Discussion in 'Dollars and Sense' started by Marantzaholic, May 21, 2003.
The grills do not appear to be removable. Would like to look at the speakers. Any suggestions?
The grills came off rather easily. Apparently just hot glue. Driver on the left has tears around the perimeter.
What thrift was this? Or was it an audio shop of some sort. That's a lot of higher end gear to show up at one thrift at once.
Love the toads. I have one that's playing a harp. Picked it up at Village Thrift ages ago.
It was a large thrift store, not SA or GW. I pull a decent amount of good stuff from that store. AV preamps are very rare so to see so many at one time is highly unusual. There were seven preamps, 6 Rotels and one Parasound so they must have been donated en masse. No remote controls. I was there when the cart came out but the other flippers who camp by the door got there before me. Anyways, I'm really happy with my DVD-3910.
Search eBay for new surrounds. Search here for how to "refoam" (those look like rubber, but same procedure) and also search here for how to pull out the pushed in domes. The cones look good. Repair and enjoy!
You might even get away with gluing those surrounds, but I've never tried.
Non-removable grilles, and STILL the tweeters are pushed in.
Cruising thrift stores to push in speaker cones has to be an undiagnosed fetish akin to bubble wrap popping.
Beogram 1000 for $14.99. Love the hammertone finish on the top plate.
Got two boom boxes. One is a Sony and the other is an RCA. FREE at my local transfer station. CD-Cassette-AM/FM.
Nothing at all wrong with them. Also AM/FM Sony Walkman.
Saw a pair of battered Kef Coda 7 in my local BHF store, for a rather high price. Tweeters still fine. Went back a week later, and they were both crushed in.
Two words: Unsupervised toddlers.
I've done quite a few surrounds, but I might try to glue them for the time being.
Are the DVD-3910's really that good? I have had one for a long time sitting unused as well as a DVD-3930CI that looks nearly identical. I have been snagging lots of CD's recently, it seems people are dumping them at the thrifts more and more. For music I should probably use the R/L 2 channel analog out to put the internal Burr Brown DAC's to use. I'm glad you mentioned it, I am going to break one out.
I would rate very good. It has a nice balanced sound that is not too sharp but with enough dynamics to satisfy. BTW, the 3930CI is 1080P unconverter while the 3910 is 1080i. Makes a difference in value. Both are worth something because of SACD.
Found a nice vintage bar tool today. Patented 1932, called the Jolly Good Mixer
My haul this week so far:
Yorkville YSM-1 Studio Monitors $12 GW
Really almost passed these up 2x- I saw York.. and walked off. Luckily I went back and pulled off a cover, I knew right away they were something special. Built buy API Canada for Yorkville there are some raving reviews online regarding these speakers.
Carver CM-1090 $24 GW
Monitor Audio ASW100. $4 GW
Marantz SR-5001 $16 GW
Earlier this week
Sony DA90ESG, $16
This thing is a beast, $1600 original MSRP, huge caps 120 WPC @ 8ohms. Great for 2 channel music in Pure Direct mode!
Cervin Vega AT-10, need refoam. $14
Wow, at those prices I would be buying all day long. In So Cal, BPC receivers are in the $40-60 range. Not cheap enough to be worth flipping.
To be honest with you it’s made me an addict
You are talking to the wrong person about that. I am an enabler, lol. I picked up a Sony AVR like yours for $30 and I felt like I hit the jackpot. Mine is the 110 wpc version so not as nice as yours although it is a year or two newer.
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