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I sold the 9090db and had buyers remorse. About a week later I bought it back. biggrin.gif It's just has a signature that I found that I don't won't to live without. 

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Did you change something or did it fix itself?

Well, the problem was.. It would work for a while and then start to sound really distorted and dull. I'd cleaned it inside and it happened again... So thats when I called it a day and put it away in the cupboard of dead components. 

 

That was a month ago. Got it out today to have another look inside. Tried it out first, it worked. Kept it playing for about 3 hours.. Still worked. 6 hours now and its still going strong. The only difference is, I'm using a different power cable? But theres nothing wrong with the original cable as I'm using it with another amp. 

 

It must have been dirt or something in the signal path. If it was a bad cap, which is what I originally suspected, it would have died again by now. 

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I sold the 9090db and had buyers remorse. About a week later I bought it back. biggrin.gif It's just has a signature that I found that I don't won't to live without. 

Can't blame you for that. 70's Sansui's do have that certain 'Je ne sai quack' (or whatever the French is :D

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Beat me to it.  You've got the buyit disease for sure.  I should talk...............have 5 now and just asked a local about his Pioneer SX-5580 (black face Euro version).   Skylab - how do we stop this insanity? 

There is only one way: end game gear! I went through a BUNCH of receivers and amps until I got my first restored SX-1980. The answer doesn't have to be the 1980 specifically, just something where there is no level up in the category you are in. After I got my restored 1980 I didn't really have interest in buying others. True, I ended up wanting two rigs based around the 1980 biggrin.gif But all the other units I owned are gone.

Well, almost...I do still have the SX-680 in the bedroom and a Marantz 2285 in the office cool.gif Those also are long-termers here as they are perfect for the systems they anchor.

I have no gear that isn't actually in use. That's a rule I stick to. It's also why I just sold my HPM-100's, and am trying to sell my S-1010's. I'm very into the way gear looks as well as how it sounds, and my listening rooms have to be VERY neat and tidy or She Who Must Be Obeyed will strike!
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post

I sold the 9090db and had buyers remorse. About a week later I bought it back. biggrin.gif It's just has a signature that I found that I don't won't to live without. 

Lol, you know I understand. There's just something about that signature. Warm without being too warm. The highs are not rolled off like the 2325, and the sound stage actually have good width and depth.

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There is only one way: end game gear! I went through a BUNCH of receivers and amps until I got my first restored SX-1980. The answer doesn't have to be the 1980 specifically, just something where there is no level up in the category you are in. After I got my restored 1980 I didn't really have interest in buying others. True, I ended up wanting two rigs based around the 1980 biggrin.gif But all the other units I owned are gone.

Well, almost...I do still have the SX-680 in the bedroom and a Marantz 2285 in the office cool.gif Those also are long-termers here as they are perfect for the systems they anchor.

I have no gear that isn't actually in use. That's a rule I stick to. It's also why I just sold my HPM-100's, and am trying to sell my S-1010's. I'm very into the way gear looks as well as how it sounds, and my listening rooms have to be VERY neat and tidy or She Who Must Be Obeyed will strike!

Well, I'd consider my Spec 1/2 rack system end game and I still lust after other units......................damn wandering eye :wink_face:.........it's more about the collecting aspect I think to me. 

 

I like your policy about keeping them in use - all of mine are as well.  I better stop pretty quick or that policy will be broken! 

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Wow man, that REALLY sucks. And it's really spooky given yesterday's discussion frown.gif

I hate when that kind of thing happens. But when it does, I usually look AT&T as a chance to upgrade...hopefully you can do so.

I just got it last week, so I might see if a local shop will repair it first.

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My latest acquisition via CL, a '61 Harman Kardon A300.  15W/ch or thereabouts.

 

 

And an underbelly shot:

 

 

It's been recapped, but it's still sick - has a bad volume pot (one channel has no sound).  Working on fixing it now, so hopefully she'll be up and running in a week or so.

 

No HP out, but there's always speaker taps, though my plan is to use it to run some KLH 20 speakers for an all '60's vintage setup.

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SX-1250 in the house!!



I'm just doing a basic cleanup right now. Knobs, switches, glass and cabinet get the cleaning treatment. Then the bottle of deoxit to the pots.

Initial impressions...she sounds NICE. biggrin.gif
Edited by MattTCG - 9/3/13 at 4:44pm
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Can't blame you for that. 70's Sansui's do have that certain 'Je ne sai quack' (or whatever the French is :D

Je ne sais quoi. 3 out of 4 aint bad

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There is only one way: end game gear! I went through a BUNCH of receivers and amps until I got my first restored SX-1980. The answer doesn't have to be the 1980 specifically, just something where there is no level up in the category you are in. After I got my restored 1980 I didn't really have interest in buying others. True, I ended up wanting two rigs based around the 1980 biggrin.gif But all the other units I owned are gone.

Well, almost...I do still have the SX-680 in the bedroom and a Marantz 2285 in the office cool.gif Those also are long-termers here as they are perfect for the systems they anchor.

I have no gear that isn't actually in use. That's a rule I stick to. It's also why I just sold my HPM-100's, and am trying to sell my S-1010's. I'm very into the way gear looks as well as how it sounds, and my listening rooms have to be VERY neat and tidy or She Who Must Be Obeyed will strike!

 

I keep my eye open for the 1980 'just in case' despite the 1250 (when it was rocking) being amazing. I just really want the king of the hill for myself. I'll always keep the 2265B since it has treated me so well and it was the first vintage piece I ever bought. Now about the S-1010, are they up on AK?

 

 

edit: nm, found em over there.


Edited by wotts - 9/3/13 at 5:33pm
post #9657 of 12980
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post

SX-1250 in the house!!



I'm just doing a basic cleanup right now. Knobs, switches, glass and cabinet get the cleaning treatment. Then the bottle of deoxit to the pots.

Initial impressions...she sounds NICE. biggrin.gif

Congrats! I will be very interested in reading your thoughts on 1280 vs 1250.
post #9658 of 12980

Lot's of static through the pots. Just used all the deoxit. This may require a trip to Radio Shack. 

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Naked shot.
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I'm still in the hunt for a G-33000. Will consider a second 22k, though...

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