Discussion in 'General Audio Discussion' started by Negotiableterms, Jul 22, 2015.
Any thoughts what I should pay for these two Pioneer components? They work fine.
We only see one component, the TX tuner. Guessing the other is an SA amplifier.
Post in Dollars and Sense forum, we can't talk value in this forum.
Indeed it might. According to http://www.usinflationcalculator.com/ $1500 then is $6,829.60 now, so you were clearly a high roller.
All I see is the Marantz tax and the Mack tax. And they are high taxes too.
I finally figured out how to get back at Photobucket. Everyone replace your images with nasty things, extra credit if they are anti-PB.
Then when they come to their senses and un-break the internet, it'll be full of images telling them nasty things.
J/K. PB is never coming to their senses.
I'm going to go out on a limb and say these qualify.
Behold, the McIntosh XRT 20 Isoplanar speaker system!
Ignore the mess below, left and right. They had JUST got set up, and nowhere to put all that other junk, lol.
Accuphase P-400. Opto coupled class A or AB, switchable on the fly, active cooled, high powered piece of vintage Japanese genius.
Dude, you can post another dozen photos of that and I will NOT complain. If it's yours?
Then you can invite me over for a listen. I'll bring cognac which may be the appropriate beverage for something of that quality & vintage.
Edit, oh I see you have a P-600 and a P-400. Did I mention ?
The 600 in particular is a lot of power for a Manhattan apt (I used to live in one). But maybe you're in a townhouse or something. I just got my first Accuphase amp last week. Definitely enjoying it. A-212.
The P-600 is still a work in process, the P-400 is a piece of perfection. I don't use them to their full output, I don't really need to as these amps seem to be as wonderful at normal levels as they are at high spl's.
I have a few other amps here too, I'd happily have an evening of cognac and music.
Yamaha B-1 V-FET Amplifier. Manufactured from 1974 through 1980.
The Nakamichi pa5 mkII.
A very smooth and sweet sounding ss poweramp.
I will also mention the Mark Levinson No 29 power amp.
It`s a tiny (for a Levinson) amp at 50watt per channel and cirka 20kgs,
but it`s a very stable dual-mono construction with two 320VA trafo`s,
and will deliver 175watts in 2ohm load.
This tells of a well built and solid (powerwise) amp,
that still can be liftet by one man alone.
When used in a complete Levinson system together with KEF XQ40 speakers,
I was in shock.
I could not believe what was happening!
The first evening when I hooked it all up,I had just come home from a week away at work,
so once the devices where turned on and a cd was loaded,
I laid down on the sofa.
To tired to empty the glass of fine french redwine that goes to end my working weeks.
But I could not really relax.
This system was presenting my old favourite albums in a whole new way,
there were details that I never heard,and albums that I had played thousands of times upthrough the years
came to me like somebody had discovered "secret mastertapes" and put them into my cd-collection.
I miss it.
I miss that whole Levinson set-up.
Oh well,here`s a pic from the web:
Do you recall his first amp used in multiples for the HQD system? The ML-2 was a 65 lb 25 watt mono amp!
Oh,I have not heard it.
Have seen pictures of it though..adult amps,no doubt!
Here is my pride and joy Pioneer CT-91a Urushi Desing...3header, Copper plated chassis, laser amorphous head, cast iron transformers, walnut grain sides...
I don´t want to be autorferencial, but there is a very special equipment developer wich is Holimar (from my land, Argentina), name after the 3 founder back in the late´40s (Hojemberg, Lisa y Margulis). This factory began to work in Hi-End equipment in the ´50s.
In this long history, they introduce many inovations, like:
In 1968, begans the production of an integrated amplifier with the highest damping factor (the T-401), equipped with active filters of 12 dB per octave (which do not use inductive elements) was started:
In 1972 introduces the "resonator of two modes of freedom" (the "Holimar 3/13").
In 1977 Holimar develops the 812 preamplifier, unique in the world with input selector by electronic command operated by contact of the operator's skin, specially prepared to integrate a tri-amplification system, which would initiate an international trend in the matter:
In 1982 they develop the "esoteric" sistem 703 (preamplifier) / 910 (Power unit), that was fully designed based on hearing tests of capacitors and resistors and circuit topology. This equipments counts with individual power supply per channel, completely complementary symmetry, pure class A exciters, servo control system, total direct coupling, and with remarcable performance caracteristics:
Total harmonic distortion: 0.006%
Intermodulation distortion: 0.005%
Frequency response: + 0 / -3 dB 1Hz to 200000 Hz
Signal / noise ratio (ASA standards): 108 dB (ASA "A)
In 1995, Holimar launched the first solid state international amplifier with complementary non-differential input:
In 2009 they renovate their offer and lounch a new Pre/Power sistem, the "H" series:
It´s a shame that the brand it is not very well at an international level, because Holimar allways try to produce in an "artesan way", and in small scale, in order to mantain the superb quality of their products.
More information at:
Very neat stuff! I learn something new every day.
Kenwood 700 'supreme ' series amp, preamp, and tuner.
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