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    Calling All "Vintage" Integrated/Receiver Owners

    Thanks! I have to say that a lot of the guys in this thread were just the kind of (bad) influence I needed to hunt for this gear in the first place. @Silent One and his G22000 started my hunt for my 33k, and @Oregonian, @SpeakerBox , and @Skylab have been very encouraging as well - especially...
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    Calling All "Vintage" Integrated/Receiver Owners

    I've moved house to a new place and have the stereo running again. It's nice to be able to decompress a bit after a long day.
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    Calling All "Vintage" Speaker Owners

    I've moved to a new place and the whole kit and kaboodle came with me. For the most part, everything was fine, but the speakers had some mild damage in transit. Somehow about a fourth of the drivers stopped working on the right speaker. After a few days fretting and unpacking, I finally found my...
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    Calling All "Vintage" Integrated/Receiver Owners

    That sucks man. It looks like the integrated wood case broke, but I don't see any bent metal. It might not be too hard to repair the case. If it works otherwise, it might be worthwhile to try a local sale on craigslist after you make the repairs. Just make sure you're open with the buyer that...
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    Calling All "Vintage" Integrated/Receiver Owners

    I'm a sucker for a blue meter! Looks great!
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    Calling All "Vintage" Integrated/Receiver Owners

    That's a lot of receiver for $10!!!! I used one of those for a few months while I was on a long trip and I really liked it. I still own several of its bigger brothers. Very good amp!
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    Calling All "Vintage" Integrated/Receiver Owners

    That's a good price! Almost too good for a piece in good shape. Nice find Bob!
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    Calling All "Vintage" Integrated/Receiver Owners

    Finally getting to my record store day purchases! I played Bowie's "Let's Dance" and Pink Floyd's "Piper at the Gates of Dawn". My impressions: Bowie was a 12" 45 and really not what I was expecting. FIrst off, it was two different single versions of Let's Dance instead of a repressing of the...
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    Calling All "Vintage" Integrated/Receiver Owners

    Thanks man, a lot of it was just lucky - spotting them as they went for sale locally - then trading up to keep from spending too much or having too much in the house to get WAF.
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    Calling All "Vintage" Integrated/Receiver Owners

    Hey all, I haven’t posted anything substantial in a while as I haven’t had my system fully running for months due to the move. Everything was put into a container in July and shipped 9 timezones east over to Europe. There have certainly been a few trials on the way haha. Two of my Sony...
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    Calling All "Vintage" Integrated/Receiver Owners

    I love the turntable! What a great looking piece!
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    Calling All "Vintage" Integrated/Receiver Owners

    If one of those actually sells for those prices, I think I'll be obliged to downsize. I recently moved halfway around the planet to a place that's 220v/50Hz and I'm going to have to re-evaluate anything that isn't dual voltage once it gets unpacked. Or maybe I'll get a bunch of transformers, TBD.
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    Calling All "Vintage" Integrated/Receiver Owners

    Haven't had the Akai, but I found marantz house sound to be a little to warm for me. As the sony's go - I like the 6050. I like the sound, rich, detailed, good. Easy to repair if necessary. Very well made. The 70xx series is almost as good as the 60xx series.
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    Calling All "Vintage" Integrated/Receiver Owners

    While many (all?) original Mac tubes are screen printed with the McIntosh logo, they are commercially available tubes in standard sizes (12ax7, 12at7, 6l6gc, etc) made by major US manufacturers.
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    Calling All "Vintage" Integrated/Receiver Owners

    There are a few real fans of the Sansui line here. Silent one and I both have their TOTL monster big G series, and many have the 9090 (or other x0x0 models) or AU models and swear by them.
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