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  1. PhoenixG

    Calling All "Vintage" Integrated/Receiver Owners

    The remote came in today and I'm really happy! I've set it to control the TV audio volume and CD player audio volume, as well as the power for the receiver and all auxiliaries. My favorite part is that the meters still dance, no matter the input. Overall I'm very happy with the purchase. I think...
  2. PhoenixG

    Calling All "Vintage" Integrated/Receiver Owners

    Hi guys, it's been quite a while since I last posted, but I have some new acquisitions that I'm pretty happy about! I put the minimum bid on a sony str-6200f that looked nice in the wood case and original box and ended up getting it. Oops haha. The wife was fairly understanding all things...
  3. PhoenixG

    Calling All "Vintage" Integrated/Receiver Owners

    No fuse?? Woah! The higher spec models (6065 and up) have one soldered into the power supply board. I like to modify in a fuse bracket to make changing it easier (because of course I never get the troubleshooting right the first time...)
  4. PhoenixG

    Calling All "Vintage" Integrated/Receiver Owners

    Wow those internals are SPOTLESS! Great find!
  5. PhoenixG

    Calling All "Vintage" Integrated/Receiver Owners

    The great thing about this journey is that feeling when you've reached a good point along the way and you can finally stop annoying the wife by swapping out components constantly haha. That being said, I still am always on the hunt for new items to try out, so the journey continues. :D
  6. PhoenixG

    Calling All "Vintage" Integrated/Receiver Owners

    Ahhhhh, I'm really thinking we're on the same sonic wavelength. I'm the proud owner of a number of similar vintage Sony receivers (mostly str-6120's), as well as a sansui G-33000. I love the sansui and it is truly amazing, but the sony's are 99% as good for 10% as much money, so I keep them as...
  7. PhoenixG

    Calling All "Vintage" Integrated/Receiver Owners

    Great find Oregonian!! This is just a step on the path to the Sansui side. ;)
  8. PhoenixG

    Calling All "Vintage" Integrated/Receiver Owners

    WOW! What great gear photos! This thread has really been active the last few days. I'm LOVING all the Sansui fans out here! It make me feel more confident in my choice of my main setup for sure. I don't plan to ever get rid of my Big G (unless that crazy guy on that auction site ever gets his...
  9. PhoenixG

    Calling All "Vintage" Integrated/Receiver Owners

    WOW! New in box!? As a gift! I've got to find a friend like that haha! Great acquisition man, thanks for the photos!
  10. PhoenixG

    Calling All "Vintage" Integrated/Receiver Owners

    Woah, what a thorough work through of that amp! With that much work done, the tech probably ran it to make sure the amp didn't burn up (more so than to 'burn in' new parts).
  11. PhoenixG

    Calling All "Vintage" Integrated/Receiver Owners

    Great to see the BIG G out in the wild again! Silent One was the person who originally encouraged me to take the plunge into a Big G as well. It is hands down the best receiver I have ever heard. Currently spinning "Tommy" by the Who. Please pardon the mess... For team Sony, some 6120's. I...
  12. PhoenixG

    Calling All "Vintage" Integrated/Receiver Owners

    Anyone else listening to their system today? Im enjoying the new lorde album and getting the led out. What’s everyone else enjoying?
  13. PhoenixG

    Calling All "Vintage" Integrated/Receiver Owners

    You’ve got a ton (almost literally) of quality there. I am a huge fan of the Sony and I concur with your thoughts to change to a 6120. I’ve compared 6060,6120, and 6200’s side by side and the 6120/6200 are better to my ears, though all are super nice. The 6120/6200 are nearly identical apart...
  14. PhoenixG

    Calling All "Vintage" Integrated/Receiver Owners

    After 2 days on 220v, I have smoked two Sony STR-6120's that are switched to 240v settings. Both had the same failure - the switch that controls the switched outlet on the back has melted. Looks like the switch is rated for 500v, but it seems like they have both independently decided that 220 is...
  15. PhoenixG

    Calling All "Vintage" Integrated/Receiver Owners

    Everything took 75 days to arrive. It ended up taking up some modular fraction of a container. I'm just glad I didn't have to do the logistics myself.
  16. PhoenixG

    Calling All "Vintage" Integrated/Receiver Owners

    I moved from the west coast of the US to southern europe. I took about 800 kilos of US spec vintage audio equipment with me, so I'm thinking I'm going to have some great cross pollination with the collection.
  17. PhoenixG

    Calling All "Vintage" Integrated/Receiver Owners

    My things have started to arrive 9 time zones from where they started. Hoping to have music back by morning.
  18. PhoenixG

    Calling All "Vintage" Integrated/Receiver Owners

    Welcome to team Sansui/Sony! Add some mcintosh gear and we'll have very similar setups!
  19. PhoenixG

    Calling All "Vintage" Integrated/Receiver Owners

    It kinda sounds like you have more than one issue going on. Your phono preamp might be damaged, your amp could have a bias issue with a high steady state current, and/or you could have a grounding issue with your TT. You could try to rig a ground from the top of your platter to the post to...
  20. PhoenixG

    Calling All "Vintage" Integrated/Receiver Owners

    Have you seen what the big G's from sansui are going for nowdays? Some cost as much as a new BMW 2 series...
  21. PhoenixG

    Calling All "Vintage" Integrated/Receiver Owners

    Beautiful photos! Great write up. Is that speaker tap adapter a box you made yourself? If not, what model is it?
  22. PhoenixG

    Calling All "Vintage" Integrated/Receiver Owners

    Whew! Let's me break out my calculator here haha. FIrst thing first, you need to use max voltage as a constant. The voltage comes from your amp. That max voltage is a design feature you can't really change without unreasonable modifications. The change in voltage over time is also known...
  23. PhoenixG

    Calling All "Vintage" Integrated/Receiver Owners

    Hey man, electrical engineer here. Resistance is the ability of a device to oppose DC current. Impedance is the complex resistive ability of a device to oppose AC current (i.e. all sound) and is frequency dependent. That's why impedance curves have such a massive impact on sound. A non-flat...
  24. PhoenixG

    Calling All "Vintage" Integrated/Receiver Owners

    The play input should work. Record is an output. Switched/unswitched are power OUTPUTS. DON'T plug a power cable from the wall into them. A switched power output powers an accessory only when the receiver is on. Unswitched outputs always have power. Loudness applies a fletcher-munson curve...
  25. PhoenixG

    Calling All "Vintage" Integrated/Receiver Owners

    I think it's a mac 2120 and a mc72xx series on the bottom. Edit: I just spotted the rest of it! Preamp is a c-32, tuner is a MR80
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