Hello from northern Virginia

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  1. natek

    natek New Member

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    Been lurking around for a few weeks. You guys are awesome. Some great info on this site.

    Anyway, came across an electronics recycling company a few weeks ago who had gear from an estate clean out. Picked up a Marantz 2230, Pioneer SA-8800 and an Onkyo A-7. They are in fantastic condition and fully functional. Which one would you recommend keeping? I'm am not playing any vinyl. I feel "all of them" is going to be a popular answer. :)

    Thanks again and glad to meet everyone.
     
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  2. goat67

    goat67 AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Welcome. You are right all of them
     
  3. N8Nagel

    N8Nagel AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Welcome from another Nate from NoVA! "all of them" is the right answer!

    What recycling place did you hit up, if you don't mind sharing? I never have any of that kind of luck.
     
  4. Dave_1962

    Dave_1962 Lunatic Member

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    You are correct sir - all of them - tell 'em what he's won Johnny! If I had to pick only one it would be the 8800 - more balls than the others.
     
  5. rogerfederer

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    Welcome from Reston va!
     
  6. hjames

    hjames dancing madly backwards ... Staff Member Moderator Subscriber

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    Welcome from downtown FairyFax VA!
     

     

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    Rome Holsum Honey Buns Subscriber

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    Greetings to ya!

    Rome
     
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  9. Quadman2

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    Welcome to the world of AK.

    As for your question...keep them BOTH! Play with them a while to see which one you like best. Always nice to have a back up just in case something goes wrong with the other.

    Q
     
  10. grillebilly

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    Welcome from Fairfax. Keep the A-7
     
  11. kotofei

    kotofei permanent gear evolution Subscriber

    Welcome from the Charlottesville, VA.

    My advice is get all of them tuned up, listen and then make a choice. Simple tuning up as per service manual, such as setting up DC offset and idling current, most likely result in sound improvement. Pioneer might need more elaborated tune-up then the other two if SA-8800 has the same non-switching power amp as SA-9800 I have had.

    Also I advice you to visit this recycling company and ask if they have broken or non-working units. You can get top of the line broken stuff for pennies then fix it and enjoy.

    Welcome to AK!
     

     

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  12. hjames

    hjames dancing madly backwards ... Staff Member Moderator Subscriber

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    I got my first pair of UREI speakers from a recycling company near Falls church ...
    they had computers, monitors, old school hifi gear and speakers ... and a lot of weird industrial stuff ... Local Pickup, only.
     
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    Hello and Welcome from Europe! :)
     
  14. Wolverine

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    Hello.
    Welcome to AK from a former Dale Cidiot and Lake Ridge resident.

    You are off to a great to your audio journey. I would keep them all for right now. As you try different combinations of gear you can always sell what you know you don't need.
     
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    Welcome to AK.
     
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  17. jbailey930

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    hey there from the border of Loudoun/Fairfax. Good get on those receivers. My excuse for multiples is - gear in the garage, gear in the workshop, main room gear, man cave gear, etc.......
     
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  18. Marine0811

    Marine0811 I love it loud! Subscriber

    Welcome, nice score!
     

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