-9050 monsta. LOL so give me a lowdown on sonic differences btwn the Kenny & the 'Sui. thxs


 
post #94 of 12930

Here's one of my "vintage unit's" . An early '70's Pioneer SX525007.JPG

post #95 of 12930


Skylab i lubya Fisher X-100. been on teh lookout for ages but havnt spotted any yet. almost picked up a HH Scott LK48 though but i passed on it cos it wasnt in the best of condition & i didnt wanna own a tubey paperweight. let me repeat... i lubya woodie Fish...er X100. wink.gif

 


 

Originally Posted by Skylab View Post

Yeah, I have been into vintage hifi basically my whole life! I was using 60's Dynaco tube gear when I was in college in the 80's. While most of my gear is pretty modern, I'm still a tubes-n-vinyl guy biggrin.gif. But I have been so enamored with my Fisher, I am considering buying another tube integrated, like maybe a Scott.
post #96 of 12930
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LOL! That seems like a good price, but it probably would have needed re-capping at a minimum. I have to buy mine where that has already been done, as I just don't have the time or patience to do my own repair work. Maybe when I retire tongue.gif


By time you retire, your eye sight won't let you do it.  I'm already there, with the eye sight that is.

post #97 of 12930
Thread Starter 
Yeah, that's a very nice case. I've been working on the case for mine. I'm in the middle of sanding it right now. I hope to have it completed sometime next week. I think I might sand and refinish my cf-2s also. I want them too match the finish of my fisher once I complete it.
post #98 of 12930

" If it dosen't have wood, it's no good!"

post #99 of 12930
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Actually, I looks pretty good even without the case. Which is why I've been taking my time with it. Many owners never bothered with the case, but I do prefer the look of wood, it still looks pretty nice without the case. I'll post pics later.

post #100 of 12930

Do not forget massive metal parts and brushed fronts, I love the clean design of my simple Sansui. No plastic! Because of this thread I now want to hunt down the AU-517 so I should just leave this thread for a while...

post #101 of 12930
Thread Starter 

Here's a couple of images of mine without the case. It does needs a little polishing, but I'm saving all of that for once I finish my case.

 

 

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post #102 of 12930
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Originally Posted by scottiebabie View Post


Skylab i lubya Fisher X-100. been on teh lookout for ages but havnt spotted any yet. almost picked up a HH Scott LK48 though but i passed on it cos it wasnt in the best of condition & i didnt wanna own a tubey paperweight. let me repeat... i lubya woodie Fish...er X100. wink.gif




LOL! Thanks man biggrin.gif. I was actually looking at a sweet LK48 n Audiogon, but sadly that one has no headphone jack.


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Here's a couple of images of mine without the case. It does needs a little polishing, but I'm saving all of that for once I finish my case.



 

I forgot that yours was a X100C. I assume that means yours is actually a slightly later model than mine?
post #103 of 12930
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I did a lot of research before I got mine. There were 3(technically 4 if you count yours) version of the x100 seriers. The original x100 debuted in 1961. It used the el84/6bq5 output tubes, and outputed 18 wpc. It also didn't have the headphone jack. The x100b(which is what yours is essenitally) were made between late 1962 and early 1963. This is when they went with the more powerful 7868 output tube and power increased to 24 wpc. The x100c was made between late 1964 and early 1965. The date code on my is 1964. The kx100 is the same as the x100b. The "k" signifies kit. The kx100 is the x100b in kit form and was a diy instead of being put together in the factory. The the only difference in the x100b(kx100)  and the x100c is the front face. They are the same internally. There is on small difference between the x100b and the kx100. The KX100 lacks the bias adjustment pot the x100b has. It uses a fixed resistor instead.

post #104 of 12930

I almost bought both this amp and preamp a while ago, but I was narrowly outbid. How does it sound? It looks absolutely gorgeous.
 

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Marantz 3800 preamp, 115B tuner, 510M amp (256 watts per channel)

 

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post #105 of 12930

The HK A401 was a cutie. 20wpc of charming sound behind a demure look.

 

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I modded a pair (I replaced the preamp section for a more modern one and changed all the electrolytics) and I really loved them. I finally gave them away.

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