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Looks alone: Best looking equipment?

Discussion in 'Equipment Reviews & Opinions' started by McBru6177, Sep 23, 2011.

  1. Lonnie1212

    Lonnie1212 Member

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    I like vintage stereos with lights, meters, and various colors. Marantz receivers probably catch my eye the most. Then there are the Sansui and Pioneer receivers. A lot of JC Penny(MCS), and Realistic receivers that look nice. I have a Philips AH 4871. Would look very appropriate in a gestapo office. 003.JPG
     
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    hugo454 Gold Member Subscriber

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  3. sanford12

    sanford12 Old Stuff New Stuff As long as it's Good Stuff Subscriber

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    Luxman for me
     
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  4. SPL db

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    Kenwood Model 600

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  5. bimasta

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    As the grandson of Holocaust survivors, I really hate to say this — the Gestapo had style.

    Hugo Boss designed their uniforms. Adidas made their boots.
     
  6. 7whales7

    7whales7 Super Member

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    1520305791485-395025255.jpg Ads 1290's and I like some Luxman gear real clean and refined.
     
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  7. MoreBeer

    MoreBeer Money + Money =More Money

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    The Pioneer SX-1250 is the endgame with looks. Done. Finito. Move on.
     
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  9. sfseay

    sfseay Active Member

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    My Mark Levinson No 585 Isn’t too shabby
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  10. nooshinjohn

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    Sometimes if you want to do it right, you gotta build the yourself.

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  11. Poultrygeist

    Poultrygeist Lunatic Member

    In keeping with the OP's request for vintage I kinda like my naked Rotel EL84

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  12. jeffV

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    My Thorens TD160 is currently the jewel of my audio equipment.

    And pretty much anything with the Mcintosh name on it...
    and I love me some vintage silver face Pioneer stuff....
     
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  13. Bodyblue

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    I recently picked up a pristine mid 70s Sears Audio By Fisher receiver for almost nothing, My opinion on Sanyo built Fisher stuff changed greatly after getting it. It is well built and sound great with around 50 wpc.

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  14. Bodyblue

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    Also my Realistic SA 2001 Integrated has a beautiful walnut case.

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  15. MCM_Fan

    MCM_Fan AK Subscriber

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    Well, if we're just talking about looks, how about a Fairchild 440 turntable with a Pritchard arm and a Scott Stereomaster 399 receiver:

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  16. imral3

    imral3 Super Member

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    The best looking piece in my audio chain is me!!!:crazy:
     
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  17. MaxxVolume

    MaxxVolume AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    My `70s Pioneer system....
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  18. robgmn

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    I started to fancy stereo equipt when analog dials were in play, but started buying when it was turning to digital.
    I love the Marantz look but also the high-tech, LED and busy digital displays look too.
    Blue vacuum fluorescent displays never fail to catch my eye.

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    Then there's this:
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  19. Fleischer

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    Always thought that 70s Yamaha equipment was right up there in the looks department, until I found a black 1977 Akai AA-1150 today. I am in love!
     
  20. MCM_Fan

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    :needpics:

    Come on, you gotta share some pics of your new love.
     
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