Classic High-End Gear

Discussion in 'General Audio Discussion' started by Negotiableterms, Jul 22, 2015.

  1. SVI2004A

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    Pioneer Exclusive M5

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    Pioneer Exclusive M7

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    Rotel RB 1090

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    Rotel RB 1590

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    Rotel RB 1592

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    SAE 502

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    Sansui B2301

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    Sansui B2302

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    Sony TA-NR1

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  2. SVI2004A

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    Technics SE-A3MK2

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    Yamaha M-80

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    Yamaha MX-10000

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    These ought to make speakers nervous
     
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  3. KLH9

    KLH9 A Double Pair Sounds OK

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    Pardon the mess. I tend to listen, not look

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    I was reading about these Mark Levinson Madrigal 33 amps this morning; 3 feet high and 350lbs each! Dealer arranges delivery and set up which require 3 men.
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  5. Ds2000

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    Yamaha CDX-10000

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  7. SVI2004A

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    Yups all the amps I like and posted are all powered by MT200 output stages... I am vexed and somewhat disgusted they’re becoming unobtanium...

    I seriously would like to get hold of a pair of Gryphon Mephisto Solo Power amps... 2 x 200w @ 8 ohm in full class A and is true true high current.. doubling as impedance halves and is 1/4 ohm capable
     
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  8. E-Stat

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    If you waited until 1980, you were able to get the significantly improved IRS. I heard them at Sea Cliff using a Koetsu Black, Goldmund T3, Dennesen JC80 and Conrad-Johnson Premier One.
     
  9. Ken Boyd

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    I do have limits on what I allocate to my music system. The thread was show us your classic high end gear so I selected a few from my collection, not all mind you. I understand that in the 80's Infinity came out with better, but I still feel my contributions were notable. As for the 80's I have the Infinity RS-1b's which are the poorer mans version of the IRS. They might not be the best Infinity had to offer, and they were not the best speakers out there, but I think they certainly meet the definition of Classic high end vintage speakers

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    Marantz Model 9's were mentioned already but i dont find any pics so here you go

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  11. E-Stat

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    Perhaps you are confusing this topic with another that includes "ownership". This one does not.

    "This forum is for discussion of leading edge vintage gear, regardless of cost. So, I'd thought I'd start the whole thing off with a list of a few true classic pieces, to illustrate. Each of these units was widely praised as being ahead of its time, and the absolute best at that moment, and many of them were good enough that they're still highly desired and priced accordingly."
     
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  12. Ken Boyd

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    Oops! Oh well I think all of mine still fall in that category, never mind that I own them as well.

    I wish I owned the IRS V's, a bit more than I want to spend on listening to music.
     
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    My post was not to disparage your gear as what you referenced was an ad.

    And I'm pleased to see you don't use Crown amplification which has never been part of my "dream system". :)
     
  14. Ken Boyd

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    I have used Crown's, thousands of them, but only in commercial use, as in 70 volt distributed systems. The Crown Com Techs were a great amp for that purpose. I was tempted for my system with a Crown Reference but got outbid.
     
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    I had a D150 for a while as a teenager. Reliable, yes. I used mine with double Advents for the 1974 Miss RHS high school pageant and inadvertently shorted the outputs with a screwdriver while it was powered up. Switched it off, yanked the partially welded screwdriver from the posts, finished wiring, powered it up and all was well. :)

    The Audire One that replaced it two years later offered more resolution and lacked the hard and closed in top end.
     
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  16. SVI2004A

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    When it comes to pro amps I use Ramsa because I’m no 58AE26EB-A6D9-4A3B-AB0E-85355AAB5D3D.png :rflmao:
     
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  17. KLH9

    KLH9 A Double Pair Sounds OK

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    I've had it for over 30 years.

    It replaced an ampzilla that was boxed up and put away.

    I've been satisfied enough to not listen to anything else on my reference system in a very long time. Even ampzilla has not made a re-appearance in all that time.

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    Cool meters on it... looks industrial :thumbsup:
     
  19. cube-tube

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    How about my very first eBay purchase from about 19 years ago...
    McIntosh MC-250
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    The old Technics SU-8099 that my father purchased new in 1979. I still have it but it is in dire need of a recap...
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    Or the Accuphase C-200 that I recapped on my own and also upgraded a few resistors and diodes. Sold it for more than what I paid for it including the upgrades...
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    Or even the Teac A-3300SX reel-to-reel that I had for a while...
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  20. HarmanKardon

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    1980 TOTL Bang&Olufsen Beomaster 8000 receiver. A monster!

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