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post #121 of 1258

Hmm I have been looking around and it seems true ribbons are rare, but the Pioneer S1010's fit the bill.

Take a look at this thread http://audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?t=76378&page=4

post #122 of 1258

I should have looked more at that thread!

 

Pioneer HPM-1100 uses true ribbons as well.

 

Edit: So does HPM-300, HPM-500, HPM-700 and HPM-900.


Edited by Adda - 7/12/11 at 3:54am
post #123 of 1258
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Thanks Miguel. Right now I am listening to a reel to reel tape of Led Zeppelin 1 on my Teac through the Pioneer SX-1980 and the HPM-100. This exact stereo could have been owned and played back in the day. There is nothing "modern" at all here, except for a few parts in the SX-1980. And let me tell you, it sounds KILLER!


If you wish to be surprised pick up an old Minimus 7W version A or B by Radio Shack. This sound amazing (about $50 of eBay) specially if the crossover ($25 per pair) has been upgraded.

post #124 of 1258

I love this thread ...so many memories brought back to life. Anyone have the Yamaha NS-1000's back in the day ? The only vintage gear I have left (not sold or blown up) is a set of '89 JBL LX 44's an '82 M&K Goliath passive sub and a See Corp Revolver TT ( '82 vintage). I did have a set of Alnico Electrovoice 12 inchers (with whizzer cones) hooked up to a heath kit EL84 tube amp my dad built in '73 (all long gone)...the speakers came from a console of late 50's vintage...the combination although restricted in freq range sounded amazing at low volume but fell apart when cranked a bit. I built my own speakers throughout the 70's and used them for a number of years before getting a set of StudioLAB's (model number escapes me) amped by an SAE preamp and amp combo (late 70's vintage picked up from a pawn shop for peanuts).

 

 

 

Sky I bet a complete xover overhaul would really blow your mind with those lovely Pioneer speaks....it's highly likely the caps and resistors are out of spec...the inductors are likely quite inferior to today's Air core or foil types. It would certainly be a worthwhile investment. I bet those speakers would compete quite well with your main setup once reworked with the updated/upgraded xovers.

 

 

Peete.

post #125 of 1258
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Right now I am listening to a reel to reel tape of Led Zeppelin 1 on my Teac...

 

One of those 7" pre-recorded tapes from back in the day, or something else?

 

se

 


 

 

post #126 of 1258
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Sky I bet a complete xover overhaul would really blow your mind with those lovely Pioneer speaks....it's highly likely the caps and resistors are out of spec...the inductors are likely quite inferior to today's Air core or foil types. It would certainly be a worthwhile investment. I bet those speakers would compete quite well with your main setup once reworked with the updated/upgraded xovers.

 


That is in the plan.  I actually scored a pair of crossovers alone on eBay cheap.  I plan to take these and completely rebuild them, and then when they are done, swap them into my speakers.  Just need the time...

 



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One of those 7" pre-recorded tapes from back in the day, or something else?

 

se

 

 


Yep, that's it indeed.  Sounds remarkably good.

 

post #127 of 1258
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One of those 7" pre-recorded tapes from back in the day, or something else?

 

se

 


 

 


Wouldn't it be cool if it was a 15 ips master....droooool.

 

I still view a properly setup RtR using quality prerecorded tape as the pinnacle, nay, the holy grail of analog.

 

Peete.

 

post #128 of 1258
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Yep, that's it indeed.  Sounds remarkably good.

 


Coolio! See a lot of those for sale on eBay.

 

I assume you're familiar with The Tape Project?

 

se

 

 

 

post #129 of 1258
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Wouldn't it be cool if it was a 15 ips master....droooool.


*sigh*

 

se

 

 

 

post #130 of 1258
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Wouldn't it be cool if it was a 15 ips master....droooool.

 

I still view a properly setup RtR using quality prerecorded tape as the pinnacle, nay, the holy grail of analog.

 

Peete.

 


Yep.  But my deck only plays 3.75 ips and 7.5 ips.  The 7.5 ips tapes sound killer, though!  And Reel decks are really, really cool biggrin.gif

 

post #131 of 1258
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Coolio! See a lot of those for sale on eBay.

 

I assume you're familiar with The Tape Project?

 

se

 

 


Yes, I am familiar...but sadly it is out of my price league.  As mentioned my deck doesn't do 15 ips, only the very expensive ones do, and they charge $500 PER TITLE for the tapes...

 


Edited by Skylab - 7/12/11 at 5:55pm
post #132 of 1258
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Yes, I am familiar...but sadly it is out of my price league.  As mentioned by deck doesn't do 15 ips, only the very expensive ones do, and they charge $500 PER TITLE for the tapes...

 


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I never looked into it that deep. ****!

 

se

 

 

 

post #133 of 1258

Yeah, it is truly for the well-heeled only...

post #134 of 1258
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That is in the plan.  I actually scored a pair of crossovers alone on eBay cheap.  I plan to take these and completely rebuild them, and then when they are done, swap them into my speakers.  Just need the time...

 



 

 


Excellent.......I look forward to your impressions.

 

Peete.

 

post #135 of 1258
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Yes, I am familiar...but sadly it is out of my price league.  As mentioned my deck doesn't do 15 ips, only the very expensive ones do, and they charge $500 PER TITLE for the tapes...

 



Egad is that what they are going for nowadays ? Sigh...

 

I know tracking down an old RtR that's worth it's salt (for 15IPS) isn't cheap either.....ah well...c'mon lottery numbers tongue_smile.gif

 

Peete.

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