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Discussion in 'Solid State' started by Grantorino, Jan 13, 2019.

  1. Grantorino

    Grantorino New Member

    Hi All,

    New member here and thought I'd post a note here. I've been what you'd call a "hobby audiophile" for about 30 years. I'm still running an Adcom amp, preamp and tuner that I bought over 25 years ago and am amazed how well made and rock solid they've been.

    My latest aquisition, from a friend's 82 year old aunt, is a Pilot 707 console. It seems to be a mix between tube and solid state and it actually works (well, the garrard turntable needs a little coaxing, and probably some work, but it does play). This thing is in really nice condition and is super heavy...I'd guess 300 lbs. I'm throwing in a few photos.Looking forward to dong some reading and seeing if I can get the Garrard working better.

    Anyway, this looks like a great place to gather info and I'm looking forward to looking around.

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  2. mashaffer

    mashaffer Super Member

    North Central Indiana
    Welcome. Looks like a fun bit of kit. Turntable probably just needs clean and lube plus new stylus (needle). A whole new cartridge wouldn't be a bad idea just in case. The guys in the TT section should be able to help you out.

    I bet the tuner is tube and the power amp SS. A good idea to recap at least the power supplies.
  3. the skipper

    the skipper Amateur Curmudgeon Subscriber

    Welcome to the machine.

    That's a nice looking console. I hope you keep it original. They are a reminder of a past era. Even though some may snub their noses at them, I would love to have few if I had the room.

    This is the place to come for help on these things.

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