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Originally Posted by mr.khali View Post
 

Hello gentlemen.  Haven't been on this thread since early on because I sold my Pioneer SX980 and Sansui 8080 and settled on a Harman Kardon 730 and she has kept me happy until now for my desktop setup.  I walked into a pawn shop tonight and found a Luxman L-450 and matching tuner for a reasonable price so I grabbed them.  It will be a fun weekend comparing them.  My new love is so beautiful on the outside.  We shall see if her beauty is only skin deep.  Here is a grainy phone pic.

 

HK 730 <3 I saw one a few years ago at a local junk store for $50, only missing two knobs. We decided to get it and when we went back it was gone... Whatayaknow :/ lol 

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i just gotta say that these HiFiMan HE-500's are WONDERFUL. I wish I was home and could plug them into my Kenwood KA-7100 but they sound damn good out of my Nuforce UDH-100 but the volume needs to be turned all the way up on the UDH-100. 

I have NEVER heard Shine on You crazy Diamond this clear and pristine. the SACD 5.1 version converted into 24/192 stereo WAV. 

Holy Crap and there is BASS! 


Edited by harrinj - 9/21/13 at 11:11am
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Great stuff harrinj. They are a worthy summit-fi headphone and a great all rounder too. Wait till you give them some 1970's power, I'm sure you'll be even more impressed!

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My update on the Marantz 2220B receiver:

 

I found the opportunity to setup the Marantz with my loudspeakers. The built-in phono preamp just isn't doing it for me as much as I'd like it to. The sound is really warm and full. I would have preferred more detail and just a tad more highs. I did utilize the treble EQ knob for this situation, and sound become much more enjoyable to my ears.

 

Next I plugged in my Playstation One (dedicated CDP) via the auxiliary input, the sound was surprisingly pleasant. My first test with the auxiliary input was with using Enigma's MCMXC a.D., and the soundstage was wide and the sound very warm and detailed. My next and one I am still currently just amazed at is with an old Glenn Miller record. The recordings in this CD aren't the best or even good by any means whatsoever. However, this receiver managed to filter out all the tape static and with a EQ treble and mid boost, the sound was really remarkable.

 

While I have yet to demo this receivers more, I can truthfully testify that this receiver indeed has a standing when paired with loudspeakers. Especially when using the auxiliary input and toying with the EQ knobs.

post #9905 of 13505

The 2220B I once had sounded great with Advents.

post #9906 of 13505
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Originally Posted by LugBug1 View Post
 

Great stuff harrinj. They are a worthy summit-fi headphone and a great all rounder too. Wait till you give them some 1970's power, I'm sure you'll be even more impressed!

 

Yes! because these definitely need more power than the like 500mW the UDH-100 HP amp delivers. 

a Sansui QRX-5500A Quad receiver popped back up on craigslist that I have been wanting to get for a long time.


To be honest, I kinda forgot that bass existed... :P I'm so used to K702 and DT990/600. 


Edited by harrinj - 9/21/13 at 2:57pm
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Originally Posted by Destroysall View Post
 

My update on the Marantz 2220B receiver:

 

I found the opportunity to setup the Marantz with my loudspeakers. The built-in phono preamp just isn't doing it for me as much as I'd like it to. The sound is really warm and full. I would have preferred more detail and just a tad more highs. I did utilize the treble EQ knob for this situation, and sound become much more enjoyable to my ears.

 

Next I plugged in my Playstation One (dedicated CDP) via the auxiliary input, the sound was surprisingly pleasant. My first test with the auxiliary input was with using Enigma's MCMXC a.D., and the soundstage was wide and the sound very warm and detailed. My next and one I am still currently just amazed at is with an old Glenn Miller record. The recordings in this CD aren't the best or even good by any means whatsoever. However, this receiver managed to filter out all the tape static and with a EQ treble and mid boost, the sound was really remarkable.

 

While I have yet to demo this receivers more, I can truthfully testify that this receiver indeed has a standing when paired with loudspeakers. Especially when using the auxiliary input and toying with the EQ knobs.

 

My 2220B sounded much better with speakers than it did with headphones. 

post #9908 of 13505
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Originally Posted by harrinj View Post
My 2220B sounded much better with speakers than it did with headphones. 

At 20 watts per channel, they have to be efficient speakers.

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Sad to say my Sony STR 6055 was DOA. The seller, Dane Mentzer of Las Vegas; is refusing a refund. I even found a broken RCA plug inside the case. This guy is also a member on AK of the same name so if you are on Bartertown stay clear of ANY of his listings. Live and learn.
post #9910 of 13505
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Originally Posted by kstuart View Post

At 20 watts per channel, they have to be efficient speakers.

My HK 430 Is 25WPC and drives KEF 103/4 wonderfully even though they are 4ohms. My 2220B sounds real lifeless with K702 and DT990/600 but sounded much better with B&O S45. It's my least favorite out of my vintage gear but it still has it's place. The second least favorite is my Kenwood KR-7400.
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Sad to say my Sony STR 6055 was DOA. The seller, Dane Mentzer of Las Vegas; is refusing a refund. I even found a broken RCA plug inside the case. This guy is also a member on AK of the same name so if you are on Bartertown stay clear of ANY of his listings. Live and learn.

Thanks for the heads up! I've had bad luck with eBay myself. A seller named 46dredger I was trying to buy AKG K180 1969 headphones and the fella made a $100 shill bid on an obvious fake account. Coincidently I accendtly bid $102.50 instead of $12.50 because of awful sprint not going through at the last seconds. I won them but didn't pay for em and mister 46dredger was a real weirdo about it. He even ad. Tied to the shill bid. It should have gone to the fake account but it didn't so that's more proof it was a shill bid!
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Originally Posted by harrinj View Post

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Thanks for the heads up! I've had bad luck with eBay myself. A seller named 46dredger I was trying to buy AKG K180 1969 headphones and the fella made a $100 shill bid on an obvious fake account. Coincidently I accendtly bid $102.50 instead of $12.50 because of awful sprint not going through at the last seconds. I won them but didn't pay for em and mister 46dredger was a real weirdo about it. He even ad. Tied to the shill bid. It should have gone to the fake account but it didn't so that's more proof it was a shill bid!
This wasn't EB, I found the seller using ONECRAIG, never again .
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Originally Posted by Trav View Post

This wasn't EB, I found the seller using ONECRAIG, never again .

Ahh sorry lol.
post #9914 of 13505
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Originally Posted by Trav View Post

Sad to say my Sony STR 6055 was DOA. The seller, Dane Mentzer of Las Vegas; is refusing a refund. I even found a broken RCA plug inside the case. This guy is also a member on AK of the same name so if you are on Bartertown stay clear of ANY of his listings. Live and learn.

 

I hate hearing about one of our own having this experience; standing with you in spirit. :wink_face:


Edited by Silent One - 9/22/13 at 3:14am
post #9915 of 13505
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Originally Posted by Trav View Post

Sad to say my Sony STR 6055 was DOA. The seller, Dane Mentzer of Las Vegas; is refusing a refund. I even found a broken RCA plug inside the case. This guy is also a member on AK of the same name so if you are on Bartertown stay clear of ANY of his listings. Live and learn.

 

That sucks buddy. 

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