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Today I was driving down the road to my house and I spotted some stuff out on the curb. I drive into the drive way and get really excited when I see the super old stereo equipment! Better yet, it was all free!!

 

I got a ...

Yamaha CT-410 II Am/Fm Stereo Tuner---------------------1978

a Yamaha CA-610 II Stereo Amplifier-----------------------------------1978

and a pair of Advent speakers (The Advent Loudspeaker)-------around 1978

 

The Advent speakers work and sound pretty good honestly, they just have an out fuzzy sound in the background when music is playing. Not sure what I can do about that.

 

edit: Opened them up to find that the foam surrounds have completely dried out and fallen off. This will be an easy fix hopefully.

 

As far as the amp and the tuner goes, I have no idea of whether or not they work, I have not tried them yet. They do power on, I tried hooking them up quick to my computer but I don't think the outs work, so I wont say that the amp and tuner do not work yet. Even if they don't, I am hoping to crack em open and it will be an easy fix.

 

Here are some pictures...They are still dirty and dusty, I didn't even wipe em off yet haha.

 

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Edited by buddyboy1 - 6/18/11 at 1:11pm
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Go post over in this forum and make the guys drool!

 

http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thread/537704/calling-all-vintage-integrated-receiver-owners/1680#post_7550061

 

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Nice haul!

Google for foam replacement kits. They're cheap and easy to install. They will require labor, but that's more labor than skill. They are worth fixing up. If you have a soldering iron handy, consider upgrading the speaker crossovers with modern caps and resistors. If you don't go boutique (not necessary, IMHO) you should be able to do it for $20-$30 or so. It's worth it.

The tuner and amp are really cool. I hope they work. They're good quality and this should be an excellent setup once you square away the speakers.

Congrats!
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Lovely score! I would love to find a pair of Advents. Enjoy them.

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Originally Posted by WarriorAnt View Post

Go post over in this forum and make the guys drool!

 

http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thread/537704/calling-all-vintage-integrated-receiver-owners/1680#post_7550061

 



Haha, done. :P



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Originally Posted by Uncle Erik View Post

Nice haul!

Google for foam replacement kits. They're cheap and easy to install. They will require labor, but that's more labor than skill. They are worth fixing up. If you have a soldering iron handy, consider upgrading the speaker crossovers with modern caps and resistors. If you don't go boutique (not necessary, IMHO) you should be able to do it for $20-$30 or so. It's worth it.

The tuner and amp are really cool. I hope they work. They're good quality and this should be an excellent setup once you square away the speakers.

Congrats!


Yeah I found a re-foam kit that is cheap and is made specifically for Advent speakers.  Link. I think that should work well and just $27. I am also planning on fixing up the finish, the problem is that it is veneer and decently scuffed in places. I will definitely consider updating the crossover. If I can get the amp working I will probably go crazy! haha 

 



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Originally Posted by mrarroyo View Post

Lovely score! I would love to find a pair of Advents. Enjoy them.


Thanks, I will most definitely cherish these beauties. 

 

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