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Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Savage06, Jun 14, 2018.

  1. Savage06

    Savage06 AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Anyone remember the old Jim Beam back to basics advertisements?

    Long-time AK lurker, finally enlisted. After playing with home theater, PC based systems, DACs, etc., I came across an advertisement for a little Sansui 210. I grew up on one of those before my room mate killed it in college. It got me thinking that I ought to revisit some vintage gear. I was too late to the show to grab that one, but was able to snatch up a Pioneer SX-550.

    I cleaned it up and put power to it-- holy schnikes. I forgot how amazing quality 2ch can sound, even on a little receiver. It was so good that even my 12 year old daughter commented on the sound. I've been bitten.

    I haven't quite determined my taste yet, so I have been sampling different makes. So far I have limited myself to low to mid-powered receivers since I can't afford a monster right now and frankly I don't need to rattle any windows. So far, the stable includes:

    Pioneer SX-550 current daily driver
    Technics SA-5270 cleaned up and ready to rock
    Technics SA-300 just finished
    Yamaha CR-640 in shop-- the dreaded STK issue
    And a special one on the way that I will reveal when I get her up and running.

    I am having a blast! SO grateful for all the knowledge, experience and help in this community!
     
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  2. goat67

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    Welcome enjoy the ride
     
  3. imral3

    imral3 Super Member

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    Welcome and enjoy!! Love your avatar!
     
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    Welcome to AK!
     
  5. electronjohn

    electronjohn Plug it in & see!! Subscriber

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    Greetings to ya!

    Rome
     

     

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  7. HarmanKardon

    HarmanKardon Tubes still smell funny Subscriber

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    Welcome to our show! :)
     
  8. Marine0811

    Marine0811 I love it loud! Subscriber

    Welcome to AK!
     
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    Welcome
     
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    Welcome to AK.
     
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    Enjoy vintage and welcome!
     

     

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