Dream Vintage System

Discussion in 'Vintage Gear - Top Performers' started by bb_bogdan, Nov 14, 2017.

  1. bb_bogdan

    bb_bogdan New Member

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    Dear All,

    Very nice to meet you all and happy to discover so much info here.

    I wish to build a vintage system from scratch and I was thinking of:
    1. Pioneer Exclusive P3a - TT
    2. Accuphase C-280 - Pre
    3. Yamaha MX-10000 - Amp
    4. Yamaha NS-2000 - speakers
    5. Akai GX 747-DBX - R2R

    As I have never had the chance to listen to them together, do you think they will work well together? Any suggestions, as I have read that matching them is an art...

    Thx,
    BB
     
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  2. MaxxVolume

    MaxxVolume AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Unless you`re living in Japan, that turntable is likely to cost you a bundle of money. If you have your heart set on that particular model, so be it, but there are many other nice, affordable Pioneer tables out there.
    The phono cartridge and speakers will probably have the most impact on the overall sound.
    Happy hunting , and be sure to post a few pics once you get things underway !
     
  3. slow_jazz

    slow_jazz Lunatic Member

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    High goals there.

    Good luck...
     
  4. bb_bogdan

    bb_bogdan New Member

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    Thx Maxx
    I do live in Europe and therefore mission seems even more difficult as I want to spot 220/240V models for the equipments produced on that version as well (not only for the Japanese market). As for the turntable, indeed my heart is set on the Exclusive one.

    Any suggestions on the cartridge?
     
  5. Balifly

    Balifly Listening Subscriber

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    Try looking at the Hong Kong auctions!

    The probability of 220/240V increases. :thumbsup:
     
  6. Mark B

    Mark B Yamaha Fan Subscriber

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    I've got an MX-10000 driving NS-2000's. I love the combination.
     
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  7. bb_bogdan

    bb_bogdan New Member

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    Thx a lot for the suggestion. Would you please make some recommendations as well?
     
  8. bb_bogdan

    bb_bogdan New Member

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    Thx Mark. Can't wait to have the system in place. It will take me at least 1 year based on my estimates.
    Based on your experience any recommendations for the cables specs?
     
  9. Mark B

    Mark B Yamaha Fan Subscriber

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    I'm using Oyaide DR-510 for interconnects, and DIY speaker cables using silver wire. Unless you can find NS-2000's locally I recommend getting them from HiFiDo. Their packing is stellar.
     

     

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  10. bb_bogdan

    bb_bogdan New Member

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    Mark, you feedback is much appreciated. Indeed HiFiDo is very reliable. thx again.
     
  11. just dave

    just dave vintage rules!

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    Wow that's quite a quest to embark on.Top o the line gear for sure.Hope you've got some serious coin set aside. Good luck and take pics.We will all be living vicariously through you.
     
  12. bb_bogdan

    bb_bogdan New Member

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    Step by step... and here is the first piece... Accuphase C-280
     

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  13. jblnut

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  14. bb_bogdan

    bb_bogdan New Member

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    @jblnut
    I'm somehow set for the P3a so not this time :D, therefore no competition from me

    GT2000/GT2000x was one of my choices but visually, Pioneer sends me most of the vibes...
     
  15. bb_bogdan

    bb_bogdan New Member

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    Rare opportunity, delivered just before Christmas.

    Wishing you all Merry Christmas!
     

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  16. totem

    totem AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Making good progress, I agree the A is the way to go.
     
  17. mrtim6

    mrtim6 Active Member

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    Mark B is 100% correct. I also purchased NS-2000 in 2014 from Hifido, thier packing is best I have ever seen and they shipped my pair double boxed with an original NS-2000 carton! I also bought the Diatone DS-5000 from Hifido also, these speakers weigh 87kg each and we’re shipped in a wooden crate. P3a looks magnificent congratulations. Happy hunting.
     

     

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