Calling All "Vintage" Integrated/Receiver Owners
Jan 23, 2012 at 8:37 PM Post #3,931 of 18,772

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Here's some eye candy (sorry for the fuzzy pic). I picked up this pioneer sa9800 a couple days ago on a whim. I will eventually use it in my living room rig when I get some speakers worthy of some nice amplification. For now I just listen to my LCD2 and my oh my it does sound terrific.
 


My 5800's big brother!
 
I always wanted the 9800, but the 5800 was all I could afford when I was 15...
 

 
 
Jan 23, 2012 at 10:24 PM Post #3,934 of 18,772

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@treal512:
 
BAM!
 

 
And an obligatory "lights off" pic (with added LD Mk III majesty...)
 

 
Jan 23, 2012 at 10:44 PM Post #3,935 of 18,772

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YEaaaaa!! 
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 Very nice. Where did you get the speaker stands?
 
Jan 23, 2012 at 11:12 PM Post #3,936 of 18,772

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Amazon - Sanus NF24 in cherry.  The speaker plate on them is just a hair larger than the width footprint of my Mission MX-1's, which isn't ideal...but the cherry pillar is solid wood, and it looks great overall - price was good too.
 
Jan 23, 2012 at 11:13 PM Post #3,937 of 18,772

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i just ordered a pair of Rosewood MX1's!!!
how do they sound?
 
oh and is the price of those sanus' on amazon a pair or each?
 
 
Jan 23, 2012 at 11:21 PM Post #3,938 of 18,772

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Nice. Their prices are good, you're right. The stands don't hold much weight though.
 
I'm happy with my metal stands, but they're not all that ideal. Thanks for sharing.
 
Jan 23, 2012 at 11:23 PM Post #3,939 of 18,772

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yeah my missions(when they finally get here) are gonna be sitting on cinder blocks for a while.
first thing might be a sub to go with.
then stands.
 
but still those prices are crazy cheap on the sanus stands.
i just hope the missions sound good out of my 70s receivers
 
awesome set up by the way Lucsteva!!!
 
Jan 23, 2012 at 11:38 PM Post #3,940 of 18,772

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@Treal - I absolutely wouldn't put any more weight on them than I already have - but for small bookshelf speakers they are rock solid.
 
@Rawrbington - To my ears, they have managed to sing with just about everything I've thrown at them.  Very punchy and fun.  I would definitely recommend a small sub with them.  They can handle a large amount of bass, but you tend to get some wind noise from the port when the drivers really start to move (I've only been able to get such excursion with bass-centric dubstep and hiphop).  I'm looking at the Polk PSW10 myself - it come's in cherry to match everything else
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The price for the stands is for the pair - don't let the reviews scare you, I didn't have any issues at all with screws stripping or anything else.
 
Jan 24, 2012 at 12:10 AM Post #3,941 of 18,772

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thanks for the info Lucsteva!
yeah im really excited.
it seems like its taking weeks for them to get here!!!
lol i've been looking at that same sub.
for its purpose and price it seems like a great deal.
 
my vintage yammie is 45 watts and my old pioneer is only 35.
think they have the juice to make em sound good?
 
Jan 24, 2012 at 12:22 AM Post #3,942 of 18,772

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They will both power them fine.  My Marantz is rated to 35, but these vintage units tend to significantly punch above their weight.  Similar 2235's were able to push around 50 consistently to dummy 8 ohm loads (according to people smarter than me on AK).
 
Have you ever done any research on how wattage is rated today vs how they did in the heydays of hifi?  It's really interesting, and makes you wonder what these old monsters would be rated at in current terms.
 
Jan 24, 2012 at 12:40 AM Post #3,943 of 18,772

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i've always heard that new watts != old watts.
i wonder what the pioneer sx 1980 puts out when measured like that?
270 is what its rated at.  i bet 300+ lol
 
just seeing your missions is getting me really excited.
 
what color are yours?
 
Jan 24, 2012 at 12:56 AM Post #3,944 of 18,772

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I got them in cherry as they match the floor better.  I was initially going to go with the rosewoods though.  You will definitely have to post pics once they arrive! 
 
Jan 25, 2012 at 1:02 AM Post #3,945 of 18,772

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I just noticed this gem watching Sons of Anarchy. Anyone want to identify what's in this setup? Looks like a Marantz 2250 on the bottom.
 

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