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  1. mnpctech

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    I've always been interested in hi-fi & audio components. After getting married and having kids, hobby went into hibernation. After finding these components, and growing interest and re-release of vinyl albums got me interested again!

    Made set of adjustable level feet for Mady's 1200. Each Adjustable Leveling Turntable Isolation Foot has 1/4" adjust range with 50 durometer vibration dampener. You turn knurled portion. I can do custom variation on these with different range if needed.

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    Recently found these components on recycle pile near my house, https://twitter.com/mnpctech/status/863768132300812293

    TEAC CX-650R Stereo Cassette Deck (works)
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    Marantz 2220B Receiver (works, but contacts need cleaning)
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    Panasonic Amplifier SA-3000 (works, but power switch bent)
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    machined aluminum turntable feet, https://mnpctech.com/pc-computer-st...eet-machined-aluminum-replacement-silver.html

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  2. oculi

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    There is something great about the combination of aluminium, glass, incandescent globes and fake vinyl wrapped chipboard. I had a mangle 4 channel amp of this variety but I don't know what happened to it.

    Nice score! will try to get some photos of what little old stuff I have.
     
  3. Stooge007

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    my old man has (had?) a Nakamichi cassette player that is of similar vintage to the above

    was aluminium with level meters

    think he still has an FM tuner and an old school Pioneer 2 channel amp that are largely aluminium too. reminds me, might have to raid his stuff (think he has ~ 300 LP's too)

    he uses a cheap soundbar for all his music now :upset:
     
  4. /invariance\

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    Some nice finds there.

    Came across this little forlorn thing on the side of the road, a Sansui AU2900:

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    The Power/spk switch was almost seized but with plenty of contact cleaner it came up a treat.
    Not very powerful, but I plan on using it as a pc amp with a pair of 6" carbon fibre woofers I have that need some enclosures made for them.
     
  5. Technics

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    I've always had a bit of a soft spot for this type of gear as well. Over the years I've picked up a few items that sold as broken and restored them.

    A Kenwood KA-701 Integrated Amp
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    It had a pre-amp fault which took some tracking down and was re-capped. Works like new now.

    I also have a Luxman R-1120 receiver/boat anchor that needs restoration. It's so huge and they couldn't fit the heat-sinks for the amps inside the case.
     
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    That M2000 steals the show!

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  7. Technics

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    True. It must almost qualify as vintage in the digital age.
     
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    I love KENWOOD.

    I no longer have cassettes, but scored this technics double deck, RS-TR313 from building tenant across hall for $15 cash.. Just needs power cord

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    scored Marantz SR3100 friend asked if I would take it? and it works!

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  10. /invariance\

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    Nice silverware. I don't know why I referred to as that, just came to mind. :)
    What is the turntable?
     
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    Picked up this Creek CAS4040 on ebay. It's in almost mint condition. Planning to use it in my home office setup.

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    I have been given a pair of Bang & Olufsen Beovox RL 45.2's from the father-in-law.
    They have the wire stand on the back for floor mounting, but unfortunately the wall brackets were lost many years ago :(

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    I have made some stands for them to get them off the floor so as to minimise damage to the cloth and made some new straps/trims that wrap over the speakers where the recesses are.
    I might make a refurbishment log for them.
     
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    Interesting find, How do they sound?

    and the Turntable on the Marantz is a Pro-ject Audio Carbon Debut
     
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    After 10+ years of not having any speakers they sound wonderful. :)
    I quite like them, fairly nicely balanced I would say.
     
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    B&O was ahead of their time. Would love one of their wall mount systems for 80s
     
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    Forgot this thread existed. Picked up this Sansui AU-7900 a few weeks ago. It has easily improved on my Cambridge CXA-60 in sound quality. And that's even running with probably an inferior DAC to what the Cambridge had in it. So many knobs to fiddle with too. :) Condition is stunning for a 40 year old device. The Mode selector is the only knob that makes any crackle. Although I can't help but wonder what it could do with a recap too.

    I've connected it to power via a wireless wall switch which connects to my Home Assistant setup. So it also turns on and off (with delay) automatically when I start playing through my RPi Pi Core Player (Squeezebox). This also gives me volume remote via the digital volume control within the squeezebox controller.

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    Ticket says... "B&W speakers, 1970s Electrostatic Awesomeness, $2500" :D

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  19. Hater

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    Errrrr.... :lol:

    The SA series Pioneers are fairly sought after. At least a couple hundred in that.

    I had an SA-5300 but also have my eyes on my uncles big daddy SA-9500 :weirdo:
     
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    thats good to know, the power toggle is bent :-( ...maybe I can fix it? hmm
     

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