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 Forum: General Audio Discussion   Topic: scrap vintage

 Post subject: Re: scrap vintage
Posted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:57 am 

Replies: 28
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I'll bite. It depends. First, the inevitable question - what constitutes vintage. And you would need to quote specific examples. But here goes. My 1986 Celestion SL6s were significantly better than any newer speakers that I had up to about the $1000-1500 mark for new speakers. They are generally wo...

 Forum: Sources - Analog   Topic: Best turntable for 200-300$

Posted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:21 am 

Replies: 10
Views: 377


Don't buy new in that price range. Be patient and wait for a Revolver, usually around the $300 mark. They do come up. Nice sounding TT with a Jelco built arm, essentially an SA-250ST.

 Forum: General Audio Discussion   Topic: scrap vintage

 Post subject: Re: scrap vintage
Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:36 pm 

Replies: 28
Views: 1274


I'll bite. It depends. First, the inevitable question - what constitutes vintage. And you would need to quote specific examples. But here goes. My 1986 Celestion SL6s were significantly better than any newer speakers that I had up to about the $1000-1500 mark for new speakers. They are generally wor...

 Forum: Speakers   Topic: Old Polyester Caps Problematic?

Posted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:08 pm 

Replies: 26
Views: 1405


Well, a happy ending to report for the DM5. Last week the coils and diaphragms arrived from France. The only company that I could find that offered rebuild components was Nanomusic. I was a little concerned at first, as the diaphragms were made of a polymer as opposed to the stock fabric domes. It w...

 Forum: Amplifiers/Preamplifiers   Topic: Integrated Amplifier for Less than $1000?

Posted: Sun Jun 10, 2018 6:15 pm 

Replies: 43
Views: 3206


Some good suggestions but I think the Sugden Audition on CAM would outperform them all! Just my opinion, which is skewed given that I haven't heard the others admittedly. Those Sugden amps are good though.

 Forum: Sources - Analog   Topic: Grado Prestige Series 2

 Post subject: Re: Grado Prestige Series 2
Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 10:08 pm 

Replies: 3
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Me three. I've had two Gold1 over the years, and really enjoyed them both. One of my favourites in the price range, along with the DL110 and my relatively new 440 MLb. Ah, should mention the Shelter 201 too. Would love to hear a Gold2. Banerjba, do you still have that wood body? Thought of trying on...

 Forum: Speakers   Topic: Old Polyester Caps Problematic?

Posted: Thu May 24, 2018 1:33 pm 

Replies: 26
Views: 1405


Hey guys, The new caps arrived, and I took the B&W`s out to my tech this morning. Unfortunately, he came back with some bad news. The tweeter outputs are muted because they are both fried :cry: We did find replacement aftermarket diaphragms from a vendor in France (on e-pay), and I`ve decided to...

 Forum: General Audio Discussion   Topic: The good old audiophile days

Posted: Wed May 23, 2018 3:17 pm 

Replies: 35
Views: 2380


I believe it was 1976 when I went to Sound Gallery (just outside of Vancouver) with my brother (14 years old at the time) and Dad. I was 12. My brother had saved up his paper route money and wanted to buy his first system. Came home with a Kenwood KA- something, a 40 wpc integrated, a Kenwood table ...

 Forum: Speakers   Topic: How many pairs of speakers do you need

Posted: Tue May 22, 2018 12:30 am 

Replies: 50
Views: 2270


What the heck is “cool retro sound” ? I always thought a speakers goal was to reproduce sound as accurately as the live event . Sometimes the meeting of that goal is not a requirement for enjoyment. They are fun to listen to, that's all. The description of the sound signature is simply my subjectiv...

 Forum: Speakers   Topic: How many pairs of speakers do you need

Posted: Sun May 20, 2018 9:30 pm 

Replies: 50
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I'm happy with two pair. My mains being vintage (well, 1979) B&W DM5 stand mount two way, and a pair of 1970 H.H. Scott ST-17. Very fun speakers to listen to once in awhile, very cool retro sound to them.

 Forum: Speakers   Topic: I'm Slightly buzzed

 Post subject: Re: I'm Slightly buzzed
Posted: Sun May 20, 2018 7:32 pm 

Replies: 30
Views: 1579


The Soundsmith and Origin Live websites have good tracking steps outlined for hum/buzz issues, along with PS Audio site I think.

 Forum: Amplifiers/Preamplifiers   Topic: Phono Tube Preamp question

Posted: Thu May 17, 2018 8:13 pm 

Replies: 7
Views: 502


I have a couple of tube phono preamps and I quite like them. Project Tube box SE 2 behind a Dynavector 5X10 and a Project Tube Box DS behind a Hana SL. I had used a couple of different ss pres before (Cambridge Audio and Graham Slee) and I much prefer the tube boxes. PJL also make a couple of reall...

 Forum: Sources - Analog   Topic: Rega phono stage for a Planar 2

Posted: Tue May 15, 2018 3:49 pm 

Replies: 32
Views: 1894


If you are planning or willing to spend $2-300 on a stage, you must consider the PJL electronics phono stages on eBay. I've had all the usual suspects up to the $600 mark including Rega, Slee, Musical Fidelity, etc and I can tell you that the PJL's are as good or better. I've had the Retro model but...

 Forum: Speakers   Topic: Skylan Stands for KEF LS50

Posted: Mon May 14, 2018 10:58 pm 

Replies: 22
Views: 1318


Always wanted to try a pair of Skylan stands. I use two post heavy welded Target, and they are quite nice. I filled them up to about the 2/3rd mark with kitty litter, and they are heavy and dead. Nice photograph BTW. But I don't see any stands in the photo. Stands? What stands?

 Forum: Receivers   Topic: 6 month moratorium on trying new audio equipment

Posted: Mon May 14, 2018 12:57 pm 

Replies: 26
Views: 2290


I've been thinking about this for awhile lately, about challenging myself to leave well enough alone. I do find it very difficult and seem to change something out every few months. Most of my moves are lateral, but I'm OK with that as I enjoy mixing it up and the search for the synergy. But (yet aga...
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